Tag: Report

UK betting companies paid £19.7m in fines last year

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UK betting operators paid a record £19.7m in penalty fees last year as regulators toughened stance against those failing to adequately deal with problem gamblers and money laundering. A UK Gambling Commission report announced the regulator brought fines against nine operators in the 12 month period. Overall gambling fines increased from £18.4m handed out in 2018 and £1.7m in 2017. Online...

NSM reports impressive contactless sales

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NSM are driving the cashless concept in music provision at venues across Britain and it’s making its mark. Alex Kirby prepares us for the ultimate question: “Did you really carry bits of metal and paper around with you? Leading jukebox manufacturer NSM Sales has announced Q1 sales figures which underline claims that a cashless Britain is closer than we might...

Current coastal defences “unsustainable” in face of future sea-level rises, claims new report

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The latest coastal analysis report from the Committee on Climate Change claims that sea-level rises due to global warming will soon place vast swathes of Britain’s coasts at heightened risk of flooding and erosion - and that the UK’s current coastal management strategy is “unsustainable” in facing up to the scale of the problem...

Scientific Games reports seventh consecutive quarter of growth

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Scientific Games has recorded its seventh consecutive quarter of year-on-year growth as the company announces intent to refinance a portion of its debt.   Scientific Games Corporation has released its second quarter 2017 results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017 and announced plans to take advantage of favorable market conditions to refinance a portion of its debt to lower...

Report predicts staycations to fuel bumper year for UK tourism

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Another survey has found that the UK’s tourism and leisure industries are set for a bumper year thanks to continued growth in the trend for staycations.   The report, by Barclays, found that nearly a third (30 per cent) of British holidaymakers expect to spend more of their holiday time in the UK this year. Nearly four in ten respondents (38 per...

GambleAware report sparks new criticism of FOBTs

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Media Watch investigates the latest criticism of FOBTs following a Guardian report on seven gamblers losing more than £10,000 in a day.   Last week, the Guardian is focussing on its discovery that seven gamblers lost more than £10,000 in a day while using controversial fixed-odds betting terminals, during a 10-month period. The losses, revealed in a submission to the government’s gambling...

Pub sector calls for budget cut in beer duty rate

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New report by Oxford Economics adds weight to call for cut in beer duty rate A new report by economic experts Oxford Economics (OE), commissioned by the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), has found that the beer and pub industry in Britain employs almost 900,000 people, and contributes £23.1 billion to the British economy. The BBPA says the figures...

Stakes and debit cards under fire in GambleAware report

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In a new report, GambleAware has argued that policy makers should consider much more than stakes and prizes when looking to promote responsible gambling and dents coin-op hopes by placing contactless in the firing line.   GambleAware has announced the publication of a report which argues that “policy makers need to look beyond stake reductions to minimise harm.” Undertaken by research...

Seaside sees boost in 
business across 2016

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Nationwide, coastal businesses were buoyed by a increase in business this year, the results of a new wide ranging study have indicated. The majority of seaside businesses saw an increase in trade in 2016, or were least on a par with last year’s results, a new study has revealed. The findings came from two surveys conducted by the National Coastal Tourism...