Tag Archives: Labour Party

Gambling Act to face scrutiny regardless of election outcome

The 2005 Gambling Act will come under scrutiny from three of the major UK political parties, after the Conservatives, Labour Party and Liberal Democrats have all outlined changes to the legislation in their manifestos ahead of the upcoming General Election.  Speaking in Telford yesterday, Boris Johnson described the current Gambling act as “analogue” in a “digital age”, while also emphasising …

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Corbyn’s turn sees bookmakers point towards a ‘Snap Christmas’

Bookmaker trading teams have rushed to revise their UK political betting markets, as media reports that opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn will change the Labour Party’s stance on a December General Election (yet to be confirmed). With EU leaders agreeing to extend Article 50 negotiation terms until 31 January 2020, and with Conservative Party opposition withdrawing ‘No Deal Brexit’ from negotiations, it …

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Winning Post: Sweden stresses its ‘duty of care’

Opening the week, industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners provides insight into whether Swedish gambling operators can effectively deliver a ‘duty of care’ to customers, and how the introduction of further problem gambling clinics can support harm prevention. UK: safer gambling – Leeds follows London on gambling disorder clinic This week, the second NHS clinic for problem gambling opened in Leeds. …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Pondering the Plastic

Did you know that it is nearly 61 years since the first successful recognizably modern credit card – the BankAmericard – was introduced? It was not until 8 years later, in 1966, that Barclaycard launched in the UK the first credit card outside the USA. Credit cards have been controversial from the outset because of the potential harms that arise …

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Tom Watson – ‘Gambling ombudsman is needed to protect UK consumers’

UK media, this morning reports that Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson has stated that his party will establish a ‘new gambling ombudsman to protect UK consumers’. Watson follows his tough narrative on gambling, which last month saw the Labour deputy urge the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) to undertake a thorough review of online casinos licensed after 2014. Addressing ‘cross-party’ thinktank ‘Demos’, …

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BMJ article calls for new tax to fund responsible gambling initiatives

According to an article published by The British Medical Journal (BMJ), there should be more emphasis placed upon the revamping of current gambling laws in order to prioritise the funding of problem gambling clinics. The report has called for the introduction of a mandatory tax on the industry which would see additional funds being allocated to industry initiatives and the …

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Commission urges industry to act on advertising warnings

Gambling Commission programme director Ian Angus has emphasised the need for “a proper and constructive debate about gambling marketing and advertising, including sponsorship arrangements in sport”. Angus’ recommendations come after Labour Party deputy leader Tom Watson mapped out the party’s policies on heightening gambling marketing restrictions, aiming to replicate the ‘whistle-to-whistle advertising ban’ introduced in Australia at the start of …

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Sky Bet CEO strengthens stance on social responsibility

Sky Bet CEO, Richard Flint has responded to the Labour Party’s plans for ‘whistle-to-whistle advertising ban’, on gambling operators affirming that the ‘carrot’ of the ability to advertise can be a means to raise standards in the industry. Labour’s Deputy Leader Tom Watson has outlined that should the party win a general election, it would seek to significantly increase regulations …

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Curtains for Corbyn? Paddy Power cuts odds on Jezza’s 2018 resignation

It appears that the Labour Party cannot escape charges of antisemitism, as this week Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu released pictures of party leader Jeremy Corbyn ‘supposedly’ attending a wreath-laying ceremony for the 1972 Munich Olympic Games terrorists in 2014. The Labour Party has defended Corbyn’s position, stating that its leader was ‘visiting a Tunisian cemetery to honour innocent victims …

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Bookies Corner – Local Elections 2018 – Labour tipped to capitalise on Tory turbulence

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It’s difficult to remember a time when political turmoil was so commonplace. Neither party is exactly blossoming in the opinion polls, but it’s Labour that will be feeling most confident heading into Thursday’s local council elections, with many analysts suggesting the Tory Party could suffer its worst ever result in London. SBC News caught up with three political betting experts to …

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