Bookmakers

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.

Online gambling firm 888 hit with record £7.8 penalty

Posted on August 31, 2017 by admin

Online gambling firm 888 is to pay a record penalty of £7.8m after it failed to protect vulnerable customers.

The Gambling Commission said there were “significant flaws” in the firm’s social responsibility processes.

Read the full story on BBC News.

UK gambling industry now takes £14bn a year from punters – report

Posted on August 31, 2017 by admin

The British gambling industry has ballooned in size over the past decade, thanks to the growth of online games and the liberalisation of gambling laws by Tony Blair’s government.

Read the full story in The Guardian.

Revealed: how gambling industry targets poor people and ex-gamblers

Posted on August 31, 2017 by admin

The gambling industry is using third-party companies to harvest people’s data, helping bookmakers and online casinos target people on low incomes and those who have stopped gambling, the Guardian can reveal.

Read the full story in The Guardian.

Paddy Power boss Breon Corcoran breaks ranks on gambling machine crackdown

Posted on August 12, 2017 by admin

A leading bookmaker has signalled that it could welcome a crackdown on addictive gambling machines in a blow to the betting industry’s united front in opposing tighter regulation.

Breon Corcoran, the Paddy Power chief executive, has admitted that his company is “almost ambivalent” about slashing the maximum stake on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs), which allow gamblers to bet £100 every 20 seconds, to £2.

Read the full story in The Times.

Gamblers winning on bookies’ high stake slots? – according to Gambling Commission data!

Posted on July 26, 2017 by admin

The Campaign for Fairer Gambling asks questions about Gambling Commission data, which is being used as part of a DCMS review into stake levels on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs). (more…)

Bosses under fire for telling staff to vote Tory or risk losing jobs

Posted on June 12, 2017 by admin

Two company bosses have come under fire for telling staff to vote Conservative or risk losing their jobs, including one who described as “banter” a warning that “Labour voters will be made redundant first”.

The GMB union branded John Brooker as Dickensian after he apparently told employees at his IT firm Storm Technologies to vote Conservative “if you value your job.”

Social media users labelled betting firm Jenningsbet disgusting after staff were told the company could go bust, costing them their jobs, unless the Tories won.

Read the full story in The Guardian.