Ralph Topping, the chief executive of bookmaker William Hill, has revealed he is opposed to the “clustering” of betting shops in the UK and has called on MPs to take action before the situation starts to “alienate” communities.
John Boyle, founder, owner and chief executive of Irish independent bookmaker Boylesports, has revealed that he is planning to expand the business in Britain after enjoying considerable success in Ireland.
Members of the Stop the FOBTs campaign against fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) have hit out at the UK Government’s decision to vote in favour of implementing the recommendations from the recent review into gaming machine stakes.
The Gambling Commission, the regulatory body for the majority of gambling in Great Britain, has cited non-remote betting as the catalyst behind a 7% rise in gross gambling yield (GGY) between April 2012 and March 2013.
Ladbrokes has refuted claims made in a series of articles published by the Guardian newspaper that business practices on its betting premises were unethical and that it turned a blind eye to illegal activity.