Public Health England to Carry Out Evidence-Based Probe into Gambling and Gambling-Related Harm by Spring 2020

Public Health England to Carry Out Evidence-Based Probe into Gambling and Gambling-Related Harm by Spring 2020

Due to increasing concern about the harms associated with gambling in the UK, Public Health England has been addressed by the Government, which asked the organisation to carry out an evidence-based probe into the specific health aspects which gambling-related harm has. The move is aimed at raising the awareness of the possible negative consequences from gambling and providing British people with more information about prevention and treatment. Back in May 2018, the Department of Culture, Media and Sports published a response to a consultation on proposals for changes to fixed-odds…

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Problem Gambling Foundation Claims Timaru District Council Should Impose Sinking Lid Policy on Electronic Gambling Machines

Problem Gambling Foundation Claims Timaru District Council Should Impose Sinking Lid Policy on Electronic Gambling Machines

The Problem Gambling Foundation has revealed that the Timaru District has seen the number of electronic gaming machines there rise by more than 50% over the past decade and a half, but more could be done in order for the authorities to make sure that their number declines. Now, the Timaru District Council has been urging the local community to make a decision on the new Gambling Venue Policy of the Council. If introduced, the policy would see a maximum of seven electronic gambling terminals allowed at new venues across…

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Leicester Manager Brendan Rodgers Backs James Maddison Following Casino Visit Controversy

Leicester Manager Brendan Rodgers Backs James Maddison Following Casino Visit Controversy

The manager of Premier League club Leicester City, Brendan Rodgers, has backed midfielder James Maddison after the latter’s casino visit and shared his concern that the young player is being described in a wrong way. The manager of Leicester City did not deny that the midfielder made a mistake by visiting a casino last week after he was released from England’s National squad due to illness. However, Rodgers described Maddison’s visit to the casino as totally innocent and added that the player is being wrongly portrayed. The 22-year-old James Maddison…

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EU to Provide “National Listed Status” to the UK to Protect Free Movement of Racehorses amid Rising Thoroughbred Sector Concerns

EU to Provide “National Listed Status” to the UK to Protect Free Movement of Racehorses amid Rising Thoroughbred Sector Concerns

At a time when the UK is approaching its long-discussed exodus from the European Union (EU), concerns regarding the country’s thoroughbred sector have been rising. With a no-deal Brexit being a very possible option for leaving the EU, the British racing industry has received an unexpected offer, as the European Union is providing the country with the so-called “national listed status” which is set to protect the free movement within the horse racing industry. As Casino Guardian has already reported, the free movement of jockeys and horses across borders will…

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Facebook to Take UK-Based Startup to Court for Helping Gambling Operators Lure Users into Gambling by Single Targeting Methods

Facebook to Take UK-Based Startup to Court for Helping Gambling Operators Lure Users into Gambling by Single Targeting Methods

Facebook has been thinking to take legal action against a UK-based startup company which has been using the social media’s ad-targeting feature to help gambling operators lure users into gambling. According to the social media, The Spinner has used not only Facebook but other social media platforms, as well, to help gambling companies manipulate and “brainwash” people to start gambling at their online casinos. The company, a startup based in the UK, provides so-called “sniper targeting” adverts on various social media platforms – a practice which sets ads which are…

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MGA Publishes Guidance Note to UK Gambling Operators Regarding Upcoming Brexit and Its Expected Effect on the Gambling Sector

MGA Publishes Guidance Note to UK Gambling Operators Regarding Upcoming Brexit and Its Expected Effect on the Gambling Sector

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has published a guidance note on the impact which the UK exodus from the European Union (EU) is expected to have on the local gambling industry. The guidance note’s contents are only related to the regulatory operations within the MGA, with the regulatory body also emphasising on the Brexit’s consequences for gambling operators. These effects include but are not limited to data protection, employment, copyright considerations, immigration and duty. The MGA also highlighted the fact that the contents of the guidance note are particularly important…

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Cardiff University Research Finds Children from Minority Ethnic Groups in the UK Are More Likely to Gamble

Cardiff University Research Finds Children from Minority Ethnic Groups in the UK Are More Likely to Gamble

Academics from Cardiff University revealed that almost 50% of children aged 11 to 16 have confessed that they have recently gambled. The study, one of the most extensive ones of its kind, has also revealed that underage individuals from minority ethnic groups were more likely to spend money on gambling than native British children. According to the results of the Cardiff University researchers, 41% of the children between 11 and 16 years of age have taken part in some kind of gambling activity within the previous 12 months. The most…

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About 130,000 British Children Flagged as Being Interested in Gambling on Facebook, New Investigation Finds

About 130,000 British Children Flagged as Being Interested in Gambling on Facebook, New Investigation Finds

A joint investigation of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation and The Guardian has found that hundreds of thousands of underage individuals have been able to see adverts about gambling and alcohol on Facebook. According to the investigation’s results, the advertising tools of the social network mark 740,000 children under the age of 18 as being interested in gambling. About 130,000 of these underage individuals have been British. In addition, approximately 940,000 minors, 150,000 of whom originate from the UK, are flagged as being interested in alcoholic beverages. As learned from the…

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Customer Spending on Pokies in Bendigo Rises to More Than AU$9 Million in Current Fiscal Year

Customer Spending on Pokies in Bendigo Rises to More Than AU$9 Million in Current Fiscal Year

According to new statistics provided by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation, gamblers have lost over AU$9 million on Bendigo-based electronic gambling terminals so far in the ongoing fiscal year. The figure represents an almost AU$100,000 increase in customer spending on the gambling machines. As the state’s gambling regulatory body has revealed, the total amount spent on the Greater Bendigo-based machines, also known as pokies, during the first two months of the current financial year was AU$9,329,875. The customer spending on the poker machines in August 2019 was…

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Scottish FA Charges Greenock Morton F.C. Backroom Employee with Gambling Allegations

Scottish FA Charges Greenock Morton F.C. Backroom Employee with Gambling Allegations

Andy Bryan, a veteran kit man of Greenock Morton F.C. is facing several Scottish Football Association (SFA) charges over gambling offences. He is facing a Notice of Complaint regarding some bets he had placed on a number of football matches, as well as on other sports. The man has been hit by a total of ten charges which date back to games he had allegedly placed bets on in 2012. According to reports, some of the bets were related to games of Greenock Morton F.C. Along with the investigation held…

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