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Sports Minister Mims Davies praises GVC’s commitment to research on problem gambling

Mims Davies MP, the UK Minister for Sports & Civil Society (DCMS) has praised GVC Holdings new safer gambling and mental-health research commitments, announced yesterday alongside the launch of the firm’s new ‘Changing for the Bettor’ campaign. A core corporate commitment for 2019 and beyond, GVC governance has detailed that the FTSE100 enterprise will lead the industry in reducing problem-gambling, tackling …

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DCMS calls for a review & evidence on credit wagering

Jeremy Wright, the UK Secretary of State for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), is set to review gambling’s relationship with debt/credit transactions. In a move to develop a more socially responsible sector, Wright and DCMS will summon gambling and retail banking leadership, discussing government and social concerns on debt/credit funded wagers. UK news sources report that government …

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Stronger Code… IGRG confirms ‘whistle-to-whistle’ ban on TV betting advertising

The Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (‘IGRG’) has published its much anticipated new provisions for the Industry’s ‘Code for Socially Responsible Advertising’ (‘the code’) – confirming the implementation of a ‘whistle-to-whistle ban on all TV betting adverts during pre-watershed live sport’. From next summer, the IGRG will adopt its whistle-to-whistle measure, with bookmakers banning on all TV betting adverts during …

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Mims Davies: DCMS – Industry must show ‘accountability for business’ in 2019

Speaking at this morning’s ‘GambleAware Conference’  – Mims Davies, the UK’s new Minister for Sports & Civil Society shared her first reflections on the various challenges facing the gambling sector. Davies brands 2018 as a ‘progressive year of policy developments’, despite UK-licensed operators garnering negative headlines for multiple compliance failures on social responsibility, gambling-harm protections, player due diligence and interactions. Overseeing …

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Nigel Birrell: Lottoland – High Court has missed the opportunity to help innovators

Nigel Birrell, Chief Executive of Lottoland, has published an official statement following the High Court of England & Wales’ rejection of the combined ‘EuroMillions appeal’ against DCMS and its interested parties – the UKGC and National Lottery operator Camelot UK. This week, Lord Justice Green and Justice Gross rejected Lottoland and Multi Lotto UK’s February High Court appeal seeking to annul DCMS approved ‘Gambling …

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High Court stands by DCMS orders on EuroMillions third-party betting

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Operators of digital lottery syndicates have been handed a severe blow by the High Court of England & Wales, which has rejected the combined appeal of Lottoland and Multi Lotto UK to allow bets on ‘EuroMillions’ draws in other countries.   In February of this year, Lottoland and Multi Lotto sanctioned a high court appeal against the UK Department for …

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UK Government confirms FOBTs April 2019 cut

The UK government has confirmed this afternoon that it will bring forward its planned FOBTs £2 machine wagering reduction from October to April 2019. UK Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright has announced the government’s policy U-turn on the contentious issue of FOBTs wagering which has divided government departments. The 2018 Budget announcement on 29 October, saw the UK treasury criticised for failing to …

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DCMS appoints Mims Davies as new UK Sports Minister

The UK government has confirmed that Eastleigh MP Miriam ‘Mims’ Davies will join the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sports (DCMS) as new UK Sports Minister replacing Tracey Crouch. Crouch, who had served as UK Sports Minister since 2015, resigned last week in protest of the government’s ‘delayed’ FOBTs £2 wagering reduction, which had been confirmed for October 2019 …

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Winning Post: Crouch bows out with “alternative facts”

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Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: Politics – Crouch bows out with “alternative facts” Last week’s resignation of Tracey Crouch as UK minister for sport (and gambling) marked a new low in the recent history of Britain’s …

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Sky orders strict protocol to significantly reduce gambling advertising

The leadership of Sky UK has confirmed that it will introduce new rules that will significantly reduce its output of betting/gambling related adverts across its digital TV network. Addressing head-on public and political concerns related to the over-saturation of gambling-related content on UK TV, Sky leadership details that in 2019 it will enforce drastic reduction measures across its programming. Sky …

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