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Safer gambling – Review of the current player protection landscape

Yesterday David Clifton and Suzanne Davies jointly presented the opening session at the excellent KnowNow Player Protection Forum event in London. David also chaired the event throughout the day. David and Suzanne’s presentation – by way of a review of the current player protection landscape – can be downloaded below. Some highly complimentary LinkedIn reviews of […]

New gambling marketing affiliate trade association formed

A new trade association, Responsible Affiliates in Gambling (RAIG), has been launched, chaired by former Remote Gambling Association CEO, Clive Hawkswood. In a press release published earlier today (that can be downloaded below), the association’s founding members – Better Collective, Oddschecker and the Racing Post – say that they “recognise the role that affiliate marketing providers must play as part of […]

Gambling Commission chairman calls on NHS to take gambling seriously

Gambling Commission chairman Bill Moyes is featured in a Health Service Journal opinion piece published today under the heading “The NHS must take gambling seriously” in which he echoes some of the principal themes set out within the Commission’s new National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms. Amongst other things, he says that: the NHS “lacks the […]

Treat YouGov’s recent gambling poll results with caution

Research undertaken by YouGov, the findings of which were published on 17 May 2019, has attracted media attention, resulting in headlines such as: Seventy percent of gamblers don’t believe industry is serious about responsible gambling, Most UK Gamblers Doubt Bookmakers Will Stick to Responsible Gambling Promotion and New YouGov Poll Reveals 75% of Gamblers Back Online Protection Measures one of […]

AGA publishes sports wagering responsible marketing code for U.S. betting operators

Coinciding with the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PASPA”), the American Gaming Association (“AGA”) has released a new set of self-regulations on advertising and marketing legal sports betting, entitled “Responsible Marketing Code for Sports Wagering” (that can be downloaded below). The AGA states that this new code […]

William Hill subjected to a further ASA criticism

One week after it featured in an adverse ruling in respect of a tweet from Tottenham Hotspurs’ Twitter page, William Hill is now the subject of a further adverse ruling by the ASA, who have this time upheld a complaint that a William Hill ad (seen on the dating app Tinder) breached the CAP Code by linking […]

Complaints upheld against three gambling-related ads

There have been three interesting gambling-related rulings this week by the Advertising Standards Authority against: A banner ad for Monopoly Casino, featuring an image of the character ‘Mr Monopoly’. Entertaining Play Limited was told by the ASA to ensure that its ads for gambling products do not have particular appeal to those under 18 years of age. A […]

GambleAware publishes details of funding received during 2018-19

GambleAware (an independent charity tasked to fund research, prevention and treatment services to help to reduce gambling harms in Great Britain) asks all those who profit from the gambling industry in Great Britain, whether or not they hold a licence from the Gambling Commission, to donate a minimum of 0.1% of their annual Gross Gambling […]