Gambling

Mystery British businessman bets $5m on Trump
Donald Trump at his final rally before election day in the 2020 presidential election.
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Mystery British businessman bets $5m on Trump

The former banker stands to win almost $15m if the US president wins a second term
3 Nov 2020
How Betfred makes millions treating gambling addicts
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How Betfred makes millions treating gambling addicts

Company owners also run firm that provides treatment for those hooked on betting
17 Jan 2020
Back pages: Harry Kane could miss Euro 2020
Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane injured his hamstring against Southampton
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Back pages: Harry Kane could miss Euro 2020

A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 14 January
14 Jan 2020
Over 50% of English people gambled last year, report finds
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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 are ‘cheating’ new rules with roulette-style games
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Bookies are ‘cheating’ new rules with roulette-style games

Betfred and Paddy Power launch new games as restrictions are introduced
2 Apr 2019
Barclays introduces first high street ‘spending blocker’
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Barclays introduces first high street ‘spending blocker’

New tool will help people who cannot control their spending limit their behaviour
12 Dec 2018

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Bookies agree ban on TV betting adverts during live sport
A Bet365 advert featuring the actor Ray Winstone
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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 the Government has delayed FOBTs crackdown
Problem gambling has surged in the past few years
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Why the Government has delayed FOBTs crackdown

Newly revealed documents suggest job loss figures supplied by gambling industry were not realistic
12 Nov 2018
Why Sports Minister Tracey Crouch has resigned
Tracey Crouch
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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
New rules on fixed-odds betting machines explained
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New rules on fixed-odds betting machines explained

Government sets £2 cap despite warnings over job and tax revenue losses
17 May 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
Gambling sites told to remove ads for games aimed at kids
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Gambling sites told to remove ads for games aimed at kids

Roughly 450,000 kids in England and Wales gamble every week
23 Oct 2017
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
Two million at risk of gambling addiction
Gaming chips at Blackpool's Fylde College Gaming School
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Two million at risk of gambling addiction

Gambling Commission says more needs to be done to tackle rising addiction level
25 Aug 2017