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Distrust and discord: The state of UK gambling regulation

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The latest survey findings on problem gambling confirm that the level has remained stable and without any discernible rise in six years. But, suggests Ken Scott, despite this good news the fractious divide between industry and regulator is only likely to get wider. Only a British regulator can eke misery out of statistics that show problem gambling has not risen...

A year in the life of the regulator: Rising costs, expanding reach and not everything is exactly what it seems

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Warning: If you are a regulator of a sensitive disposition, please read this comment with care. Ken Scott reads between the lines of the Gambling Commission’s Annual Report and sees a regulator in desperate need of a change of perspective. More glass empty, than glass half full, the GC has an agenda - its existence depends on the successful...

Gala charged £2.3m after two customers gamble stolen money

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Gala Interactive will pay £2.3m after failing to take action over two problem gamblers, who gambled away around £1.3m of stolen money.   One customer lost £837,545 over 14 months and the other lost £432,765 over 11 months while playing Gala's online games. The Commission said Ladbrokes Coral, which owns Gala Interactive, failed to have in place written policies and procedures that could...

GambleAware raises record breaking £8 million

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Industry funded charity GambleAware announced that it has raised a record-breaking eight million pounds in the last year.   Dedicated to helping broaden public understanding of problem gambling, the charity acts as the commissioner of research, education and treatment services across the country, ensuring funds are allocated and spent both efficiently and effectively. “Our aim is to stop people getting into problems...

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