MP Urges Scottish Football Clubs to Dismiss All Sponsorship Deals with Gambling Operators

MP Urges Scottish Football Clubs to Dismiss All Sponsorship Deals with Gambling Operators

A Member of Parliament urged leading Scottish football clubs to cut their ties with the local gambling sector. Ronnie Cowan has written to all 42 professional football clubs and called them to sign a charter that is set to be released at Westminster on March 25th. Signing the agreement would see all sponsorship agreements between football clubs and gambling operators ended. Under the terms of the charter, football clubs would also stop displaying any gambling business’ promotional materials, both in print or digitally. Mr Cowan, who is a vice-chairman of…

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ACMA Takes Action against Australian Broadcaster for It Breaching Gambling Advertising Rules

ACMA Takes Action against Australian Broadcaster for It Breaching Gambling Advertising Rules

The Australian telecom regulator has taken measures against a major broadcaster, threatening it with a massive monetary penalty for breaching the rules regarding gambling advertising during live sports events. On March 20th, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) announced that it had taken action against the commercial broadcaster Nine Network because of the bad timing of some gambling advertisements during the online streaming of the State of Origin matches from the National Rugby League in 2019. As revealed by the telecommunications watchdog, an investigation held by the ACMA found…

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UK Gambling Companies Hope to See Online Operations Will Help Them Compensate for Retail Revenue Losses

UK Gambling Companies Hope to See Online Operations Will Help Them Compensate for Retail Revenue Losses

UK gambling operators are now trying to lure customers to their online gambling services, including casino and poker games, at a time when they are trying to compensate for the loss of revenue from the cancellation of sports events and the closure of high-street betting outlets due to the coronavirus infection spread. As explained by the Chief Executive Officer of GVC Holdings, Kenny Alexander, the transition of customers from land-based to online casino and gambling services was working “reasonably well”. He further noted that the company did not stop operation…

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Crown Casino Melbourne Should Be Shut to Protect Patrons’ Health amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Campaigners Say

Crown Casino Melbourne Should Be Shut to Protect Patrons’ Health amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Campaigners Say

Thousands of people have signed a petition calling for Crown Casino Melbourne to shut its operations amid the outbreak of the coronavirus, and at a time when many events that are important to the city are being cancelled or restricted. Social indoor gatherings at which more than 100 people are being present have been banned, with the measure affecting the entertainment and cultural life in Melbourne. The sports life has also been suffering due to the Covid-19 outbreak, with the Grand Prix being cancelled last weekend, and the AFL’s opening…

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UKGC Suspends Another Online Gambling Operator’s Licence for AML and Social Responsibility Concerns

UKGC Suspends Another Online Gambling Operator’s Licence for AML and Social Responsibility Concerns

The UK gambling watchdog has revealed that another online gambling company has seen its operating licence suspended as part of regulatory action. This is the fourth regulatory action of this kind over the last five weeks. On March 17th, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) revealed that it has undertaken a licence review into International Multi-Media Entertainment Limited, which holds an operating licence No. 003-039526-R-319314 trades as Lotteries.com and also known as “The Lottery Centre”. The regulatory probe has been initiated under the provisions of s116 of the Gambling Act 2005.…

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Betfred Acquires MoPlay’s UK Customer Database Following Competitive Auction

Betfred Acquires MoPlay’s UK Customer Database Following Competitive Auction

Apparently, the UK gambling company Betfred has managed to win the competitive auction for MoPlay’s database after the company that owns the online gambling brand, Addison Global, has fallen into insolvency. There has been strong competition between the companies willing to acquire the customer database involving the UK business of MoPlay. Apart from Betfred, who now seems to have won the competition, companies such as BetVictor, Virgin Media and Star Sports have also been involved in the auction that started after Addison Group sent an email to inform its customer…

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GVC Holdings Says Sporting Events Cancellations Due to Coronavirus Could Deprive Its EBITDA of up to £150 Million in 2020

GVC Holdings Says Sporting Events Cancellations Due to Coronavirus Could Deprive Its EBITDA of up to £150 Million in 2020

The beginning of the week saw the sports betting and gambling giant GVC Holdings publish an update regarding the impact that the coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent cancellation of sporting events are expected to have on its performance. Less than a fortnight ago, on March 5th, 2020, the gambling group issued a trading update for the period from January 1st to February 23rd, saying that its performance so far in the year to date was strong. At the time, GVC Holdings said that its group net gaming revenue increased by…

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Crown Resorts and Star Entertainment Adopt Social Distancing Measures as Their Australian Casinos

Crown Resorts and Star Entertainment Adopt Social Distancing Measures as Their Australian Casinos

Two of the biggest gambling operators on the territory of Australia – Crown Resorts and its rival Star Entertainment Group – are unveiling “social distancing” measures at their casinos in the country to respond to the spreading coronavirus epidemic. Earlier today, both companies announced the above-mentioned “social distancing” measures, as part of which their Australian customers will be kept apart by switching off ever second gaming machine and electronic table available at the two operators’ casinos across the country. The number of players at live table games is also set…

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Betfred Owner Says Nothing Could Stop Him Purchase More William Hill Stock

Betfred Owner Says Nothing Could Stop Him Purchase More William Hill Stock

The stock market collapse seems to have not been so bad for Betfred, as the gambling giant’s billionaire owner Fred Done has managed to take advantage of the situation, making a move on another leading gambling company. About a week ago, the founder of Betfred was reported to have started purchasing shares in rival gambling operator William Hill, with his stake in the company rising throughout last week. At the same time, William Hill’s stock suffered a considerable decline. According to reports, Mr Done remains willing to continue buying more…

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NSW Gambling Regulator Wins the Appeal over Legally-Privileged Documents Regarding Crown Resorts’ Acquisition

NSW Gambling Regulator Wins the Appeal over Legally-Privileged Documents Regarding Crown Resorts’ Acquisition

Yesterday, a New South Wales (NSW) court ruled that casino giant Melco Resorts and Entertainment Ltd needs to hand over some legally-privileged documents regarding the sustainability of Crown Resorts’ gaming licence as a result of a regulatory probe faced in the Australian state. Now, the only legal way for Melco’s boss to keep that legally-privileged documents secret is to use his last option – an appeal in the High Court. The casino operator has been trying to prevent the perspective of keeping the above-mentioned documents associated with its acquisition of…

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