What Does the Second Wave Mean for Betting Shops?

Just when things seemed to be getting back to normal, a second wave of Coronavirus seems to be rearing its ugly head. In response, the Government have come up with a (some might say baffling) 3 Tier Local Lockdown system which will apply stricter rules to areas of the country which are especially exposed to…

BetVictor Take Parimatch Under Their Wing For UK Launch

You have probably never heard of Parimatch, we hadn’t, but if you lived in or around Russia it would definitely be on your radar. It does big business in that part of the world, and now it seems as though Parimatch want a share of the UK market, as they have struck up an interesting…

Anti-Gambling MP Tom Watson Joins Flutter

Well that’s a turn up for the books! When he was deputy leader of the Labour party, Tom Watson was severally critical of the gambling industry, calling for serious change on a number of occasions. Now, just a year after resigning due to not getting along with Jeremy Corbyn, he has signed a contract with…

Job Losses Going Ahead at the UKGC

The Gambling Commission has faced a lot of criticism over the last few years, with many people questioning their effectiveness and their ability to regulate the industry. This has not necessarily been about incompetence; it is widely recognised that the UKGC is under funded and under staffed for what is expected of it. Yet despite…

£100 Monthly Limit on Gambling Says Think Tank

How would you feel about someone putting a cap on the amount you are allowed to gamble each month? Well that is exactly what cross party think tank, The Social Market Foundation (SMF), is suggesting. The idea is that it would further improve protective regulation, but it also comes with its problems. The suggested rule change…

William Hill Calls Time on 119 Shops Post Lockdown

High street betting giant William Hill has confirmed that, due to customers being unlikely to return in the same numbers as before lockdown, they will be locking the door for good on 119 of their 1,500 retail outlets. This news comes at the same time as a reported 32% drop in revenue year on year…