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Gambling Commission ‘content’ with way BetBright voided ante-post bets

• Punter plans to sue over potential payout of £30k• Backer had outstanding football bets with firmA punter whose ante-post bets with a potential payout of nearly £30k were voided by the defunct bookmaker BetBright last week said on Wednesday that he i…

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Rich Ricci defends voided stakes at BetBright amid punter fury

• Defunct bookies’ executive chairman can ‘understand’ upset• Customers could miss out on big football and racing winsRich Ricci, the former executive chairman of the defunct bookmaker BetBright, has said on Wednesday evening that while he can “underst…

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Anger as BetBright ceases trading and declares void all unsettled bets

• Move a week before Cheltenham Festival after sale to 888• Season-long bets on football among the bets voidedCustomers of the bookmaker BetBright reacted with anger and disappointment on Tuesday when the firm stopped trading and declared all outstandi…

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Anger as BetBright ceases trading and declares void all unsettled bets

• Move a week before Cheltenham Festival after sale to 888• Season-long bets on football among the bets voidedCustomers of the bookmaker BetBright reacted with anger and disappointment on Tuesday when the firm stopped trading and declared all outstandi…

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Talking Horses: Labour needs to wake up to gambling’s complexities

A deeper understanding of betting is essential if any future Labour government is to make a better fist of gambling regulation than the last oneTom Watson, the deputy leader of the Labour party and a politician with a long-standing interest in the regu…

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British bookies go from favourites to American outsiders

No sooner has one law changed in gambling companies’ favour than another turns against them. Now all bets are off againWhat starts in the US, the cliche goes, inevitably ends up in the UK (burger restaurants, assaulting fellow shoppers on Black Friday …

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Bet365 obtained details of punter’s account via Skrill in McCann case

• Skrill complied with order to reveal details of McCann’s account• Megan McCann suing bookie for nearly £1m in unpaid winningsA legal case from January 2017 which relates to Megan McCann’s long-running attempt to sue Bet365 for £1m appears to suggest …

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‘People are dying’: Campaigners want gambling classed a public health issue

• Charles and Liz Ritchie’s son Jack killed himself after gambling• ‘The industry targets vulnerable and those already addicted’Campaigners for stronger government regulation of gambling have called for it to be classed as a public health concern and f…

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Fresh claims throw doubt over Ladbrokes’ ‘cancelled’ bet settlements

• Guardian highlighted problem with procedures in November• ‘Tens of thousands of pounds are still at stake,’ says FairheadLadbrokes’ recent claim that all customers affected by a long-standing software “glitch” had been contacted and, in many cases, p…

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Fresh claims throw doubt over Ladbrokes’ ‘cancelled’ bet settlements

• Guardian highlighted problem with procedures in November• ‘Tens of thousands of pounds are still at stake,’ says FairheadLadbrokes’ recent claim that all customers affected by a long-standing software “glitch” had been contacted and, in many cases, p…

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Revealed: the ‘dire consequences’ of football’s relationship with gambling

• Some young men cannot watch games without multiple bets• ‘Gambling is the worst addiction,’ major new study is toldThe relentless involvement of betting companies in football has drawn a generation of young men into strongly associating their support…

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Revealed: the ‘dire consequences’ of football’s relationship with gambling

• Some young men cannot watch games without multiple bets• ‘Gambling is the worst addiction,’ major new study is toldThe relentless involvement of betting companies in football has drawn a generation of young men into strongly associating their support…

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McCann case may put bookies’ treatment of winning punters in the spotlight

• Teenager not paid after winning bets totalling nearly £1m• Remote Gambling Association denies ‘cartel-like’ behaviourThe legal case in which Megan McCann, a young punter from Northern Ireland, is suing the online bookmaker Bet365 for more than £1m in…

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Ladbrokes pay punters after technical ‘glitch’ cancelled winning bets

• Bookmaker declines to confirm how many clients affected• ‘Goodwill’ payments made to unknown number of customersLadbrokes admitted on Monday that a long-standing “technical glitch” in its software for processing online bets may have led customers “to…

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Talking Horses: new data suggests 4% of punters have accounts restricted

A survey analysed by Justice For Punters offers one of the few data-based insights into extent of the issueOne of the more vexed questions in modern betting concerns how often bookmakers are willing to restrict winning customers or close down their acc…

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Unregulated Asian betting exchanges a threat to British racing, warns BHA

• Dunshea: ‘If it’s not regulated, it’s a significant threat’ • Asian Racing Federation has already set up betting taskforceRacing’s ruling body is preparing to put its weight behind efforts begun in Asia to deal with the increasing problem posed by un…

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Peterborough’s director Barry Fry charged over alleged betting

• Alleged misconduct took place in 2017-18, FA says • Club chairman tweeted support to Barry FryBarry Fry, Peterborough’s director of football, has been charged by the Football Association with misconduct in relation to betting.A statement from the FA …

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Ban on TV betting ads during other live sports can be boost to racing | Greg Wood

The new whistle-to-whistle blackout on gambling adverts excludes horse racing and should work in the sport’s favourIt is not often that bookmakers give in to pressure from anti-gambling groups without being forced to, so Thursday’s news that the bigges…

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Ban on TV betting ads during other live sports can be boost to racing | Greg Wood

The new whistle-to-whistle blackout on gambling adverts excludes horse racing and should work in the sport’s favourIt is not often that bookmakers give in to pressure from anti-gambling groups without being forced to, so Thursday’s news that the bigges…

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UK betting firms back live sports advertising ban

Online gambling firms such as Bet365, William Hill and Ladbrokes agree ban amid fears of impact on children Online gambling companies have agreed to a voluntary “whistle-to-whistle” ban on advertising during live sports, in an effort to address concern…