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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.

The Guardian view on regulating gambling: don’t leave it to chance

Posted on August 31, 2017 by admin

The record fine levied on 888, an online gambling company, today, is a sign that Britain has a gambling problem. A technical failure meant that 7,000 customers who had chosen to bar themselves from the firm’s betting terminals were still able to gamble. The public is starting to catch on. Sixty-nine per cent think betting is dangerous for family life; 78% fear there are too many opportunities to do it. And those who think the practice should be discouraged rose from 36% in 2010 to 55% in 2016.

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.

Problems with the Gambling Behaviour and FOBTs

Posted on August 30, 2017 by admin

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