Tag Archives: Westminster

Bookies Corner: Local Elections of consequence to the future of Party leaders

SBC News Bookies Corner: Local Elections of consequence to the future of Party leaders

On Thursday, the UK electorate will decide the +4,500 councillor seats servicing Britain’s local constituencies. Media reports of a Conservative fallout as Party MPs are ready to blame Boris Johnson for a predicted heavy loss of councillor seats following his handling of the Partygate scandal. As for Labour, Thursday’s results will serve as a barometer of whether Keir Starmer can …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Musings on a pending White Paper

SBC News David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Musings on a pending White Paper

As I write this, the global gambling industry community has this week once more descended on London for the return of the ICE 2022 conference. Many of them may have thought that, by now, the potential future UK gambling regulatory landscape would already have been made clear, bearing in mind initial indications that the Government White Paper on the Gambling …

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Winning Post: Gambling Review… History Repeating Itself?

SBC News 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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Parliament forms research group on crypto and digital assets policy 

SBC News Parliament forms research group on crypto and digital assets policy 

Parliament has established ‘The Crypto and Digital Assets Group‘ to examine the policy and regulation of the Crypto sector within UK business.  The cross-party group will be chaired by SNP member Lisa Cameron (MP for East Kilbride) that will serve as a forum for parliamentarians to be informed and debate on innovations, policy and the future challenges brought by the …

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Clustering concerns reappear as report cites gambling venues deprived concentration

SBC News Clustering concerns reappear as report cites gambling venues deprived concentration

The locality of gambling venues in economically deprived areas of the UK remains a persistent trend, according to a recent report by The Standard Life Foundation. Publishing its ‘The Geography of Gambling in Great Britain’ report, the organisation cited that 21% of gambling premises were based within the most deprived decile of areas of the country. The figure is compared …

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Winning Post – Assessing the climate around UK regulation

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Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: Regulation – Talking About Their Generation; The Kids Aren’t All Right Another week, another shoeing for Britain’s beleaguered gambling industry as fresh outrage arrived in the shape of the Gambling Commission’s …

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Paddy Power offers Yorkshire Mayoral odds as devolution plan hits the Commons

SBC News Paddy Power offers Yorkshire Mayoral odds as devolution plan hits the Commons

Today will see Yorkshire’s bid for devolution take to the House of Commons as the county seeks more autonomy, including electing a mayor for the entire region. Paddy Power have slashed the odds on Yorkshire holding an independence referendum to 10/1, whilst also divulging the odds for the identity of the first mayor, should the county receive the devolved powers …

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Gambling-related harm targeted in ground-breaking study

SBC News Gambling-related harm targeted in ground-breaking study

Two local authorities are the first in the UK to map people at risk of gambling-related harm in their communities. This comes before a change to regulations on April 6th, which will require all gambling premises to prepare a local area risk assessment. Westminster City Council and Manchester City Council teamed up with Geofutures to produce the report. The two local …

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Slow count fraudster avoids jail

SBC News Slow count fraudster avoids jail

A ‘slow count’ fraudster has avoided jail despite costing bookmaker Ladbrokes an estimated £10,000 across an 18 month period. Snaresbrook Crown Court heard how John O’Connor conned staff at 14 branches of Ladbrokes over 18 months from July 2012. Among the tactics used by O’Connor was the placing of a bet near to the off, then using a variety of …

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