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Winning Post: Retail Games… a crime or a mistake?

Regulus Partners dissects a new era for UK retail betting incumbents which has begun with a very predictable opening chapter as Betfred and Paddy Power face scrutiny for circumventing gaming machine laws… This week saw the implementation of GB’s B2 ban and the rollout of some operator mitigation plans. Betfred and Paddy Power launched OTC products which used Virtual betting …

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Labour wants greater curbs for online gambling in a new Gambling Act

Labour Party deputy leader Tom Watson is to call for greater restrictions on online gambling in order to align the sector more closely with land-based gambling rules. At an IPPR policy seminar later today, Watson will call for the introduction of limits to spend, to stake and to speed in online gambling and the introduction of a new ‘E Category’ …

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Paddy Power: Rebel divorce sees odds tumble on Corbyn departing Labour leadership

Bookmakers have placed the spotlight on Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, and how he handles the departure of breakaway rebels forming a new Independent Party within UK politics. Branded the ‘Gang of Seven’, the rebel cabal has been deemed as the biggest reprimand of Corbyn’s party leadership, and his handling of Labour’s position on Brexit. Since yesterday’s confirmation of the …

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Winning Post – Labour tees up latest debate on gambling regulation

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. US: regulated sportsbetting – e pluribus confusionem? The US Federal government formally considered sportsbetting for the first time since the overturn of PASPA, in the form of a House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing …

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Regulus Partners – The legitimacy of Labour’s proposals

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: Politics – Watson’s reforms more elementary than barking mad Britain’s gambling stakeholders were offered a vision of regulation under a Labour government this week as the party’s deputy leader, Tom Watson …

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Tom Watson – Labour will eradicate debt-financed credit betting

Labour Party Deputy Leader Tom Watson has warned the UK betting industry to expect tougher sanctions alongside further market restrictions, should Labour win the next UK General Election (scheduled for 2022). Speaking to the BBC, Tom Watson seeks to replicate the ‘whistle-to-whistle advertising ban’, introduced in Australia at the start of 2018, which prohibits all promotion of betting-related content during …

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MPs emphasise the importance of the DCMS review on the horse racing industry

This week’s long awaited triennial review of gaming machines stakes and prizes not only led to a 12 week consultation period, but also incited an incredibly heated debate in Parliament on Tuesday. As part of the debate, the case was made for how future regulations on terminals could have implications on the horse racing industry, both co-chairs of the all-party …

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Timeline – How the fate of fobts became such a deep seated issue

As the long awaited triennial review of gaming machines stakes and prizes looms, it’s seemingly becoming increasingly likely that the result will be a crippling clampdown on the maximum stakes on fixed-odds-betting-terminals (FOBTs). Since the introduction of the Gambling Act in 2005, the political maelstrom that has engulfed FOBTs has inevitably intensified the levels of tension, and decreased the levels …

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Betway defends football shirt sponsorship deals

Betway has defended the gambling industry’s ability to sponsor Premier league football shirts in the wake of Labour’s proposals to ban gambling firms sponsoring football shirts. Since February 2015, Betway has been the official shirt sponsor of West Ham United, this season’s extension of the partnership, means The Hammers are one of nine Premier League clubs with a gambling company …

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William Hill – UK awaits landscape changing by-election results

With the crucial constituency by-elections of Stoke-on-Trent Central (Staffordshire) and Copeland (Cumbria) taking place tomorrow, William Hill politics believes that the results may set the agenda for the future of UK politics. Updating its by-election markets, William Hill details that political punters are speculating that the results could spark a change of leader for different parties and even mark a …

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