Archive | January, 2022

Applying a public health approach to tackling gambling harms

We have reported previously on: the intention of Westminster City Council to adopt a new Gambling Policy that “aims to protect people who may be vulnerable to gambling-related harm and gambling addiction” and the Gambling Commission’s comments on that. The Commission has now published a blog entitled ‘Gambling Commission and Local Authorities: Applying a public health […]

Online gambling developments that might possibly happen this year

In an EGR Intel article (published today 6 January 2022) entitled “Industry predictions: Data costs on the rise and increasingly stringent regulatory controls”, David Clifton joins with betting industry expert Matthew Trenhaile in predicting ‘the big themes in online gaming this year’. The article is subject to a paywall with the consequence that it can only […]

YouTube 888poker ads found neither to be directed at under-18s nor to have particular appeal to children

In a ruling published today (5 January 2022) – that you can download below – the Advertising Standards Authority has refused to uphold complaints made against 888 UK Limited, in the process providing insight into means whereby social media gambling advertisements can avoid accusations of targeting those who are under-age. A description of the two ads […]

Corrected UKGC data on impact of Covid-19 on gambling behaviour to be published next month

The Gambling Commission has published on its website the following information notice entitled ‘Information on incorrect Covid-19 data supply’ that it appears will have bearing on research it commissioned to explore the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on gambling behaviours. People are advised to exercise caution when analysing Covid-19 gambling data after it emerged that the […]