GC survey confirms worsening public perception of gambling

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter GC survey confirms worsening public perception of gambling Tags: Online Gambling Regions: UK & Ireland Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Lottery Sports betting Social gaming 27th February 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Only 29% agreed with the statement “gambling is fair and can be trusted”, though this was higher among gamblers – 32% of players claimed it was fair, compared to 25% of non-players.  Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & games Negative attitudes towards gambling in Great Britain are increasingly prevalent, according to the Gambling Commission’s Behaviour, Awareness and Attitudes Report, with 29% of those surveyed now calling for a total ban.The report, which also found that the number of total gamblers remains steady despite growing online and mobile participation, was based on a telephone survey of 4,003 people conducted in December 2019. This found that 29% of people agreed that it would be better if gambling was banned altogether, up from 25% in December 2018. Respondents were also overwhelmingly of the opinion that there are too many opportunities to gamble today, with 82% saying this was the case.A variety of other questions further highlighted the negative perception of the industry. The survey found that 73% believe gambling is dangerous for family life – up from 71% in 2018 – while 62% said that gambling should be discouraged.Support for the industry appeared to be falling away, with respondents that said people should have the right to gamble whenever they want, falling from 62% to 60%. Those said that gambling “livens up life” fell to 26%, while those that felt gambling is good for society declined to 13%. Despite the increasingly negative attitudes, participation rates appear to be holding steady. Respondents were quizzed on whether they gambled in the past four weeks, with 47% saying they did so, a slight increase from December last year. However, this figure includes National Lottery participation. When this is taken out, it falls to 32%. Gambling is still a male-dominated pursuit, with men making up 51% of participants, compared to 43% of females surveyed. There was evidence that gambling participation was growing among younger demographics. Among 16-24 year-olds surveyed, 40% said they gambled, up from 36% in the prior year, while among 25-34 year-olds this figure grew to 49%, and to 50% among 35-44 year-olds. Older generations, meanwhile, appear to be gambling less. Of 45-54 year olds, participation fell one percentage point to 52%, and to 48% among 55-64 year-olds, down from 55%. For over 65s, it remained steady at 42%.The proportion of people who gambled online, however, increased from 18% to 21%, of which half gambled using a mobile phone, up from 44% in 2018. Those using desktop PCs and laptops to gamble declined to 26% and 38% respectively.Among online gamblers, 95% gambled at home, 15% did so at work and 12% on their commute. A total of 7% of online gamblers did so at pubs or clubs, and 4% at sports venues.In-play betting declined in popularity as the number of online gamblers taking part declined from 23% to 21%, after reaching a high of 26% in 2016. The decline was strongest among younger people, with the proportion of 18-24 year-olds falling from 40% to 37% and 25-34 year-olds falling from 38% to 30%. The average number of accounts per online gambler remained steady at 2.7.The proportion of problem gamblers remained steady at 0.5% of adults, but this was slightly below 2016’s figure of 0.7%. A further 0.8% were found to be at moderate risk of developing a gambling problem and 2.7% at low risk.Those who said they had registered for self-exclusion schemes declined slightly to 5%, while those who were unaware the schemes existed remained steady at 53%. This figure may rise going forward after the Gambling Commission mandated all UK-licenced operators sign up for the Gamstop self-exclusion scheme from 31 March.The proportion of gamblers who gambled twice or more per week remained steady at 20%. Those who gambled once a week fell slightly to 31%, while those gambling less than once a week increased from 47% to 49%.Those who said they had received or seen gambling information from operators such as advice on how to seek help or the chances of winning at a certain game remained steady at 60%.The National Lottery was by far the most popular form of gambling, with 30% playing, up from 2018 but still below 2015. The number playing other lotteries also increased to 12% and those playing scratchcards declined slightly to 10%.Sports betting (excluding horse racing) was the next most popular form of betting, with the number of players increasing slightly to 6.7%. Private bets declined from 6.1% to 5.6%, fruit and slot machine participation increased from 3.7% to 4.2% and horse racing from 3.8% to 4.0%. Those playing casino games declined slightly to 1.5%.Of those who bet on sports, 81% placed bets online and 27% in person. In the national lottery, 36% played online and 73% by retail. For casino games, 74% of players played online and 47% in person.Esports betting increased in popularity, as 6% bet either money or in-game items on esports, up from 4% in 2018.The amount of people who had seen or heard gambling advertising or sponsorship also remained steady, at 87%. Of this group, 51% said they saw these ads on television, 31% on non-gambling websites, 30% on social media, 18% on radio and 23% in newspapers.Those taking part in social gaming declined slightly to 20%. Most of these played slot machine-type games, at 64%. Those playing social poker declined to 29% of social gamers while the proportion playing social casino games fell from 42% to 32%.When asked about nine different areas of gambling policy, more than 60% said they “don’t know anything” about each policy area. The two policy issues that the general public were most aware of were the controls in place to ensure that children and young people are not exposed to gambling, with 38% stating that they knew something about the topic; and the maximum amount that can be bet on machines in bookmakers, with 35% saying that they knew something about this.A total of 32% of respondents said the most important gambling policy issue is having controls in place to ensure that children and young people are not exposed to gambling, the highest figure for any issue. Setting a stake limit on machines in bookmakers was second with 13% and 10% cited increased regulation of non-UK based online gambling operators.Television news was the most popular source of information about gambling, informing 40% of respondents. Personal experience was next at 31%, followed by newspapers at 26% and online news at 25%. Negative attitudes towards gambling in Great Britain are increasingly prevalent, according to the Gambling Commission’s Behaviour, Awareness and Attitudes Report, with 29% of those surveyed now calling for a total ban. Email Addresslast_img read more

TSL Limited (TSL.zw) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgTSL Limited (TSL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about TSL Limited (TSL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the TSL Limited (TSL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: TSL Limited (TSL.zw)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileTSL Limited, listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, participates in the auctioning of tobacco, printing and packaging, supply of inputs to agriculture, storage and distribution services. The Company was founded in 1957 and through the energetic pursuit and implementation of a diversification strategy has grown to become a significant player in its chosen spheres of operation.last_img read more

Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB.ke)  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB Bank) is a financial services institution in Kenya offering products and services to the commercial sector. The banking group offers a full-service offering for commercial and corporate clients and runs an Agency banking model. Its parent company, KCB Group, was founded as a branch of the National Bank of India in Mombasa. Grindlays Bank merged with the National Bank of India in 1958 to form the National & Grindlays Bank. The government of Kenya bought a 60% stake in National & Grindlays Bank and took full control of it in 1970; renaming it Kenya Commercial Group. It was renamed KCB Bank Kenya after a corporate restructure. KCB Bank Kenya is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KCB Group. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Update: Post-hurricane repairs at Lake Apopka North Shore

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Wildlife Drive remains closedFrom the St. John’s River Water Management DistrictRepairs are underway at the St. Johns River Water Management District’s Lake Apopka North Shore, which experienced damage due to Hurricane Irma. As water levels subside and assessments are completed, the district will provide weekly updates on the status of repairs and recreation at the Lake Apopka North Shore.In addition to receiving 12 inches of rain during Hurricane Irma, the property experienced a 357-foot breach in the northeast, lake-side levee that separates Lake Apopka from the Lake Apopka North Shore. Nearly 75 percent of the 20,000-acre property flooded, overtopping trails, levees and parking areas, including parts of Lust, Laughlin, Duda North-South, Marsh Rabbit and Marsh Flow-Way roads. Currently, many parts remain underwater and cannot be inspected.On Sept. 27, the district completed work to patch the section of the lake-side levee that separates Lake Apopka from the Lake Apopka North Shore. Using fill dirt brought in by trucks, the repair was a priority as it now allows the district to manage water levels on the rest of the property. It will also help stabilize the road/levee and allow additional work for a permanent fix.The placement of a floating barrier to minimize additional damage from wave action, and the addition of fill material, is expected to be complete by the end of this week.Until water levels return to previous levels, and the district can complete assessments of the entire property, a timeline for work, cost estimates and reopening the property is not available. There are many variables, like weather, that will determine the timeline and cost.The district is monitoring water quality and participates in weekly updates with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the topic. Previous restoration work on the formerly farmed lands encapsulated contaminated top soil. District staff continue to analyze data for the recently flooded areas and have found that the open water conditions, a result of flooding, will not put fish-eating birds at unacceptable risk.The recent flooding hasn’t negatively affected the wildlife.Understanding that the area is a popular outdoor recreation destination, the Red Trail, off County Road 448A, and the McDonald Canal Boat Ramp, are open.To ensure public safety, and minimize potential damage to saturated roads, no other openings are planned at this point due to flooding and the continued presence of heavy equipment. The Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive and nonmotorized Lake Apopka Loop Trail remain closed. As soon as the district determines that the public can safely access an area, it will open.For continuing updates on district operations and recreational announcements, visit the district’s website, www.sjrwmd.com. Photos of repairs and progress can be found on the district’s Facebook page. Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSLake Apopka North ShoreSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleNational Night Out comes to Apopka tonightNext articleChristine Moore files to run for Orange County Commission Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Journalist gunned down in southwestern republic

first_img RSF_en read in russian Reporters Without Borders today condemned the killing of Magomedzagid Varisov, the second journalist to be murdered this year in Russia, and called on interior minister Rashid Nurgaliyev to order an immediate investigation aimed at identifying both perpetrators and instigators and bringing them to justice.Varisov was gunned down at around 9 p.m. on 28 June in Makhachkala (the capital of the southwestern republic of Dagestan) as he was getting out of his car in front of his home. He died instantly, while his driver, who was wounded by several shots, was hospitalized. His wife, who was also with him, was not hit. The police said they were looking for a black Lada car which the gunmen used to get away.It seems likely that Varisov was killed because of his work as a journalist. The head of the political section of the weekly Novoye Delo, he was very critical of the Dagestan opposition in his articles. He also headed the Republican Centre for Strategic and Political Initiatives.In a recent article, he raised questions about the fact that some 1,000 refugees from the Chechen village of Borozdinovskaya (in the Chelkovsky region) crossed illegally into Dagestan after a Russian special forces raid on the village. He accused the Dagestan opposition of exploiting the situation to stir up hate between the Chechen and Dagestanian communities.Varisov’s murder came just as Novoye Delo was about to publish a second article naming those responsible for the ease of cross-border movements between Dagestan and Chechnya. Varisov and the newspaper had been receiving telephone death threats during the past year and Varisov had told his colleagues he had been followed several times.On 30 June, the www.kavkazcenter.com website posted a letter from the Wahhabi Islamist group “Sharia” claiming responsibility for the murder. “We punished the one who was the FSB collaborator, who was the spokesman for Kremlin propaganda and for those who are in power in Dagestan, and who was one of the ideologues of the struggle against the establishment of the Sharia in Dagestan,” the message said. The FSB is the new name for the KGB. RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Follow the news on Belarus News July 1, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist gunned down in southwestern republic Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further Receive email alerts May 28, 2021 Find out more Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the murder of Magomedzagid Varisov, the head of the weekly Novoye Delo’s political section, who was gunned down outside his home in Makhachkala (the capital of Dagestan) on the evening on 28 June. It seems likely that he was killed because of his work as a journalist.read in russian “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says News BelarusEurope – Central Asia Organisation BelarusEurope – Central Asia News News May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Donegal road safety campaigner welcomes Road Traffic Bill’s Dail success

first_img Previous articlePringle says 12 week abortion limit proposals are too restrictiveNext articleFresh round of Stormont talks to begin next week News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – January 18, 2018 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ The Road Traffic Amendment Bill came before the Dail last night where TDs voted in favour of enforcing changes to drink driving penalties.The bill proposes automatic disqualification for motorists convicted of driving over the limit and will now come before the Seanad.TDs voted in favour of the Bill by 85 votes to 8, with 37 abstentions.Mary Clinton, Founder of A-CEART has welcomed the success of the Bill and rejects the argument that those residing in rural Ireland will be left in isolation if it is passed:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/clintonweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Donegal road safety campaigner welcomes Road Traffic Bill’s Dail success WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitterlast_img read more

Salvation Army issues call for bell-ringers

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article By The Penny Hoarder Next Up“The Red Kettle campaign is our biggest fundraiser and we depend on it to provided services to our friends and neighbors in times of need.”Because of COVID-19, May said the needs have been and are great in 2020. Her prayers are that the people of Pike County will be supportive of the Red Kettle campaign, as always.“But right now, the 2020 Red Kettle campaign is an unknown,” May said. “We are having a hard time getting bell ringers. People are being cautious. But we are taking every precaution. The bell ringers are wearing masks and gloves and have hand sanitizer available. They are practicing social distancing and they don’t have to wear the apron if they don’t feel comfortable doing so. At Walmart, we are ringing 15 feet from the entrance.” Published 4:45 pm Thursday, November 19, 2020 Latest Stories Pike County schools recognize teachers of the year The Pike County School System’s Teachers of the 2020 School Year were honored Wednesday at the Central Office in Troy…. read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The shortage of change is presenting another hurdle for the Red Kettle Campaign. Because fewer people are paying with dollars and change, May said that could have a negative effect on the Red Kettle campaign. Dropping money in the Red Kettle is a traditional way of giving for shoppers during the holiday season.“But, for those who prefer to donate to the Salvation Army using a debit or credit card, they may ‘swipe’ at each kettle station,” May said. “We are confident that people will continue to be generous in their giving. However, our real concern right now is that we won’t have enough bell ringers. That would mean fewer bells to ring and fewer opportunities for people to give.”Bell ringers for the Pike County Salvation Army are greatly needed. Church groups, organizations, businesses, friends, families and individuals are encouraged to make ringing the bell at Christmas time a part of their Christmas giving. You Might Like Salvation Army issues call for bell-ringers To sign up as a bell ringer or for more information, call 808-1069, 808-1015, 672-4481 or 268-2553. By Jaine Treadwell Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… The Salvation Army’s 2020 Red Kettle campaign will officially begin on Saturday with the traditional ringing of the bells at Walmart and Piggly Wiggly 231.Kim May, Pike County Salvation Army director, expressed appreciation to Walmart and Piggly Wiggly for allowing the bells be rung at their locations prior to Black Friday.“The year 2020 has been difficult for everyone and it has been difficult for the Salvation Army, nationally and here at home,” May said. “In Troy, we were closed for six weeks but the bills kept coming in.  Monetary donations have been down and, for a time, sales at the Thrift Store were slow but have picked up. Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

Woman faces deportation after allegedly assaulting man in MAGA hat

first_imgDavid Cliff/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images(BOSTON) — Immigration and Customs Enforcement has arrested a woman who allegedly assaulted a man wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat earlier this month.Rosiane Santos was detained by federal agents after video surfaced on Feb. 15 of her grabbing a man’s red cap and throwing it on the floor at a Mexican restaurant in Massachusetts.Santos, a citizen of Brazil who’s in the country illegally, was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Fugitive Operations Team on Monday and was being processed for deportation, immigration officials told ABC Boston affiliate WCVB on Tuesday.“She has since been released from ICE custody after being entered into removal proceedings in federal immigration courts and provided a Notice to Appear at a future date before an immigration judge,” an ICE spokesperson said in a statement.ICE didn’t immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment on matter.Bryton Turner, the Facebook user who posted the footage, said he was the man targeted by Santos.“I’m just trying to sit here and eat a nice meal,” Turner says in the video as Santos grabs his hat and pulls it over his eyes. “You see this? People like that, that’s the problem. That’s the problem with America these days.”In a second video, Santos can be seen speaking to two uniformed officers at the restaurant.“Went out with some friends trying to enjoy some dinner and drinks when this ignoramus randomly tried to hit my hat off and started yelling at me (assault + drunk and disorderly),” Turner wrote in the video’s caption. “I wasn’t going to press charges, but in front of four cops she did it again, so now she’s going to jail.”The Facebook post had racked up more than 2,000 reactions and comments as of early Wednesday.Turner did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.Santos was arraigned last week and is expected back in court on March 20.Her immigration attorney, Katarina Kozakova, said she plans to address the charges against her client in criminal court, according to local new outlet Boston.com.Kozakova said Santos has a pending green card application and is married to a U.S. citizen.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Saipem: Scarabeo 8 resumes drilling activities in Norway

first_img Scarabeo 8 resumes drilling activities in Norway. (Credit: Saipem) Saipem and the Norwegian operator Vår Energi have reached an agreement for the execution of 4 wells to be drilled in the Barents Sea and in the North Sea, after such activities had been originally postponed as a consequence of the market downturn.Operations will start in the fourth quarter of 2020 and will allow the operating profile and equipment of the rig to remain active, in anticipation of the recovery of the market in the North Sea where the asset has been a key player since 2012.Marco Toninelli, COO of the Onshore Drilling Division, said: “Saipem expresses great satisfaction for having reached this important agreement and for resuming operations with an important customer, despite the current difficult times we are all facing”. Source: Company Press Release Operations will start in the fourth quarter of 2020 and will allow the operating profile and equipment of the rig to remain activelast_img read more

Government urged to backdate cut in stamp duty to help recent buyers

first_imgPlans to remove stamp duty on the first £500,000 of a property with immediate effect will be a “bitter blow” for those who have just completed on a purchase, say residential law experts.While conveyancers have said the temporary move would come as a “welcome relief” to those who are in the process of purchasing, it would be a “bitter blow’” for hundreds who had already finalised proceedings since the start of lockdown in March.Sarah Ryan, head of conveyancing at law firm Simpson Millar, said it was most likely to affect new-build buyers and those who had been on the cusp of completion at the start of the pandemic.She went on to urge the government to make the savings retrospective to allow the costs to be recovered by “potentially hundreds of people”, many of whom may be facing money worries as a result of the crisis.Call for rethink“We of course welcome the plans announced today to freeze the stamp duty costs on any property up to the value of £500,000, which will not only encourage potential buyers to move on and up the proverbial ladder, but will also help to retain jobs in the real estate sector,” she said.“However, there is no denying that for some, in particular those individuals, couples and families who have managed to complete on the purchase of their home either during lockdown, or in the immediate aftermath, this will come as a bitter blow.“This is most likely to affect those who have bought a new-build property as many of those transactions could go ahead despite social distancing, as well as those who were all ready to finalise proceedings once the rules relaxed last month.“We would urge the government to make the scheme retrospective so that those individuals can also benefit from the cost savings.”Summer statement Sarah Ryan Simpson Millar Backdate stamp duty cut Mini-budget 2020 Stamp duty cut Rishi Sunak July 8, 2020Richard ReedWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » COVID-19 news » Government urged to backdate cut in stamp duty to help recent buyers previous nextHousing MarketGovernment urged to backdate cut in stamp duty to help recent buyersThe removal of stamp duty from the first £500,000 will come as a ‘bitter blow’ to those who have just completed.Richard Reed8th July 202002,872 Viewslast_img read more