Tag Archives: All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Gambling Related Harm

Iain Duncan Smith calls for ‘wholesale reform’ of betting and banking oversight

The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), a think tank led by senior conservative Sir Iain Duncan Smith, has called for the creation of an ‘independent ombudsman’ to monitor banks and betting firms with the objective of better safeguarding players. An CSJ study, entitled Not a Game’, found that problem gamblers generate 25% of the UK betting and gaming industry’s profits, …

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DCMS urged to take immediate action on Football Index collapse

MPs from the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Gambling Related Harm (GRH APPG) have directed further criticism at the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) regarding the collapse of betting exchange Football Index. Writing a letter to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, the group of legislators described the demise of the operator and the losses its customers suffered as a ‘scandal,’ and have cited …

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Kenneth Alexander: GVC – ‘Industry cannot be turned into a political football’

GVC Holdings’ Chief Executive Kenneth Alexander has responded to criticism of his leadership, made public this week by the ‘All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Gambling Related Harm’. Opening the ‘Reputation Matters – gambling sector in the spotlight’ keynote event, Alexander spoke on GVC and the industry’s combined efforts to reduce problem gambling harms and further support treatment and research networks. …

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