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ABB: Gambling law should be ‘based on facts, not scaremongering’

The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has warned that any changes to betting shop regulations to tackle problem gambling should be ‘based on facts, not scaremongering’. In response to the government’s new plans to impose greater restrictions on gaming machines, gambling advertising and LBO planning laws, the ABB has accused the government of failing to listen to the one million …

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Study refutes claims that bookies prey on the poor

A new independent report has undermined allegations that high street bookmakers target deprived areas and vulnerable people. It comes as Prime Minister David Cameron prepares to announce measures to curb gaming machines, reacting to concerns about the social cost of the machines. The report, carried out by the Local Data Company, reveals that just 17% of Britain’s betting shops are …

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ABB hits back at ‘misleading’ accusations

The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has hit back at accusations from the Campaign for Fairer Gambling that it may have misled the UK government over the potential impact of a reduction in stake on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs). The Campaign made the claims following a report by NERA Economic Consulting, which suggested that lowering staking limits on FOBTs …

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Darling to chair the ABB

Paul Darling QC has been appointed the new Chairman of the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) with effect from 1st May 2014. He takes over from Neil Goulden, who is stepping down to concentrate on his other role as Chairman of the Responsible Gambling Trust. Barrister Darling was a Non-Executive Director at the Tote (2006-2008) and became a Government Appointed …

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Associations formalise social responsibility work with new group

The UK’s main gambling trade associations have joined forces to establish the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) – a new body that formalises the responsible gambling work that the associations carry out.  The IGRG provides a structure to better promote socially responsible gambling in the British gambling market. Building on existing relationships and work streams, it will also provide …

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Industry video explains new machine measures

The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has published a video in which bookmakers explain the new measures that have been introduced onto betting shop gaming machines, more commonly known as FOBTs. In a statement, the ABB commented: “Even though problem gambling levels are at record low in England, we do acknowledge that some of our customers will have problems with …

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Maria Miller Asks Gambling Commission to Toughen Code Up

The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) may have passed a voluntary code of conduct for the gambling industry; however UK Culture Secretary Maria Miller has asked the UK Gambling Commission to revise the proposed Code for Responsible Gambling and Player Protection, with a view to further strengthening player protection with regards to gambling products, both online and at retail level. …

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UK Betting Heavyweights Support ABB Code

UK gambling operators have come together to support the recent launch of the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB)  Code for Responsible Gambling and Player Protection. The code will come into action on the 1st of March 2014, and will look to bring new best practices for better protection of  UK betting and gambling customers. The newly designed code implemented by the ABB, …

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