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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.

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.