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Long awaited gambling triennial review met with mixed reaction

The UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) finally released its triennial review of gaming machines stakes and prizes this morning, ushering a 12 week period of proposals and consultation on industry changes. As part of the review, the Gambling minister Tracey Crouch underlined the importance of ‘striking the right balance between socially responsible growth and protecting the …

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Arena’s ‘The Racing Partnership’ extends broadcast channel to 500 bookmakers

Arena Racing strategic broadcast venture The Racing Partnership (TRP) has announced that it has secured its first media rights deal with the Bookmakers Technology Consortium (BTC). The deal will TRP content broadcast throughout 450 BTC syndicated UK and Ireland betting shops including Jenningsbet, Stan James and Corbetts. TRP content will include broadcasts from UK independent racecourses in Fakenham, Ffos Las, …

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UK Government rejects gambling machine £2 maximum wager

The Conservative government has rejected calls to reduce maximum wager on gambling machines to £2. The bid to lower maximum wagers on the machines was led by Newham Council, in order to minimise the increase in betting shops opening within particularly deprived areas. The council would try to attach the proposal to new provisions introduced on the monitoring of betting …

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Slow count fraudster avoids jail

A ‘slow count’ fraudster has avoided jail despite costing bookmaker Ladbrokes an estimated £10,000 across an 18 month period. Snaresbrook Crown Court heard how John O’Connor conned staff at 14 branches of Ladbrokes over 18 months from July 2012. Among the tactics used by O’Connor was the placing of a bet near to the off, then using a variety of …

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Limiting FOBT stakes not the answer to problem gambling

One of the key partners on the recently published research on FOBTs has said that limiting the size of stakes is not the way to deal with problem gambling issues. Featurespace, the Cambridge-based technology firm commissioned by the Responsible Gambling Trust to conduct the most thorough investigation into problem gambling yet undertaken, analysed almost seven billion interactions between gambling customers …

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