Gambling Operators Face Criticism for Using Misleading Language Associated with Investing

Gambling Operators Face Criticism for Using Misleading Language Associated with Investing

The gambling ombudsman and some financial experts have criticised sports betting sites for using potentially misleading language which is more associated with regulated investing rather than gambling. According to them, people who use such websites are likely to lose money due to the misleading advertising language used by the companies. The warning has been issued amid increasing calls for the authorities to impose a blanket ban on betting companies’ sponsorships. According to analysis held by Telegraph Money on one of the controversial sports trading platforms, Football Index, the website is…

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William Hill Joins BetBright and 188BET in Ante-Post Bets’ Cancellation Decision Right Before Wimbledon Championships

William Hill Joins BetBright and 188BET in Ante-Post Bets’ Cancellation Decision Right Before Wimbledon Championships

One of the largest bookies in the UK, William Hill, has joined a number of other gambling operators by declaring the cancellation of a serious number of ante-post bets at a short notice. The decision made by the gambling company came as a reminder to customers that bookmakers’ Terms & Conditions allow the companies to cancel bets long time before the bets’ acceptance. The decision of William Hill for ante-post bets’ void has followed similar announcements made by 188BET and BetBright. Tuesday saw the Swiss customers of the company receive…

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William Hill to Power Its First Sportsbook in New Mexico in Partnership with Mescalero Apache Tribe

William Hill to Power Its First Sportsbook in New Mexico in Partnership with Mescalero Apache Tribe

The leading British bookmaker William Hill revealed that its US division is to enter a partnership with a Native American Tribe to roll out a sportsbook service in the summer. The partnership agreement between William Hill US and the Mescalero Apache Tribe for a sportsbook release at Inn of the Mountain Gods, a premier resort and casino situated in New Mexico. The sportsbook that is to be offered in the venue is to be powered by William Hill and will use the British gambling firm’s risk management and proprietary technology…

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Casino Canberra Revives Redevelopment Talks with ACT Government

Casino Canberra Revives Redevelopment Talks with ACT Government

Nearly four years after the initial redevelopment of Casino Canberra was proposed, future actions on the project could be back on track after the venue’s owner resumed its contact with the ACT Government. The development involved plans for a new convention centre, luxury hotels addition, as well as new cafés, bars and shopping centres. After a long process of negotiation talks, the Government revealed late in 2018 it would dismiss the unsolicited bid of the casino. The key points for that were the Government’s decision not to make certain area…

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Tauranga City Council’s New Sinking Lid Policy on Poker Machines Faces Lion Foundation’s Opposition

Tauranga City Council’s New Sinking Lid Policy on Poker Machines Faces Lion Foundation’s Opposition

The Lion Foundation has opposed the decision of the Tauranga City Council not to give its approval for further addition of poker machines to a new pub in Tauriko. A hearing of the appeal of the Foundation, which is now fighting against a Council’s decision not to give its consent for as many as nine poker terminals to be added to the Tauriko Sports Bar which is still expected to start operation, was scheduled for June 24th. According to the written submissions filed by the foundation, the application for the…

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New Software Platform by AFL and Racing Victoria to Track Suspicious Sports Bets in Real Time

New Software Platform by AFL and Racing Victoria to Track Suspicious Sports Bets in Real Time

The Australian Football League (AFL) and Racing Victoria are currently developing a software platform aimed at strengthening the integrity of sports and racing in the country. Once operational, the system will track suspicious bets in real time by monitoring line-by-line transactions, account data, and participation of players or other essential personnel in betting activities. In 2018, AFL, which is also the governing body for Australian rules football, partnered up with the racing authority in the State of Victoria, Racing Victoria, to establish Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Ltd (SWIM). As part…

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Leading UK Gambling Operators Offer to Raise More Money for Charity to Avoid Stricter Gambling Regulation

Leading UK Gambling Operators Offer to Raise More Money for Charity to Avoid Stricter Gambling Regulation

The 5 largest gambling operators in the UK have offered to increase their voluntary funding for problem gambling treatment six times. If this happens, the move will result in £60 million being raised on an annual basis to help gambling addicts but the proposal was qualified as a “bribe attempt” to avoid authorities’ tougher regulation. The five companies, which have addressed the Government with a proposal for an increase in the voluntary levy they pay from 0.1% to 1% of their yearly UK revenue within five years, are William Hill,…

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Woolworths’ Gambling Unit Could Face Suspension or Cancellation of Gaming Licences over Pokie Venues Scandal

Woolworths’ Gambling Unit Could Face Suspension or Cancellation of Gaming Licences over Pokie Venues Scandal

The poker machine business of the Australian supermarket giant Woolworths is facing massive penalties or even cancellation of gaming licences following investigation reports’ proof that the company has been providing its pokie customers with free alcoholic beverages to keep they playing on the machines longer. The subsidiary through which Woolworths is operating the poker machines, ALH Group, is currently facing disciplinary proceedings as a result of the probe started over some whistleblowers’ allegations against the company. As Casino Guardian has previously reported, Woolworths’ majority-owned ALH Group, which is currently the…

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Four Gambling Operators See Their Ads Banned by the ASA for Being Inappropriately Targeted

Four Gambling Operators See Their Ads Banned by the ASA for Being Inappropriately Targeted

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled against three gambling operators’ adverts following complaints that the ads were not appropriately targeted. The companies affected by the regulatory body’s decision affects LottoGo EuroMillions, Betfair Bingo, William Hill Vegas and Dunder. All of them would have to remove the adverts and never release them in the same form again, after being found guilty of breaching CAP Code rules 16.1 and 16.3.13 related to gambling. As said in the customer complaints filed with the ASA, ads for all four operators were seen in February…

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New Survey Shows Sports Betting Marks Actual Growth in Australia Despite Betting on Races Remains More Popular

New Survey Shows Sports Betting Marks Actual Growth in Australia Despite Betting on Races Remains More Popular

A new survey commissioned by Roy Morgan has revealed that 1.8 million adult Australians have placed bets in an average three-month period. The overall number includes about 1.5 million Australians aged betting on racing events, who represent 7.9% of Australian adult residents, and more than 620,000 people, who represent 3.2% of Australian adults, placing sports bets. The Australian market research company has analysed betting pattern over the last year and revealed that the results show a decline in the number of local residents who place bets on racing events, including…

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