Tag Archives: Liberal Democrats

Smarkets: North Shropshire shock sees odds spike on a Boris 2022 exit  

Last night’s surprise victory by the Liberal Democrats in the Conservative stronghold of North Shropshire has sent shockwaves across betting markets.   In the aftermath of the result, Smarkets reports that PM Boris Johnson is odds on (56%) to leave his premiership at some point in 2022, spiking up from 46% before the North Shropshire result. Of significance, the Lib Dem …

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Winning Post: Better Informed but None the Wiser…

Regulus Partners reviews the keynote speeches of DCMS under-secretary Chris Philip and UKGC Interim CEO Andrew Rhodes delivered at the 2021 GambleAware Conference. Whilst leadership can take some comfort on the regulators’ grounded approach to governing the sector, UK gambling remains none the wiser on the outcome of its generational review. Last week, the Government bestowed the early Christmas gift …

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MPs McVey and Phillips criticised for betting industry links

Conservative Party MPs and husband and wife Philip Davies and Esther McVey have been criticized by Liberal Democrats in the latter’s constituency of Tatton, Cheshire, for closeness to the betting and gaming industry. It was revealed by the Daily Mirror this morning that the MPs received £18,000 in free VIP tickets to events from private firms within a two month …

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Gambling Act to face scrutiny regardless of election outcome

The 2005 Gambling Act will come under scrutiny from three of the major UK political parties, after the Conservatives, Labour Party and Liberal Democrats have all outlined changes to the legislation in their manifestos ahead of the upcoming General Election.  Speaking in Telford yesterday, Boris Johnson described the current Gambling act as “analogue” in a “digital age”, while also emphasising …

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Liberal Democrats propose new horse racing welfare body

With major UK political parties declaring their manifesto pledges ahead of the upcoming general election, the Liberal Democrats have committed to establishing a new independent regulator which would take the responsibility for racehorse welfare from the British Horseracing Authority.  The creation of the new welfare body, according to the Lib Dems, is to “prevent the abuse and avoidable deaths of …

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Lib Dems appoint GAMSTOP director Mike Dixon as party CEO

The Liberal Democrats have confirmed the appointment of Mike Dixon as new Chief Executive of the party from 21 October. Dixon will take control of Lib Dem operations and strategic planning, having formerly served as Chief Executive of ‘Addaction’ – a UK-wide support network for people recovering for drug/alcohol addiction and mental health issues. Regarded as one of the UK …

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Winning Post : UK gambling… No sign of the fun ever stopping

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners breaks down a week in which UK gambling has been cross-examined by Parliament, the House of Lords, the NHS and further academic institutions… ________________ UK Parliament – no sign of the “fun” stopping in spite of Britain’s political meltdown In spite of the staccato nature of parliamentary politics right now, there was still time this …

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Liberal Democrats challenge Senet Group’s ‘When The Fun Stops, Stop’ campaign

The Liberal Democrats have challenged the Senet Group’s ‘When The Fun Stops, Stop‘ campaign, calling for it to be scrapped in a bid to ‘overhaul’ the industry’s approach to responsible gambling.  The centrist party claims that the Senet campaign could be ‘exacerbating the national gambling crisis’, and has called for further scrutiny into the methods used to combat the issue. …

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Triggered… Paddy Power suspends UK General Election markets

Updating its UK political markets, Paddy Power becomes the first bookmaker to suspend wagering on a UK 2019 General Election being triggered, following news that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called for a senior cabinet meeting later this afternoon. Commenting on market trading, Paddy Power details that odds on a General Election being officially announced had fallen from 2/5 this …

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