Celtic F.C. Faces Harsh Criticism after Promoting Mr Green’s New Slot Game in Twitter

Celtic F.C. Faces Harsh Criticism after Promoting Mr Green’s New Slot Game in Twitter

The Scottish football club Celtic F.C. has faced strong criticism after posting a tweet to promote the online casino operator Mr Green yesterday afternoon. Using the official Tweeter account of the club for such promotion has come as a great surprise, as the Celtic F.C. has been associated with the working class and charity, something which gambling does not complement at all. Supporters of the club were surprised to find out that it has chosen to work in collaboration with Mr Green to advertise the roll-out of the “official Celtic…

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Betfred Evades Further Regulatory Action after ASA Turns Down Gambling Ad Complaint against the Operator

Betfred Evades Further Regulatory Action after ASA Turns Down Gambling Ad Complaint against the Operator

Betfred evaded facing further regulatory action after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) decided not to uphold a complaint against a company’s advert. The questionable Betfred advert was seen on TV on January 20th, 2019. It depicted several characters who gambled while carrying out their everyday activities. The complainant challenged whether the ad was irresponsible, as they believed that it could make gambling look normal to customers, and especially to more vulnerable ones. The gambling operator responded to the complaint, saying that the TV advert did not suggest that people should…

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Kãpiti Coast District Council to Clarify Changes in Pokie Machine Gambling Policies

Kãpiti Coast District Council to Clarify Changes in Pokie Machine Gambling Policies

The beginning of the week saw the Kãpiti Coast District Council update its gambling policies, in an attempt to clarify the rules regarding the local club and pub operators aimed at transferring or cancelling their pokie machines licenses. The Mayor of the district, K Gurunathan, has revealed that the changes brought by the coastal District Council to its Class 4 Gambling Policy and its TAB Venue Gambling Policy of 2011, are aimed at bringing more clarity to the conditions under which such licenses could be transferred to another venue or…

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UKGC Investigates into LeoVegas Following Accusations of Bombarding Gambling Addict with Emails Encouraging Him to Gamble

UKGC Investigates into LeoVegas Following Accusations of Bombarding Gambling Addict with Emails Encouraging Him to Gamble

An investigation has been rolled out by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) into the claims that bets amounting to £20,000 has been accepted the online gambling operator LeoVegas from a gambling addict who had stolen the money from his mother. The company has also been accused of targeting the player with emails afterwards to encourage him to keep betting. Details regarding the case were unveiled by the Guardian, only to fuel new controversy and make politicians and anti-gambling campaigners call for more in-depth checks into players’ ID and background before…

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Crown Resorts Could Be Approached by Investors Who Fail to Get Japanese Gambling Licences

Crown Resorts Could Be Approached by Investors Who Fail to Get Japanese Gambling Licences

This week, it became clear that the Australian casino giant Crown Resorts is up for sale following reports that Wynn Resorts had approached James Packer’s AU$6.4-billion gambling empire with a preliminary offer. However, as Casino Guardian reported, the American gambling behemoth exited the confidential takeover negotiations after the news for the talks leaked in the media. Now, despite the fact that Crown Resorts’ shares are trading higher in comparison to the days before the news of the possible takeover, it could remain a possible target for operators that fail to…

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Leeds City Council Approves Grosvenor Casino’s Application to Add Electronic Gambling Machines to Outdoor Smoking Area

Leeds City Council Approves Grosvenor Casino’s Application to Add Electronic Gambling Machines to Outdoor Smoking Area

An extension has been granted to the gambling licence of a Leeds casino in order to allow it to install electronic gaming machines in its outdoor smoking area. As revealed by the licensing sub-committee of Leeds City Council, the application for increasing the gambling facilities of the Grosvenor Casino Leeds Westgate was approved despite concerns the expansion could lead to an increase in problem gambling rates in the city. Neil Buckley, Chairman of the committee, shared that the panel had attended the casino to make themselves familiar with the layout…

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Las Vegas Giant Wynn Exits AU$10 Billion Takeover Negotiations with Australian Casino Operator Crown Resorts after Media Leaks

Las Vegas Giant Wynn Exits AU$10 Billion Takeover Negotiations with Australian Casino Operator Crown Resorts after Media Leaks

Wynn Resorts Ltd., one of the world’s largest gambling companies, has quickly exited preliminary negotiations for a proposed takeover of Australian casino operator Crown Resorts. The AU$10 billion ($7.1 billion) offer, which if brought to closure would be one the most massive acquisition deals in the Australian gambling industry, was scrapped suddenly after media leaks. Following Crown’s confirmation of confidential discussions between the two companies on Tuesday, the Las Vegas giant has ended the talks for the buyout, citing “premature disclosure” as a reason. Just a few hours after the…

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Australian Gambling Giant Crown Resorts Receives AU$10-Billion Acquisition Offer by US Competitor Wynn Resorts

Australian Gambling Giant Crown Resorts Receives AU$10-Billion Acquisition Offer by US Competitor Wynn Resorts

Earlier today, the Australian casino company Crown Resorts revealed that it had received an indicative takeover bid from the US gambling operator Wynn Resorts. As revealed by the gambling giant, the acquisition offer amounts to AU$10 billion. A possible takeover would put an end to the 12-year march of Crown’s majority owner James Packer into casinos, despite he officially left the operator’s board in 2018 due to mental health issues. On the other hand, Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts would get a foothold in the Australian gambling market which is currently…

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New Zealand’s Gisborne District Council Votes on New Restrictions in Gambling Policy

New Zealand’s Gisborne District Council Votes on New Restrictions in Gambling Policy

New restrictions on the number of gaming machines are now being discussed in the Gisborne District in northeastern New Zealand. Aiming at minimizing the negative impacts of problem gambling, the draft policy on gambling proposed by the District Council prohibits the relocation of gambling venues and limits the number of racing board venues to only one. Local authorities in the Gisborne District are currently reviewing the Gambling Venue policy as required by the Gambling Act 2003 and Racing Act 2003. A public hearing on the proposed changes is scheduled for…

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New Research Shows TV Gambling Adverts Normalise Gambling to Eight in Ten British Children

New Research Shows TV Gambling Adverts Normalise Gambling to Eight in Ten British Children

A recent study has revealed that that eight in ten children aged as young as eight remember they had seen TV gambling adverts, despite the fact that gambling operators are currently forbidden to target underage individuals with their advertising materials. A large number of children also recalled that they had seen gambling brands while watching sports and football, in particular, saying that they can remember seeing the branding on some football clubs’ shirts. Apart from that, about 50% of the children who took part in the survey explained that they…

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