Thursday, October 29, 2020

Tag: Bookies

Revealed: How bookies use technology to retain players

Artificial Intelligence
In response to a Guardian article charging British firms with using artificial intelligence “to keep gamblers hooked”, the RGA’s Clive Hawkswood and GBGC’s Warwick Bartlett discuss the complexities of escaping another nasty PR paradigm.

Betwatch Birmingham bookies ban five people

Five people have been banned from 24 betting shops across Birmingham city centre, as part of the UK Gambling Commission’s Betwatch scheme.
Five people have been banned from 24 betting shops across Birmingham city centre, as part of the UK Gambling Commission’s Betwatch initiative. A partnership between the Gambling Commission, police, local council and bookmakers, the scheme is designed to tackle localised antisocial and criminal behaviour in and around betting shops. “This is a really positive result for Betwatch, which has been rolled...

Worldpay predict betting surge ahead of election

BBi - General election Worldpay
The global leader in payments, Worldpay, has predicted a 40% increase in online gambling activity ahead of the UK General Election on Thursday, 8 June, 2017.   Worldpay claims it is expecting a significant boost in online betting volumes as political gambling takes a hold of the UK ahead of this year’s general election. The data, taking into account the increase in...

Bookies brace for “radical” FOBTs cut in April

Betting Business - Bookies FOBTs April
Britain’s bookmakers have been warned that a “significant change” to FOBTs stakes is in the wings, perhaps as soon as Easter. The question now rests on how low ministers are willing to go.   Bookmakers should brace themselves for “significant change”, says former culture secretary John Whittingdale, who expects the government to take “radical measures” on FOBTs this April. Speaking at the...

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