Online £10 Instant Win Games Removed from UK National Lottery’s Offering Due to Alleged Link to Problem Gambling

Online £10 Instant Win Games Removed from UK National Lottery’s Offering Due to Alleged Link to Problem Gambling

Earlier this week, it was reported that the National Lottery decided to remove its online £10 Instant Win Games because of some concerns associated with problem gambling and gambling-related harm. As disclosed by The Telegraph, a 2020 research held by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) suggested there could be a link between gambling addiction and higher-priced games. After that, these games were withdrawn from sale. Reportedly, the National Lottery, which is currently run by Camelot, has doubled its income generated from such games in just a couple of years. Online…

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High Court Rules in Favour of Player Suing Betfred over Unpaid £1.7-Million Blackjack Jackpot

High Court Rules in Favour of Player Suing Betfred over Unpaid £1.7-Million Blackjack Jackpot

A blackjack gambler has won his High Court battle against the online gambling company Betfred after the operator refused to pay out the £1.7-million jackpot he had won. The 54-year-old Andrew Green has spent three years fighting with the gambling company to receive the seven-figure prize he won while playing the Magic Seven game on his phone in January 2018. At the time, he was congratulated by a member of Betfred’s staff on winning the jackpot, only five days later the betting operator informed Mr Green that it would not…

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James Packer Could Consider Making Independent Assessment of Proposed Takeover Deal for Crown Resorts

James Packer Could Consider Making Independent Assessment of Proposed Takeover Deal for Crown Resorts

The key stakeholder in Crown Resorts – James Packer – has indicated that he could consider the sale of his 37% stake in the Australian gambling giant after the takeover offer made by the private equity firm Blackstone. The billionaire has made a U-turn in his previous position that he would leave any takeover deal in the hands of Crown Resorts’ board. Now, he said that he will make an independent assessment of the advantages of any proposal for an acquisition deal. In a statement issued on April 6th, the…

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Over 300 Scottish Residents Consider Filing Lawsuit against Infamous Online Gambling Firm Football Index

Over 300 Scottish Residents Consider Filing Lawsuit against Infamous Online Gambling Firm Football Index

More than 300 Scottish people are considering starting legal action against the recently collapsed online gambling operator Football Index. Thousands of gamblers across the country are desperate they have lost massive amounts amount of money, with the overall sum amounting to up to £90 million after the infamous betting platform became insolvent. Football Index, which claimed to have a customer base of around 500,000 users, went bust in March 2021 after being unable to pay players their dividends at the promised rates. For the time being, it is believed to…

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GamStop Say More People Chose to Ban Themselves from Online Gambling Through Self-Exclusion Scheme

GamStop Say More People Chose to Ban Themselves from Online Gambling Through Self-Exclusion Scheme

Information has emerged that the significant rise in online gambling participation rates at the time of the Covid-19 pandemic was followed by an increase in the number of players who chose to suspend themselves from accessing online casino and sports betting services. As reported by The Guardian, the UK self-exclusion scheme GamStop, which allows people who struggle to control their gambling habits, unveiled a 21% increase in the number of new exclusions in February 2021. Reportedly, there have been almost 200,000 people who have signed up to ban themselves from…

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Five Land-Based Casino Operators Face UKGC Enforcement Action and Fines for AML and Social Responsibility Failures

Five Land-Based Casino Operators Face UKGC Enforcement Action and Fines for AML and Social Responsibility Failures

Five land-based casinos – Clockfair Limited, Shaftesbury Casino Limited, Double Diamond Gaming Limited, Les Croupiers Casino Limited and A&S Leisure Group Limited – have faced enforcement regulatory action after the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) assessed their businesses. All of the casinos were found to have failed to stay in line with anti-money laundering and social responsibility requirements set by the UK gambling watchdog. Because of these findings, the UKGC put their operating licences under review. The Executive Director of the UK gambling regulator, Richard Watson, explained that the failures were…

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BtoBet’s Sportsbook Platform Gets the Green Light to Enter the UK Gambling Sector

BtoBet’s Sportsbook Platform Gets the Green Light to Enter the UK Gambling Sector

The sportsbook platform of BtoBet is entering the UK market after it has managed to secure full certification in the UK. The certification has put it in a position to provide UK gambling operators with its high-quality “player-centric” technology for the sports betting sector. As BtoBet revealed itself, it is focused on the provision of a highly-tailored and customisable betting experience and relies on individual bettors actions’ for data utilisation. The Chief Operating Officer of BtoBet, Dima Reiderman, explained that the company’s team is enthusiastic about the UK certification that…

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Tabcorp Officially Rejects Entain’s AU$3-Billion Takeover Offer Labeling It as Too Low

Tabcorp Officially Rejects Entain’s AU$3-Billion Takeover Offer Labeling It as Too Low

Yesterday, the Australian gambling group Tabcorp formally rejected the AU$3-billion takeover bid of the British gambling operator Entain for its betting and media arm. As reported by Casino Guardian, Tabcorp has considered at least a couple of acquisition offers but it eventually decided to reject the one made by Entain describing it as too low. Tabcorp, which is valued at about AU$10 billion, revealed that it intends to now hold a 3-month strategic review that could end up with a sale of its betting unit or separating it from the…

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UK Gambling Industry Trade Body Highlights Sector’s Massive Contribution amid Government’s Reform Consideration

UK Gambling Industry Trade Body Highlights Sector’s Massive Contribution amid Government’s Reform Consideration

According to a report commissioned by the trade body of the UK gambling sector, 119,000 British jobs are supported by the local gambling industry. The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) further noted that annual tax revenue of £3.2 billion is also being generated by the sector at a time when UK bookmakers are trying to withstand the stricter rules that are being imposed by the country’s gambling regulators. The BGC report that was compiled by Ernst & Young, casinos, betting shops and the online gambling industry brought a total of…

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Australian Operator Sportsbet Faces Conviction and AU$22,000 Fine over Allegations of Illegal Gambling Enticements

Australian Operator Sportsbet Faces Conviction and AU$22,000 Fine over Allegations of Illegal Gambling Enticements

The biggest online sports betting operator in Australia – Sportsbet – has faced allegations of promoting illegal incentives to customers encouraging them to bet on horse racing that resulted in an AU$22,000 fine for the company. The conviction became the latest case of a gambling company failing to stick in line with the gambling laws of New South Wales (NSW). According to anti-gambling campaigners, the latest conviction in the sector shows that local bookmakers are being fined for legislation breaches. Campaigners also insist that Australia should follow other countries’ suit…

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