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Winning Post: UK Government silent on several key reviews

Regulus Partners observes that the UK government has remained silent on several key reviews ahead of the pending publication of its White Paper on Gambling Review recommendations… As with Monty Python’s Spanish Inquisition, it is extremely hard to know when to expect key events in the government’s review of the 2005 Gambling Act. This week’s non-barking dog was the Government …

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Regulus acquires GBGC to meet ‘greater need for high-quality data’

Strategic advisory firm Regulus Partners has acquired Global Betting & Gaming Consultants (GBGC), intending to leverage the latter’s proven capabilities and ‘high-quality team’. Regulus, which focuses on the sports and leisure industries including gambling, will incorporate GBGC’s global betting and gaming data and reports into its wider portfolio.  The firm – which contributes regularly to SBC’s Winning Post series examining …

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Winning Post: Collaboration gone missing on National Strategy to reduce gambling harms

In 2019 the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) launched its three-year National Strategy placing stakeholder collaboration at the forefront of minimising gambling harms. Come 2022, Regulus Partners observes that collaboration is no longer a desired discipline as stakeholders pursue individual actions to tackle gambling’s most complex and pressing matter.   Today is the final day of the National Strategy to Reduce …

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Winning Post: UK gambling forced to grow-up on advertising standards

Regulus Partners digs deep as to why the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) decided to introduce tough new measures to control the appeal and engagement of gambling advertising with young audiences. To the surprise of observers, the UK’s advertising monitor has moved ahead of regulatory judgements on industry marketing standards that were due to be settled by the government’s review …

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Winning Post: Problem Gambling abandons hope of fact-led analysis

Last week, GambleAware grabbed media headlines, publishing its annual YouGov treatment support survey that contradicted Gambling Commission % figures on disorder rates. Critical of GambleAware’s self-selected research, Regulus Partners warns that the charity has deflected from recognising real progress on treating and detecting gambling disorders.  Even by the standards of recent times, this was an utterly hopeless week for public …

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Winning Post: LatAm… Get local or die tryin

Whilst operators are highly motivated by the commercial opportunity offered by  LatAm jurisdictions as the sector’s next boom markets.  Regulus Partners warns of the perils of not executing a native approach to service ‘new world’ customers… Peru and Chile are likely to be joining Mexico, Colombia, and Argentina (province by province) as major LatAm countries which are offering domestically regulated …

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Winning Post: Ukraine conflict is no localised tragedy…

As Western governments impose financial sanctions against Russia following its illegal invasion of Ukraine. Regulus Partners outlines far-reaching repercussions for a globalised gambling sector.  Ukraine has a thriving gambling industry, a first-rate gambling services sector, a highly educated population, and relatively transparent governance. Until the last few weeks, it was therefore an attractive country to operate from and in, regulatory …

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Winning Post: Gambling Review… History Repeating Itself?

Can the UK government avoid the pitfalls of previous generational reviews of the gambling sector, and provide stakeholders with evidence-based reforms as required. The government’s pledge is maintained against a final backdrop, that sees Regulus Partners report on frantic lobbying by clandestine groups trying to influence outcomes… There were further signs this week that the history of gambling reviews in …

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Winning Post: Appeasement on advertising helps nobody

Regulus Partners warns that early 2022 regulatory developments have set a dangerous precedent on the future of gambling advertising. Despite visible flaws across multiple jurisdictions, operators should defend their right to advertise rather than face the dire consequences of caving into regulatory appeasement… The New Year has opened with a number of threatened or delivered changes to gambling advertising. Gambling …

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Winning Post: Will New York become US sportsbooks’ rotten apple?

Regulus Partners returns to action this 2022, examining the hazardous playing field of the high tax and compliance New York sportsbook marketplace that made its debut this weekend. Investors and stakeholders await to see how NY’s nine licensed incumbents will proceed in a market that holds a visibly flawed model for participants… While the New Year has been marred by …

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