Betting firms roll the dice on self-policing problem gambling

Posted on January 26, 2015 by admin

The country’s biggest gambling companies will this week bet heavily on self-regulation, highlighting the steps they have taken to protect customers in danger of developing gambling problems including a mandatory time limit on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs).

The betting companies, hit by a raft of tax increases and growing political scrutiny over the past two years, have also bankrolled a new watchdog named the Senet Group and will this week cover their 8,000 shop fronts with messages about betting responsibly as part of an industry-wide “gamble aware week”.

Read the full article in The Daily Telegraph online.

Bookies campaign for responsible gambling

Posted on January 23, 2015 by admin

Britain’s biggest bookmakers are banking on the rock band Ram Jam’s 1977 hit Black Betty to help them persuade young men to gamble more responsibly.

A £2 million television advertising campaign using a take on the soundtrack will kick off on Friday in what is being claimed as an industry first for the gambling sector.

Read the full article in The Times online.