Regulator approves self-exclusion system for problem gamblers – The Guardian

Posted September 2nd, 2019 in electronic commerce, electronic mail, gambling, internet, news by sally

‘A system that allows problem gamblers to block themselves from all UK betting websites in one go has finally been approved by the industry regulator, 18 months after it was supposed to be ready, the Guardian understands.’

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The Guardian, 1st September 2019

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Inquest to consider state’s role in gambling addict’s suicide – The Guardian

Posted August 29th, 2019 in gambling, inquests, news, suicide by tracey

‘The government could be held liable for a gambling addict’s suicide after a coroner ruled that his inquest could consider whether the state failed in its duty to protect him.’

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The Guardian , 28th August 2019

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Gambling app advert banned for using young footballers – The Guardian

Posted August 21st, 2019 in advertising, complaints, gambling, news, ombudsmen, sport by sally

‘A Facebook advert for a gambling app featuring young football players including Raheem Sterling, Jadon Sancho and Kylian Mbappé has been banned by the advertising regulator.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2019

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Ladbrokes Coral fined after customer lost £98,000 – BBC News

Posted July 31st, 2019 in consumer protection, fines, gambling, money laundering, news by sally

‘The owner of Ladbrokes Coral has been fined £5.9m for not protecting vulnerable customers and for failings in its anti-money laundering measures.’

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BBC News, 31st July 2019

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Gambling addict’s parents launch action to hold government liable for his death – The Guardian

Posted June 28th, 2019 in compensation, gambling, human rights, inquests, news, regulations, standards, suicide by sally

‘The parents of a gambling addict who took his own life have launched a legal bid to hold the government liable for his death, potentially opening the floodgates to multiple compensation claims citing lax regulation by the state.’

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The Guardian, 28th June 2019

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Gambling machines and websites to carry alcohol-style health warnings in new ‘public health’ approach – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 26th, 2019 in fines, gambling, health, news, sentencing by sally

‘Gambling firms will be expected to carry alcohol-style health warnings on the risks of products from Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) to online bets on sports matches to combat addiction.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th April 2019

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Five online gambling firms break UK rules on ads targeting children – The Guardian

Posted April 4th, 2019 in advertising, children, gambling, internet, news, ombudsmen, statistics by sally

‘The UK advertising watchdog has caught five gambling firms, including Aston Villa’s sponsor Unibet, breaking strict rules that ban them from targeting children with online betting ads.’

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The Guardian, 4th April 2019

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Bookmakers pull new games after Gambling Commission warning – BBC News

Posted April 3rd, 2019 in gambling, news by sally

‘Two leading UK bookmakers have pulled new high stakes betting games after a warning from the Gambling Commission.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2019

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Gambling Commission defends taking no action on BetBright closure – The Guardian

Posted March 15th, 2019 in consumer protection, gambling, insolvency, news by sally

‘The Gambling Commission has defended its handling of the controversial closure of the online bookmaker BetBright, which decided to void bets with a potential payout of around £1m when it ceased operations last week, saying that customers of the firm would have received nothing back had the firm gone into liquidation.’

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The Guardian, 14th March 2019

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Gambling ads guidance promotes data and social media tools – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 15th, 2019 in advertising, children, codes of practice, gambling, internet, news, ombudsmen, regulations by sally

‘Stricter standards will apply to gambling adverts in the UK from April this year as regulators address the risk of “irresponsible” marketing and seek to protect children from harm.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th February 2019

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Age verification rules for online gambling toughened – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 13th, 2019 in children, gambling, identification, internet, licensing, news, regulations by sally

‘Online gambling providers will be required to verify the identity of customers before allowing them to deposit funds into accounts or to gamble under new rules set to take effect in Britain in May.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th February 2019

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I’m A Celebrity app’s gambling ads criticised – BBC News

Posted February 6th, 2019 in advertising, gambling, internet, media, news by tracey

‘Gambling games promoted within the official I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here! app have earned the firm behind them a rebuke from the UK’s advertising watchdog.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2019

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Gambling regulator warns firms over use of gagging orders – The Guardian

‘The UK’s Gambling Commission has warned the industry over the use of gagging orders, after incidents of consumers being paid substantial sums of money in return for agreeing not to talk to the regulator.’

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The Guardian, 31st January 2019

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Gambling chiefs confirm ‘whistle-to-whistle’ television sport advertising ban – BBC News

Posted December 13th, 2018 in advertising, gambling, news, sport by tracey

‘Gambling chiefs say they are “responding to public concerns” after confirming plans to effectively ban television betting adverts during pre-watershed live sport.’

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BBC News, 13th December 2018

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Harry Greenhouse v Paysafe Financial Services Limited – Blackstone Chambers

Posted December 11th, 2018 in Commercial Court, contracts, damages, gambling, news by sally

‘The Commercial Court has found in favour of Mr Greenhouse (represented by Andrew George QC and Daniel Cashman) on every issue before it, in relation to a contractual commission dispute in the gambling/electronic payment sector.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 30th November 2018

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Gambler’s victims to sue bookmakers where he spent stolen cash – The Guardian

Posted December 11th, 2018 in compensation, gambling, money laundering, news, theft, victims by sally

‘Two of the UK’s largest bookmakers are facing compensation claims worth £1.5m over allegations that they allowed a gambling addict to bet hundreds of thousands of pounds in stolen cash.’

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The Guardian, 10th December 2018

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Gambling firms agree ‘whistle-to-whistle’ television sport advertising ban – BBC News

Posted December 6th, 2018 in advertising, gambling, media, news, sport by sally

‘Britain’s biggest gambling companies have voluntarily agreed to a “whistle-to-whistle” television advertising ban.’

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BBC News, 6th December 2018

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Online gambling firms fined in crackdown – BBC News

‘Three online casino companies have been fined and one has been prevented from operating in the UK following a crackdown by the industry regulator. The Gambling Commission has fined three firms almost £14m for not having “effective safeguards” to prevent money laundering and harm to customers from gambling.’

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BBC News, 29th November 2018

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Tests see 90% of pubs fail to stop children accessing 18+ gaming machines – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 19th, 2018 in children, gambling, licensed premises, news, statistics by sally

‘Tests on a sample of pubs in England indicate that almost 90% failed to prevent children accessing 18+ gaming machines, the Gambling Commission has revealed.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th November 2018

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Theresa May forced into embarrassing climbdown on fixed-odds betting terminals – The Independent

Posted November 15th, 2018 in bills, gambling, limitations, news by tracey

‘Theresa May has been forced into an embarrassing climbdown as ministers announced they would bring forward curbs to tackle highly addictive fixed-odd betting terminals in the face of considerable opposition from MPs and campaigners.’

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The Independent, 14th November 2018

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