Tag Archives: Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS)

IBAS sets sights on UK Gambling Ombudsman role

SBC News IBAS sets sights on UK Gambling Ombudsman role

The Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS) has set out its case for becoming a potential UK Gambling Ombudsman, detailing operational and financial considerations.  Recognising the creation of a Gambling Ombudsman as a potential outcome of the Gambling Act review White Paper, the group asserted that it could take on the role ‘faster than any entirely new service could be created’ due …

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APBGG: DCMS must define remit and duties of ‘under-performing’ UKGC

SBC News APBGG: DCMS must define remit and duties of ‘under-performing’ UKGC

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has been branded an “under-performing regulator’ that has acted beyond its powers by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Betting and Gaming (APBGG) providing recommendations to the 2005 Gambling Act Review.  Publishing its ‘Investigation into the Competence and Effectiveness of the Gambling Commission’, the cross-party group described the Commission as having gone’ rogue’ and adopting an …

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IBAS: Same Ole story… Why manager markets are still a point of conflict

SBC News IBAS: Same Ole story... Why manager markets are still a point of conflict

The decision by Manchester United to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not have come as a surprise to many fans, nonetheless, it created stir within sports betting markets.  Reports on Thursday that Ralf Rangnick would assume the position on an interim basis have not silenced bookmakers, with many pricing ‘Next Permanent Manager’ odds –  a market that commentators have observed …

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IBAS argues ‘compelling case’ for gambling ombudsman in annual report

SBC News IBAS argues ‘compelling case’ for gambling ombudsman in annual report

The Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS) has published its annual report for the year 2019/20, reiterating calls for the creation of a gambling ombudsman to handle industry related complaints.  Overall, IBAS found that the volume of formal requests for adjudication were reduced by approximately 15%, largely attributed to the closure of betting shops, racecourses, casinos and bingo clubs, although the number …

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IBIA links with arbitration bodies to agree dispute resolution procedure

SBC News IBIA links with arbitration bodies to agree dispute resolution procedure

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has secured a new agreement with arbitration bodies eCOGRA and the Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS). Under the terms of the partnership, the trio will focus upon implementing measures that will ‘inform and advance the customer betting dispute resolution decision-making process’. It will primarily consider circumstances where customer winnings are not paid for the …

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