European igaming operator Mr Green has become the first sponsor of new UK TV channel Front Runner (frontrunner.tv), a digital broadcaster which has labelled itself as the ‘UK’s only free-to-air sports channel’. Front Runner which is currently available on Freeview channel 91 and Sky channel 468 launched last October, publishing a catalogue of sports content combined with sporting documentaries and …Read More »
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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Is a regulatory crackdown on gambling advertising around the corner?
Newspaper reports over the last week have focused on suggestions that Theresa May’s government is shifting its stance on gambling advertising, with so far unsubstantiated, but supposedly well-informed, rumours that we could see a blanket ban on all gambling advertisements before the 9pm TV watershed and incorporation of gambling advertising practices within the ongoing FOBT review. This has followed: comment …Read More »
Betting industry stakeholders have criticised the UK government with regards to its planned review of gambling advertising standards, which may see the introduction of a blanket ban on operator advertisements’ before the 9 pm watershed. Last Friday, the UK betting industry was rocked by the confirmation that the Conservative government would attach a review of UK gambling advertising practices to …Read More »
Business news source the Financial Times reports that leading UK operators, William Hill, Ladbrokes, Coral and Paddy Power are set to introduce a voluntary ban on advertising free bets and free money gambling offers before UK TV watershed of 21:00. The four operators, founding members of the recently launched independent gambling advertising standards commissioner ‘The Senet Group’, hope that the …Read More »
Today Helen Grant MP described gambling advertising as ‘pervasive’ while announcing a set of measures clamping down on the betting industry, put together as much for enhanced player protection as they have with one eye on next’s year’s General Election. While it obviously isn’t a good sign for the gambling industry (or indeed the TV companies), the government has actually …Read More »