Tag: Betting

Gambling essential to pro football, says market expert

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It’s a funny old game, but not in a few years’ time if the calls to ban betting from the beautiful game are heeded. According to one expert, the present..

Advertising authority bans three betting ads over irresponsibility claims

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The Advertising Standards Authority has banned three separate gambling adverts from William Hill, Monopoly Casino and Paddy Power, over complaints..

Game-changers in betting, both then and now

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A couple of weeks ago saw concerns both new and old as to the role technology plays in gambling mulled over with sincerity on BBC Radio 4’s The Long View. Chris Webster listened in. It’s rare that the gambling industry gets any kind of substantive public platform, whether to defend itself or otherwise. Still, just such an instance was provided...

Bricks and mortar gambling in jeopardy, say ABB

The betting industry has started the process of reforming its character after a torrid beating over FOBTs. And it’s going to be an uphill struggle. However, it has identified a cause: betting retail outlets on Britain’s high streets are dying, say the ABB. While some may quip that there are already too many, the case for 4,000 shuttered shops,...

Processing.com powers 1xBet with Convergent Acquiring

Innovative, global payment solutions provider delivers optimised approval ratios and conversions for leading online gaming company. Processing.com has rolled out its innovative acquiring solution to the world’s third largest online Sportsbook and casino, 1xBet. As a result of onboarding the solution, 1xBet has been able to increase the approval of credit and debit card transactions – boosting its customer experience...

SG Gaming sign landmark deal with Ladbrokes Coral

SG Gaming has announced a momentous seven-year deal with Ladbrokes Coral Group that will see the continuation of its terminal, content and service supply deal with the bookmakers. SG Gaming has signed a landmark seven-year agreement with Ladbrokes Coral Group to continue to supply its cutting-edge terminals, content and service. The agreement is a significant one for both companies and will...

SG Gaming and Ladbrokes Coral Group agree landmark 7-Year Deal

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SG Gaming secures largest single UK Licensed Betting Office gaming supply deal including roll out of Equinox terminal range. Scientific Games Corporation has announced the Company's UK division, SG Gaming, has signed a landmark seven-year agreement with Ladbrokes Coral Group to continue to supply its cutting-edge terminals, innovative content and industry renowned service. The agreement is a significant one for both...

Gambling Commission to deal ‘more severely’ with novelty markets after SunBets ‘piegate’

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The Gambling Commission has announced it will deal ‘more severely’ with any novelty betting markets which do not maintain the standards required. Tabcorp UK which runs SunBets on behalf of News international now have conditions around novelty betting attached to its gambling licence and been ordered to pay £84,000 to socially responsible causes after a investigation by the regulator. The investigation...

Labour plans to ban betting firms from football shirts

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The Labour Party has pledged to ban football clubs from agreeing to shirt sponsorship deals with betting companies, should the party get into power.   The policy, unveiled by deputy leader Tom Watson, is understood to be the first of a series of proposals to curb gambling firms, and designed to turn up the pressure for the Tory-led government ahead of...

Too much focus on FOBTs, says GambleAware

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The head of GambleAware has told The Guardian that the industry should cease its war of words, with too much attention is being paid to FOBTs when it comes to issues of problem gambling.   Industry-funded charity, GambleAware (formerly the RGT), has told The Guardian newspaper that bookmakers, pubs and arcades are engaging in a “selfish” battle to protect their own...

Men fined over virtual currency FIFA betting scam

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Gambling Commission prosecute illegal gambling site targeting young football fans. On Monday 6 February 2017, following a prosecution brought by the Gambling Commission, Dylan Rigby, 34, of Colchester, Essex, and Craig Douglas, 33, of Ilford, Essex, entered guilty pleas to offences under the Gambling Act 2005. Rigby was ordered to pay £174,000 in fines and costs, whilst Douglas was ordered...

British Parliamentary Group to host international legislators in February

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Day’s programme to include visit to ICE Totally Gaming, international policy seminar, tour of a betting shop, bingo hall and London casino and reception at the Palace of Westminster. While authorised and regulated at the state level, gambling faces challenges and undergoes developments that transcend national boundaries. To facilitate the exchange on gambling policy and share best practice from around...

US casino industry pushes for sports-betting at G2E

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It wasn’t just promo girls and slot machines at this year’s Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas – where the US casino trade set its sights squarely on the legalising of sports-betting. The casino trade’s annual Global Gaming Expo (2016) in Las Vegas may have boasted the year’s  latest and greatest in terms gaming product, but it was the legalisation of...

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...