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Genting begins £1.6m upgrade of Glasgow property

Genting UK has sanctioned a  £1.6 million renovation of its Glasgow Sauchiehall Street casino property, which it is said will see a “complete revamp of one of the city’s most popular gaming venues”. Work on Genting Casino Glasgow is currently underway with the entity to continue to operate as normal during the refurbishment, as a completion date towards the end of next month is …

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Internet rumours see bookmakers suspend Rangers relegation markets

Bookmakers have suspended betting markets on SPL football club Glasgow Rangers FC being relegated, as internet rumours circulate that the club faces financial difficulties once again. Betting affiliate Oddschecker, last night alerted UK media that it had spotted ‘unusual betting patterns’ on Rangers being relegated from the SPL. Rangers, Scottish football’s most successful club, currently sits third in the league, …

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Ladbrokes launches investigation into Glasgow ‘player information’ incident

Ladbrokes Coral Group governance has launched an internal probe relating to confidential player self-exclusion information being found outside a Ladbrokes Glasgow Central betting shop. The incident has hit national headlines, with The Guardian newspaper reporting that Ladbrokes may face an investigation by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). It has been reported that the player information related to Ladbrokes customers who …

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Rangers extends 32Red shirt sponsorship

Scottish football club Glasgow Rangers FC has confirmed that it has extended its shirt sponsorship deal with UK online casino and betting operator 32Red. 32Red has acted as Rangers lead shirt sponsor since season 2014/15. The online gambling company will extend the sponsorship for a further two seasons, as Rangers FC challenges for Scottish Premier League glory. Rangers management detailed …

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Caledonian Publishing launches BetOnPolitics.co.uk

Industry affiliate media owner, Caledonian Publishing has increased its betting-related inventory by announcing the launch of dedicated political betting website BetOnPolitics.co.uk. Caledonian’s new portal aims to be the leading destination for all punters seeking political betting insight and knowledge on a number of UK and international politics markets. Ahead of the UK General Election on 8 June, BetOnPolitics.co.uk offers its …

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GamCare launches Gamble Aware Week in Cardiff, Glasgow & Manchester

Gambling harm and addiction prevention charity GamCare has launched its ‘Gamble Aware Week’ in the UK cities’ of Cardiff, Glasgow and Manchester. Aiming to raise public awareness of problem gambling conditions GamCare will be offering free drop-in information and advice sessions for anyone concerned about gambling. GamCare detailed that the sessions would be ‘friendly and informal’, focusing on giving the …

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Stan James chain in line for rebranding

Steve Fisher is facing up to the prospect of finding a new brand name for the Stan James chain of betting shops that he first set up in 1973, in a process that will cost a seven figure sum. As reported by Racing Post, the change has been forced by the Swedish operator Unibet’s purchase of the seperate Stan James …

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Glasgow self-exclusion pilot adds independent bookmakers

The Glasgow pilot scheme which gives someone who may be developing a problem with their gambling a one-stop facility to exclude themselves from all betting shop operators across the City is expanding from today, to include more shops and more operators. Launched in July with 36 participating shops across the five major betting shop operators the scheme will be expanded …

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William Hill cites tax increases for £21m drop in profits

William Hill CEO James Henderson has described the past six months as a period of ‘significant regulatory and taxation change for the industry’ as the bookmaker reported a 30% drop in profits after tax to £69.5m. Despite group net revenue marginally growing, even against 2014 World Cup comparatives, operating profit dropped 12% to £155.7m for the first half. Group net …

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Blanket self-exclusion scheme launches in Glasgow

High street betting shops in Glasgow City Centre are today launching a new self-exclusion scheme for anyone who has developed a problem with their gambling. For the first time anywhere in Scotland, a customer will be able to ‘exclude’ themselves from any of the 36 participating betting shops, regardless of which company runs the shop. This three month pilot scheme …

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