Is the Senet Group socially responsible?
Posted on October 28, 2014
The Campaign for Fairer Gambling examines what it means to ensure socially responsible gambling.
The four corporate bookmakers: William Hill, Ladbrokes, Coral and Paddy Power, claim to be acting on behalf of the gambling industry to promote responsible gambling. But social responsibility extends to far more than just how gaming is conducted.
The corporate bookmakers have been lobbying to prevent betting shops being included in the EU’s 4th Money Laundering Directive, having already been excluded from the 3rd Directive. The 4th Directive would require customers who are wagering more than £1,500 in one day to be identified. The bookmakers claim the average FOBT gambler only loses £7 per session – so why would this be a problem for them?
MP: Fractured industry ‘faces mutual suicide’
Posted on October 16, 2014
Derek Webb of the Campaign for Fairer Gambling responds to comments by Philip Davies MP.
“Fractured industry faces mutual suicide” was the headline of a Racing Post article this week. The newspaper of the betting industry, which provides punters with a daily dose of sporting knowledge, was quoting Conservative MP for Shipley Philip Davies, fresh from his address to the bookmakers’ trade show in Wolverhampton.
The Campaign and Ladbrokes go head to head over bookmakers’ “PR exercise”
Posted on September 19, 2014
Revealed: Gamblers in Glasgow put more than £500,000 into fixed odds betting machines EVERY DAY
Posted on June 23, 2014
IT has been revealed that betting machines in the city take in more than £200million a year and the critics have claimed that the poorest are the hardest hit.
IN SCOTLAND’S biggest city, gamblers put more than £500,000 into fixed odds betting machines EVERY DAY.
There are around 800 machines in more than 200 bookies’ shops around Glasgow.
And punters spend more than £200million on them every year.
Read the full article in The Daily Record online.
Glasgow gamblers bet £200m a year on bookies’ fixed odds machines
Posted on June 20, 2014
Gamblers in Glasgow bookmakers are staking more than £200m a year on controversial fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs), an investigation has revealed.
More than £500,000 is ploughed into around 800 machines in just over 200 betting shops every day.
Players typically stake £12 a spin on roulette and other casino games.
Read the full article from BBC News online.