Ivan Toney Considers Transfer to Top Club After Returning from Suspension

Ivan Toney Considers Transfer to Top Club After Returning from Suspension

Earlier this week, the ban imposed on Ivan Toney for gambling was lifted, and the Brentford striker shared with Sky Sports News that he is contemplating a potential move to another club someday. As previously reported by Casino Guardian, Toney was handed an eight-month suspension last year after being charged with over 230 counts of violating Football Association regulations. The transgressions included instances of Toney wagering against his own team, and the length of the suspension was determined based on both the severity and quantity of the breaches. Toney is…

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DIA Takes Action Against Corrupt Gambling Network

DIA Takes Action Against Corrupt Gambling Network

The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA), also known as Te Tari Taiwhenua, found eight people to have participated in an allegedly corrupt gambling network of Class 4-licensed businesses that used to operate in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. As reported by the New Zealand Herald, they were accused of violating the Gambling Act 2003 as well as the Crimes Act 1961. The alleged offences concern the illicit acquirement of money generated from gambling machines, as well as embezzlement of funds made from the granting of Class 4 licences. The DIA also…

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BGC Calls for the Implementation of Frictionless Affordability Checks

BGC Calls for the Implementation of Frictionless Affordability Checks

In light of a recent announcement by the UK Government that a debate on the Gambling Act White Paper proposal for financial risk checks is set to take place on February 26th, the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has urged the Government to ensure that such checks remain frictionless and unintrusive for bettors. The original proposal, if passed, will dictate that gambling companies will be required to perform affordability checks on individuals who incur moderate net losses from gambling. Should a client like this be detected, operators would need to…

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Judge Finds Former Police Officer Guilty of Fraud for Stealing £11,900 From his Mother in Order to Gamble

Judge Finds Former Police Officer Guilty of Fraud for Stealing £11,900 From his Mother in Order to Gamble

During a court hearing on Monday, David Apps, 57, was found to have stolen £11,900 from his mother’s credit card. As reported by the Daily Echo, Apps took the money in order to wager at Spreadex, a popular remote sportsbook. The crime took place during a visit in July 2023, when, after being trusted with the card, he proceeded to use it at Spreadex and make a total of 31 transactions. According to Prosecutor Nicola Sully, his actions could be seen as “an abuse of trust,” and she put an…

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VGCCC Orders Tabcorp to Switch Unsupervised Betting Terminals to Voucher-Only Payment System

VGCCC Orders Tabcorp to Switch Unsupervised Betting Terminals to Voucher-Only Payment System

Victoria’s gambling watchdog has demanded that gambling operator Tabcorp implement mandatory cashless payments when it comes to its electronic betting terminals (EBTs). According to Annette Kimmitt, CEO of the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC), any machines that are more than five metres away from a given gambling establishment’s counter or that the staff cannot see due to obstruction will be subject to the cash payment ban. As reported by The Guardian, instead of cash, vouchers will be what patrons will be able to use in order to gamble.…

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Head of Victoria Regulatory Body Shows Support for Outright Gambling Advertising Ban

Head of Victoria Regulatory Body Shows Support for Outright Gambling Advertising Ban

Annette Kimmitt, Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC) has expressed her support for a total ban on gambling ads, a hotly debated topic in Australia over the last couple of months. In an interview with The Guardian, she shared she was approached by many concerned parents who had found out their children were secretly gambling. Some of them shared that their children were able to register their own wagering accounts. The CEO explained that as soon as people found out she was the head…

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Gamesys Faces Regulatory Sanctions of £6 Million Due to Social Responsibility and AML Failings

Gamesys Faces Regulatory Sanctions of £6 Million Due to Social Responsibility and AML Failings

According to the UK Gambling Commission’s latest press release, Gamesys Operations Limited has faced steep regulatory sanctions worth £6 million due to failure to comply with important rules and regulations. The gambling business, whose head office address is in Gibraltar, has 16 domain names under its operation in the United Kingdom. Some of the most popular online gambling venues operated by Gamesys include ballycasino.co.uk, doublebubblebingo.com, jackpotcity.com, and megawayscasino.com. Aside from the regulatory penalty, the operator will be subjected to an audit by a third-party entity to ensure it adheres to…

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Former Entain CEO Jette Nygaard-Andersen Issues Statement on Departure

Former Entain CEO Jette Nygaard-Andersen Issues Statement on Departure

Jette Nygaard-Andersen, who used to serve as CEO of gambling entertainment giant Entain, has commented on her departure from the company in a post on the social media platform LinkedIn. She left her position as CEO in December 2023, and, at present, Stella David is serving as interim CEO. Nygaard-Andersen began by announcing her decision to step down and expressing gratitude towards everyone she has worked with since her appointment as CEO of Ladbrokes’ and Coral’s parent company in 2021. She commended Entain’s successful transformation into a company that adheres…

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Bet365 Reports Pre-Tax Loss of Over £72 Million as CEO Denise Coates Enjoys £220.7 Million Salary

Bet365 Reports Pre-Tax Loss of Over £72 Million as CEO Denise Coates Enjoys £220.7 Million Salary

An industry leader in both the UK and the global gambling industry as a whole, Bet365 shared that its sports and gaming revenue has grown to £3.39 billion in 2022-23. The figure was disclosed in the company’s annual financial report, and it marked a substantial revenue growth of 19% compared to the £2.85 billion revenue reported last year. Gaming was notable in its revenue increase of 31%, while sports achieved half that at 15%. According to the report, these surges were the result of Bet365’s expansion to a variety of…

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Man Faces Charges Following Armed Robbery of North Dublin Betting Shop

Man Faces Charges Following Armed Robbery of North Dublin Betting Shop

A retail betting shop located in Swords, Dublin, became the site of an armed robbery on Saturday morning. As reported by the Sunday World, the perpetrator is also facing accusations of having been connected to two robberies that occurred in the area last December. Local authorities were able to successfully detain the suspect following the Saturday incident, and he was subject to questioning under Section 4 of Ireland’s Criminal Justice Act, 1984. According to a spokesperson of Garda Síochána, Ireland’s national police force, the suspect worked alone and threatened the…

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