Archive | February, 2019

Gambling Related Harm APPG invites evidence on online gambling harms

The newly formed Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (GRH APPG) announced on 12 February 2019 that it was undertaking an inquiry into the harms caused by online gambling. In its press release (that can be downloaded below) it said: The inquiry will examine the full impact of online gambling, the addictive and potentially harmful nature […]

Labour Party proposes crackdown on regulation of online gambling

The survey was carried out between August 2014 and August 2015, and involved 7,005 respondentsThe Labour Party deputy leader, Tom Watson, has today delivered a speech at an Institute of Public Policy Research (“IPPR”) policy seminar (that can be viewed on Facebook here). He has called for: mandatory limits on online gambling spending, staking and speed of play, […]

Gambling Commission and HMRC “formalise” MSB supervision agreement

The Gambling Commission has announced on its website that it has formalised its existing agreement with HM Revenue and Customs (“HMRC”) to reflect changes brought by recent money laundering legislation. In so doing, it states as follows: The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (MLR 2017), sets out the […]

New research advocates a behaviour change approach to tackle problem gambling

The Senet Group has published a qualitative independent research report entitled “In control: How to support safer gambling using a behaviour change approach”, that examines gambling behaviours in the context of personal control. The independent agency that conducted the research,  Revealing Reality, believes that its report “puts forward a practical framework and evidence to guide the design, […]

Gambling participation in 2018: behaviour, awareness and attitudes

The Gambling Commission has published its “Gambling participation in 2018: behaviour, awareness and attitudes” Annual Report, that can be downloaded below. The headline findings (set out below, with comparative proportions from the 2017 Annual Report in parentheses) have led the Commission to describe gambling participation as having “remained stable compared with 2017”: 46% Percentage of respondents who have participated […]

Call for evidence on gambling online with credit cards

The Gambling Commission has today published calls for evidence (that will remain open until 16 May 2019), requesting data and views on two separate issues (but linked in the sense of seeking to prevent gambling-related harms), namely: Gambling online with credit cards Category B gaming machines and player protection (on which we have reported separately here). […]

Call for evidence on Category B gaming machines

The Gambling Commission has today published calls for evidence (that will remain open until 16 May 2019), requesting data and views on two separate issues (but linked in the sense of  seeking to prevent gambling-related harms), namely: Category B gaming machines and player protection Gambling online with credit cards (on which we have reported separately here). […]

ASA rules against an irresponsible matched betting ad

In December 2018, David Clifton commented on matched betting in a Gambling Compliance article entitled “IBAS Managing Director warns operators of welcome bonus risks”  The Advertising Standards Authority has today made a ruling against DotNetPages Ltd t/a OddsMonkey that it must not present its matched betting service in an irresponsible manner, for example by underplaying the risks involved as it […]

RGSB advice on National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms 2019-22

The Gambling Commission has published the Advice it has received from the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board on the new National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms (i.e. the successor to the current National Responsible Gambling Strategy) which is to be published by the Commission in April this year. That Advice (that can be downloaded below) contains a […]