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BBC report reveals GamStop & MOSES self-exclusion failures

UK gambling has suffered an embarrassing weekend, as national media reports that the safeguards of GamStop – the sector’s online self-exclusion scheme – have been breached by problem gamblers. On Sunday 13 January, the BBC ‘Five Live Investigates’ program revealed that problem gamblers registered on the GamStop scheme had been able to circumvent exclusion provisions by simply changing minor details when registering with …

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Ladbrokes places the Senet Group’s core message at the heart of SPFL sponsorship

Industry-independent watchdog and standards body, The Senet Group has praised Ladbrokes (GVC Holdings) for its commitment to promoting Responsible Gambling through its marquee sponsorship of the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL). Promoting safer gambling, Ladbrokes marketing confirms that the Senet Group’s ‘When the Fun Stops, Stop’ message will appear across all SPFL players’ shirts for the 2019/20 season. David Macdonald, Sponsorship …

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FA eyes betting industry levy after collapse of Wembley sale

After Fulham owner Shahid Khan retracted his £600m offer to buy Wembley Stadium, FA Chief Executive Martin Glenn has revealed the FA could seek to implement a levy on betting operators. Glenn had pushed for the sale of Wembley to increase the funding of grassroots football, however he failed to gain the backing of the FA Council and the potential …

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The Senet Group appoints policy & comms pro Sarah Hanratty as new CEO

Industry-independent watchdog The Senet Group has confirmed the appointment of Sarah Hanratty as new Chief Executive, replacing former incumbent George Kidd who announced his leadership departure last May. Hanratty who will take leadership on 6 August 2018, joins the Senet Group from UK alcohol standards association The Portman Group, where she most recently served as Deputy Chief Executive & Director …

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The Senet Group open to creating a ‘safer gambling’ levy

Industry-independent watchdog The Senet Group has tentatively backed the potential introduction of a statutory ‘safer gambling’ levy imposed on UK gambling operators. Last week, Senet Group Chair Gillian Wilmot, issued the following statement, regarding the watchdog’s current position on developing a new industry levy designed to ‘fund gambling research, education and treatment’. “The Senet Group is committed to working in …

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Wanda Goldwag steps down as Chair of The Senet Group

Industry independent watchdog The Senet Group has today confirmed that Wanda Goldwag has departed as Group Chair. Goldwag, the first Chair of The Senet Group, which was founded in 2014 to improve industry-wide social responsibility standards in gambling advertising and operational practices, has chosen not to renew a further three-year tenure as Chair of the watchdog. Issuing an update, The …

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‘Failings of 888 shouldn’t undermine the importance of self-exclusion schemes’ pleads The Senet Group

Industry watchdog, The Senet Group has argued that the failings of 888 shouldn’t undermine the importance of self-exclusion schemes as a way of preventing or managing problem gambling. The London-based independent body provides a self-exclusion scheme that covers all British bookmakers and allows a person to exclude themselves from multiple locations with a single call to the team. Senet states …

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The Senet Group details success in core messaging of ‘When the Fun Stops’ campaign

Issuing a market update, industry independent watchdog The Senet Group has published the results of its survey measuring public awareness of responsible gambling messages relating to its ‘When the Fun Stops’ campaign. Officially launched in2015 ‘When the Fun Stops’ was the Senet Group’s first UK-wide national marketing campaign. Public awareness of core messages is the highest on record, with between …

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The Senet Group appoints George Kidd as new Chief Executive

Industry independent watchdog The Senet Group has confirmed the appointment of George Kidd as its new Chief Executive with effect from 15 August 2016. A media communications and public policy advisor, Kidd chairs several UK industry trade and standards associations including the ‘Online Dating Association’, ‘Direct Marketing Commission’ and ‘UK Fundraising Regulatory’. Kidd replaces Ron Finlay as Chief Executive of …

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Stephen Thornton & Richard Flint join Senet Group board

Industry independent watchdog, The Senet Group has announced the appointment of Stephen Thornton and Richard Flint to its board. Former NHS executive Stephen Thornton will advise the industry body as an Independent Director. Thornton has over thirty years’ management experience working with political parties, charities and regulatory/policy organisations. Commenting on the appointment Wanda Goldwag, Chair of Senet Group, said: “It …

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