Sport betting

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Birmingham suburb fights to see off eighth betting shop on high street
MP for Erdington, one of UK’s most deprived areas, says ‘heart and soul has been taken out of our community’

Jessica Murray

02, Feb, 2023 @6:04 PM

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Winter World Cup betting spree fuels £1bn profit at Ladbrokes owner
Entain says £995m pre-tax profit forecast boosted by record number of customers in final months of 2022

Joanna Partridge

01, Feb, 2023 @12:07 PM

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Talking Horses: Online punters should beware devil in the detail
Level of protection for money – or lack of it – is often hidden in the T&Cs when signing up for new accounts

Greg Wood

23, Jan, 2023 @3:30 PM

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Betting industry will ‘keep back funds from gambling harm charity’
In future 25% of Betting and Gaming Council funds will go to its own causes, says GambleAware

Emily Dugan

07, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Bet365 boss Denise Coates was paid more than £260m in year to March
Pay package is drop of about £35m on previous year but she still ranks as one of world’s best-paid executives

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent Jasper Jolly

06, Jan, 2023 @1:56 PM

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Game, set, bankrupt: how an addiction to gambling on tennis lost me £40,000
The UK gambling industry is worth billions, with 5% of customers responsible for 70% of that revenue. That includes me – after my addiction spiralled in the pandemic

Hannah Jane Parkinson

20, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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How UK gambling safeguards fail to defend online punters
An Observer investigation finds Stake.com, the Australian sponsor of Everton, could be benefiting from weak controls designed to prevent British customers betting with cryptocurrency

Rob Davies and Matei Rosca

01, Oct, 2022 @3:00 PM

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It’s not just bookies that have a stake in football betting – it’s the clubs too | Annie Ashton
It’s a kick in the teeth for me, having lost my husband to addiction, to find out English clubs are profiting from gambling, says campaigner Annie Ashton

Annie Ashton

30, Sep, 2022 @9:24 AM

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Stake.com told not to use Everton branding in $5,000 betting offer
Club’s shirt sponsor criticised for offering $10 free bet to anyone who wagers large amount in a week

Rob Davies

29, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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How the light gets in on the darkest days | Brief letters
Brief letters: Leonard Cohen’s Anthem | Champagne socialists | Betting on high blood pressure | Relatives at Wimbledon | Country diary’s play on words

03, Jul, 2022 @4:28 PM

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Plans to ban gambling firms sponsoring football shirts in disarray after Tory rift
Ban and ‘polluter pays’ levy on gambling firms could still happen, government sources say

Rob Davies

29, Jun, 2022 @5:13 PM

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UK betting firms ‘must pay more’ to help high-risk gamblers
Industry increases donations to charities, but campaigners say more money is needed to protect gamblers

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

15, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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