Tag Archives: betting shops
- UK betting shop self-exclusion program proving effective
March 29, 2017
A betting industry-driven self-exclusion program for UK problem gamblers is proving effective even as those with stronger gambling addictions probe the system for weaknesses. On Tuesday, the GambleAware charity issued a report on its evaluation of the Multi-Operator Self-Exclusion Scheme (MOSES) launched last spring by the Senet Group, the UK...
- Boylesports buys Hacketts betting shops, Betfred named Lads-Coral frontrunner
July 12, 2016
Irish betting operator Boylesports has acquired some betting shops from bankrupt rival Hacketts. On Tuesday, Boylesports announced it had taken on four Hacketts shops in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Laois and Limerick counties. The shops, which will be rebranded under the Boylesports banner, bring the company’s total complement of Irish shops to...
- Fixed-odds betting terminals take a beating in Responsible Gambling Trust studies
May 26, 2016
New research is shining an unfavorable light on the fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBT) in UK bookmakers’ betting shops. On Wednesday, the betting industry-funded Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) released a series of reports on FOBT use – viewable in full here, here and here – which showed that problem gamblers, ethnic...
- UK gov’t rejects bid to reduce maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals
July 16, 2015
The UK government has rejected an effort by local town councils to reduce stakes on gaming machines in betting shops. In November, a group of 93 local councils led by the reliably stroppy Newham Council banded together to press the government for a reduction in the maximum betting stakes on...
- Ladbrokes to close another 50 betting shops
February 22, 2015
UK-listed betting operator Ladbrokes is preparing to close another 50 betting shops as increased taxes and thinning margins take a bite out of retail profits. The Sunday Times was first to break the news that Ladbrokes will announce the shop closures when it turns in its Q4 and FY 2014...
- UK bookies launch ‘Bad Betty’ responsible gambling TV campaign
January 21, 2015
UK bookmakers have launched a new £2m responsible gambling campaign intended to remind punters to curb their impulses when gambling stops being enjoyable. The Senet Group, whose ranks include Coral, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power and William Hill, have debuted a pair of new TV adverts centered around the message that: “when...
UK media has problem with UK problem gambling stats
August 25, 2017
UK betting shop self-exclusion program proving effective
March 29, 2017