Lottery millionaire’s son spent £1.6m – then sued father for more cash – The Guardian

Posted May 19th, 2017 in families, gambling, news by tracey

‘A man who was given nearly £1.6m by his father after he won £101m in the Euromillions has had his claim for more cash thrown out by a judge.’

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The Guardian, 19th May 2017

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Obsessive gambler gets life for killing friend, dumping headless corpse in a suitcase, and stealing victim’s identity – The Independent

Posted May 3rd, 2017 in gambling, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A “cruel and ruthless” killer may spend the rest of his life behind bars after murdering his friend, cutting up his body, stuffing it in a suitcase, and then adopting the richer man’s identity to fund a life as a high-rolling gambler.’

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The Independent, 2nd May 2017

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Gambling Commission delivers damning verdict on dispute procedures – The Guardian

Posted March 31st, 2017 in complaints, dispute resolution, gambling, news by tracey

‘The Gambling Commission, which regulates all betting and gaming in the UK, has delivered a damning verdict on the gambling industry’s procedures for resolving complaints and disputes and warned that operators must act now to halt a sharp decline in the number of customers who believe gambling “is fair and can be trusted”.’

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The Guardian, 30th March 2017

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Bookmakers’ fury at ‘flawed’ gambling report by MPs – BBC News

Posted January 31st, 2017 in gambling, news, reports, select committees by sally

‘The bookmakers’ trade body has reacted angrily to a report by MPs on fixed-odd betting terminals (FOBTs).’

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BBC News, 31st January 2017

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Bookmakers face losing their licence and huge fines over problem gambling The Guardian

Posted January 16th, 2017 in fines, gambling, licensing, money laundering, news, regulations, sanctions by sally

‘Gambling firms that fail to tackle problem gambling and money laundering face heftier fines and a higher risk of losing their operating licence under a tougher regime to be unveiled by the industry’s regulator.’

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The Guardian, 15th January 2017

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Nearly half a million children a week gamble, says UK regulator – The Guardian

Posted December 1st, 2016 in advertising, children, gambling, news, reports by sally

‘Nearly half a million children a week gamble and 9,000 are problem gamblers, according to a study by the industry regulator.’

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The Guardian, 30th November 2016

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UK court rules gambler’s ‘advantage play’ constitutes ‘cheating’ – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 8th, 2016 in appeals, gambling, news by sally

‘A gambler does not need to behave dishonestly to be considered to be cheating under British gambling laws, the Court of Appeal in London has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th November 2016

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Champion poker player loses appeal against London casino over his £7.7 million winnings – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 4th, 2016 in appeals, contracts, gambling, news by tracey

‘A top poker player has lost his £7.7 million battle against a London casino at the Court of Appeal as a judge said his “edge-sorting” skills amounted to cheating despite the fact he was not dishonest.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd November 2016

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Online gambling operators being scrutinised for compliance with UK consumer protection rules – Out-Law.com

Posted October 25th, 2016 in consumer protection, gambling, internet, news by michael

‘An investigation into online gambling operators’ compliance with UK consumer protection rules has been opened by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).’

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Out-Law.com, 25th October 2016

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‘Addictive’ high-stake betting machines under review by sport minister – The Guardian

Posted October 25th, 2016 in children, gambling, news, parliament, regulations by michael

‘Ministers have launched a review of the gambling industry, including fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) that have been accused of being highly addictive.’

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The Guardian, 24th October 2016

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Competition watchdog to investigate online betting firms – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2016 in competition, consumer protection, fines, gambling, news by sally

‘Online betting companies could face fines and be forced to changed their practices after it was announced they are to be investigated by the competition watchdog over whether they are treating customers fairly.’

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The Guardian, 21st October 2016

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Ladbrokes Iron Man 3 ad banned over ‘child appeal’ – BBC News

Posted August 24th, 2016 in advertising, children, complaints, gambling, news by sally

‘An advert for bookmaker Ladbrokes featuring Marvel superhero Iron Man has been banned over fears it would appeal to children.’

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BBC News, 24th August 2016

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Gambling regulator looks to clamp down on unlicensed e-sports betting and gambling of ‘in-game’ items – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 22nd, 2016 in class actions, gambling, internet, interpretation, licensing, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘The British gambling regulator has warned online platforms that facilitate bets on e-sports or which allow gamers to gamble virtual items they have obtained when gaming that they might require a gambling licence to continue with their operations.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd August 2016

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Betting shops can only provide gaming machines alongside ‘substantive facilities for non-remote betting’ – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 3rd, 2016 in gambling, licensing, news by tracey

‘Betting shops, bingo halls and casinos will face new restrictions on installing gaming machines on their premises under new licensing conditions finalised by the British Gambling Commission.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 2nd August 2016

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Seaside arcade ordered to pay £300 to girl, 8, after refusing to give her prize – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 27th, 2016 in children, compensation, gambling, news by sally

‘A seaside amusement arcade has been ordered to pay back more than £300 to an eight-year-old girl because they refused to give her a prize.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th July 2016

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Bet365 faces legal action over delay in paying winning punter £54,000 – The Guardian

Posted June 29th, 2016 in electronic commerce, gambling, news by sally

‘Bet365, one of the internet’s biggest bookmakers, is facing legal action from a customer over its failure to transfer a £54,000 balance to her bank account despite repeated requests over a period of months. While refusing to release the backer’s winnings on a series of horse racing bets, Bet365 also told her that she would be restricted to a maximum stake of £1 if she wished to bet with the balance but was welcome to gamble as much as she wished on gaming products, which have a guaranteed margin for the operator.’

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The Guardian, 28th June 2016

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Gambling Commission orders Betfred to pay £800,000 – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2016 in compensation, gambling, inducements, money laundering, news, theft by sally

‘The bookmaker Betfred has agreed to an £800,000 settlement after accepting stolen cash from a “VIP” customer, who was allegedly offered free drinks and day trips to encourage him to keep betting.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2016

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Gambling ad banned for mocking Christ’s crucifixion – The Guardian

Posted May 19th, 2016 in advertising, Christianity, complaints, gambling, news by sally

‘A gambling ad featuring a hand nailed to a piece of wood that ran over Easter has been banned for mocking the crucifixion of Jesus and the Christian religion.’

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The Guardian, 18th May 2016

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Poker organisers ordered to pay £32,000 after council prosecution – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 6th, 2016 in fines, gambling, local government, news by tracey

‘Two organisers of illegal commercial poker tournaments have been ordered to pay £32,000 in fines and costs following a prosecution brought by the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th May 2016

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Paddy Power case highlights scourge of fixed-odds betting terminals – The Guardian

‘Damning Gambling Commission report reveals how racing risks being caught in the crossfire over the row raging about the high street betting shop machines.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2016

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