2017

Pressure grows on gambling industry to stop tipsters profiting from losses

Posted on September 4, 2017 by admin

Pressure is mounting on the gambling industry to end gaming affiliate schemes after Sky Bet closed its programme, citing changing regulatory requirements.

Read the full story in The Guardian.

Blitz on ‘crack cocaine’ betting machines set to be launched after Philip Hammond backs down over fears of lost tax earnings

Posted on September 3, 2017 by admin

Ministers are planning a clampdown on ‘crack cocaine’ gambling machines after Chancellor Philip Hammond backed down over the issue.

Fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) have long caused concerns among campaigners including the Church of England over the ‘devastating’ effects they have on users.

Read the full story in The Daily Mail.

Gambling firms accused of `wining and dining´ MPs before betting machines review

Posted on September 2, 2017 by admin

Bookmakers and sports organisations top the list of donors treating MPs to gifts and hospitality, leading to claims that the gambling industry is “desperate” to influence Parliament.

Read the full story in The Daily Mail.

Government prepares clampdown on fixed-odds betting machines

Posted on September 2, 2017 by admin

The government has signalled that it is preparing to clamp down on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) – the gambling machines described as the “crack cocaine” of the betting world. But the extent to which the machines will be controlled is dividing the Treasury and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Read the full story in The Guardian.

Sports and betting companies accused of using gifts and donations to influence MPs

Posted on September 2, 2017 by admin

Sports and bookies have been accused of trying to lobby and influence MPs after appearing more frequently on the list of donors treating MPs to gifts and hospitality than companies from any other industry.

Read the full story on iNews.

Betting companies top the list of donations to MPs

Posted on September 2, 2017 by admin

Bookmakers Ladbrokes appear 15 times in the most recent list of gifts given to MPs by private businesses and individuals, significantly more than any other company in a list dominated by sports and betting companies.

Read the full story in The Independent.

Gambling firms accused of `wining and dining´ MPs before betting machines review

Posted on September 2, 2017 by admin

Bookmakers and sports organisations top the list of donors treating MPs to gifts and hospitality, leading to claims that the gambling industry is “desperate” to influence Parliament.

Read the full story on The Daily Mail.

Bookies accused of trying to influence parliament as they top list of donors treating MPs to gifts

Posted on September 2, 2017 by admin

Bookies and sports organisations top the list of donors treating MPs to gifts and hospitality.

The revelation has fuelled claims that the gambling industry is trying to influence Parliament.

Read the full story The Daily Mirror.

MPs declare sports and bookies as most common donors

Posted on September 2, 2017 by admin

Sports and betting companies top the list of donors treating MPs to gifts and hospitality.

The Ladbrokes Coral group appeared 15 times in the register of members’ interests, more than any other donor.

Read the full story on the BBC website.

Revealed: tipsters deliberately recommend losing bets to punters

Posted on September 1, 2017 by admin

Dubious tipsters who earn commission on the business they send to online bookmakers are pulling in vast sums of money by deliberately recommending long shot bets that are unlikely to win, the Guardian has learned.

Read the full story in The Guardian.