Online Sports Betting Surge Could Lead To Public Health Issues

Online Sports Betting Surge Could Lead To Public Health Issues
A recent academic study “On the normalisation of online sports gambling among young adult men in the UK: a public health perspective” published in the Journal of Public Health suggests that the current surge of online sports betting platforms—particularly their use of bonuses and promotions to lure new punters—could end up causing public health concerns...

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Northern Ireland Continues To Push Inquiry In To Gambling Reform

Northern Ireland Continues To Push Inquiry In To Gambling Reform
Politicians from Northern Ireland continued their push to reform the gambling industry by asking for guidance from their Westminster counterparts, which they eventually hope will lead to new gambling regulations. The Stormont’s All Party Group on Reducing Harm Related to Gambling will correspond with the Westminster-based Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group ahead of...

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Genting UK’s Live Poker Operations Succumb To COVID-19

Genting UK’s Live Poker Operations Succumb To COVID-19
Genting UK, one of the largest casino operators in the UK, is ceasing its live poker activities. The Birmingham cardroom has not been accepting customers since March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The leisure and entertainment industry has been badly impacted by the global health crisis, with casinos and other gambling establishments worldwide forced to...

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UK ASA Bans One Advert After Complaint But Permits Another

UK ASA Bans One Advert After Complaint But Permits Another
The UKGC is doing its best to deal with the increase of problem gambling in the country and is relying on other watchdogs to help keep gambling addiction numbers down. The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is being vigilant about gambling ads and has put in place stringent regulations to ensure that gambling operators comply...

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