Gambling via Credit Card Loophole Exposed

The gambling industry can’t seem to do right for doing wrong at the moment. The ban on using credit cards to gamble with has been in effect since mid-May, and for many people it couldn’t have come soon enough. Gambling with money you don’t have goes against every responsible gambling message out there, so it…

British Sport Slowly Resuming

The first race meeting of the week will take place at Newcastle today, as British horse racing attempts to get back in the saddle under new social distancing guidelines. This will be welcome news for betting enthusiasts who have been traversing a pretty barren landscape for the last few months, and they will soon be…

£350million Tax Refund for William Hill & GVC

A letter from the tax man isn’t often a welcome sight, but for high street favourite William Hill it couldn’t be better news. The same can be said for sports betting and gaming group GVC Holdings, who own Ladbrokes and Coral. They are expected to claw back £350 million between them in overpaid VAT. It…

Virtual Betting up by 40% Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

The coronavirus outbreak has been bad news for the majority of businesses, with many hit so hard that they will likely be forced to close; pubs, restaurants, and airlines in particular are struggling. In the gambling industry sports betting has taken a huge hit since 90% of sports are not currently being played. But as…

FSB Technology Fine: A £600k Slapped Wrist

The UKGC have slammed down the gavel once again, this time on FSB Tech who have been found responsible of multiple failings when it comes to social responsibility, anti money laundering measures, and advertising. The blame actually lies with some of the brands operating under FSB’s license as opposed to FSB themselves, but the UKGC…

Gambling Firms Voluntarily Withdraw Advertising

With the country still in the grips of the COVID-19 pandemic, more people than ever before are stuck at home with not a lot to do. It has been rightly pointed out that this could present an issue when it comes to boredom gambling and those with pre-existing gambling problems. I have to say, on…