National Lottery Website Comes Under Hacker Attack Once Again

National Lottery Website Comes Under Hacker Attack Once Again

Friday night saw the National Lottery to warn over 10 million players who had online accounts on its website to change their passwords as soon as possible because of a security breach. As revealed by Camelot – the company that operates on the UK National Lottery – attempts had been to breach the security of the website and access users’ accounts and that sensitive information may have been viewed. All customers who had online accounts with the lottery, were urged by the operator to change their passwords, especially in the…

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Rehab Bingo Becomes Rosy Bingo Following ASA Ruling against Broadway Gaming

Rehab Bingo Becomes Rosy Bingo Following ASA Ruling against Broadway Gaming

Broadway Gaming has decided to change the name of its Rehab Bingo brand to Rosy Bingo after the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) scolded the company for a couple of issues. The ASA investigated on two issues, both of which were upheld. The UK gambling advertising regulatory authority reviewed the operator’s website as well as a paid-for search advert for the Rehab Bingo brand which was seen on November 28th, 2017. The Advertising Standards Authority challenged whether the Rehab Bingo name was demonstrating socially irresponsible gambling behaviour that could lead…

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Paddy Power Betfair Protests against Betting Shops Crackdown

Paddy Power Betfair Protests against Betting Shops Crackdown

Last week, the Ireland-based bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair that it is to face major challenges over the upcoming months. The company needs to face increasing pressure from local gambling operators, to make an appointment at the position of Chief Financial Officer and needs to become more focused on drawing benefit from online operations. On top of everything, the Irish bookmaker needs to make certain decisions when it comes to its retail network. Now, the company’s Chief Executive Officer called for the crackdown on retail shops to be postponed. As reported…

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New Online Gambling Taxes in Australia Would Not Hurt Sportsbet

New Online Gambling Taxes in Australia Would Not Hurt Sportsbet

The online bookmaker Sportsbet shared its confidence that it would be able to remain strong and face the new betting taxed which the Australian Government imposes on iGaming operators. The measure was implemented by the authorities after the profits generated by online gambling websites increased by over 40% in 2017. The two Australian states that have seen the largest online gambling participation and profits – New South Wales and Victoria – are expected to provide more details about the implementation of the new betting taxes over the weeks to come.…

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Paddy Power Betfair Boosts Advertising Spending to Offset Regulatory Crackdown Impact

Paddy Power Betfair Boosts Advertising Spending to Offset Regulatory Crackdown Impact

Dublin-based bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair revealed plans to boost its advertising spending to offset the negative impact that recent regulatory changes in the UK and Australia. The announcement came at a time when the gambling operator revealed an expected increase in its 2017 annual revenue and earnings. Today, the Irish bookmaker, which was formed after a £5-billion merger between Ireland-based Paddy Power and the British online gambling company Betfair in 2016, revealed its preliminary results for the full year 2017. The newly-appointed Chief Executive Officer of the company, Peter Jackson,…

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Sky Bet Accused in Players’ Rights Violation through Terms and Conditions Clause

Sky Bet Accused in Players’ Rights Violation through Terms and Conditions Clause

One of the leading online gambling operators, Sky Bet, has allegedly been violating players’ rights through certain clause in their terms and conditions, which a campaigner defending customers’ rights believes is aimed at persuading the brand’s customers not to file legal complaints. Under the current Terms and Conditions of Sky Bet, which the company presents to its players to agree to before getting the chance to make a bet, the Independent Betting Arbitration Service (IBAS) has been displayed as an alternative provider of resolution disputes in cases when customers are…

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Online Gambling Operators Face CMA Enforcement Action on Withdrawal Limits

Online Gambling Operators Face CMA Enforcement Action on Withdrawal Limits

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has welcomed a new investigation into the restrictions imposed on UK players withdrawing money from their online gambling accounts. An enforcement action has been announced by the Competition and Market Authority (CMA). The regulatory body has contacted a number of online gambling companies on issues regarding their terms and conditions and some practices that may pose unfair setbacks to people who are trying to withdraw money from their accounts. The UK gambling regulatory body’s Programme Director Ian Angus said that the UKGC backs the investigation…

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Woolworths Suffers Increasing Criticism for Spying on Customers’ Gambling Habits

Woolworths Suffers Increasing Criticism for Spying on Customers’ Gambling Habits

The Australian supermarket and grocery store chain Woolworths has been called to eliminate pokies in its pub and entertainment venues after reports of its staff spying on customers have recently emerged. It was only a couple of days ago when Andrew Wilkie, an independent MP, has revealed that two whistleblowers who had previously worked for Woolworths shared that the company’s staff members had been secretly recording and sharing personal information about gamblers. Reportedly, the Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group, which is a majority-owned arm of Woolworths, have made its employees…

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William Hill Suffers ASA Backlash for Misleading TV Ad

William Hill Suffers ASA Backlash for Misleading TV Ad

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled against a TV advert of William Hill, forcing the company not to air the commercial in its current form ever again. The TV commercial which was seen on September 15th, 2017 featured a voice-over which offered some promotional terms to potential customers, introducing “2 Clear” with the bookmaker. Although the voice-over of the ad stated that the offer was available on all live ITV flat races, the complainant challenged the ad’s content. According to the person who filed the complaint, William Hill’s TV commercial…

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National Lottery Contributions to Scotland Charities to Exceed £1.1 Billion

National Lottery Contributions to Scotland Charities to Exceed £1.1 Billion

An overall lottery funding exceeding £1 billion is to be redirected to over 150 community groups in Scotland. The funding totalling £1,116,821 is to be distributed by the local National Lottery Awards for All, which has revealed the list with organisations which are to be granted with up to £10,000 to back various causes. The National Lottery makes contributions varying from £300 to £10,000 to a great number of community groups and charities in the country. According to the announcement made, contributions of the National Lottery cash are to be…

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