Tag Archives: ITV

GamCare spikes in helpline calls following Paul Merson GMB interview 

GamCare has reported that its helpline registered a sudden influx in calls yesterday following Paul Merson’s interview on ITV’s Good Morning Britain (GMB) show.  The former Premier League footballer revealed his lived experience with gambling addiction and its harmful consequences on family and loved ones. Merson broke down in tears during the interview, revealing that he had relapsed on his …

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BHA publishes 2022 fixture list but bookmakers express doubts

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has published its fixture list for the 2022 season, with plans to enhance the number of meetings taking place on both Saturdays and Sundays. In total, the number of races taking place throughout 2022 will be 1,482, down four from the 1,486 showcased in 2021, although the number of weekend meetings will be increased, with …

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England women’s football internationals to be broadcast on ITV

Coverage of all England national women’s football team matches will now be broadcast by ITV until 2025 from September onwards. The terrestrial network will provide coverage of all England women’s tournament qualifiers and internationals, including friendly fixtures. Coverage will begin on Friday 17 September for the Lionesses’ FIFA World Cup qualifying match against North Macedonia. ITV now holds the media …

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BGC pledges to ‘maintain momentum’ on safer betting ahead of football restart

As the new English football season gets underway this evening, the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has pledged to ‘maintain the momentum’ on safer betting and player protection initiatives. This will include the continuation of measures, aimed at ensuring safe betting and protecting younger audiences, such as a pre-9pm watershed whistle-to-whistle ban on TV betting advertising from five minutes before …

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Betting adverts cut by 47% during Euro 2020

The number of television betting adverts shown on ITV during the 2020 UEFA European Championships has reduced by almost half compared to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, new figures have shown. According to data released by the broadcaster, a total of 85 such ads appeared on ITV and ITV4 during the Euro 2020 group stages – 47% less than the 161 betting adverts shown on …

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Bevan Gibson to replace Tom Phillips as RaceTech Chairman

RaceTech Chairman Tom Phillips has announced his intention to step down from the position on 30 September, after a ‘distinguished career’ of 15 years. Having first joined RacingTech as a non-executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee in 2006, Phillips has overseen a number of major initiatives and milestones whilst serving as Chairman of the organisation. The outgoing Chairman …

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ITV: Euro 2020 gambling advertising ‘will be significantly reduced’

ITV has responded to the calls from Scottish National Party (SNP) MP Ronnie Cowan to suspend gambling advertising during the upcoming 2020 UEFA European Championships. During the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the free-to-air terrestrial broadcaster ran 172 betting-related ads throughout its coverage, whilst over £2.3 billion was wagered in the UK on the tournament. In its statement, ITV detailed: “The …

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Big Step campaign calls for Euro 2020 gambling ad suspension

A group of 60 gambling law reform advocates have joined the Big Step campaign in calling for a suspension of gambling advertising during this summer’s UEFA European Football Championship. An initiative of the Gambling with Lives charity, the Big Step has detailed its suggestions in a letter to several broadcasters and media outlets covering television, radio and online verticals, including …

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