Tag Archives: Bookmakers

Bookmakers set to cash in on ‘one of the best weekends of sport’

There is set to be a spike in wagered stakes across the betting industry, as a quartet of major sporting events hit UK screens on the weekend.  With the Wimbledon finals, Cricket World Cup Final, Newmarket Festival and Formula 1’s British Grand Prix (GP) all underway between Saturday and Sunday, bookmakers are estimating betting stakes to reach around £100m. Harry …

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Responsible gambling is at the ‘heart’ of betting shops Peter Craske – ABB

Ahead of next month’s triennial stakes and prizes review by the DCMS, the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has reiterated that betting shops continue to offer ‘the safest place to gamble on the high street’. The government is facing mounting pressure from lobbying groups to slash the maximum stakes of FOBTs to just £2, however, the gambling industry has warned …

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ABB comes to the defence of FOBTS

Talking to Paddy O’Connell on BBC Radio Four last Sunday (3 September), The Association of British Bookmakers CEO Malcolm George said that a ‘pan industry solution’ is required if Britain wants to solve problem gambling. George details that the ‘personal interaction’ and ‘face-to-face interaction’ that is utilised in betting shops from shop staff who are able to build a stronger connection …

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