Retail

HMRC stats reflect changing regulatory dynamics of UK Gambling

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has published its national statistics update on duties generated by the industry’s seven different tax verticals – Bingo Duty, Gaming Duty, General Betting Duty (GBD), Lottery Duty, Machine Games Duty (MGD), Pool Betting Duty (PBD) and Remote Gaming Duty (RGD). Reporting betting & gaming tax statistics for the six month period of April-to-September 2019, HMRC reports …

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Camelot plans ‘Big November’ for National Lottery’s 25th Birthday

Camelot UK has informed its retail partners of its ‘November bonanza’ celebrating the National Lottery’s ‘25th Birthday’. The UK National Lottery operator confirms that the Friday 8 November EuroMillions draw, will be boosted with a ’25 UK millionaires’ special event, with POS tickets available in stores. Celebrating the National Lottery’s first-ever draw on 19 November 1994, Camelot confirms that it …

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Finalists announced for Racing Post/SIS Betting Shop Manager of the Year

Representatives from six different bookmakers will duke it out for the prestigious Racing Post/SIS Betting Shop Manager of the Year next month as the competition announced its eight regional champions. Independent bookmakers Jenningsbet and Toals Bookmakers have managers on the shortlist, alongside Betfred, Paddy Power, William Hill and three from GVC Group’s Ladbrokes and Coral operations. Selected from a shortlist of …

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Select Committee hears of industry systems failing problem gamblers

Chaired by Lord Michael Grade of Yarmouth, on Tuesday 8 October the House of Lords’ Select Committee listened to the experiences of four gambling addicts, gathering further research on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry’ on UK society. The victims` shared their experiences of engaging with gambling products and businesses, detailing personal insights on their ‘journeys towards …

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National Lottery launches new campaign celebrating 25-years of UK support

The National Lottery has launched its new UK-wide advertising campaign ‘The Magic Number’, celebrating its 25th Anniversary. Developed by London advertising agency Adam&eveDDB on behalf of Camelot UK, the campaign celebrates 25-years of the National Lottery supporting UK charities, social directives, sports development programmes, the arts, culture and heritage conservation. Having drawn its first lottery on 19 November 1994, the National …

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ICSS ‘integrity hotline’ gives snapshot of global reach of sports corruption

Publishing its first report, the International Centre for Sports Security’s (ICSS) ‘Sports Integrity Hotline (SI Hotline)’ reveals that it has received more than 240 incidents of corruption, reporting allegations of match-fixing, fraud and sexual abuse. ICSS established its hotline in 2018, providing athletes and sports stakeholders a ‘secure whistleblower platform’ for reporting sports misconducts. In its first report, the SI …

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NatWest launches GamCare ‘walk-in consultation’ pilot scheme

UK retail bank NatWest in collaboration with GamCare is set to trial a ‘ground-breaking’ pilot scheme offering counselling sessions to vulnerable/addicted customers inside its high-street branches. NatWest is set to launch the GamCare pilot scheme across 13 branches based in London, the South East and Midlands of England. The bank’s chosen outlets will allow any person to walk-in and book …

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Genting begins £1.6m upgrade of Glasgow property

Genting UK has sanctioned a  £1.6 million renovation of its Glasgow Sauchiehall Street casino property, which it is said will see a “complete revamp of one of the city’s most popular gaming venues”. Work on Genting Casino Glasgow is currently underway with the entity to continue to operate as normal during the refurbishment, as a completion date towards the end of next month is …

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IOC enforces betting code for Tokyo 2020

Hosting its third ‘International Forum on Sports Integrity’ (IFSI), governance of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has launched a series of new cooperative measures strengthening global sports integrity. The IOC’s integrity forum sees more than 100 diverse stakeholders, representing all functions of sports, cooperate and share knowledge in strengthening integrity disciplines. Gearing up for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the …

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RMG renews broadcast partnership with Meydan Dubai

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has extended its contract with the Meydan Group to provide production and distribution of the next two full horseracing seasons at the course for a further two years. The season is now underway and culminates with the prestigious $35 million Dubai World Cup card on 28 March 2020 – recognised as the most international and valuable day’s racing. Timeline Television will …

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