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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Gambling companies must end misleading ‘free bet’ offers, competition watchdog warns – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 2nd, 2018 in competition, consumer protection, gambling, news by sally

‘Gambling companies must end misleading online ‘free bet’ offers or face action, the competition watchdog has warned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st February 2018

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Bookmakers weigh up judicial review against FOBT curbs – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2018 in consultations, gambling, judicial review, news by sally

‘The government could face a high court showdown with bookmakers over fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), amid industry dismay at suggestions that ministers have decided to cut maximum bets on the machines to £2.’

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2018

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Regulator at odds with trainers over new rules for equine wind operations – The Guardian

Posted November 24th, 2017 in gambling, horse racing, horses, news by sally

‘The British Horseracing Authority brushed off an accusation of “poor regulation” from the National Trainers’ Federation on Wednesday over a new rule that requires trainers to declare wind operations on their horses, and it seems likely to irritate the NTF further by insisting trainers found guilty of a serious breach of the rule will risk the suspension of their licence.’

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2017

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Council bans care home’s £1 bingo competition and accuses OAPs of breaking illegal gambling laws – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 20th, 2017 in care homes, gambling, local government, news by tracey

‘Pensioners at a care home have had their £1 bingo competition banned after a council accused them of breaking the law against illegal gambling dens.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th November 2017

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City watchdog to regulate ‘addictive’ binary trading after scammers net £60m – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 15th, 2017 in consumer protection, financial regulation, gambling, news by tracey

‘The Financial Conduct Authority is to police firms offering “binary options” following complaints of large losses by consumers and the prevalence of scams.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th November 2017

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Online betting company pays out £2.3m over social responsibility failures – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 7th, 2017 in fines, gambling, internet, news by tracey

‘Betting operator Gala Interactive, part of Ladbrokes Coral, has agreed to pay £2.3m for breaching rules on social responsibility.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th November 2017

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David Evans fined £3,000 in curious case of Black Dave and Tango Sky – The Guardian

Posted November 7th, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, fines, gambling, horse racing, news by tracey

‘David Evans described as “very lenient” the fine of £3,000 meted out to him by racing’s ruling body after the trainer admitted he had delayed news of a non-runner in the hope of backing another horse in the same race at better odds. Evans staked £6,000 at 4-1 on Black Dave but lost his money when the horse, from his stable near Pandy in Monmouthshire, could finish only fourth.’

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The Guardian, 6th November 2017

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A good bet? The fixed-odds controversy – BBC News

Posted October 31st, 2017 in consultations, gambling, news by sally

‘Britain’s betting industry is bracing for the release of a government review into controversial fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs).’

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BBC News, 26th October 2017

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‘Battle of the dictionaries’ ends in victory for casino as court rules star poker player cheated to win £7.7m – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 26th, 2017 in gambling, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘It’s a case that has been dubbed the Battle of the Dictionaries.

A casino and a punter’s long legal wrangle over the definition of “to cheat” ended in the Supreme Court yesterday as victory was awarded to the gambling firm.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th October 2017

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Supreme Court dismisses top poker player’s bid to recover £7.7m winnings from London casino – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 25th, 2017 in gambling, news, Supreme Court by michael

‘The 40-year-old American has been fighting to recover the money since successfully playing a version of baccarat known as Punto Banco at Crockfords Club in Mayfair in 2012.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th October 2017

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Child gambling: remove ‘unacceptable’ online ads, regulators demand – The Guardian

Posted October 23rd, 2017 in advertising, children, gambling, internet, news by sally

‘Regulators have launched a crackdown on child gambling by demanding online gambling sites remove “unacceptable” adverts featuring cartoon characters likely to appeal to children.’

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The Guardian, 22nd October 2017

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Gala Bingo advert banned for suggesting gambling can ease depression – The Independent

Posted October 4th, 2017 in advertising, complaints, gambling, mental health, news by sally

‘The advert for the bingo company, which was created by its affiliate, was seen on the 365dailynews website and described a man who was in debt and ‘stumbled on’ an ad for Gala Bingo.’

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The Independent, 4th October 2017

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Betting firms could be fined over ads ‘targeting vulnerable people’ – The Guardian

Posted September 13th, 2017 in advertising, fines, gambling, news, standards by tracey

‘Four betting firms could face fines over adverts disguised as news articles that “targeted vulnerable people” with claims about a gambler who cleared his debts and paid for his wife’s medical treatment by playing online casino games.’

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The Guardian, 13th September 2017

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Wayne Shaw fined and banned from football for two months over ‘piegate’ – The Independent

Posted September 7th, 2017 in fines, gambling, news, sport by tracey

‘Former Sutton United goalkeeper Wayne Shaw has been fined £375 and suspended from all football activity for two months for breaching betting rules over “piegate.”‘

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The Independent, 6th September 2017

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Gambling firm 888 fined record £7.8m for failing vulnerable customers – The Guardian

Posted August 31st, 2017 in fines, gambling, news by tracey

‘Watchdog fines online bookmaker for failures in protecting problem gamblers, including one who staked more than £1.3m.’

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The Guardian, 31st August 2017

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Barton, betting and football’s ticking time bomb: Joey Barton v The FA – Blackstone Chambers

Posted August 22nd, 2017 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, disqualification, gambling, news, sanctions by sally

‘On 25 July 2017, an FA Appeal Board allowed the appeal of Premier League player, Joey Barton, against the “excessive” ban on him from all football for 18 months, imposed as a result of breaches of The FA’s betting rules.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 31st July 2017

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