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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Fears over pre-teens being exposed to inappropriate adverts online, as regulators step up controls – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 1st, 2018 in advertising, alcohol abuse, children, food, gambling, health, internet, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Pre-teens are being targeted with adverts for inappropriate alcohol and gambling, the chief executive of the advertising regulator has warned, as he called on social media firms to do more to protect children.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st November 2018

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Paddy Power Betfair fined after stolen cash is gambled through its website – BBC News

Posted October 16th, 2018 in fines, gambling, money laundering, news by sally

‘Paddy Power Betfair has been fined £2.2m for failing to stop stolen money being gambled through its website and for failing to protect customers showing signs of problem gambling.’

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BBC News, 16th October 2018

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English court had jurisdiction over conspiracy claim in gambling case – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 13th, 2018 in conspiracy, fraud, gambling, Guernsey, jurisdiction, news, subsidiary companies by sally

‘A Guernsey-registered online gambling company can pursue a conspiracy claim against a group of Peruvian-resident customers in the English courts, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th August 2018

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Gambling operators can expect requests for data for research into harm – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 13th, 2018 in consumer protection, gambling, news by sally

‘Gambling companies operating in Britain will be asked to disclose more data to help inform research into harmful play.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th August 2018

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Gambling licences to be tied to UK advertising and privacy rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 6th, 2018 in advertising, gambling, licensing, news, privacy by sally

‘Gambling providers in Britain could lose the right to operate if they fail to comply with UK advertising rules, privacy regulations or consumer protection law under new licensing requirements set to apply from later this year.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd August 2018

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UK ruling offers lesson for banks on credit referencing – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 27th, 2018 in agency, banking, economic loss, gambling, misrepresentation, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘Banks can learn a lesson from a new ruling issued by the UK Supreme Court on practices to adopt when providing credit references, according to a banking and finance litigation expert.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th July 2018

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Gambling Commission says it was misled by Ladbrokes in Black Dave case – The Guardian

Posted July 5th, 2018 in codes of practice, gambling, news by tracey

‘The Gambling Commission has said it was misled by Ladbrokes during its investigation into the Black Dave case, which ended on Wednesday with a statement warning bookmakers about their handling of Rule 4 deductions in horse racing. The trainer David Evans was fined last year by racing’s ruling body for delaying notification of a non-runner, Tango Sky, so that he could back his other entrant, Black Dave, before its odds shortened, and he told Ladbrokes of his plan to withdraw Tango Sky at the time of placing his bet.’

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The Guardian, 4th July 2018

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Gambling firm 32Red fined £2m for handing VIP status to problem gambler – The Independent

Posted June 21st, 2018 in fines, gambling, news by tracey

‘Online gambling firm 32Red has been handed a £2m fine for failing to protect a problem gambler and granting the customer VIP status. The Gambling Commission identified 22 incidents where the vulnerable customer’s behaviour should have raised red flags, including one where they told 32Red staff that they had spent too much money on gambling.’

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The Independent, 20th June 2018

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32Red hit with £2m penalty for sole problem gambler – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2018 in gambling, money laundering, news, penalties by sally

‘Online gambling operator 32Red has been hit with a £2m penalty for failing to protect a problem gambler.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2018

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Gambling website games based on fairytales banned – The Guardian

Posted May 30th, 2018 in advertising, children, gambling, news by sally

‘Games on a gambling website called Fairytale Legends and Fairies Forest have been banned because of the likelihood that they would appeal to children.’

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The Guardian, 30th May 2018

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Government to slash maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals to £2 in bid to tackle problem gambling – The Independent

Posted May 17th, 2018 in consultations, gambling, news by tracey

‘The maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBT) will be cut from £100 to £2, the government has announced.’

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The Independent, 17th May 2018

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Skybet fined £1m by gambling regulator for not protecting vulnerable customers – The Independent

Posted March 28th, 2018 in fines, gambling, news by tracey

‘Skybet has been fined £1m by the gambling regulator for failing to protect its most vulnerable customers. The Gambling Commission on Wednesday said that it had issued the penalty in response to the sports betting company allowing customers who had self-excluded to open accounts.’

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The Independent, 28th March 2018

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Gambling regulator says FOBT stakes could be set higher than £2 – The Guardian

Posted March 19th, 2018 in gambling, news, regulations by sally

‘The UK’s gambling regulator has given the government the all-clear to defy calls to cut the stakes on the roulette-style games offered on controversial fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) to £2.’

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The Guardian, 19th March 2018

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William Hill fined £6.2m by Gambling Commission for lax controls – BBC News

Posted February 21st, 2018 in fines, gambling, money laundering, news by tracey

‘Betting firm William Hill has been hit with a £6.2m penalty package for breaching anti-money-laundering and social responsibility regulations. The Gambling Commission said the company did not do enough to ensure prevention measures were effective.’

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BBC News, 20th February 2018

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Regulator launches ban on adverts that entice problem gamblers – The Guardian

Posted February 14th, 2018 in advertising, fines, gambling, news by michael

“Ads that encourage betting during live events or offer ‘free’ bets and bonuses will be banned.”

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The Guardian, 14th February 2018

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New laws to prohibit betting on EuroMillions draws to come into force in April – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 5th, 2018 in gambling, news, regulations by sally

‘New laws to prohibit gambling operators from accepting bets from consumers in Britain on the outcome of EuroMillions draws taking place outside of the UK will come into force on 6 April this year.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th February 2018

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Online gambling firms urged to raise standards on terms and conditions for bonus promotions – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 5th, 2018 in advertising, consumer protection, gambling, internet, news by sally

‘Standards committed to by three gambling operators on the terms and conditions applied to “bonus promotions” set a benchmark that the rest of industry must also meet, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and Gambling Commission have said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 2nd February 2018

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UK gambling regulator calls on industry to stamp out sexism – The Guardian

Posted February 5th, 2018 in gambling, news, women by sally

‘The UK’s gambling regulator will on Monday call on the industry to stamp out sexism, warning that women attending an annual conference taking place this week are “expected to wear nothing more than swimsuits”.’

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The Guardian, 5th February 2018

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