Andrew McCarron

Anthony Joshua stars in William Hill’s first ‘brand-led’ advert

William Hill is to launch a new advertising campaign this week featuring the unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua with a new style of ad for the gambling industry which has come under fire for the aggressive tone in a typical betting advert. The multimedia campaign is the first of its kind for William Hill as it is brand-led, with …

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How to get ready for the UKGC’s new UK age verification regulations

Age Verification

The UK Gambling Commission has announced its new Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP). These regulations introduce stronger requirements on age and identity verification requirements for operators. But are all operators up to date with the changes? Identity verification specialist HooYu is used by gaming operators to verify customer age and identity at point of first-time deposit or payout. …

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£1bn cost of FOBT stake slash to bookmakers and horseracing

Warwick Bartlett and Lorien Pilling from the Global Betting & Gaming Consultancy (GBGC) have been looking at the implications of the reduction in Cat B2 gaming machine maximum stake from £100 to £2.  It doesn’t make pretty reading for retail bookmakers or the sector’s associated stakeholders. From 1 April 2019 the maximum stakes on FOBTs will be drastically reduced to …

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BetVictor strikes deal to honour BetBright antepost bets

The controversial cancelling of antepost bets by BetBright when the Irish based operator closed down earlier this month is to be rectified after the stepping in of Gibraltar-based bookmaker BetVictor.  Acting in a ‘personal capacity’, former BetBright Executive Chairman Rich Ricci has partnered with BetVictor to announce a plan which will enable former BetBright customers to have their Ante Post bets reinstated. Former BetBright …

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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

Grosvenor Sport

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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