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Britain bans betting on credit cards to fight gambling addiction

Britons will no longer be able to use credit cards to place bets under the latest move by the government to tackle problem gambling, hurting the owner of PaddyPower Betfair and its takeover partner Canada’s Stars Group.

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1/24/2020

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1/22/2020

article Gambling tycoons getting rich on misery of others is a sign of the times – Kenny MacAskill
(UK) -- Gambling has been normalised as governments have failed to respond to the dangers on betting online, writes Kenny MacAskill. The curse of gambling has struck...
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(UK) -- Nancy gambled away the £3,000 her father had saved up for his own funeral. It’s the thing she feels most ashamed of having done during her four-year...

1/21/2020

article Britain’s betting industry is out of control. A new gambling act must curb it
(UK) -- Not a day goes by without another horror story about gambling. A familiar theme now dominates the front pages: for too long, the betting industry has encouraged...

1/20/2020

article UK gambling ops refute claims of underage database access
(UK) -- The UK gambling industry is pushing back against hyperbolic media articles implying that online operators are using government data to target underage gamblers.

1/17/2020

article Bishop seeks law change to recognise role of gambling in suicide
(UK) -- The Bishop of St Albans is seeking a change to the law on inquests so that gambling addiction is noted as a factor if someone has taken their own life. Dr Alan...
article Operators remove slot feature after Gambling Commission warning
(UK) -- Six online gambling operators offering buy-in options on their slot games have now removed the features from their sites, after being contacted by the Gambling...

1/16/2020

article Betfred betting tycoons 'are making a fortune' from gambling addiction services paid for by taxpayers
(UK) -- The billionaire owners of BetFred are making millions from gambling addiction services paid for by taxpayers. Brothers Fred and Peter Done also own a company...
article Who are Fred and Peter Done, the brothers behind Betfred bookmakers?
(UK) -- The billionaire brothers have come a long way from their humble upbringing in Manchester. They grew up in what Peter Done has described as the “slums of...
article You won’t be able to use your credit card to gamble from April - here’s why
(UK) -- UK residents will be banned from using credit cards to gamble following an announcement from The Gambling Commission. The ban has been created in an effort to...

1/15/2020

article NHS should not have to pick up pieces from bookmakers' tactics, says health chief
(UK) -- The health service should not be left to pick up the pieces from gambling firms’ tactics to retain customers with addiction issues, the NHS’s mental...
article NHS tells betting firms to stop 'vicious gambling cycle'
(UK) -- The head of mental health services in England has written to five major gambling companies, demanding urgent action on tackling gambling addiction and its impact...
article First look inside Pier Nine - the new Brighton seafront casino
(UK) -- A casino has unveiled a new entertainment hub after transforming a former Art Deco cinema. The Grosvenor Casino in Grand Junction Road, Brighton, has been turned...

1/14/2020

article Betting with credit cards to be banned from April
(UK) -- A ban on using credit cards to place bets will come into force in mid-April as part of a crackdown by the industry regulator to protect vulnerable gamblers. The...
article Bookies William Hill, Flutter and GVC see shares fall after gambling watchdog announces ban on betting with credit cards
(UK) -- Shares in betting firms fell this morning after the Gambling Commission announced a virtual ban on gambling with credit cards. William Hill, Paddy Power owner...
article Britain bans betting on credit cards to fight gambling addiction
(UK) -- Britons will no longer be able to use credit cards to place bets under the latest move by the government to tackle problem gambling, hurting the owner of...
article Credit card gambling: 'It'll take me 10 years to pay off my debt'
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article FA's controversial 'bet-to-view' deal under investigation by Gambling Commission
(UK) -- The Football Association’s controversial deal to allow betting firms to screen FA Cup matches on a so-called “bet-to-view” basis is being...

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