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September 15 2017

Another pretty standard week; more controversy over FOBTs, students being targetted as they have their loans and most damaging an ex-member of staff saying he was asked to ‘throw his ethics out of the window’.

  • Australia makes bookies pay their taxes and reduce harm
  • Freebets and other potentially harmful promotions to be banned in Australia
  • Students hooked on gambling
  • I was told to throw ethics out of the window at online bookies
  • Treasury comes to its senses over fixed odds betting terminals
  • Fixed odds betting terminals; is it going to be a £20 maximum stakes
  • Bookmakers: Advert lies continue rule Advertising Standards Authority
  • Bookmaker affiliates scrape the ethical barrel to earn commission
  • DCMS must do the right thing & not protect bookies profits

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.  From memory there’s been about 7-8 incidents this week, so even higher than normal.

https://calvinayre.com/2017/09/08/business/australian-online-bookies-new-taxes-promotional-restrictions/

http://www.smh.com.au/business/bookies-banned-from-online-signup-inducements-20170911-gyewup.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-41226348

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/sep/11/inside-the-online-bookies

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/treasury-backs-down-on-fixed-odds-betting-curbs-r599gt36h

https://www.ft.com/content/5b6a3a40-97d0-11e7-a652-cde3f882dd7b

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4878672/Bookmakers-rapped-watchdog-fake-news-adverts.html  https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/sep/13/betting-firms-ads-asa-ladbrokes-888-skybet-casumo?CMP=share_btn_tw

https://www.racingpost.com/news/news/advertising-authority-upholds-complaints-against-four-betting-firms/300625

https://www.ft.com/content/dd994666-9936-11e7-b83c-9588e51488a0

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