Tag Archives: The Guardian

HBLB anticipates 40% drop in Levy reserves

The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) has confirmed that reserves held to support the sport through difficult times will be 40% lower than pre-pandemic levels. Reported by The Guardian, the Board’s chief executive Alan Delmonte revealed that reserves are predicted to be around £30 million by the end of December, having been around £50 million in March. “That shows you …

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EPL CEO says betting shirt sponsorships will continue

Premier League’s new chief executive Richard Masters has insisted that the league will resist changes that would prevent betting companies from sponsoring football shirts, as reported by the Guardian. The relationship between sporting organisations and the gambling industry has been a major topic of conversation over the last few years, as an increasing number of sports teams are inking sponsorship …

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Winning Post: online VIP reliance exposed?

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners kicks off the new year with a look at the use of VIPs by UK licence holders. UK: gambling regulation – online VIP reliance exposed? The Guardian newspaper has received information on the VIP concentration of some apparently leading GB licensees following a Freedom of Information request to the Gambling Commission. The expose has been …

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Racing Post appoints ‘top journo’ Ben Clissitt to lead sports content development

The Racing Post has this afternoon confirmed the appointment of Ben Clissitt to the newly created role of ‘Group Sports Director’, overseeing the development and strategy of Racing Post’s sports content. Clissitt joins Racing Post leadership, from digital news source i-newspaper where he had served as Managing Editor. A sports editorial figurehead, Clissitt is the former Head of Sports at both The Guardian …

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October pains… UK DCMS expected to delay final judgement on FOBTs wagering

UK newspapers The Times and The Guardian have reported that the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) will seek to open a further ‘12-week consultation period’ for its ongoing review of FOBTs wagering levels. At present, it appears that DCMS will delay its judgement on whether to reduce FOBTs wagering from £100 max-bet to the reported options of £50, …

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Spectrum Gaming & Gaming Economics: Go West…The opportunities for European providers as land-based gaming meets online in US

As European betting and gaming markets saturate and see industry-wide costs driven up, the USA may provide fertile land for European betting stakeholders as US gambling giants redefine their customer propositions.  In a soon to be published industry White Paper, Spectrum Gaming and Gaming Economics assess current market dynamics, issues and stakeholder opportunities.  ______________________ Overseas online operators and providers who hope …

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Ladbrokes launches investigation into Glasgow ‘player information’ incident

Ladbrokes Coral Group governance has launched an internal probe relating to confidential player self-exclusion information being found outside a Ladbrokes Glasgow Central betting shop. The incident has hit national headlines, with The Guardian newspaper reporting that Ladbrokes may face an investigation by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). It has been reported that the player information related to Ladbrokes customers who …

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ICC Anti-Corruption Unit seeks power to monitor social media

Sir Ronnie Flanagan, Head of the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to consider a proposal to force players suspected of match-fixing to hand over their mobile phones. Flanagan, who expects his proposal to be discussed by the ICC board in 2017, is seeking the power to examine players’ personal devices, including messaging applications such as …

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Betting & Broadcast stakeholders hit back at UK government advertising review

Betting industry stakeholders have criticised the UK government with regards to its planned review of gambling advertising standards, which may see the introduction of a blanket ban on operator advertisements’ before the 9 pm watershed. Last Friday, the UK betting industry was rocked by the confirmation that the Conservative government would attach a review of UK gambling advertising practices to …

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FA to review Sam Allardyce brand ambassador role with My Club Betting

Sam Allardyce, the newly appointed manager of the England national football team, may be forced to give up his brand ambassador role with My Club Betting. The Guardian newspaper has reported that The Football Association (The FA) is reviewing whether it is appropriate for Allardyce to continue his association with the betting company since taking on the duties of England …

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