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UK’s Labour Party pitches in for betting advertising ban during live events

Niji Narayan

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Labour Party deputy leader Tom Watson. Photo Credit: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA
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A new policy of UK’s Labour Party proposes a total ban betting advertisement in television and the internet during live sporting events.  The policy also suggests a major overhaul of gambling laws.

The new policy, prepared by Labour deputy leader Tom Watson, advocates for a year-long review of problem gambling.

It states the “explosion” in online gambling was “unforeseen” by the 2005 Gambling Act, passed by the last Labour government, which liberated gambling laws.

As well as a ban on sport adverts, the report calls for a ban on credit card betting and a new tax on gambling firms of 1 per cent of revenues, used to fund treatment of addicts.

There would also be new rules to allow addicts to tell their banks to block debit card transactions, and a ban on free-to-play gambling games for under-18s.

Mr Watson said problem gambling was a “public health emergency.”

Premier League football clubs would be told to end sponsorship deals with gambling firms, with the threat of a ban.

Existing laws ban gambling adverts before the 9 pm watershed, but a loophole allows them before 9 pm when linked to a live sports event.

During the Moscow World Cup, one in six adverts around matches was from a gambling firm, analysis found.

Last night Labour faced accusations of hypocrisy, with critics pointing to the negative effects of the 2005 Gambling Act.

Tory MP Chris Skidmore said: ‘Labour liberalised the gambling market.

“We are correcting their mistakes.”

There are about 25,000 problem gamblers aged between 11 and 16 in the UK.

 

Source: DailyMail

Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.

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Top-6 mobile Casino Apps in 2019

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The mobile casino is a way of life. Many players prefer to play online roulette, poker, baccarat, slots and many other games on their mobiles. Nowadays, any online casino and online live casino offer you the option to play your favourites games on your mobile no matter where you are. All that you need is a mobile device and access to the internet.

 

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Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission Plans to Issue Sports Betting Regulations by July 1

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The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission has revealed that it is working to develop rules for sports betting. Iowa became one of the latest states in the US to legalise sports betting after the Governor signed the bill into law in May.

Administrator Brian Ohorilko said that they are planning to upload the rules on their website by July 1. He added that the commission will hold a meeting on July 30 in West Des Moines to take action on sports betting and start accepting applications from casinos interested in offering sports betting services.

“The industry is requesting a pretty aggressive timetable to have things implemented by August. We’re doing everything we can to do that, but making sure that we’re doing it the right way,” Ohorilko added.

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Resorts World Manila to Reopen Casino’s Second Floor Next Month

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Kingson Sian, the CEO of Travellers International Hotel Group, has announced the reopening of Resorts World Manila next month. The venue is owned by a joint venture between Genting Group and Alliance Global Group’s, Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc.

In 2017, a disgruntled, failed gambler attacked the Resorts World Manila in order to rob it, but ultimately decided to set it on fire. The arson resulted in the deaths of 38 people and heavily damaged the casino’s second floor. The resort has not been operational since.

Kingson Sian said that it will be “an entire new floor of gaming space,” and, “As we expand the gaming space, we are attracting not only locals but also foreign players to come, and we can develop new junket relationships.”

Sian further told the investors that, once the venue is completely operational again, it will offer 465 gaming tables and 2300 slot machines. The total number of gaming positions will be greater than what was offered before the attack.

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