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January 26 2018

Wow, what a week;

  • Trade bodies are trying to con the DCMS in FOBT Consultation
  • BBC football pundits accused of influencing young people to gamble
  • Is it going to be a £2 maximum stake for FOBTs
  • Bookies may sue the government if they don’t get what they want
  • Many footballers breaking code on gambling
  • MPs and Lords: Bookies must play fair on laying bets to those who might win
  • Should credit cards be banned for gambling online
  • It matters more when there’s money on it is a dangerous doctrine
  • Football’s greed knows no bounds
  • Scottish FA are not learning; another deal with Ladbrokes
  • UK Chancellor has no morals; money comes first irrespective of where it comes from
  • Gambling Commission want powers to curb gambling advertising
  • Concerns about betting on women’s football
  • Bookie CEO admits TV advertising is over the top
  • MPs and Lords say bookies must change and stop banning winners
  • Majority of UK population see gambling as a problem

The following are all the links to the media coverage proving we’re not making it up.

ps:  Does NOT include all the media coverage of violence and robberies in betting shops. 

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/gambling-research-funded-by-bookies-0d8hltmd6

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5290253/BBC-sport-pundits-slammed-promoting-betting-firms.html

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/2-limit-to-curb-crack-cocaine-of-gambling-ftc6v37hr

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/bookies-may-sue-if-stake-is-capped-at-2-fxbpr7znx

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/joey-barton-believes-gambling-culturally-11899131.amp?__twitter_impression=true

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/23/bookmakers-urged-to-rethink-closing-punters-accounts?CMP=share_btn_tw

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jan/23/ban-credit-cards-for-online-gambling-says-government-review?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/23/money-gambling-addiction-football-dangerous-culture?CMP=share_btn_tw

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42809676

https://www.gamblinginsider.com/news/4810/ladbrokes-agrees-new-spfl-deal-with-responsible-gambling-aim

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5419071/treasury-warns-cutting-gambling-stakes-will-drain-public-coffers/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/01/25/gambling-commission-seeks-powers-fine-companies-advertising/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_tw

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/fa-worried-by-betting-rise-in-womens-game-wr8gqwlg2

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5305165/There-adverts-gambling-bookies-say.html

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/local/localbrad/15891997.Meeting_about_future_of_betting___39_positive_and_constructive__39__says_MP/

https://www.christiantoday.com/article/majority-of-brits-unhappy-at-gambling-industry-regulations-and-14-5-million-know-a-problem-gambler/124650.htm

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