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GambleAware backs Self Exclusion amid political reprieve

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Industry charity GambleAware has reaffirmed its support of the nationwide self-exclusion scheme GamStop amid reports that the scheme had been breached by problem gamblers. Entering 2019, the betting industry got off to a rocky start after BBC five live reports revealed that gamblers registered with the self-exclusion scheme were able to alter details provided at registration, allowing the continuation of …

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DCMS calls for a review & evidence on credit wagering

Jeremy Wright, the UK Secretary of State for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), is set to review gambling’s relationship with debt/credit transactions. In a move to develop a more socially responsible sector, Wright and DCMS will summon gambling and retail banking leadership, discussing government and social concerns on debt/credit funded wagers. UK news sources report that government …

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Stronger Code… IGRG confirms ‘whistle-to-whistle’ ban on TV betting advertising

The Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (‘IGRG’) has published its much anticipated new provisions for the Industry’s ‘Code for Socially Responsible Advertising’ (‘the code’) – confirming the implementation of a ‘whistle-to-whistle ban on all TV betting adverts during pre-watershed live sport’. From next summer, the IGRG will adopt its whistle-to-whistle measure, with bookmakers banning on all TV betting adverts during …

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UKGC has harsh words for gaming industry amid more regulatory action

Online gambling’s reputation continues to be dragged through the mud this November, as the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) this morning confirms that it had imposed further action on two UK-licensed operators for failing ‘to prevent money laundering and keeping consumers safe from gambling-related harms’. As previously reported this month, Daub Alderney, a subsidiary of London-AIM listed Stride Gaming was fined £7.1 …

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UK Government confirms FOBTs April 2019 cut

The UK government has confirmed this afternoon that it will bring forward its planned FOBTs £2 machine wagering reduction from October to April 2019. UK Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright has announced the government’s policy U-turn on the contentious issue of FOBTs wagering which has divided government departments. The 2018 Budget announcement on 29 October, saw the UK treasury criticised for failing to …

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Sky orders strict protocol to significantly reduce gambling advertising

The leadership of Sky UK has confirmed that it will introduce new rules that will significantly reduce its output of betting/gambling related adverts across its digital TV network. Addressing head-on public and political concerns related to the over-saturation of gambling-related content on UK TV, Sky leadership details that in 2019 it will enforce drastic reduction measures across its programming. Sky …

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Winning Post: Industry braced for budget blow

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: Politics – Budget Day to bring tricks not treats The pumpkins are out, fake cobweb and plastic skeletons adorn the pubs – but Halloween may come early for gambling operators with …

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Industry welcomes Jeremy Wright as Culture Secretary

After 24 hours of turmoil in the Conservative Party, a Cabinet reshuffle saw the former Attorney General, Jeremy Wright appointed to the role of Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). The MP for Kenilworth and Southam replaced Matt Hancock in the role, who departed to take over as Health Secretary, after Jeremy Hunt took over as …

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