Tag Archives: Ian Angus

GambleAware report suggests ‘clearer’ strategy needed on advertising

Published in its latest interim report, GambleAware has conducted research into the impact that different forms and frequencies of gambling adverts had upon children, young people and vulnerable adults. The research, carried out by two consortia led by Ipsos MORI and the Institute for Social Marketing at the University of Stirling, found that lotteries and bookmakers are among the highest …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Don’t forget to read the new “Complaints & Disputes” guidance

UK licensed B2C gambling operators are all hopefully aware of the LCCP changes that come into effect on 31 October. If not, they have a range of options to find out more before it’s too late, for example: the Gambling Commission has published on its website a summary of the key changes, originally announced in August, it has also now …

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UKGC warns sector of tougher LCCP consumer & advertising code

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reminded industry stakeholders of upcoming consumer protection policies, which will be implemented from 31 October 2018. Last August following an open consultation, the UKGC revealed that it would implement a new consumer protection framework, compulsory to UK gambling ‘Licence conditions and Codes of Practice’ – LCCP. UKGC governance focuses its new directive on two …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Time to start a constructive gambling marketing & advertising debate?

The UK Gambling Commission’s Programme Director for Consumer Protection & Empowerment, Ian Angus, has recently made a speech in which he called for “a proper and constructive debate about gambling marketing and advertising, including sponsorship arrangements in sport”. His speech included the following stark message to holders of operating licences granted by the Commission: “My advice to you is this: a storm is gathering, …

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GVC’s Kenneth Alexander calls for betting leaders to commit to advertising restraints


Kenneth Alexander, Chief Executive of FTSE100 gambling group GVC Holdings, thinks that the industry’s leading players must show restraint in advertising in order to win back the public’s trust. Business news source City AM reports that Alexander will this week call for a ‘ban on gambling adverts being shown before the UK 9 pm watershed period’. The boss of GVC …

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Commission urges industry to act on advertising warnings

Gambling Commission programme director Ian Angus has emphasised the need for “a proper and constructive debate about gambling marketing and advertising, including sponsorship arrangements in sport”. Angus’ recommendations come after Labour Party deputy leader Tom Watson mapped out the party’s policies on heightening gambling marketing restrictions, aiming to replicate the ‘whistle-to-whistle advertising ban’ introduced in Australia at the start of …

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UKGC revamps ADR consumer complaints code

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has moved to publish new standards and guidance on dealing with consumer complaints, which will seek to improve the industry’s ‘alternative dispute resolution – ADR’ processes. Updating the market, the UKGC will aim to implement its new ADR complaints code by the 31 October. Implemented in 2015, ADR processes allow for consumers to challenge gambling …

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UKGC supports CMA withdrawal restrictions investigation

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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a further investigation into gambling firms withdrawal procedures. Detailing “enforcement action” being launched against a “number of online gambling firms,” concerns have been raised regarding unfair obstacles that may be placed in the way of people withdrawing their money, whether that be part of promotion or not. In its statement the CMA …

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