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GambleAware defends RET funding structures following Lords criticism

GambleAware has defended its position on the funding of problem gambling research education and treatment (RET) programmes, following last week’s publication of the House of Lords’ Select Committee ‘Time for Action’ report on UK gambling.  Citing 66 recommendations, the Lords report stated that GambleAware must correct its current ‘anomalous system’ of funding RET directives so that further charities are free …

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Winning Post: A tale of three reports for UK betting

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners gives an overview of last week’s Lords Select Committee report, and how casinos may have found a silver lining amid parliamentary rows over research, prevention and treatment of harmful gambling. UK: Regulation – peer review reveals path to redemption? This week was a tale of three reports for Britain’s gambling industry as in turn the …

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DCMS renews Stephen Cohen tenure as a UKGC commissioner

Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), has approved the re-election of Stephen Cohen as a Commissioner of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). This week, DCMS confirmed that Cohen’s tenure as UKGC commissioner would be extended for a further four years until November 2024.  Described as an expert in corporate finance, auditing and governance of …

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Lords call for ban on sponsorship in wide ranging gambling report

A Lords report into gambling regulation has called for ‘urgent action’ to address harms caused by gambling.  House of Lords Gambling Select Committee’s report ‘Gambling Harm – Time for Action‘ has taken over a year to compile and the results do not make pretty reading for the industry, the regulator and the government. On its launch, Committee Chair Lord Grade …

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UKGC defends ‘comprehensive National Strategy’ protecting consumers from present and future harms

Neil McArthur, Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), accompanied by Chairman Dr Bill Moyes, yesterday gave evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee investigating the ‘social and economic impact of the Gambling Industry’. A two-hour hearing saw McArthur and Moyes detail industry intricacies and diverse social factors attached to regulating the UK gambling sector amid a backdrop …

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Friday evidence deadline for gambling’s social and economic Select Committee

Industry stakeholders are reminded that they have only one week to return submissions of evidence (deadline Friday 6 September) to the Select Committee researching the ‘social and economic impacts of the gambling industry’ on UK society. Announced this July, the House of Lords established a Select Committee seeking to gain ‘research insights and valuable facts’ on the UK gambling sector …

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Responsible Gambling Trust clarifies FOBT claims

The Responsible Gambling Trust has been moved to write to government whip Lord Gardiner of Kimble to clarify comments made by the peer during the recent debate on FOBTs in the House of Lords. During the debate, Gardiner had claimed that: “The Responsible Gambling Trust has said that in its view it is, ‘overtly naïve and massively premature’, to suggest …

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Lords debate restrictions on B2 Gaming Machines

Fixed odds betting terminals have been debated in the House of Lords, with the usual mix of hot air and in-depth analysis that has come to be frequently parodied of the UK’s second legislative house. The whole discussion has been kicked off by Lib Dem Peer Lord Strasburger, despite the fact he doesn’t appear to know what the existing stake …

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House of Lords Amendments to Help UK Horse Racing

Lord Gardiner of Kimble supported amendments to UK Gambling Bill focusing on licensing and advertising, which he believes will aid further support for UK horseracing. The peer of the House of Lords, raised concerns that foreign operated bookmakers targeting UK customers were excluded from compensations to the UK Horseracing Betting Levy Board (HBLB), who make grants to support the sport. Furthermore …

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House Of Lords Ministers Attack Gambling Advertising

UK broadcasting standards regulator –Ofcom published its study on UK gambling advertisement and exposure. The regulator stated that British television had increased by 600 per cent since the deregulation of the sector in September 2007, growing from 234,000 to 1.4 million a year. Further research reported that gambling adverts had generated 30.9 billion views. The Ofcom research found that a …

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