Tag Archives: Tim Miller

UKGC warns of Children’s gambling exposure and its consequences

The Gambling Commission has published its young persons survey, a report into the gambling behaviours of 11-16 year olds in England, Wales and Scotland, which warns of children’s exposure to gambling, and its long term impacts. Relating to situations within which youngsters could experience gambling where risks are not always explained, new data has raised questions of the impacts these …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Be mindful of protecting children

As I write this, we await the Government’s review of gaming machines and social responsibility measures that is due to be published later this month, according to comments by the Secretary of State when she appeared before the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee on 11 October. She added that this would be followed by a full 12-week consultation that …

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George Kidd – The Senet Group – Squabbling helps no-one

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Senet Group, the lead responsibility body for gambling in the UK, has marked the first Responsible Gambling Week by launching its Quarter Four awareness campaign. This will include stand-alone responsible gambling advertising at a number of live football matches and 2,000 more adverts across channels that are known to be popular with those who are likely to gamble online. George …

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UKGC strengthens its stance on protecting children from betting-related harm

An article published in the Times on Sunday 8 October accusing online betting operators of using cartoons to ‘lure kids to online gambling’, has caused the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) to reaffirm its stance on protecting children from betting-related harm. The article claimed that gambling operators utilised flaws in the guidelines enforced by the UKGC and promoted games that appeal specifically to …

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UKGC publishes comprehensive Gambling Behaviour report

Updating the market, The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has today published its social research paper; ‘Gambling Behaviour in Great Britain 2015’. The report provides a comprehensive update on gambling trends across the UK, examining the rates of participation, at-risk gambling and problem gambling, and explores the associated characteristics and behaviours. Furthermore, the paper represents the first social update on UK …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Grave new world order for British gambling operators

At the end of May, Tim Miller, Executive Director at the UK’s Gambling Commission made a speech at the IAGA International Gaming Summit in New York. Just over a month later, the Commission unveiled its new enforcement strategy, intended “to ensure operators put customers first and raise standards” in the words of Sarah Harrison, the Commission’s Chief Executive. These two …

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