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Betting shops in Scotland set to reopen in July
Jul 13, 2020
Betting shops in Scotland set to reopen in July

Sports betting shops in Scotland are set to open towards the end of July. This was applauded by the Betting and Gaming Council.

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English Football League against gambling sponsorship ban
Jul 06, 2020
English Football League against gambling sponsorship ban

The English Football League spoke against the proposal to ban gambling advertising on shirts. They feel that such a decision will have a detrimental effect on club and league finances and could force many clubs into administration.

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The DCMS criticises the UKGC and proposes changes
Jun 29, 2020
The DCMS criticises the UKGC and proposes changes

The UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport published a report where it is stated that the UK Gambling Commission has not done enough to tackle problem gambling. It is very likely that the Gambling Act will be amended, or at least that such an initiative will be put forward.

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Sports betting bill proposed in Georgia
Jun 22, 2020
Sports betting bill proposed in Georgia

Georgia is the next state in the list of US states that are considering sports betting legalisation. The bill is now in front of the full Senate and it seems that the state's professional sports teams are also in support of the idea.

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Operators to donate £100 millions to problem gambling
Jun 15, 2020
Operators to donate £100 millions to problem gambling

The largest gambling operators in the UK have pledged to donate £100 million to problem gambling, as well as additional funds to other charities and causes. This has been regarded as a testament that the industry is willing to take its part and help tackle problem gambling.

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Calls to classify loot boxes as gambling
Jun 08, 2020
Calls to classify loot boxes as gambling

New calls to classify loot boxes as gambling, over concerns that it could lead children to develop gambling habits. If loot boxes are classified as gambling, game development companies would need to work around that.

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Ohio looking to legalise sports betting
Jun 01, 2020
Ohio looking to legalise sports betting

A bill looking to legalise sports betting in the state has been approved by one of the Committees in Ohio's House of Representatives. It is expected for the state Senate to pass the bll into law.

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HMRC to return funds to operators
May 26, 2020
HMRC to return funds to operators

HMRC is expected to return operators millions of pounds as they have paid in tax more than the amount that they should’ve paid. William Hill will get between £125-£150 million.

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