Andrew McCarron

RGA warns Watson over online slots stake and prize restrictions

The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has warned Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson that his party’s recommendations to introduce curbs on stake, spend and game speed for online gambling could send players to illegal offshore sites. Watson will today make a call for a new Gambling Act with the introduction of a new ‘Category E‘ designation to sit alongside the Categories …

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Labour wants greater curbs for online gambling in a new Gambling Act

Labour Party deputy leader Tom Watson is to call for greater restrictions on online gambling in order to align the sector more closely with land-based gambling rules. At an IPPR policy seminar later today, Watson will call for the introduction of limits to spend, to stake and to speed in online gambling and the introduction of a new ‘E Category’ …

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Two consultations launched on high prize machines and online credit card use

The Gambling Commission is inviting members of the public, gambling businesses and other stakeholders to provide their views on two key issues as part of its work to prevent gambling-related harms. The Commission is requesting views and data on the issue of gambling online with credit cards and, separately, on improving player control measures on all Category B gaming machines, …

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BHA assesses flu risks and restarts racing with enhanced biosecurity

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In a late night announcement, The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced a ‘risk-managed return’ to racing will take place from Wednesday this week after a hiatus caused by an outbreak of equine flu. After consultation with its veterinary committee, and based on the latest tests conducted by the Animal Health Trust, the BHA’s Chief Regulatory Officer Brant Dunshea has …

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Betting on Football acquires AffiliateINSIDER Bootcamp to deliver the Digital Marketing Forum

SBC Events and AffiliateINSIDER have collaborated to provide enhanced value to delegates at the Betting on Football conference by creating The Digital Marketing Forum, a new gathering for marketing professionals to discuss disruption, new disciplines and best practice in online marketing. The Digital Marketing Forum will run on the 21 March 2019 during the Betting on Football conference at London’s …

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Children’s exposure to betting ads lowest for 10 years

Children saw nearly 40% fewer gambling ads in 2017 than they did in 2013 according to the latest report from the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The report found that children on average see 2.8 adverts for gambling products a week. The report also found that the levels of children’s exposure to sports-related gambling ads in 2017 were on average of …

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Industry taken to task over use of ‘gagging orders’ in settlements

The Gambling Commission has warned the gambling industry that the indiscriminate use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in settlements with customers over problem gambling issues will not be tolerated. Last year, stories broke in the national media about some major bookmakers adding ‘gagging orders’ to deals with their customers preventing them from going to the Commission with a complaint against any …

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SBC moves at ICE London to brand new stand location S3-206

SBC (Sports Betting Community) will be in a new location at this year’s ICE London exhibition at the ExCeL Centre from 5-7 February, moving into the main south hall itself at stand S3-206. The SBC team will be on hand throughout all three days to showcase upcoming events in 2019, including Betting on Football (19-22 March), Betting on Sports America …

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WATCH: USA will be the biggest regulated sports betting market in the world within five years

Ahead of April’s Betting on Sports America conference and exhibition, SBC continues its look at the US market and revisits H2 Gambling Capital’s David Henwood‘s thoughts about the potential size of the US market. Filmed at Betting on Sports Conference 2018  in London last September, Henwood reveals that his firm thinks that the illegal offshore market is even bigger than …

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WATCH: How will the American market progress in 2019?

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Ahead of SBC’s Betting on Sports America conference, which is being held on 23-25 April 2019, check out what some of the key names in the industry predicted would happen in 2019 when they came to last September’s Betting on Sports conference in London. Listen to opinions from SG Gaming’s Keith O’Loughlin, Betting on Sports America Chief Advisor Sue Schnieder, …

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