Problem Gambling

Letter to the Gambling Commission

Posted on September 11, 2012 by admin

Read our response to Philip Graf, Chair of the Gambling Commission from his recent interview in This is Money

DCLG Consultation submission

Posted on September 11, 2012 by admin

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) are undertaking a consultation entitled:”New opportunities for sustainable development and growth through the reuse of existing buildings”. Read our submission here, urging reform in the planning system so that bookmakers are put into their own specific use class, so that local people can address serious issues of proliferation.

Campaign Challenges Gambling Commission’s ‘Misleading’ Claims

Posted on September 6, 2012 by admin

The Campaign for Fairer Gambling is again challenging the assertions of the Gambling Commission. The Commission issued a Bulletin to its licensing authorities shortly after an advert was placed in a public service magazine about breaching of betting licenses, which attempted to clarify assertions by the Campaign for Fairer Gambling that the turnover generated by FOBTs changes the primary purpose of betting shops from betting to gaming, which would constitute a breach of license. (more…)

FOBT stakes reduction plans welcomed

Posted on September 5, 2012 by admin

Following the Lib Dem announcement regarding the proposed reduction in stakes on FOBTs, Intergame ran our response, welcoming the plans and reinforcing the recommendations we have been campaigning for. Read the story online here.

Daily Mail online: Ministers plot new curbs on gambling machine

Posted on September 3, 2012 by admin

Daily Mail online: Ministers plot new curbs on gambling machines that allow punters to stake £15,000 an hour

Read more here

Coinslot International: War of Words on Category B machines

Posted on September 1, 2012 by admin

We made the front page and editor’s comment. Thanks for your support Coinslot!

Coverage in Coinslot magazine

Posted on August 29, 2012 by admin

We’ve also had coverage in the Coinslot magazine recently – the campaign is featured on both the front cover and page 5 of the latest issue….

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Public Sector Executive coverage

Posted on August 15, 2012 by admin

Our campaign has recently been featured in Public Sector Executive (July/August 2012 edition).

Click here for our comment.

Click here for our advert.

You can access the full publication by clicking here.

Campaign for Fairer Gambling calls for tighter policing of Gambling Act

Posted on August 14, 2012 by admin

Lax policing of the Gambling Act 2005 is undermining its purpose, according to the Campaign for Fairer Gambling.

With the UK Gambling Commission’s (UKGC) chairman Philip Graf, claiming that it is not its duty to police the Gambling Act, legislation is fast becoming worryingly difficult to enforce and monitor. (more…)

High Street Gambling – should be LAs “primary” concern

Posted on August 14, 2012 by admin

Dear Local Authority Licensing Officer,

Recently the Department of Culture Media and Sport issued a report on the hearing into the 2005 Gambling Act. A major recommendation was a shift towards more Local Authority (LA) licensing responsibility. The Chairman of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has acknowledged that, based on a 2009 concordat, LAs have a regulatory role over day-to-day compliance and enforcement of betting shop licences. (more…)