Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Tag: Bet365

Same old, same old: Gambling related harm debate offers little the industry hadn’t heard before

Legislation gambling related harms Carolyn Harris
The usual suspects were in strong voice singing from the staple prohibitionist hymn-sheet in a parliamentary debate on gambling-related harms this week. However, they failed to respond to concerns that over-regulation could drive players to the black market and floundered when challenged by statistical evidence. The emergence of emotion over evidence has taken over the parliamentary stage.

Off The Record: What do you expect for £37 billion – something that actually works?

Off The Record Comment Test Trace Bet365 Gambling Industry
Why picking fights with Team England is a stupid move even by the standards set by the Home Secretary, the disproportionate impact of inflation on our hyper-regulated, micromanaged industry and why is a British gambling industry billionaire funding a Van Gogh exhibition at The Courtauld?

DCMS calls for mandatory levy despite £100m operator pledge

DCMS Jeremy Wright
Despite the “Top Five” UK betting operators pledging to increase their funding commitment to tackle problem gambling, the DCMS has reiterated calls for a..

UK bookmakers increase funding for problem gambling treatment

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Whether it’s too late in coming, it has at least finally come. The leading bookmakers have made good on their promise to raise their contribution to funding

Bookmakers up problem gambling treatment funding

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The UK’s biggest bookmakers have agreed to increase funding for problem gambling treatment to £100m over the next four years.   Owners have confirmed that they will increase their voluntary levy on gambling profits from 0.1 percent to 1 percent. The companies include Ladbrokes Coral, Paddy Power Betfair, Skybet, William Hill and Bet 365. “This is an unprecedented level of commitment and collaboration...

New clinic opens, old cash calls continue

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The head of the NHS in England has berated gambling chiefs for the “fraction” they spend on addiction treatment, in the very same week that five of...