Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Tag: Association of British Bookmakers

An industry uniting? ABB and RGA in merger talks following “the FOBT thing”

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Reports of a merger between the Association of British Bookmakers and the Remote Gambling Association have raised eyebrows in the industry, but will any other sectors choose to join this proposed broader body? Following a year on the defensive, the Association of British Bookmakers and the Remote Gambling Association are rallying in talks of a merger. This week RGA CEO Clive...

B2s bring in more than £1.8bn for bookies as ABB threaten shop closures

  As FOBTs reach record highs of gross gambling yield and amusements venues continue to close at a faster rate than betting shops, Malcolm George of the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) makes a economic plea for sympathy.   For the bookmakers, the gross gambling yield of FOBTs increased 3.2 percent to just over £1.8bn between April 2016 and March 2017, according...

The Sun “exposes” arcade fun and ABB opportunism

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A journalist tasked by The Sun with the exhilarating mission of investigating “the rigged arcade games that break your children’s hearts”, exposes that - actually - it’s all about entertainment. Now will someone tell the Association of British Bookmakers? The seaside sector received arare visit from the British press circus last week as The Sun Online published an article apparently...

Approaches to problem gambling must be based on the evidence alone

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As the industry braces itself for the latest developments in the Government’s review of stakes and prizes, Malcom George, chief executive of the Association of British Bookmakers, argues that the recommendations should be based on evidence rather than prejudice. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley is now considering the evidence submitted by the betting industry, academics, charities and campaign groups to the...

Press regulator upholds ABB’s complaint against the Times

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Press regulator, the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) has ruled against the Times newspaper following a complaint by the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) at the beginning of May. The ABB complained to IPSO that The Times breached Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors’ Code of Practice in articles headlined “Doctors prescribe drugs to tackle Britain’s gambling epidemic”, “Violence, debt...