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ASA launches Russia 2018 betting probe investigating new CAP breaches

The UK Advertising Standards Association (ASA) has launched a probe examining the number of gambling/betting related TV adverts broadcast during the FIFA Russia 2018 World Cup. The month-long football tournament saw 115 complaints filed with ASA, as UK viewers expressed concerns relating to the high proportion of gambling adverts served during Russia 2018 TV programming. ASA officials will review whether …

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Sun Bingo ups daytime profile with Jeremy Kyle Show sponsorship

News UK’s online bingo property Sun Bingo has confirmed that it has become the lead sponsor of ITV’s daytime programme ‘The Jeremy Kyle Show’, starting this Monday 16th July. Broadcast since 2005, The Jeremy Kyle Show is considered a long-standing flagship asset for ITV’s daytime TV programming. The sponsorship sees Sun Bingo secure TV idents for the morning program alongside …

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Winning Post – Why time is of the essence for UK Parliament

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: Regulation – Where’s the Harm? The publication this week of Britain’s first reporting framework for gambling-related harm offered a glimpse of future public policy debates – and set out a number …

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DCMS guarantees gambling industry engagement on FOBTS

Last week during a Parliamentary debate over Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs), the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Lord Ashton of Hyde emphasised that bookmakers would be engaged with the implementation process of new FOBT regulations. It was announced by the Government in May that after an extended triennial review that there would be …

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Playtech continues to enrich SSBT offering with the Racing Post

Playtech BGT Sports (PBS), has extended its exclusive agreement to host Racing Post content on its self-service betting terminals. Displayed on the SSBT’s dual screen user interface, the content offers data for UK and Irish horseracing and greyhound racing, including in-demand information such as form, age, weight, jockey and trainer, as well as the Racing Post predictor. In addition, the …

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Eleven Sports expands football broadcasting footprint with IMG

Continuing the expansion of its UK football broadcasting footprint, ELEVEN Sports has won the rights to Italy’s top flight from BT Sport. ELEVEN Sports is owned by Andrea Radrizzani, who is also the chairman of English Championship club, Leeds United. The Serie A deal follows on from ELEVEN Sports winning the rights from Sky Sports to show La Liga for …

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Harry Lang, Brand Architects – Change the players, change the game

There’s something refreshingly honest and likable about England’s current crop of young upstarts. Sure, their average weekly salary would likely pay off your mortgage, which could be a little grating. And yes, some of their haircuts seem to have been cultured by Maradona with a hedge trimmer after one of his more boisterous ‘white wine’ parties. Add to that they …

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Addison Global unites with All-in Diversity project

The All-in Diversity Project has unveiled its latest founding member, Addison Global, the Creators of MoPlay, Gibraltar’s newest gaming operator and the industry’s latest mobile focused sportsbook. In agreeing this partnership, Addison Global is aiming to take a lead in changing the way gaming values talent,  putting diversity and inclusion at the heart of everything it does from the outset. …

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I-pools launches UK first real-money Daily Fantasy Racing

Social pools betting network i-pools has launched the UK’s first real-money Daily Fantasy Racing games, with the Tote monopoly reaching expiration. The introduction of Fantasy Racing pools offers punters an alternative to fixed-odds markets and totaliser betting, and does so in a social context, with players betting against each other rather than the house. Stakes start from £1, with players …

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RGSB report attempts to highlight gambling-related harms

A new Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) report has been published with the aim of gauging a greater understanding of the full range of harms gambling can have on society. Led by Dr Heather Wardle, and in collaboration with the Gambling Commission and GambleAware, the report examines how the social cost of gambling-related harms can be measured and better understood. …

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