TonyBet fined £442,750 and warned on failure to have fair and transparent terms – The Independent

Posted January 18th, 2023 in consumer protection, fines, gambling, money laundering, news, unfair contract terms by tracey

‘TonyBet has been fined 442,750 and warned about its failure to have fair and transparent terms, and for failing to follow social responsibility and anti-money laundering rules, the Gambling Commission said.’

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The Independent, 18th January 2023

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Penalties for gambling breaches – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 16th, 2023 in appeals, gambling, local government, news, penalties, tribunals by tracey

‘Philip Kolvin KC examines a recent tribunal judgment that contains some helpful analysis for gambling operators and their advisers.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th January 2023

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ASA ruling against Ladbrokes highlights social media risks for gambling brands’ ad campaigns – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 9th, 2023 in advertising, children, gambling, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘The UK Advertising Standards Authority’s (ASA) recent ruling against gambling brand Ladbrokes and its operator LC International Ltd over a marketing tweet signals the regulator’s stringent approach in enforcing its new guidance to protect under 18s in the UK from gambling adverts.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th January 2023

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ICO reprimand for misuse of children’s data: a proportionate response or a let off? – Local Government Lawyer

‘Last week, the Department for Education received a formal reprimand from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) over a “serious breach” of the GDPR involving the unauthorised sharing of up to 28 million children’s personal data. But the Department has avoided a fine, despite a finding of “woeful” data protection practices. Ibrahim Hasan reports.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th November 2022

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Betfred fined almost £2.9m over gambling safety check failings – The Guardian

Posted September 28th, 2022 in consumer protection, fines, gambling, money laundering, news by michael

‘The bookmaker Betfred has been fined nearly £2.9m for failings in its social responsibility and money-laundering controls, after accepting tens of thousands of pounds from gamblers without performing adequate safety checks.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2022

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Camelot drops UK national lottery legal challenge – The Guardian

Posted September 7th, 2022 in appeals, gambling, licensing, news by sally

‘Camelot has dropped its appeal against a legal ruling over the handover of its licence to operate the UK’s national lottery to its rival Allwyn.’

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The Guardian, 6th September 2022

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Entain to pay £17m for failing on rules to make gambling safer and crime free – The Guardian

Posted August 17th, 2022 in fines, gambling, licensing, news by sally

‘Entain, the gambling firm behind Ladbrokes and Coral, could lose its licence to operate in the UK after it was told to pay a record £17m settlement over its inaction as individual customers spent hundreds of thousands of pounds.’

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The Guardian, 17th August 2022

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Gambling review delay lets Premier League football clubs strike sponsorship deals – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2022 in advertising, bereavement, delay, families, gambling, government departments, news, sport by tracey

‘Campaigners are outraged that the stalled white paper has allowed three top English sides to sign new front-of-shirt agreements.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2022

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‘Irresponsible’ gambling ads from two operators banned by watchdog – The Independent

Posted August 3rd, 2022 in advertising, complaints, gambling, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘An “irresponsible” ad for bookmakers Coral featuring excited spectators at a horse race accompanied by a dramatic soundtrack has been banned over the risk it could pressure those struggling with gambling addiction.’

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The Independent, 3rd August 2022

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Paddy Power ad ban for gambling taking priority – BBC News

Posted June 15th, 2022 in advertising, complaints, families, gambling, news by sally

‘An advert for betting firm Paddy Power has been banned for encouraging repetitive gambling, by showing it taking priority over family.’

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BBC News, 14th June 2022

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Police and Gambling Commission secure £140k confiscation order against defendant over illegal lotteries – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 21st, 2022 in confiscation, gambling, news, proceeds of crime by sally

‘A Proceeds of Crime Act hearing has seen almost £140,000 confiscated from a man who ran illegal lotteries from Middlesbrough.’

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Local Government Lawyer, April 2022

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New rules on gambling adverts ban celebrities and sports stars – BBC News

Posted April 6th, 2022 in advertising, children, gambling, news, performing arts, regulations, sport by sally

‘Footballers, celebrities and social media influencers will be banned from gambling adverts under new rules.’

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BBC News, 5th April 2022

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Jack Ritchie inquest: Parents hope for gambling laws change – BBC News

‘The parents of a 24-year-old gambling addict hope an inquest into his death will speed up changes in betting laws.’

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BBC News, 20th February 2022

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MPs criticise UK gambling regulator for trying to reduce addiction – The Guardian

Posted January 24th, 2022 in gambling, lobbying, news, ombudsmen, parliament, regulations by tracey

‘A committee of MPs has produced a report criticising the gambling industry regulator for trying to reduce addiction and urging ministers to take it into special measures.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2022

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‘Females with fair skin’: Mayfair casino guilty of race discrimination, tribunal finds – The Guardian

Posted November 3rd, 2021 in employment, employment tribunals, equality, gambling, news, race discrimination by sally

‘An exclusive London casino racially discriminated against one of its dealers by allowing a request by a patron not to have black dealers at their table, an employment tribunal has found.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2021

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Research Briefing: Gambling advertising: how is it regulated? – House of Commons Library

Posted August 17th, 2021 in advertising, codes of practice, gambling, licensing, news, parliament, regulations by tracey

‘This Library Paper looks at the regulation of gambling advertising in Great Britain.’

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House of Commons Library, 13th August 2021

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Gambling Operating Licences – 11KBW

Posted June 18th, 2021 in appeals, chambers articles, gambling, licensing, news, tribunals by sally

‘In a wide-ranging decision, the First Tier Tribunal has brought clarity to several aspects of regulatory practice associated with gambling operating licences.’

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11KBW, 8th June 2021

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Online gambler wins court case to claim £1.7m prize after Betfred refused to pay – The Guardian

Posted April 8th, 2021 in computer programs, delay, gambling, news by sally

‘When Andrew Green hit the £1.7m jackpot in an online casino, he never imagined it would take three years of misery and the stress of legal action to claim it.’

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The Guardian, 7th April 2021

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UK gambling firms ordered to slow down online slot machines – The Guardian

Posted February 2nd, 2021 in consumer protection, gambling, internet, news by sally

‘Online casinos will be forced to overhaul slot machine games to slow them down and remove features that cause players to lose track of how much they are spending.’

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The Guardian, 2nd February 2021

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Gambling Act review expected to spur reform – OUT-LAW.com

Posted December 21st, 2020 in consumer protection, gambling, internet, news, regulations by sally

‘The UK government must be careful not to drive British consumers to unregulated gambling markets by imposing overly strict constraints on regulated providers of online gambling services, experts in gambling licensing and regulation have said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th December 2020

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