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GambleAware enlarges board to guide new strategy

GambleAware has expanded its governance board, announcing the appointment of four new trustees, to help the charity achieve the objectives of its new five-year organisational strategy.  The trustees will strengthen GambleAware’s oversight on public health matters and the commissioning of grants for gambling harm research, education and treatment (RET) projects. Labour House of Lords peer Baroness Hillary Armstrong joins the …

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Michael Dugher: ‘Gambling review needs to be led by facts not fiction’

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

Writing in Commons news source Politicshome.com, Michael Dugher – Chief Executive of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) – has warned MPs that there is ‘too much fiction swirled around the debate of gambling’.  As the review of the 2005 Gambling Act goes through its ‘call-for-evidence’ phase, Dugher and the BGC have welcomed the government’s ‘determination to drive big changes’ …

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Shadow Charity Minister praises YGAM’s ‘resilience under lockdown’

Rachael Maskell, the Shadow Minister for UK Charities, has branded the Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) as ‘a leading example of how charities have innovated’. The Labour MP for York Central praised the work of YGAM staff who continue to deliver the charity’s youth education programmes on gambling, despite also navigating the unprecedented challenges of national lockdown. Maskell, …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Consensus cannot be the hardest word

If the gambling industry buzzword for the last two years has been “collaboration”, it looks as if this year’s might well be “consensus”. Speaking personally, I am all for that. It’s a word that featured prominently in speeches by former Labour Party Deputy Leader, Tom Watson, and Gambling Commission CEO, Neil McArthur at ICE on 4 February. Watson used it …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – The future is within the industry’s power!

For the first time that I can recall, all four major UK political parties have featured gambling reform within their respective General Election manifestos. As a result, it’s clear that, regardless of the outcome of Thursday’s voting, the industry’s regulatory landscape will experience some fundamental change in the not too distant future. Online is the clearly declared focus but the …

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Keir Adams, SBTech: Pricing betting’s most unpredictable market


Bookmakers will have their political credentials put under the spotlight once again, as the UK prepares for a general election on Thursday 12 December. Following year-on-year political upsets since 2015, Keir Adams, Head of UK Sports at SBTech, spoke to SBC News about pricing betting’s most unpredictable market. SBC: How do you price an election? And how do you price in …

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Winning Post – US regulation… Are we California Dreamin?

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners examines a week of tribal movements on Californian wagering legislations, and potential impacts on how the US’ biggest and richest state will move to implement its sports betting frameworks… Last week a group of 18 Indian tribes in California, including some of the most powerful, moved to put sports betting on the ballot of the 2020 …

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Labour manifesto seeks to rebalance gambling & football

Publishing its party manifesto today, Labour confirms that it will sanction for a new ‘Gambling Act’, should it win the UK General Election on 12 December. Presenting the ’Real Change manifesto’, party leader Jeremy Corbyn stated that a new Gambling Act was required to overhaul betting advertising, making UK gambling legislation ‘fit for the digital age’. Beyond advertising, a new …

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Tom Watson resignation leaves question over gambling review

In the latest major political news in the UK, Labour’s Deputy Leader Tom Watson has announced his resignation and that he will not be sitting in the upcoming General Election. The surprising news has sent shockwaves through the UK political scene but also has implications for the gambling industry, given that it was Watson who was spearheading a review into the …

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