Tag Archives: Association of British Bookmakers

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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Chancellor gives green light to horserace betting right

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Chancellor George Osborne has seemingly given the go-ahead for the long-standing Horseracing Levy to be replaced by a ‘betting right’ – presumably meaning that bookmakers will have to pay racing for the privilege of taking bets on the sport. In today’s Budget announcement, Osborne said that the Government was ‘introducing a horseracing betting right’ , although there was scant other …

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LGA & ABB announce framework for local partnerships on betting shops

The LGA – ABB framework developed by the Betting Commission is an opportunity to create a new relationship between councils and the betting industry that helps to ensure councils are confident that their concerns are listened to and acted on. It also aims to reassure the industry that councils recognise their right to be on the high streets. The framework builds …

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Blanket self-exclusion trial launches in Chatham

The trial self exclusion scheme for betting shops in Medway in south east England has launched today, enabling customers to ban themselves from every betting shop operator in Chatham High Street for the first time. Under the ground breaking scheme, when a customer indicates they wish to self-exclude from a gambling shop, staff will be help them fill in a …

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Trader conflict of interest sees ABB members review terms

The UK Gambling Commission has been working with the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB)  and betting operators to reduce the risk of potential conflicts of interest when a trader encounters information that might indicate suspicious betting activity. This follows unusual betting activity at horse races early this year. As a result ABB members have agreed to adjust their betting terms …

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Traders using inside information could breach Gambling Act

Bookmakers have been advised to tighten up their employment conditions in order to make sure that traders who spot an emerging coup on the books don’t look to profit themselves by placing bets with rival firms and also to protect themselves from such behaviour. The Gambling Commission has written to the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) to highlight the potential …

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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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