CJEU to Set Up the 15% POCT Dispute between UK and Gibraltar

CJEU to Set Up the 15% POCT Dispute between UK and Gibraltar

After the UK Government’s decision to implement a point of consumption tax of 15% on the gambling operators which services are remotely provided to the local customers, the tension between the UK and Gibraltar has heated up. Now the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) has been trying to overturn the UK’s decision over the tax heading the matter to the competent European Union’s authorities. As a result, the case has been referred by the UK High Court to the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU), which is…

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UK Government May Ban Gambling Adverts on Daytime TV

UK Government May Ban Gambling Adverts on Daytime TV

The UK Government and regulatory authorities have recently expressed their concerns over certain issues related to gambling. Experts still believe that the increasing number of young people who consider gambling and betting operations as pretty normal after reaching a great variety of commercials over TV programmes’ and sporting fixtures’ breaks. However, the UK Department of Media, Culture and Sport as well as several regulatory bodies have expressed their anxiety with gambling advertisements that are broadcast on daytime TV. This is exactly why the latter are very likely to be banned…

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ICE Totally Gaming Conference Opens Early Registration Process

ICE Totally Gaming Conference Opens Early Registration Process

An early registration process for the 2017 ICE Totally Gaming trade show has begun. The event is to take place at London’s ExCel in the period from February 7th to February 9th. The conference is organised by the Clarion Events and will cover areas such as casino, online and mobile gaming operations, sports betting, bingo, lottery, etc., providing the participants with the chance to get a totally new perspective of all forms of gaming activities that are currently offered on the market. The organisers from Clarion Events announced that the…

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ASA Scolds William Hill for Misleading Ad

ASA Scolds William Hill for Misleading Ad

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) published a ruling against the UK-based bookmaker William Hill after investigating a complaint filed against the company. The complainant claimed that on June 23rd 2016 the online betting website of the brand published an advert stating that players could have received free £20 credited to their accounts after placing a bet of £10. According to the terms of the promotion, the free bet would have been paid out as 2x£10 bets, but it was available to new customers only. The rest of the advert’s terms…

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Camelot and ITV Report Great Success of “I Am Team GB” Nationwide Campaign

Camelot and ITV Report Great Success of “I Am Team GB” Nationwide Campaign

As reported by Casino Guardian in July, The National Lottery operator Camelot has released its “I Am Team GB” earlier this year. Now it became clear that the campaign, staged by The National Lottery in collaboration with the UK-based commercial TV network ITV, has encouraged almost one million people to join in sports after the great success of the Team GB. The Director of Retail Operations at The National Lottery Sally Cowdry commented on the results and shared that the National Lottery had made a contribution of more than £80…

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UKGC Publishes Two-Way Conversation for Closer Interaction with Consumers

UKGC Publishes Two-Way Conversation for Closer Interaction with Consumers

It seems that the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is now seeking closer interaction with consumers, as it has called for organisations and competent bodies that represent consumers to help it develop a better strategy for communication with customers. Today, the UKGC published a special sheet on the matter, called “A two-way conversation: out plan for communicating with consumers.” With it, the Commission aims at publicly revealing its strategy and approach towards gamblers and individuals who are interested in casino, gambling and betting operations. It became clear that the Commission would…

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Morgan Stanley Reveals Results of July Survey about UK Gamblers’ Attitude and Trends

Morgan Stanley Reveals Results of July Survey about UK Gamblers’ Attitude and Trends

The leisure team of the US-based international financial services corporation Morgan Stanley has presented the firm’s latest survey that took part in July 2016 concerning the habits of the UK players over the last six months. The survey, in which more than 1,000 UK-based adults took part, also showed that only 12% of the participants suggested they had placed wagers both in land-based and online venues over the last six months. The above mentioned survey showed that 43% of the UK survey participants have placed bets over the last half…

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ASA Renounces Complaint against SJU Ltd

ASA Renounces Complaint against SJU Ltd

Today, the Advertising Standards Authority posted a ruling on a complaint that has been filed against the Gibraltar-based gambling operator SJU Ltd. The complainant said that they seen a TV advert of the brand on July 2nd, which was socially irresponsible due to the fact it presented gambling activities as absolutely necessary. The TV ad on which the complaint was based featured a horse with a black background and a voice-over that stated that everything that matters is to put a bet on it. SJU Ltd responded to the accusations,…

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ASA Bans Ladbrokes’ E-Mail Ad for Misleading Free Bet Offer

ASA Bans Ladbrokes’ E-Mail Ad for Misleading Free Bet Offer

The Advertising Standards Authority published a ruling against Ladbrokes Betting & Gaming Ltd, banning one of its ads. The Authority ruled against the gambling and betting company after a complaint of a promotional e-mail received by customers on July 19th. The e-mail featured a promotional offer with a subject line that urged customers not to miss the exclusive Free Bet Offer. Below, the e-mail’s body offered more information about the promotion. Under the terms of the advert, in order to get the free bet mentioned above, the customers were required…

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Online Gambling and Sports Betting Trends in the UK According to the UKGC

Online Gambling and Sports Betting Trends in the UK According to the UKGC

At the end of June 2016, the UK Gambling Commission released some figures in order to reveal the current situation of the gambling industry in the UK as well as the latest trends associated with it. The information released by the UKGC offers the institutions and British gambling authorities almost a year’s worth of data gathered from all online gambling and sports betting operators in the country plus analysis of the latest trends in the business. The UKGC report comes and update of the last set of industry statistic which…

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