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    A study sponsored by the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) that claimed  the “majority of betting shops are in the least deprived areas" has been branded as “very misleading” by a new report.

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    Czech Republic Finance Minister Andrej Babis has reportedly urged the country to increase taxes on betting companies from 2016 in a move that would almost double the amount it takes from the gambling industry.

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    Gambling company BetFred it has promoted Nicola Barr to the position of group finance director.

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    The Czech Republic is to begin fighting gambling as an illegal drug under national government-approved changes to the country’s strategy in the anti-drug policy.

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    Gambling advertising has a “limited” effect on young people and problem gambling behaviour according to a new report by the two self-regulatory bodies that write and maintain the UK Advertising Codes.

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    Spanish gaming group Codere has appointed Alejandro Pascual as the new chief operating officer of its Codere Europe operation.

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    Australian academic Dr Charles Livingstone has slammed the Association of British Bookmaker’s (ABB) responsible gambling and player protection code of conduct for not being effective enough and has called for more to be done to help players in the UK.

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    Australian gambling company Tatts Group, has revealed how its new UBET sports betting brand will provide the ‘TAB of the future’ retail wagering experience.

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    Campaigners have questioned the success of ‘self-exclusion’ after a spike in people stopping themselves from gambling was revealed in last week’s UK Gambling Commission industry statistics report.

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    Betting company Coral has extended its title sponsorship of the Scottish Grand National annual horseracing event.

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    Ladbrokes is to begin a search for a new chief executive officer after the bookmaker confirmed that Richard Glynn is to step down from the role.

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    Research by the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) into machine-related problem gambling has attracted criticism over claims from a number of parties that the reports favour the industry and ignore wider issues in the UK market.

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    Bookmaker Ladbrokes has reportedly enlisted the Recommended Agency Registers (RAR) to assist with a search for a new PR agency.

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    A group of 93 local councils in England has petitioned the UK Government to cut the maximum stakes on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) from £100 (€126/$157) to £2.

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    Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has appointed Gary McGann as an independent non-executive director.

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    Fred Done, founder of independent UK bookmaker BetFred, is to become chairman of challenger bank CardOne Banking.

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    Betting company Coral has replaced William Hill as the new title sponsor of the UK Championship snooker tournament.

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    Irish bookmaker Paddy Power is to target further success during the final part of this year after it reported “strong revenue growth” during the period from July 1 through to November 16.

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    Betting operator Gala Coral has cited the impact of the 2014 Fifa World Cup national football team tournament and the reduction in bingo duty in the UK as the main reasons behind widespread growth during the 12 months through to September 27.

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    The Coral bookmaker brand of betting operator Gala Coral Group has agreed a deal to become the new main sponsor of English Super League rugby league club Wigan Warriors.

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