Tennis Review Group Announces Integrity Proposals 

A panel appointed to investigate the issue of integrity in tennis has produced its final report, which contains a series of reform proposals.   The sport’s Independent Review Panel (IRP) today published its findings on betting related-integrity matters and potential protections after a two year study. Commissioned by all of the leading tennis governing bodies, including the ATP, WTA and ITF, the study was …

Sports Betting Comes to Pennsylvania 

The first sports betting venues in Philadelphia opened for business this week, as the spread of sports betting across the US continues.   One of the new facilities, based at Philadelphia’s SugarHouse Casino staged an opening ceremony on Saturday, attended by casino executives, local politicians and sports betting fans. The casino originally gained approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board at the end of October, and underwent two …

ASA Backs Health Lottery over Ad Complaint 

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has found in favour of the Health Lottery over a complaint about one of the company’s recent television advertisements.   The ad under dispute centres on a man who discovers a £1 coin in his armchair. The man enters a grocery store and buys a Health Lottery ticket, while a voice over points out that while £1 ‘won’t buy you much these days’ there …

UKGC Consulting on Gambling Strategy

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is seeking contributions to a new National Responsible Gambling Strategy, with affiliate marketing a key area of interest.   The UKGC has asked for opinions from as wide a range of people and organisations as possible for its new March 2019 strategy, which will replace the current three-year strategy with one aimed at offering better …

William Hill to Fight Dutch Fine

UK bookmaker William Hill is set to appeal against a €300,000 fine handed out by the Netherlands Gambling Authority (KSA) after the KSA found that the company had targeted players resident in the Netherlands without an online gaming licence.  The regulator issued the penalty as it found that William Hill had offered online games of chance to consumers in the Netherlands, through its WilliamHill.com website as well as two mobile applications. It is …

Three More Licences Approved in Sweden

The Swedish gambling regulator has announced the approval of three new gambling licences as part of the country’s reform of its betting industry.   Bethard Group, Evoke Gaming and Mr Green have all been granted licenses to operate online gambling in the re-regulated market when it is launched on January 1. The new awards, which were confirmed by the Lotteriinspektionen on Thursday, brings the full list of approved licensees to …