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  • Independent bookies appeal to Theresa May over FOBTs

    first_img Independent bookmakers in the United Kingdom have made a written appeal to Prime Minister Theresa May, imploring the disregarding of a proposed £2 Fixed Odds Betting Terminal (FOBT) maximum stake.Ahead of government judgement on proposed wagering reduction, various representatives issued a reminder and agreement with May when she stated “From dynamic start-ups to established family firms, our small and medium sized businesses are the backbone of our country,” and a desire to “want to build an economy that works for all, and that means working with, and listening to, smaller firms.”However, in an era when “betting shops are already closing at an alarming rate,” the independent bookies state that a £2 maximum stake will essentially represent a ban on FOBTs and as a result throw small businesses onto the scrap heap.Discussing the potential fallout of such a stark reduction in its letter, independent bookies state that: “Customers will not play FOBT games at this staking level as they are unable to spread their bets and de-risk their play. “These are gaming customers who will not switch to betting on horses or football but will simply go online or to other venues and we will not be able to compete or trade as viable businesses. “At a £2 stake many of our family enterprises will close, our staff – including members of our own families – will lose their jobs, and all the monies to government, local councils and racing will be lost. The consequences for our businesses would quite simply be disastrous.Before urging the government to, in essence, consider advice from within: “The government’s own advisers, the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB), warn “we would find it difficult to regard so strong an action (cutting from £100 to £2) as being proportionate on the basis of the existing evidence” and could lead to “a variety of unintended and potentially harmful consequences.”Another key area of discussion is responsible gambling, with the letter highlighting stringent staff training and insisting good customer service in part of their DNA: “We are not faceless companies. We are small businesses who know our customers well, and have survived in the face of stiffer and stiffer competition from major operators, the expansion of online gambling and the National Lottery.“We care about our customers and know most of them by name. We know if they have had a bad day or have been enjoying a family celebration, we offer them teas and coffees and a chat, and a place for them to meet their friends and enjoy their leisure pursuit in a friendly, safe and responsible environment.”Concluding, the independent bookies added: “If you really want to help problem gamblers then we are best placed to help you achieve that. We implore you not to throw small businesses like ours on the scrap heap by imposing a £2 maximum stake.” Submit Camelot aims for ‘Big September’ supporting a high street recovery August 26, 2020 Share StumbleUpon National Lottery Community Fund issues £14m in Climate Action grants August 24, 2020 Related Articles UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

  • B.C. Hydro releases draft power plan

    first_imgThe plan’s recommendations ensure that Hydro will be able to support the unprecedented economic potential here in the north, including the development of the liquefied natural gas industry. In addition, the plan strives to prioritize conservation so that customers have the ability to reduce their electricity bills through a range of programs and incentives which help them use less electricity. Additional consultations, scheduled to take place from September 3 to October 18, will provide the opportunity for feedback on recent changes made during the Resource Plan draft period. Following these consultations, Hydro will have until November 15 to re-submit the plan for government consideration. To read BC Hydro’s draft IRP or to participate in the consultation, click here.- Advertisement –last_img read more

  • Shanghai Masters: Roger Federer Enters Pre-Quarterfinals With Win Over Albert Ramos-Vinolas

    first_imgShanghai: Ruthless Roger Federer claimed victory in his Shanghai Masters opener on Tuesday with a straight-sets win over Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas.The 38-year-old Swiss won 6-2, 7-6 (5) and plays Belgium’s 13th seed David Goffin or Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan in the last 16. The third-ranked Federer is looking to end the season on a high with a fourth title of the year — although he failed to win a 21st Grand Slam this season.The 46th-ranked Ramos-Vinolas put up a better fight in the second set, forcing the tie break and taking a 2-0 and then 4-1 lead in it.But cheered on by his band of local supporters, who held aloft banners proclaiming their hero “superhuman”, Federer won the tie break — and the match — with a forehand smash.Roger’s Revenge 💪 After falling to Ramos-Vinolas at this stage in 2015, @rogerfederer defeats the 🇪🇸 6-2, 7-6(5) at the #RolexShMasters. pic.twitter.com/4KKO41tnIy— ATP Tour (@atptour) October 8, 2019 RUBLEV UPSETS CORICUnseeded Andrey Rublev of Russia upset Borna Coric of Croatia 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the first round of the Shanghai Masters on Tuesday.The 12th-seeded Coric was runner-up in Shanghai last year, losing to Novak Djokovic in straight sets in the final.Two Americans – 16th-seeded John Isner and Reilly Opelka – are through to the second round.Isner ousted Alex De Minaur of Australia 7-6 (1), 6-4, and Opelka defeated Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 6-3, 6-4.Italy’s Matteo Berrettini, who reached his first Grand Slam semifinal at the U.S. Open last month, posted a 6-2, 6-1 first-round victory over Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany.It was a 36th win of the season for the 11th-seeded Berrettini. He has won 30 of those matches since defeating Struff on April 22. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. albert ramos vinolasATP TourRoger FedererShanghai Masters First Published: October 8, 2019, 6:48 PM ISTlast_img read more