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BGC dedicates 20% of advertising to safer gambling

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has committed to making sure that 20% of TV and radio advertisements from its members are safer gambling adverts. In April, BGC members voluntarily removed all TV and radio product advertising for a period of six weeks during the lockdown. Writing on Politics Home, BGC Chief Executive Michael Dugher explained that the trade association …

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ASA pulls ‘irresponsible’ Coral tweet as Ladbrokes ad cleared

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has pulled an advertisement from Coral after the advert was deemed ‘irresponsible’. An ad from Ladbrokes was cleared by the ASA, despite receiving five complaints suggesting it encouraged gambling behaviour that was socially irresponsible. The advertising watchdog upheld one complaint issued against a post on Coral’s Twitter page after a challenge was raised concerning irresponsibility, …

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ASA: Children’s exposure to gambling ads lowest since 2008

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has revealed that under-18’s exposure to gambling advertising is now at the lowest level since 2008. The report entitled ‘Children’s exposure to age-restricted TV ads: 2019 update’ found that the number of TV adverts that children aged 4-15 saw in 2019 dropped to 115.9 ads per week, dropping considerably from the peak of 229.3 ads …

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Camelot launches new ad campaign to thank National Lottery players

Camelot Group has launched a new TV advertising campaign, which looks to thank National Lottery players for supporting local and national projects during the coronavirus crisis. Up to £600m has been raised so far in support of charities and organisations affected by the pandemic, with the National Lottery raising £30m each week on average. The TV advert will form part …

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BGC members suspend TV and radio advertising during lockdown

Members of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) will voluntarily remove all TV and radio product advertising during the COVID-19 lockdown. The announcement is the latest in the series of new measures introduced by BGC members to ensure that punters are protected during the current pandemic, despite a drop in advertising spend in addition to a 10% drop in the …

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Operator CEOs and independent experts put regulatory changes under the spotlight at Betting on Sports

Betting on Sports 2019, Regulation in Focus

The crucial legal and operational issues facing the sports betting industry will be under the spotlight when decision makers, including Alexis Murphy (CEO, betFIRST), Tom Hardman (COO, Smarkets) and Martin Lycka (Director of Regulatory Affairs, GVC) join representatives of trade bodies, advertising regulators and independent experts for the Regulation in Focus track at Betting on Sports 2019. Taking place on …

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Sweden’s Spelinspektionen proposes tougher advertising regulations

Swedish regulator Spelinspektionen has proposed new plans to restrict excessive gambling advertising, while also focusing on the formalisation of a cooperation deal with the country’s Konsumentverket consumer agency. The new plans will split responsibilities between the two bodies, as well as formalise the forms of information exchange and consultation. The regulator has not specified just how much advertising is considered …

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David Clifton – Licensing expert – Crystal ball gazing for 2019

After a tumultuous 2018, what does 2019 hold in store for the UK sports betting sector? I have dusted down my crystal ball. It may be a bit cloudy in areas, with perhaps the odd crack beginning to show in parts, but here is my best bet on what the regulatory future may bring. On the plus side, I do …

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‘Treat Betting like Tobacco’…Labour pledges to end betting firms sponsoring football clubs

Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson, wants UK football to ‘play its part in tackling the country’s hidden epidemic of gambling addiction’. A new Labour policy proposal, will seek to end football club shirt sponsorships by bookmakers and gambling related firms. Watson has stated to The Guardian newspaper, that the Labour Party will pledge to curb ‘the power of gambling firms’, …

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David Clifton – Strengthening social responsibility (again)!

Clifton Davies co-founder David Clifton has a look at the increasing regulatory scrutiny on the gambling industry and warns there may be more to come.  My “Licensing Expert” article last month posed the question whether a regulatory crackdown on gambling advertising was around the corner. We now know at least part of the answer. The Department for Culture Media & …

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