Tag Archives: LGA

LGA urges UK government to reduce FOBTs wagering to £2

UK cross-party council organisation, the Local Government Association (LGA) has urged the government to reduce the maximum wager on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) from £100 to £2. The LGA has called for MP’s to support an immediate government review on UK FOBTs policy. The organisation states that it wants to reduce potential risks and harms to vulnerable gambling consumers. …

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Bookmakers ‘think local’ to reduce the risks of problem gambling

Bookmakers must now set out how they will reduce social risks in their local area, such as if they are located near a school or homeless shelter, in order to reduce incidence of problem gambling. The new guidelines will see operators consider their individual betting shop environments and introduce sufficient safeguards for any particular areas of concern specific to each premises. …

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LGA & ABB announce framework for local partnerships on betting shops

The LGA – ABB framework developed by the Betting Commission is an opportunity to create a new relationship between councils and the betting industry that helps to ensure councils are confident that their concerns are listened to and acted on. It also aims to reassure the industry that councils recognise their right to be on the high streets. The framework builds …

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SBCNews – SIGMA Interview – Base Camp Malta!

The Summit of iGaming Malta (SIGMA), commences on the 31st of October, and promises to be the most important new igaming conference in the 2014 igaming conference calendar. SIGMA will put to the forefront of its agenda, key operational and marketing issues effecting igaming operators and business suppliers. SIGMA is the first major igaming summit to be hosted in Malta, …

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