Bookmakers

Bookies’ last roll of the dice before waving the white flag is to roll out their ‘white coats’

Posted on November 8, 2017 by admin

The Campaign for Fairer Gambling poses questions about the academic research into problem gambling and links to the gambling sector itself. (more…)

Labour ramps up the pressure on FOBTs as Paddy Power breaks ranks

Posted on October 4, 2017 by admin

The Campaign for Fairer Gambling sets out the on-going debate over fixed odds betting terminals following announcements at the Labour conference. (more…)

Bookies offer £8m for adverts about addiction

Posted on September 18, 2017 by admin

Betting companies, broadcasters and advertisers have offered to fund an £8 million campaign to raise awareness of addiction before a long-awaited government review into the industry.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is expected to publish its findings in the next few weeks on issues including the growing number of betting adverts on television.

Read the full story in The Times.

Betting and media firms offer to fund addiction awareness ad campaign

Posted on September 17, 2017 by admin

Betting firms and broadcasters have made an offer to the government to fund an £8m addiction awareness campaign, in a move Labour warned must not be a “stitch-up” to stave off tighter regulation of adverts.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) will publish a long-awaited review of the gambling industry within weeks, including the government’s view on the rising number of betting adverts on television.

Read the full story in The Guardian.

Might, not right: betting firms get their due on fixed-odds machines

Posted on September 13, 2017 by admin

Gambling companies’ defence of fixed-odds betting terminals has failed. It is now odds-on that the government will cut the maximum stake from £100. How did this happen to an industry, despite compelling evidence of social harm done by these machines, seemed to have might on its side?

Read the full piece in The Guardian.

Labour pledge to ban betting companies from advertising on football shirts

Posted on September 6, 2017 by admin

The Labour Party would ban football clubs from signing shirt sponsorship deals with betting companies, the deputy leader Tom Watson has announced.

The announcement is an attempt by the Labour party to put pressure on the government ahead of a Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) review into gambling advertising and fixed-odds betting terminals, which is due to be published in early November.

Read the full story in The Independent.

Labour: Scrap betting ads on football kits

Posted on September 6, 2017 by admin

Labour says it would ban gambling firms from advertising on football shirts if it came to power.

The party’s deputy leader Tom Watson said football had to “play its part in tackling Britain’s hidden epidemic of gambling addiction.”

Read the full story on the BBC News.

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.

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.

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.