EPL Calls Football Clubs to Support Suggested Voluntary Ban on Gambling Sponsorships to Avoid More Severe Government Intervention

EPL Calls Football Clubs to Support Suggested Voluntary Ban on Gambling Sponsorships to Avoid More Severe Government Intervention

The English Premier League (EPL) has addressed its clubs, asking them to support discontinuing the gambling sponsorship deal practices in a last-minute move to avert legislation. Reportedly, EPL chiefs have made the request as part of an effort to avoid the threat of a Government-enforced ban. According to reports, the Premier League bosses contacted clubs at the beginning of the week, proposing plans for the clubs to voluntarily end shirt sponsorship agreements with gambling operators within 3 years. The interested parties have been asked to respond quickly at a time…

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Victorian Gambling Regulator Officially Receives Greater Enforcement Powers to Regulate Crown Resorts’ Melbourne Casino

Victorian Gambling Regulator Officially Receives Greater Enforcement Powers to Regulate Crown Resorts’ Melbourne Casino

New regulations that have provided greater enforcement powers to the gambling regulatory body of Victoria, allowing it to further investigate the operations, policies and services of Crown Melbourne and take action against it in case it violates the state’s code of conduct, have been enforced. At the beginning of July, the Victorian Government officially confirmed that the new regulatory powers came into force. Under the new legislative rules, inspectors have been provided with greater access to the casino’s surveillance equipment and books. Apart from that, the core business of the…

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Anti-Gambling Campaigners Enraged by Rumours for Less Efficient Gambling Restrictions in the UK

Anti-Gambling Campaigners Enraged by Rumours for Less Efficient Gambling Restrictions in the UK

Recent reports that the long-awaited restrictions on the UK gambling sectors are set to be altered so that they are practically weaker in force enraged anti-gambling campaigners. Over the last couple of days, there have been rumours that the British Government could drop the mandatory levy on the local gambling sector, which has been supposed to pay for extremely important treatment of problem gambling, from the package of updated regulatory measures that are expected to be officially unveiled in the next few weeks. Gambling operators would be allowed to continue…

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UK High Court Lifts Suspension on Formal National Lottery Licence Awarding Procedure amid Ongoing Litigation

UK High Court Lifts Suspension on Formal National Lottery Licence Awarding Procedure amid Ongoing Litigation

On June 29th, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) issued a legal update on the competition for the fourth operating licence of the National Lottery. The country’s gambling regulatory body revealed that it will now be able to continue with the National Lottery’s licensing procedure by implementing its decision and ensuring a timely and smooth transition to the new licence holder, for the benefit of good causes and customers. As the UKGC shared, on Wednesday, the UK High Court agreed to lift a suspension looming on the watchdog’s ability to formally…

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Proposed Suspension of Gambling Operators’ Special Offers Would Hurt Racing Industry Funding and Customer Experience, BGC Says

Proposed Suspension of Gambling Operators’ Special Offers Would Hurt Racing Industry Funding and Customer Experience, BGC Says

The trading body that represents the licensed gambling companies in the UK has warned that the implementation of a ban on various promotions, such as free bet offers, would have a negative effect on punters who bet safely. The body also noted that such a measure would seriously hurt the multi-million-pound funding that is received by British racing every year. As Casino Guardian previously reported, anti-gambling campaigners have urged the UK Government to suspend special promotions, such as free bet offers, used by gambling companies to attract more customers and…

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UKGC to Bring Licensing Processes Changes to Make the Best Use of Its Resources

UKGC to Bring Licensing Processes Changes to Make the Best Use of Its Resources

The major gambling regulatory body in the UK has officially announced that it is making changes to the way it operates as part of its efforts to make the best use of resources and in order to keep up with the constantly increasing demand in the sector. The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has shared that its licensing processes are set to be overhauled because the current dedicated account manager model turned out to be somehow inefficient. Under the existing system, each gambling operator is given a dedicated accounts manager. However,…

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New Zealand’s Government to Invest in New Strategy Aimed at Prevention and Minimisation of Gambling-Related Harm

New Zealand’s Government to Invest in New Strategy Aimed at Prevention and Minimisation of Gambling-Related Harm

New Zealand’s Labour Government has announced its decision to make a significant investment in the prevention and minimisation of gambling-related harm. The country’s Government confirmed that gambling-related harm is considered a serious public health risk and could have an extremely negative impact on the well-being of local people, Whānau, and communities. According to estimates, 1 in 5 residents of New Zealand is set to experience gambling-related harm or know a relative or a close friend or colleague who does. Local authorities unveiled that they had invested NZ$76 million into a…

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Government of Western Australia Introduces a Bill Seeking to Impose Bigger Monetary Fines and Establish New Gambling Watchdog

Government of Western Australia Introduces a Bill Seeking to Impose Bigger Monetary Fines and Establish New Gambling Watchdog

Earlier this week, the Government of Western Australia introduced a new piece of legislation to Parliament. Under the proposed bill, casino operators in the state will face penalties of up to AU$100 million for potential failures to comply with the regulation. Apart from adopting higher monetary penalties for gambling companies, the new legislation tabled by the Western Australian Government seeks to create a new gambling regulator. The move came at the same time when Kevin Anderson, the Hospitality and Racing Minister of New South Wales (NSW), announced a suite of…

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NSW Government Officially Increases Sportsbooks’ Point-of-Consumption Tax to 15% as of July 1st, 2022

NSW Government Officially Increases Sportsbooks’ Point-of-Consumption Tax to 15% as of July 1st, 2022

The Government of the largest Australian state has officially announced a 5% increase to the point-of-consumption tax (POCT) on corporate sports betting operators. As a result of the development, the tax is set to increase from 10% to 15%, with the new rules on the point-of-consumption tax in New South Wales (NSW) set to be effective on July 1st, 2022. The cited tax increase in the state has come as part of the NSW Government’s new budget. According to reports, the change is set to mostly affect foreign online sportsbooks…

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NSW Gambling Regulator Gives Its Approval to Crown Resort for Operation of Its Barangaroo Casino

NSW Gambling Regulator Gives Its Approval to Crown Resort for Operation of Its Barangaroo Casino

Crown Resorts has finally received conditional approval to open its Barangaroo waterfront casino in Sydney, 16 months after the gambling operator has been found unsuitable to hold an operating permit for the venue. Earlier today, the New South Wales’ (NSW) Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA) officially allowed to company to open its Barangaroo casino but noted that it will continue to closely monitor the venue’s operations. As Casino Guardian previously reported, in 2021, the ILGA found Crown Resorts unsuitable to hold a gaming licence for its Barangaroo casino following…

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