Tag Archives: UEFA 2020 European Championship

Michael Dugher: Gambling ads not singled out by consumers

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

The viewing public find advertising to be ‘annoying’ in general, not gambling advertising in particular, according to Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) Chief Executive Michael Dugher. Writing in parliamentary magazine The House, the BGC CEO, and former Shadow Secretary of State for the DCMS, criticised ‘prohibitionists from the anti-gambling lobby’, although acknowledged that the industry is ‘reassured’ by the ‘evidence-based …

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HKJC reports record football betting turnover

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has experienced an upsurge in football betting, with wagering on the sport in the 2020/21 financial year higher than on horse racing for the first time in the operator’s history. Publishing its annual report for the financial year ending 30 June 2021, the HKJC reported total revenues of HK$280 billion (€30 billion), a 27.9% …

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MPs McVey and Phillips criticised for betting industry links

Conservative Party MPs and husband and wife Philip Davies and Esther McVey have been criticized by Liberal Democrats in the latter’s constituency of Tatton, Cheshire, for closeness to the betting and gaming industry. It was revealed by the Daily Mirror this morning that the MPs received £18,000 in free VIP tickets to events from private firms within a two month …

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BoyleSports enhances UK and Ireland marketing with Newcastle Utd deal

BoyleSports has become the new UK & Ireland betting partner of Newcastle United FC, strengthening its brand visibility and marketing to football fans on both sides of the Irish Sea. The operator, which is active in both the UK and Ireland sports wagering markets, will gain exposure from branded betting terminals installed at the Magpies’ 52,305 St James Park stadium …

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Serie A secures UK coverage with BT Sport deal

Italy’s Serie A will be covered on BT Sport in the UK, following a deal between the league and the subscription-broadcaster. The three-season contract will see BT Sport conduct live broadcasts of all Italian top-flight matches until 2024, beginning on 21 August. Every match will be broadcast on the opening round of fixtures, whilst at least five live games shown …

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BGC pledges to ‘maintain momentum’ on safer betting ahead of football restart

As the new English football season gets underway this evening, the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has pledged to ‘maintain the momentum’ on safer betting and player protection initiatives. This will include the continuation of measures, aimed at ensuring safe betting and protecting younger audiences, such as a pre-9pm watershed whistle-to-whistle ban on TV betting advertising from five minutes before …

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Ladbrokes commences with pre-season ‘Drummers’ marketing campaign

Ladbrokes has built on its ‘Drummers’ UEFA 2020 European Championship marketing campaign ahead of the upcoming 2021/22 club football season. The campaign kicks off today and will be split into two over the coming weeks in order to enhance fan excitement and anticipation for weekend fixtures.  Conducted by the Neverland media agency, it will be featured across TV and digital …

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Big Step extends call for gambling ad ban to England semi-final

The Big Step campaign has written to ITV bosses ahead of the UEFA 2020 European Championship semi-final clash between England and Denmark, calling for no gambling advertising to be shown. Citing the fact that it is estimated that over 20 million people across the UK watch the England national team, including many children, the campaign – an initiative of the …

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Galway racecourse eyes 5,000 capacity but admits ‘there’s a long way to go’

Ballybrit Race Track is reportedly developing plans to increase its capacity to 5,000 spectators for the upcoming Galway Races festival, according to the Racing Post. Irish racing has already seen 1,000 spectators attend the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at Curragh racecourse with the fixture functioning as a pilot test event, following a similar strategy to the UK government’s four-stage …

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Big Step makes Scottish football debut with Edinburgh City partnership

Edinburgh City FC has become the latest football club, and the first in Scotland, to partner with Gambling with Lives’ Big Step initiative. A grassroots project, the Big Step’s primary aim is to ‘kick gambling ads out of football’, and has the backing of several MPs including the Labour Party’s Carolyn Harris, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on …

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