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Camelot To Raise National Lottery Minimum Age To 18 This April

Camelot To Raise National Lottery Minimum Age To 18 This April

The UK National Lottery operator Camelot has announced that it is increasing the minimum age required to play National Lottery ahead of its October deadline. The UK Government launched its review of the Gambling Act 2005 in December and as part of it, announced that the minimum age for buying National Lottery products would increase …

UK Government Launches Investigation Into Football Index Collapse

UK Government Launches Investigation Into Football Index Collapse

The UK Government has reportedly launched an investigation into the collapse of Football Index. The Times has reported that UK ministers are “deeply concerned” over the website’s collapse, which led users to lose around £100 million. Ministers are launching a probe into the circumstances behind its fall into administration and how the betting site, which …

Betfred Told To Pay Blackjack Player £1.7M After Court Battle

Betfred Told To Pay Blackjack Player £1.7M After Court Battle

Leading gambling operator Betfred has been told by a court to pay a Blackjack player their £1.7 million jackpot after initially denying the payout due to an alleged software glitch. In January 2018, Andy Green from Lincolnshire won a £1.7 million jackpot while playing Frankie Dettori’s Magic Seven Blackjack on his smartphone. Betfred, however, refused …

New University Study Links Video Game Loot Boxes To Problem Gambling

New University Study Links Video Game Loot Boxes To Problem Gambling

A new study from the universities of Wolverhampton and Plymouth have found a link between problem gambling and video game loot boxes. Commissioned by gambling charity GambleAware, researchers from the two universities reviewed existing studies to assess the links between loot boxes in video games and gambling behaviour. The researchers reportedly found a “clear” link …

GamCare Survey Finds Support For VIP Scheme And Shirt Sponsorship Bans

GamCare Survey Finds Support For VIP Scheme And Shirt Sponsorship Bans

A new GamCare survey has discovered support for bans on VIP schemes and gambling football shirt sponsorships. Last December, the UK Government launched its review of the Gambling Act 2005, aiming to make several major reforms to the gambling industry. In response, GamCare conducted a survey involving 343 people, including those who identify as gambling, …

New UKGC Report Highlights How Lockdown Affected Gambling Behaviour

New UKGC Report Highlights How Lockdown Affected Gambling Behaviour

A new report from the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has highlighted how lockdowns across the United Kingdom affected gambling behaviour between January and February 2021. The new report, released last week, covers online and some offline gambling despite most brick-and-mortar gambling venues being closed since December. According to the Commission, the report found a decline …

English Premier League Clubs Meeting To Discuss Gambling Sponsorships

English Premier League Clubs Meeting To Discuss Gambling Sponsorships

The English Premier League (EPL) clubs are today (March 25) meeting to discuss the future of gambling shirt sponsorships. A new report from Sky News from earlier this week claims that clubs from the EPL are meeting today for a discussion on whether they should continue shirt sponsorships and will reportedly receive an update on …

BGC Members Raise £1M For The British Greyhound Racing Fund

BGC Members Raise £1M For The British Greyhound Racing Fund

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) and its members have helped raise an extra £1 million for the British Greyhound Racing Fund (BGRF). The BGRF is an organisation that was founded to help support and care for active racing greyhounds and support the Greyhound Retirement Scheme, which works to ensure that all retired greyhounds are …

UKGC Fines Operator In Touch Games £3.4M Over Multiple Failings

UKGC Fines Operator In Touch Games £3.4M Over Multiple Failings

The UK Gambling Commission has fined operator In Touch Games £3.4 million after identifying multiple failings. The gambling operator owns websites such as Dr Slot, Casino2020, PocketWin, SlotFactory, Cashmo, mFortune, and more, and received the whopping fine along with an official warning. The sanctions come after the Commission conducted an assessment and found failures relating …

Kindred Group Partners With Gamban To Offer Blocking Services To US

Kindred Group Partners With Gamban To Offer Blocking Services To US

Kindred Group has announced a partnership with Gamban to offer gambling blocking services to customers in the USA. Gamban is a UK-based service provider that allows users in the UK, Australia and across Europe to block themselves from gambling websites across multiple devices. Now, the Kindred Group has announced a partnership with Gamban, providing users …

GambleAware Launches Second Phase Of Its ‘Tap Out’ Gambling Campaign

GambleAware Launches Second Phase Of Its ‘Tap Out’ Gambling Campaign

Gambling charity GambleAware has launched the second phase of its ‘Tap Out’ gambling campaign. The campaign is part of GambleAware’s Bet Regret initiative and first launched last year, targeting around 2.4 million men aged between 18 and 24 who gambling on sport frequently. The campaign aims to encourage gamblers to reconsider placing a bet and …

Majority Of British Voters Oppose Gambling Limits, YouGov Poll Finds

Majority Of British Voters Oppose Gambling Limits, YouGov Poll Finds

A majority of British voters are opposed to legislated gambling limits, a new YouGov poll has found. The poll, commissioned by the Betting And Gaming Council (BGC), surveyed 1,683 adults and comes as the UK Gambling Commission carries out its affordability consultation with calls for the implementation of a £100 loss limit on gambling. According …

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