Supreme Court to hear gambling ‘cheat’ case –

Posted July 13th, 2017 in appeals, contracts, gambling, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The UK Supreme Court is to hear a legal argument in a case that will ultimately determine whether a casino must pay out more than £7.7 million in winnings to a professional gambler it has accused of cheating.’

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Ladbrokes could face inquiry after betting addicts’ details found in bin bag – The Guardian

Posted June 28th, 2017 in data protection, gambling, news by sally

‘Ladbrokes could face an investigation from the gambling regulator over an incident in which confidential information about betting addicts, including photos, names and addresses, was found in a bin bag on the street.’

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The Guardian, 27th June 2017


Watchdog clamps down on online gambling – BBC News

Posted June 26th, 2017 in competition, consumer protection, gambling, internet, news by sally

‘The competition regulator is to take action against some online gambling companies which it suspects of breaking consumer law.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2017


Watchdog targets online gambling firms that ‘load the dice’ against players – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 23rd, 2017 in consumer protection, gambling, internet, news by tracey

‘Online gambling companies will have to change their “unfair” sign-up deals or face a legal challenge after the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced that it was launching enforcement action against operators that it believes to be breaking consumer law.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd June 2017


Legal challenge against remote gambling tax in the UK falters before EU court –

Posted June 15th, 2017 in corporation tax, EC law, gambling, Gibraltar, news by sally

‘A legal challenge brought against changes to the way remote gambling operations are taxed in the UK has faltered before the EU’s highest court.’

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Court of Appeal confirms right of Gambling Commission to veto gambling in pubs –

Posted May 30th, 2017 in appeals, gambling, licensing, news, veto by sally

‘The Gambling Commission in Britain can prevent pubs from providing gambling services to consumers even if those pubs satisfy the criteria necessary for obtaining an operating licence, the Court of Appeal in London has confirmed.’

Full Story, 26th May 2017


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


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


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


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


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


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


UK court rules gambler’s ‘advantage play’ constitutes ‘cheating’ –

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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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


Online gambling operators being scrutinised for compliance with UK consumer protection rules –

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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‘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


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


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


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

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.’

Full story, 22nd August 2016


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

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.’

Full story, 2nd August 2016