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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Joseph Bryan on Joey Barton v the FA: 5 Things You Need to Know – Littleton Chambers

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

‘Joey Barton, the controversial Burnley FC midfielder (and sometime BBC Question Time panellist), was in December 2016 charged by the FA with a breach of rule E8: betting. It was said that he had placed 1,260 bets on professional football matches over a ten-year period. He pleaded guilty to the alleged misconduct. An FA regulatory commission (the “Commission”) was convened to hear submissions and decide on sanction. Its decision, made on 26 April 2017, was to suspend Barton from all football-related activities for 18 months with immediate effect.’

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Littleton Chambers, 31st July 2017

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

Posted August 3rd, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, gambling, news, sport by tracey

‘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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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 31st July 2017

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Joe Perry gets three-month suspended ban over betting rule breaches – BBC News

Posted July 27th, 2017 in disqualification, gambling, news, sport, suspended sentences by tracey

‘Joe Perry has been given a three-month ban – suspended until May 2018 – for breaching rules on betting on matches.’

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BBC News, 26th July 2017

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Supreme Court to hear gambling ‘cheat’ case – OUT-LAW.com

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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OUT-LAW.com, 12th July 2017

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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

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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

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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

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Legal challenge against remote gambling tax in the UK falters before EU court – OUT-LAW.com

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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OUT-LAW.com, 13th June 2017

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Court of Appeal confirms right of Gambling Commission to veto gambling in pubs – OUT-LAW.com

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.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th May 2017

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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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