Betting

Over 50% of English people gambled last year, report finds
Gambling
In Brief

Over 50% of English people gambled last year, report finds

NHS boss says gambling firms must take their responsibilities seriously
4 Dec 2019
Ministers may raise National Lottery age limit to 18 years
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Ministers may raise National Lottery age limit to 18 years

Culture minister announces consultation into law change
17 Jul 2019
Bookies agree ban on TV betting adverts during live sport
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Bookies agree ban on TV betting adverts during live sport

UK Government welcomes the ‘whistle-to-whistle’ broadcast proposals
6 Dec 2018
Why Sports Minister Tracey Crouch has resigned
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Why Sports Minister Tracey Crouch has resigned

Crouch says decision to delay crackdown on fixed-odds betting machines ‘unjustifiable’
2 Nov 2018
Watchdog calls for £30 cap on betting machines
Problem gambling has surged in the past few years
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Watchdog calls for £30 cap on betting machines

Gambling Commission limit higher than expected, offering relief to gambling companies
20 Mar 2018
Why ‘edge sorting’ is illegal in casinos
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Why ‘edge sorting’ is illegal in casinos

US poker star Phil Ivey loses millions as UK judges rule that he cheated
27 Oct 2017
Fans outraged after Paddy Power offers odds on Ugo Ehiogu
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Fans outraged after Paddy Power offers odds on Ugo Ehiogu

Bookie apologises after ex-England star was on list to become next boss of Birmingham City
18 Sep 2017

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UK crackdown: Record £7.8m fine for 888 gambling site
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UK crackdown: Record £7.8m fine for 888 gambling site

Gambling Commission fines online firm for failing to block more than 7,000 addicted customers
31 Aug 2017
FA drops £4m-a-year deal with Ladbrokes
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FA drops £4m-a-year deal with Ladbrokes

Football's governing body says its relationship with betting firm is incompatible with its oversight of the game
22 Jun 2017
Royal Ascot Gold Cup: Order of St George vs Sheikhzayedroad
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In Depth

Royal Ascot Gold Cup: Order of St George vs Sheikhzayedroad

Last year's winner is the clear favourite, but his 'Jekyll and Hyde' character could give others a chance
22 Jun 2017
Joey Barton ban raises questions about football and gambling
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Joey Barton ban raises questions about football and gambling

Burnley midfielder says his career could be over, but points finger at authorities in lengthy online statement
26 Apr 2017
Grand National 2017 odds: Five tips for this year's race
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In Depth

Grand National 2017 odds: Five tips for this year's race

Vicente, The Young Master and Shantou Flyer are among the runners to back in the Aintree marathon this year
7 Apr 2017
Wayne Shaw: Why Sutton's pie-eating goalie had to go
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Wayne Shaw: Why Sutton's pie-eating goalie had to go

Petition to reinstate coach wins support, but critics say the wider picture cannot be ignored
22 Feb 2017
Jockey Freddie Tylicki in intensive care after fall
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Jockey Freddie Tylicki in intensive care after fall

Rider airlifted to hospital in London following pile-up at Kempton that saw Jim Crowley also need treatment
1 Nov 2016
'Unfairness' inquiry launched into online gambling industry
Gambling
In Brief

'Unfairness' inquiry launched into online gambling industry

Regulator says it will investigate complaints over matched bets and withheld winnings
21 Oct 2016
Ladbrokes thanks 'sporting gods' for huge profit swing
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Ladbrokes thanks 'sporting gods' for huge profit swing

Rebound to £25m comes on back of a run of 'bookmaker-friendly results' – and Leicester City
5 Aug 2016
Ascot 2016 odds: Tips for the Gold Cup and big Friday races
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In Review

Ascot 2016 odds: Tips for the Gold Cup and big Friday races

Order of St George is favourite to take home the glory on Ladies Day, but there could be a surprise in store
16 Jun 2016
Cheltenham Festival: Three to back in the Gold Cup
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In Review

Cheltenham Festival: Three to back in the Gold Cup

Will this finally be the year that Willie Mullins is first past the post? Our tips on where to put your money
18 Mar 2016