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Gala Bingo joins Senet Group watchdog

  UK independent gambling watchdog the Senet Group has confirmed Gala Bingo as its latest industry member. Gala Bingo becomes the first bingo operator to join the Senet Group, which aims to promote greater industry standards relating to advertising/marketing, operational practices and the forming of further socially responsible measures. The bingo operator joins the Senet Group main body, which includes …

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Senet Group seeks new Chief Executive

Senet Group is seeking a new Chief Executive following the resignation of founder CEO Ron Finlay, who was recruited to set up governance for the organisation in 2014. Ron Finlay said: “Senet Group has been on an amazing journey in the last 18 months. We have taken the idea from a piece of paper to create an independent body that has delivered a national …

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Senet Group confirms Sky Betting & Gaming as new watchdog member

UK independent gambling watchdog, the Senet Group has confirmed that Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has joined its main body aimed at promoting higher industry standards with regards to  advertising, operational practices and forming further socially responsible measures. SB&G governance was pleased to confirm joining the Senet Group as the body’s first online-only gambling operator. As a new member SB&G …

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Senet Group appoints new industry directors

The Senet Group, the betting industry body set up by the sector’s major operators, has refreshed its Board at the start of 2016. Catherine Colloms, Director of Corporate Affairs at Paddy Power, and Donal McCabe, Group Corporate Communications Director of Ladbrokes, have been appointed to the Board of the gambling watchdog. Colloms and McCabe take the roles of Industry Directors …

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Senet Group launches #gamblesmart campaign

A major social media campaign with the hashtag #gamblesmart is being launched by gambling watchdog Senet Group on Friday, 13 November. The three-week campaign targets young men with shareable, humorous online content to highlight and promote responsible gambling behaviour such as setting limits, never gambling when angry and never betting more than you can afford.  The work will build on …

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EIG 2015 – Gareth Davis: William Hill – On Reputation

Amid changing and more challenging market conditions, the industry’s overall reputation and political agenda has become a prominent issue for all betting operators. SBC and EIG met with Gareth Davis William Hill Chairman to gain insight on how debate and government discussions are progressing for the industry as a whole. With 38 year executive career, Davis former CEO of Imperial …

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Gambling industry tightens advertising code

The gambling industry has tightened up its advertising code in an effort to strengthen its social responsibility performance. These changes follow work undertaken by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) as part of a wider review commissioned in 2014 by the then Secretary of State at DCMS into all aspects of gambling advertising. The improvements to be made include: …

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Senet Group steps up Bad Betty Campaign this June

Independent gambling watchdog the Senet Group has announced that it will run a second burst of its TV and online advertising campaign ‘Bad Betty – When the Fun Stops’  from Monday 1 June.  The watchdog aims to remind UK gamblers that betting more than they can afford is a #badbetty and they should pause and think again. “Our research shows that …

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Few positive signs for gambling from General Election

Tomorrow sees one of the closest UK General Elections for 40 years and it feels like a pivotal one for the gambling industry. None of the outcomes are good for our sector, just varying degrees of how bad the impact is going to be on us. Given the long run up to the election, the campaigning parties have not touched …

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Scotbet joins the Senet Group

Scotbet, the largest chain of independent betting shops in Scotland, has become the first new member of the Senet Group, the gambling self-regulatory body. It joins founder members William Hill, Ladbrokes, Coral and Paddy Power in committing to abide by a code of conduct designed to meet high standards of social responsibility in gambling. John Heaton, Chairman of Scotbet, said: “We’ve always placed …

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