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Advertising regulator unveils tough new standards for gambling ads

Posted on February 14, 2018 by admin

Britain’s advertising regulator has unveiled a set of new standards for gambling ads, on the back of a broad government consultation on the health risks associated with the sprawling industry.

The new standards will restrict adverts that create what the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) deem to convey an “inappropriate sense of urgency” – such as those that include phrases like Bet Now! to push offers during live events.

Read the full story in The Independent.

Political climate change, the ICE exhibition and the ‘Gag’ economy

Posted on February 14, 2018 by admin

The Campaign for Fairer Gambling reflects on the recent ICE trade show and says that the Campaign has been and will continue to be ‘a force in changing the political climate on gambling’. (more…)

The crimes, the abuses and the consequences

Posted on February 8, 2018 by admin

The Campaign for Fairer Gambling shows how inadequate gambling regulations currently are when it comes to preventing crime. (more…)

Is it right that the sport of kings relies on subsidies from the crack cocaine of gambling?

Posted on January 31, 2018 by admin

The Campaign for Fairer Gambling addresses concerns which many have that a reduction in gambling on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) would leave the sport of horseracing short changed through a reduction in the levy it receives. (more…)

Top stakes on ‘crack cocaine betting machines’ will be cut, says PM but she refuses to say what the new maximum will be

Posted on January 25, 2018 by admin

Theresa May has confirmed for the first time that the maximum stake for ‘crack cocaine’ gambling machines will be cut.

There were reports at the weekend that ministers planned to cut the maximum bet on fixed odds betting terminals from £100 down to as low as £2.

Read the full story in The Daily Mail.

Campaign to cut FOBT stake to £2 approaches finish line – and industry face a levy for treatment

Posted on January 24, 2018 by admin

The Campaign for Fairer Gambling writes about the likely next steps on FOBT stake levels following the closure of the government’s consultation. (more…)

If ministers don’t crack down on gambling, we’ll know money talks louder than the cries of the addicts

Posted on January 24, 2018 by admin

Childhood is a time for fun activities, freedom and for learning about the world – and increasingly, it seems, it’s a time to make a quick buck online, too.

The bleak truth is that Britain’s hugely successful gambling industry, which sits like a parasite leeching money and hope out of the country’s poorest communities, is ensnaring more and more youngsters in its net.

Read the full story in The Daily Mail.

Theresa May backs cut to top stake for fixed odds betting terminals

Posted on January 24, 2018 by admin

The maximum stake for fixed odds betting terminals – the high-street gaming machines dubbed the “crack cocaine” of gambling – “will be cut”, Theresa May said today.

Speaking at prime minister’s questions, she signaled that the £100 maximum bet would be reduced following a public consultation, which ended on Tuesday.

Read the full story in The Times.

Betting shares tumble on report of cut to machine stakes

Posted on January 22, 2018 by admin

UK bookmakers have seen their shares fall sharply after a report suggesting the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals could be slashed.

Ministers are likely to cut the stake from £100 to £2 after a consultation closes, according to the Sunday Times.

Read the full story on BBC News.

Bookmaker shares plunge after report FOBT maximum stake could be slashed from £100 to £2

Posted on January 22, 2018 by admin

Shares in bookmakers plunged in early trading on Monday after a report over the weekend that the maximum stake on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals is set to be slashed to just £2 in a bid to crack down on problem gambling.

Read the full story in The Independent.