Tag Archives: Liberal Democrats

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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Liberal Democrats propose ban on using credit cards to place bets

Ahead of the upcoming UK General Election, the Liberal Democrats have committed to banning the use of credit cards to place bets in a bid to crack down on problem gambling behaviour.  The proposal, reported originally on i News, seeks to prevent the use of credit cards within retail betting shops as well as across online gambling sites, with further …

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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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Betfair Politics – Jo Swinson 4/9 to become first female leader of the Liberal Democrats

Opening its ‘Next Liberal Democrat Leader’ market, following the unexpected resignation of Tim Farron this Wednesday, Betfair Politics has placed Jo Swinson MP for East Dunbartonshire as 4/9 early market favourite. Tim Farron resigned on Wednesday night, less than a week following the results of the 2017 UK Snap General Election in which the Lib Dems increased their Parliamentary representation …

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Betfair expects Zach to maintain Richmond but bookmaker does not rule out a Lib Dem comeback

Betfair expects Zach Goldsmith to maintain his Richmond Park constituency, despite resigning from the Conservative Party last October following the decision by Government to approve a third runway at Heathrow airport. Goldsmith priced at 1.3 by Betfair, will run unopposed for by the Conservative Party who have backed their former MP as an independent candidate for Richmond Park. However, Betfair …

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Sporting Index – Clinton would have a 40-point lead over Trump if Brits had a vote

Sporting Index has asked UK voters how they would cast a vote in the US presidential election and found that Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton has an extraordinary 40-point lead over her rival Donald Trump. The leading political spread betting firm commissioned pollsters Opinium and found that 52 per cent of UK voters would back Clinton, compared to just 12 per …

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