GambleAware Research Studies Family and Parental Attitudes’ Impact on Young People’s Perception of Gambling

GambleAware Research Studies Family and Parental Attitudes’ Impact on Young People’s Perception of Gambling

The leading organisation aimed at helping problem gamblers in the UK – GambleAware – has shared a report focused on the role and influence which parental and family behaviours towards gambling and gambling-related harm have on young people. The study had four major goals. First, it was aimed at understanding the types and frequency of young people and their families’ gambling behaviours, and whether there was a correlation between these and other forms of risky behaviour. Then, the research was focused on finding out the influence of family and parents…

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Paddy Power Betfair Says Upcoming Betting Tax Increase Would Hit It Hard

Paddy Power Betfair Says Upcoming Betting Tax Increase Would Hit It Hard

The Irish bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair revealed that the proposed betting tax increase could be a massive blow for the company, as it could cost it approximately €23 million on an annual basis. The company already suffered a hit, as over £250 million was wiped off the value of the company following the announcement of the Irish Government that it plans to double betting taxes from 1% to 2%. According to estimates provided by Paddy Power Betfair, which is currently the biggest bookmaker in the region, such a step would…

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Everest Horse Race Betting Stopped after Public Outrage against Gambling Advertising on Sydney Opera House

Everest Horse Race Betting Stopped after Public Outrage against Gambling Advertising on Sydney Opera House

Betting for the Everest Horse Race has been suspended amid bitter discussions whether the Sydney Opera House should be used to promote the event. Racing NSW has shared concerns that there are major “security risks” because of which it had decided to conduct the draw prior to the event in order to bypass risks that might occur. In a statement released by the organisation, the latter revealed that its stewards will advise all gambling operators this evening after the companies allow bets to be made on the event. Here we…

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Ballarat Golf Club Applies for More Poker Machines amid Gambling-Related Harm Fears

Ballarat Golf Club Applies for More Poker Machines amid Gambling-Related Harm Fears

The Ballarat Golf Club plans to file an application to ask the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) for its permission to add some more poker machines. The Club, which is currently one of the largest sporting venues in Ballarat, would apply for six more machines. The venue’s application would proceed along with a municipal report regarding the possible gambling-related harms that could affect the local community. For the time being, there are 28 pokies in the Ballarat Golf Club’s premises. The venue claims that new poker machines…

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UK Gambling Operators Must Review Their Advertising Practises, Says UKGC Programme Director

UK Gambling Operators Must Review Their Advertising Practises, Says UKGC Programme Director

The UK gambling operators may face a hard time because of competent authorities’ concerns over the advertising practices used by the industry. Ian Angus, the programme director of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) took part in a London-based conference discussing responsible marketing for local gambling companies, where he explained that advertising used by some operators caused some concern to the wider public as people because of the possible negative effect it was having on young individuals. ‘We need a proper and constructive debate about #gambling #advertising. At a time when…

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ACT Government Still Expected to Come Up with Decision on Canberra Casino AU$330-Million Redevelopment

ACT Government Still Expected to Come Up with Decision on Canberra Casino AU$330-Million Redevelopment

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government has still not made a decision on the Canberra Casino multi-million dollar redevelopment plans, despite it put a deadline on the casino owners to provide them with the necessary financial details months ago. The redevelopment of Canberra Casino was officially discussed by the Government for the second time in 2018 this August. However, a spokeswoman for Chief Minister Andrew Barr revealed that the Cabinet has still not reached a final decision what to do about the unsolicited bid of Aquis Entertainment which has been…

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Gambling and Alcohol Brands Should Stay Away from Women’s Football in Scotland, Says Grassroots Body Official

Gambling and Alcohol Brands Should Stay Away from Women’s Football in Scotland, Says Grassroots Body Official

The body responsible for Scottish women’s football has pledged to keep both the alcohol and gambling industries away from the game, despite their willingness to ink sponsorship deals. It turns out that large alcohol companies and gambling operators are trying to get more involved in women’s football, especially considering the fact that the Scotland Women’s national team participated in UEFA Women’s Championship in 2017 and their success to qualify for 2018 World Cup in France. We’re giving the Scotland Women’s national football team extra funding to train full-time for the…

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Number of High-Street Betting Shops in Isle of Wight Remains Stable Regardless of FOBT Maximum Stake Cut

Number of High-Street Betting Shops in Isle of Wight Remains  Stable Regardless of FOBT Maximum Stake Cut

The gambling businesses operating in the Isle of Wight has remained steady in number since 2010, despite the recently unveiled crackdown on controversial fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs). As previously reported by Casino Guardian, the UK gambling regulators have shared their concern with the rising popularity of high-street betting shops and the gambling machines situated there among British citizens. This led to an in-depth review of the sector, which ended up with the Government’s decision to reduce the maximum limit on the maximum stake allowed at the machines. Government review of…

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FA Reaches £600-Million Agreement for Wembley Sale to Shahid Khan, Gambling Sponsors Out

FA Reaches £600-Million Agreement for Wembley Sale to Shahid Khan, Gambling Sponsors Out

The English football’s governing body, the Football Association (FA), has reached an agreement to sell Wembley Stadium to the Pakistani-American billionaire Shahid Khan for £600 million. Despite the agreement reached with Mr. Khan, who is the current owner of both the English Premier League (EPL) football club Fulham and the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL), there are still doubts that the deal will be brought to an end, as it remains unclear whether the agreement will be finalised by getting the necessary votes of the FA board.…

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Problem Gambling Charity GambleAware Reveals New £1.5-Million Partnership with Citizens Advice

Problem Gambling Charity GambleAware Reveals New £1.5-Million Partnership with Citizens Advice

The largest problem gambling-oriented charity organisation in the UK – GambleAware – revealed a new two-year partnership with Citizens Advice. The collaboration, which is estimated at £1.5-million, is aimed at helping debt advisers provide better protection against gambling-related harm by making sure they better understand and reduce the possible negative impact which gambling could have on local resident’s physical and mental health and quality of life. The project is set to be delivered across nine regions on the territory of England and Wales and will make sure that frontline debt…

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