Tag Archives: Winning Post

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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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: 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: German gambling adjusts to a new normal

Undertaking a deep dive of German sports betting (omnichannel) and online gaming monthly tax yields since July’s GlüNeuRStV market reform. Regulus Partners uncovers that “as is often the case a critical mass of consumers is proving resilient to bad regulation” – creating a dangerous precedent for all market stakeholders.   The German domestically regulated sportsbetting market recovered in turnover terms in …

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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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Winning Post: US stats show all the signs of being over-stretched

Having reviewed the monthly revenue stats of US wagering’s current ‘big-3’ states New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Michigan. Regulus Partners warns that bonus-inflated metrics are not an effective measure to gauge the total addressable market (TAM) of a disrupted US gambling marketplace… September marks a seasonal return of US sports as well as a Northern hemisphere seasonal uplift in igaming activity. …

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Winning Post: Digging in the Sandbox of privacy

Last week the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) granted the Gambling Commission its phase-1 sandbox approval to proceed with its Single Customer View (SCV) project.  Despite its GDPR greenlight, Regulus Partners outlines the foreseeable challenges the Commission will face in turning its headline project into reality. Meanwhile, in Manchester, Regulus observes another think-tank ‘echo chamber’ debate on gambling’s regulatory future take …

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Winning Post: Sports funding faces a slippery slope

Regulus Partners observes a week of parliamentary debate on the future of gambling sponsorships. A topic that garners MPs direct attention, who have yet to deliver concrete resolutions on how gambling reforms will impact the future of sports funding. The complexities of the gambling reform debate were laid bare in Parliament this week as the issues of sports funding and …

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Winning Post: How will China choose to control its ‘opium for the mind’

Regulus Partners examines the Chinese government’s crackdown on offshore gambling and real-money games, fulfilling its wider determination to control consumer behaviour and how CCP actions will impact the sector’s regulatory outcomes across Asia.    China’s nineteenth-century battles with opium are one of the generally lesser-known but more profound undercurrents of modern history. Two wars with Britain were fought and lost, …

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Winning Post: Belgium serves as Europe’s unwitting guinea pig on spending limits

As regulatory evaluations appear on the agenda of multiple European gambling marketplaces during the second half of 2021. Regulus Partners warns stakeholders to pay close attention to Belgium proceedings, where online gambling’s strictest spending limits have been approved. It is perhaps fitting that the first identified remains of a guinea pig in Europe can be traced to Mons in Belgium, …

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