2011

About time too!

Posted on August 2, 2011 by admin

In its latest effort to change gambling legislation for the better the Fairer Gambling Campaign is playing a proactive role in the Culture, Media and Sport Committee’s new inquiry into gambling. The inquiry will be looking at the implementation and operation of the Gambling Act 2005 focusing on whether the Act’s three main objectives are being adhered to (gambling is crime free, conducted in a fair and open manner, and protecting children and vulnerable people from its adverse elements). (more…)

Premises reminders don’t work

Posted on May 19, 2011 by admin

The Fairer Gambling campaign has warned the Gambling Commission that it can issue as many premises reminders as it wishes, but until it puts the correct policing measures in place nothing will change.

The notices – aimed at betting shops who were not complying with the Commission’s License Conditions and Codes of Practice – have been issued by the Gambling Commission to remind betting shop operators that betting must be the primary gambling activity on-site. (more…)

A View From the International Conference on Gambling Studies

Posted on May 6, 2011 by admin

Representatives from the Fairer Gambling campaign attended the International Conference on Gambling Studies at the Nottingham Conference centre this month. The event brought together academics from around the world and offered a snapshot of the gambling theories currently being explored by the academic community. It turned out to be a very interesting experience for all that attended. (more…)

Machines in the spotlight

Posted on January 20, 2011 by admin

We recently issued a press release regarding a recent announcement made by the UK Gambling Commission that it will develop research into problem gambling and put gaming machines in the spotlight. See our release below…

Industry expert welcomes UK Gambling Commission announcement that puts machines in the spotlight

Gambling industry expert, inventor of Three Card Poker, and the manager of Prime Table Games, Derek Webb has welcomed the UK Gambling Commission’s recent announcement that it will develop research into problem gambling and put gaming machines in the spotlight.  (more…)