Tag Archives: Iain Duncan Smith

Gambling APPG launches inquiry of White Paper’s scope & remit

SBC News Gambling APPG launches inquiry of White Paper’s scope & remit

The Gambling Related Harm All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has initiated an inquiry related to the Government’s White Paper on Gambling Reforms, titled ‘High Stakes: Gambling Reform for the Digital Age.’ The inquiry intends to assess whether measures outlined in the White Paper can be achieved and to make further recommendations to the government “during the White Paper’s consultation phase”.  The …

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Premier League to agree on betting shirt sponsorship phase-out 

SBC News Premier League to agree on betting shirt sponsorship phase-out 

Premier League club bosses are likely to settle on betting sponsorships no longer appearing on the front of team shirts. The decision was reported yesterday evening by BBC News as pressure mounts on the Premier League to end its relationship with betting and gambling.   The government had previously granted Premier League clubs the right to settle its sponsorship terms with …

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Gambling Harm APPG: Premier League must explain ‘toxic’ TGP presence

SBC News Gambling Harm APPG: Premier League must explain 'toxic' TGP presence

The Premier League has been threatened with an investigation unless club bosses ‘provide satisfactory answers’ as to why clubs have partnered with TGP Europe, an Isle of Man business linked with jailed Macau tycoon Alvin Chau.  Grabbing Asian business headlines last week, Chau – the former CEO of ‘junket operator’ Suncity Group – was sentenced to 18 years in prison …

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BGC hits back at misleading reports on RET influence  

SBC News BGC hits back at misleading reports on RET influence  

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has defended its relationship with GambleAware by restating that its members have ‘no say’ on how research, education and treatment (RET) projects/initiatives are funded.  On Saturday, the trade body published a Twitter thread denying The Guardian’s report that it wanted to redirect “a quarter of funds” donated to GambleAware to “projects chosen by bet365, …

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Iain Duncan Smith: Government ‘not altogether certain’ on Gambling Review

SBC News Iain Duncan Smith: Government ‘not altogether certain’ on Gambling Review

Anyone who attended the discussion on the Gambling Act review at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham yesterday hoping for clarity may well have been dismayed.  Speaking on the ‘the gambling white paper and the future of reform’ panel on Tuesday afternoon, former Conservative leader and long-time gambling reform advocate Iain Duncan Smith stated that the White Paper is a …

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Football campaign seeks 1m signatures to end all gambling sponsorships

SBC News Football campaign seeks 1m signatures to end all gambling sponsorships

Pressure is mounting on Premier League bosses to back an outright ban on betting shirt sponsorships. This weekend, Sky News reported on a new ‘fan-led campaign’ that aims to secure over one million signatures against gambling sponsorships being present in English football. Branded ‘Football Supporters Against Gambling Adverts’, the move is led by recovering gambling addicts and the families bereaved …

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Premier League clubs to settle on final terms of betting shirt sponsorship ban 

SBC News Premier League clubs to settle on final terms of betting shirt sponsorship ban 

Premier League clubs will meet next week to hold definitive talks on whether to impose a voluntary ban on gambling shirt sponsorships.  On Monday afternoon, The Times reported that a meeting of EPL shareholders will take place next week – as pressure mounts on the top-tier of English football to end its relationship with betting.   The meeting is expected to …

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Gambling Harm APPG: Industry leadership has no right to determine Review outcomes

SBC News Gambling Harm APPG: Industry leadership has no right to determine Review outcomes

MPs in the House of Commons held a two-hour debate yesterday, discussing a range of issues related to the future oversight of the UK gambling sector, with imminent reforms soon to be announced. The debate was led by long-term gambling-reformist Carolyn Harris, Labour MP for Swansea East. Proceedings were opened with Harris acknowledging the wide range of response, evidence and …

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Winning Post: Gambling Review… History Repeating Itself?

SBC News Winning Post: Gambling Review... History Repeating Itself?

Can the UK government avoid the pitfalls of previous generational reviews of the gambling sector, and provide stakeholders with evidence-based reforms as required. The government’s pledge is maintained against a final backdrop, that sees Regulus Partners report on frantic lobbying by clandestine groups trying to influence outcomes… There were further signs this week that the history of gambling reviews in …

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