Reset Australia Claims Facebook AI Still Harvests Children’s Data to Help Gambling and Alcohol Advertisers

Reset Australia Claims Facebook AI Still Harvests Children’s Data to Help Gambling and Alcohol Advertisers

After earlier this year a lobby group warned that Facebook has been harvesting Australian teenagers’ data and selling it to gambling, alcohol, vaping and dating apps advertisers, the organisation now warns that little has changed in the social media practices. Back in April 2021, Reset Australia released an explosive report, alleging Facebook in allowing advertisers to target underage people on its social media platform with products and services that are considered inappropriate to their age, such as gambling, alcohol, smoking and extreme weight loss. Several months later, in July, the…

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The Gambling Industry Granted Free Sports Tickets and Hospitality worth Over £16,000 Member of Parliament since 2019 Election

The Gambling Industry Granted Free Sports Tickets and Hospitality worth Over £16,000 Member of Parliament since 2019 Election

Laurence Robertson, a Member of Parliament from Tewkesbury, has received free sports events tickets worth £16,000 since the 2019 election. According to recent reports, the majority of these tickets were gifted to him by organisations associated with the gambling industry. An investigation of Gloucestershire Live has revealed that Mr Robertson received 13 sets of free tickets for various sporting events over the last two years. According to the results of the investigation, seven of the trips granted to the Member of Parliament, which were estimated at more than £12,406, were…

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Politicians Receive Special Incentives from Gambling Companies while the UK Government Prepares Historical Legislative Changes

Politicians Receive Special Incentives from Gambling Companies while the UK Government Prepares Historical Legislative Changes

Some records revealed that gambling operators have invested a lot of money in making donations to UK Members of Parliament (MPs) at a time when the country’s Government is reviewing local gambling laws. It also became clear that operators even hired two MPs, while expecting the authorities to make historical changes to the country’s Gambling Act. As Casino Guardian previously revealed, gambling companies have already faced accusations that they are befriending politicians by offering them gifts or financial support to Members of Parliaments in return for their support. According to…

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British Problem Gambler Who Manipulated Racing Results Faces 10-Month Imprisonment Sentence

British Problem Gambler Who Manipulated Racing Results Faces 10-Month Imprisonment Sentence

A problem gambler from East Yorkshire had been sent to prison for 10 months for committing fraud by manipulating racing results while working for the Press Association. The judge who announced the imprisonment sentence found the deception “frankly staggering”. The culprit – Jack Bentham from Market Weighton near Beverley – joined the Press Association, which is now known as PA Media, three years ago. Soon after he started working there in 2018, a bookmaker raised suspicions about some bets places in the local area. As Hull Crown Court learned from…

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Australian Bookmakers Openly Disregard NSW Gambling Advertising Laws, New Report Claims

Australian Bookmakers Openly Disregard NSW Gambling Advertising Laws, New Report Claims

Australian bookmakers are disregarding the gambling laws of New South Wales (NSW) by promoting various enticements, such as free betting credits to their customers, new reports claim. So far in 2021, the state’s gambling regulator has started legal action against 14 different sports betting operators for illegally advertising their services. Last week, the latest operator that was found to be breaching the NSW advertising rules, SportsBet, was taken to the Downing Centre Local Court in Sydney and faced charges of five instances of publishing unlawful advertisements on the Internet and…

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Independent MP Claims Gambling Industry Dictates Tasmanian Government’s Poker Machine Policy

Independent MP Claims Gambling Industry Dictates Tasmanian Government’s Poker Machine Policy

A new piece of legislation that has been presented to the state’s upper house has been literally written by the gambling industry, an independent Member of Parliament has warned, highlighting the complex relationship between politics and gambling in Tasmania. After becoming the first state to open a casino in Australia back in 1973, Tasmania has also become a place where the influence of the gambling industry’s lobby on politics is has been demonstrated without any remorse. These links have now been highlighted even more thanks to a bill that is…

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Gambling Operators’ Ads Among Most Aired Radio Commercials during School-Run Hours, New Research Warns

Gambling Operators’ Ads Among Most Aired Radio Commercials during School-Run Hours, New Research Warns

According to research that fuelled warnings about children’s exposures to promotions of online casinos, sports betting and National Lottery services, gambling operators in the UK are among the companies that are advertising the most on radio channels. Recent data that was compiled by the market analysis firm Nielsen for the Guardian has shown that gambling ranked second in a list of industries that spend the largest amount on radio commercials in the period from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM and from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM. According to the results…

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Portsmouth GP Faces Imprisonment Sentence for Misappropriating Healthcare Group’s Money to Fuel Online Gambling Addiction

Portsmouth GP Faces Imprisonment Sentence for Misappropriating Healthcare Group’s Money to Fuel Online Gambling Addiction

A respected, talented and hard-working GP, who misappropriated over £1.1 million in a period of 6 weeks to fuel his online gambling addiction has faced an imprisonment sentence of three years and four months. Rumi Chhapia, an experienced doctor, stole the money from Portsmouth Primary Care Alliance Limited (PPCA), a healthcare group and collection of GP practices that he established in the region of Hampshire city. The money was embezzled by the GP through a total of 65 transactions over 41 days in 2020 and was used by Mr Chhapia…

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UKGC to Investigate Reports of Direct Links to Online Gambling Platforms on 7 EPL and Championship Clubs’ Websites

UKGC to Investigate Reports of Direct Links to Online Gambling Platforms on 7 EPL and Championship Clubs’ Websites

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has revealed it will investigate how seven clubs from the English Premier League (EPL) and the Championship featured direct links to online gambling platforms from children’s pages on their websites. As BBC Sport revealed, the media hub got in contact with the EPL clubs Arsenal, West Ham, Tottenham and Aston Villa, as well as with the Championship clubs Reading, Millwall and Queens Park Rangers, to inform them of the links that violate the gambling regulator’s rules. Some of the clubs reached by BBC Sport apologised…

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Australian Greens Insist on the Closure of the Country’s Commercial Horse Racing Industry

Australian Greens Insist on the Closure of the Country’s Commercial Horse Racing Industry

The Australian Greens Party has unveiled a transition plan aimed at the closure of commercial horse racing in the country. At the time when the announcement was made, Green Senator Mehreen Faruqi described the sport as inhumane, deadly and incompatible with animal welfare. The transition plan that has been announced by the Greens consists of two steps. It involves the implementation of a horse betting levy aimed at funding the cessation of the commercial horse racing industry in Australia and the establishment of a Horse Racing Transition Taskforce. On its…

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