ASA Renounces Complaint against SJU Ltd

ASA Renounces Complaint against SJU Ltd

Today, the Advertising Standards Authority posted a ruling on a complaint that has been filed against the Gibraltar-based gambling operator SJU Ltd. The complainant said that they seen a TV advert of the brand on July 2nd, which was socially irresponsible due to the fact it presented gambling activities as absolutely necessary. The TV ad on which the complaint was based featured a horse with a black background and a voice-over that stated that everything that matters is to put a bet on it. SJU Ltd responded to the accusations,…

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ASA Bans Ladbrokes’ E-Mail Ad for Misleading Free Bet Offer

ASA Bans Ladbrokes’ E-Mail Ad for Misleading Free Bet Offer

The Advertising Standards Authority published a ruling against Ladbrokes Betting & Gaming Ltd, banning one of its ads. The Authority ruled against the gambling and betting company after a complaint of a promotional e-mail received by customers on July 19th. The e-mail featured a promotional offer with a subject line that urged customers not to miss the exclusive Free Bet Offer. Below, the e-mail’s body offered more information about the promotion. Under the terms of the advert, in order to get the free bet mentioned above, the customers were required…

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Online Gambling and Sports Betting Trends in the UK According to the UKGC

Online Gambling and Sports Betting Trends in the UK According to the UKGC

At the end of June 2016, the UK Gambling Commission released some figures in order to reveal the current situation of the gambling industry in the UK as well as the latest trends associated with it. The information released by the UKGC offers the institutions and British gambling authorities almost a year’s worth of data gathered from all online gambling and sports betting operators in the country plus analysis of the latest trends in the business. The UKGC report comes and update of the last set of industry statistic which…

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Potential BREXIT Effects on UK Online Poker Industry

Potential BREXIT Effects on UK Online Poker Industry

For several months now, BREXIT has been one of the most important news on a global scale. In fact, a great number of professional analysts still do not believe that the citizens of the UK would prefer to leave the European Union in spite of the fact that almost 52% of the voters clearly declared that on June 23rd this year. The UK is actually the first country to leave the European Union, so it has created a precedent. Normally, it would take up to a couple of years for…

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Black Country and Staffordshire Punters Lose £45 Million on FOBTs in a Year

Black Country and Staffordshire Punters Lose £45 Million on FOBTs in a Year

According to a report that has been recently published, the punters in the region of Black Country and Staffordshire spent about £250,000,000 on fixed odds machines over the last year. The amount of money lost on the same betting machines in the region amount to about £45 million. The increased number of punters using such machines and the great amount of money spent on such machines have provoked some discussions on the matter. At the beginning of September this year, the British Prime Minister Theresa May called for a review…

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The 2nd International eSports Conference to Take Place in London on September 23rd

The 2nd International eSports Conference to Take Place in London on September 23rd

The second international eSports 2016 Conference is set to take place at the Strand Palace Hotel in London on September 23rd. The event will be run alongside the Daily Fantasy Sports Expo and will set its focus on the latest issues associated with the eSports business, including the ones that are considered as key ones to both the eSports business models and the growth strategy of the business. The Conference is specially aimed at a variety of people and organisations working in the system of eSports and betting business. This…

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ASA Scolds Coral Interactive over Grand National E-Mail Ad

ASA Scolds Coral Interactive over Grand National E-Mail Ad

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint of an e-mail advert sent by Coral Interactive at the beginning of April this year. The Gibraltar-based company send a promotional e-mail on April 9th, which featured a text advert saying that as a new customer, the addressee of the e-mail was eligible to get a free bet of £20 which can be used to make online bets. According to the e-mail sent by Coral Interactive, customers are required to enter their accounts and place their first sports bet. The minimum…

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IEA Describes Media Focus on UK FOBTs as “Greatly Exaggerated”

IEA Describes Media Focus on UK FOBTs as “Greatly Exaggerated”

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has published a briefing on its website, sharing the view of its analysts who called the UK media focus on the expenditures on gambling machines in the country’s bookmakers “greatly exaggerated.” The fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) are machines that provide customers with the chance to play virtual casino games in licensed betting offices by placing relatively small stakes in the range from £1 to £100. Maximum payouts are also not that big and usually amount to £500. Recently, these machines have become the major…

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UKGC CEO Says Problem Gaming Would Remain in Public Focus

UKGC CEO Says Problem Gaming Would Remain in Public Focus

The boss of the UK Gambling Commission posted a warning addressed to all industry stakeholders, saying that the increased focus on the gambling sector over the past year is not likely to be offset over the upcoming months. The Chief Executive Officer of the regulatory watchdog Sarah Harrison announced that the the close monitoring and the seriousness of responsible gambling policies would become even more serious in the future. Mr. Harrison took part in the World Regulatory Briefing which took place in London earlier this week. The event was focused…

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UKGC Releases Position Paper over In-Play Sports Betting Regulation

UKGC Releases Position Paper over In-Play Sports Betting Regulation

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has posted its latest position paper focused on in-play betting, which is also known as live or in-running betting, and updates to the paper published by the regulatory body in March 2009. This betting activity usually takes place on sporting events and is considered as mainly an online activity. In addition, in-play betting becomes increasingly popular among players worldwide and this niche of the gambling markets has been rapidly expanding lately. According to the information revealed in the paper, the watchdog’s position has been considered…

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