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Sporting Index bolsters ESSA membership numbers

Sporting Index has joined ESSA, the regulated betting industry’s integrity body. By joining with Sporting Index, ESSA has added sports spread betting to its existing coverage of traditional fixed odds and pool betting markets. ESSA now has 19 members, and represents many of the major regulated international sports betting operators: the ABB, Betclic, Bet-at-Home, Betsson, Bet365, BetVictor, Betway, bwinparty, Digibet, …

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LGA urges UK government to reduce FOBTs wagering to £2

UK cross-party council organisation, the Local Government Association (LGA) has urged the government to reduce the maximum wager on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) from £100 to £2. The LGA has called for MP’s to support an immediate government review on UK FOBTs policy. The organisation states that it wants to reduce potential risks and harms to vulnerable gambling consumers. …

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Betting industry opens up machine data for evaluation by PwC

The Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) has commissioned PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to evaluate Player Awareness Systems (PAS), an independent recent betting industry initiative designed to help people avoid gambling-related harm when using gaming machines in licensed betting offices. PAS systems analyse the behaviour of those logged in and playing on gaming machines, assessing behaviour against a range of problem gambling markers. Alerts …

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Bookmakers ‘think local’ to reduce the risks of problem gambling

Bookmakers must now set out how they will reduce social risks in their local area, such as if they are located near a school or homeless shelter, in order to reduce incidence of problem gambling. The new guidelines will see operators consider their individual betting shop environments and introduce sufficient safeguards for any particular areas of concern specific to each premises. …

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Current Levy level unsustainable for LBOs

Horseracing and the government has been warned that the current level of Horseracing Levy being paid by betting shops is unsustainable and will need to be lowered if the sport is going to thrive in betting shops. Speaking at the Association of British Bookmakers AGM in London yesterday, Paul Darling QC underlined the fact that betting shop operators are paying …

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New horseracing funding scheme will need to be fair to bookmakers as well

The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has welcomed the Government’s decision to introduce a new funding system for horseracing, but warned that any new development should not be taken in isolation from other issues. This morning, during a debate in the House of Commons, Culture Secretary John Whittingdale announced that the Government plans to introduce a new system which will …

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Bookmakers hope PAS masters real-time problem gambling analysis

UK bookmakers are to implement Player Awareness Systems (PAS) – a new initiative which helps people avoid gambling-related harm while using gaming machines in betting shops. PAS, which is being launched today by the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) at the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) annual conference, has been developed using the RGT’s ground-breaking December 2014 research that showed it …

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Glasgow self-exclusion pilot adds independent bookmakers

The Glasgow pilot scheme which gives someone who may be developing a problem with their gambling a one-stop facility to exclude themselves from all betting shop operators across the City is expanding from today, to include more shops and more operators. Launched in July with 36 participating shops across the five major betting shop operators the scheme will be expanded …

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ABB – Betting shops to introduce “Responsible Gambling Code” from 1st November

The UK’s eight million betting shop customers are to benefit from improved standards to help them bet safely and responsibly from 1st November, the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has announced. The “Responsible Gambling Code” will be introduced by all members of the ABB, and encapsulates a ban on the advertising of gaming machines in shop windows, the development of …

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