Tag Archives: Winning Post

Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners starts the week by analysing the regulatory landscape in Sweden, and the APPG’s open letter to the UKGC on stake and prize limits. UK: in Parliament – Come in No3; your time is up There was a whiff of singed cotton about the politics of gambling this week as the Welsh firebrand, Carolyn Harris (Lab, …

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Winning Post: UK gambling feels the ‘Noyes’ with SMF report

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners kicks off the week by breaking down the Social Market Foundation’s pre-review report on the Gambling Act 2005. UK: regulation – Justified and Ancient? SMF is gonna rock you The publication this week of the Social Market Foundation (SMF) pre-review report conducted on the 2005 Gambling Act brought some things old, some things new, some …

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Winning Post: Political flip-floppery leads to uncertainty for casinos

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners looks at the government u-turn to postpone the reopening of casinos in England, the growing support for a ban on online gambling and the upcoming publication of Social Market Foundation’s report on the Gambling Act 2005. UK: regulation – new poll finds growing support for online gambling ban The polling firm Survation this week released …

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Winning Post: UK racing must put its best foot forward …

Regulus Partners begins the week by looking at the highly anticipated reopening of UK casinos and the law of numbers behind the rise in betting on esports. Betting on esports: the law of small numbers Tucked away in the detail of the GB Gambling Commission’s latest (May) data on customer behaviour and revenue patterns during lockdown is a breakdown of …

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Winning Post: A tale of three reports for UK betting

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners gives an overview of last week’s Lords Select Committee report, and how casinos may have found a silver lining amid parliamentary rows over research, prevention and treatment of harmful gambling. UK: Regulation – peer review reveals path to redemption? This week was a tale of three reports for Britain’s gambling industry as in turn the …

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Winning Post: Prohibitionists, government u-turns and parliamentary tittle-tattle

Regulus Partners kicks off the week by reviewing the much anticipated GRH APPG report released last week, and Parliament’s continued tittle-tattle on reviewing the rules related to online and TV advertising, as debate on UK gambling heats up this summer.   _________________ UK: politics – with liberals like these… who needs prohibitionists? It is a cliché of the age that expressions …

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Winning Post: Pre-COVID fragility doesn’t bode well for UK gambling

Regulus Partners begins the week by looking at the gambling industry’s perceived fragility pre-COVID and the Swedish ministerial ‘climb down’ on deposit and bonus limits. UK: Regulation – Daily Mail relieves Gambling Commission of duty It seems that one of the effects of Covid-19 has been an abacus shortage in officialdom, so little do matters add up anymore. This week, …

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Winning Post: Advertising kerfuffle paints a cynical picture

The betting and gaming industry has, undoubtedly, been tested when it comes to mitigating the impact of the coronavirus crisis both for its stakeholders and players. Regulus Partners begins the week by looking at the new guidance for operators issued by the UK Gambling Commission, the ban on advertising from BGC members and the pending return of UK horse racing …

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Winning Post: Swedish protections self-harm progress on a regulated marketplace

Sweden has grabbed international headlines becoming the outlier nation for its social policy in dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic. Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners details that it should not pursue the same status for its online gambling policies.   Sweden: online regulation – cutting off one’s nose… Before Sweden domestically regulated in January 2019, its proposed licensing regime was supposed …

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Winning Post: Proceed with caution… Football plans its return

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners begins the week by looking at the potential resumption of football across Europe, and an industry-wide shift towards online gambling. Global: soccer and betting – ready for some own goals? While some have been getting to know and love football from Belarus and Nicaragua, the majority of fans, bettors, media companies and betting companies will …

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