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MPs split on what is intrusive & frictionless on affordability checks debate

Report: RET levy likely as MPs reappraise White Paper

The debate on UK gambling adopting mandatory affordability checks on customers has drawn distinct opinions across political ranks. Yesterday, the debate was brought to Westminster Hall as MPs responded to UK racing’s petition to “abandon financial risk checks as proposed by the White Paper”. Collecting over 103,000 signatures, UK racing cites that the current proposals favoured by the UK Gambling …

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Chancellor gives green light to horserace betting right

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Chancellor George Osborne has seemingly given the go-ahead for the long-standing Horseracing Levy to be replaced by a ‘betting right’ – presumably meaning that bookmakers will have to pay racing for the privilege of taking bets on the sport. In today’s Budget announcement, Osborne said that the Government was ‘introducing a horseracing betting right’ , although there was scant other …

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MPs need educating on local FOBT data

SBC News MPs need educating on local FOBT data

Bookmakers have been advised to try and educate MPs on the issue of gaming machines in order to make sure that the industry is not hamstrung by the bad press generated over the past few years. Speaking to Betting Business interactive, Conservative MP for Shipley Philip Davies suggested the industry has been too sluggish in this regard and that his …

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