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DIE LINKE
03 Oct 21 11:07
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Dear Mario,

Politicians are currently debating whether to introduce restrictive new betting rules and you need to make your voice heard.

It is extremely important that the voice of people who actually put a bet on sports are listened to because the government might announce major new restrictions on betting over the next few months.

By joining the Players’ Panel you can make sure that politicians and the government know what you think about betting on football, horse racing and other sports.

Becoming a supporter of the Players’ Panel doesn’t cost anything. But we will:

Send you news and social content on what is going on in the gambling debate – please share, comment, and make yourself heard!
Provide ways for you to directly contact the decisionmakers in Westminster
Ask you to respond to an occasional survey so we know what you really think
By signing-up to the Players’ Panel you will make sure politicians hear from people who actually bet on sports.

P.S. Supporting the Players’ Panel could make such a difference to what’s happening in Westminster. If you’ve got a few minutes per month then please support the Players' Panel.


The bookies who restricted you want you to lobby the government on their behalf about restrictions.
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Report .Marksman. October 4, 2021 7:28 PM BST
If politicians could ignore the votes of 17 million and still try to stop Brexit, there is not much chance that they will pay any attention to us degenerates.
Report cpfc4me October 7, 2021 2:59 AM BST
There is no more a right to bet than there is a right to count cards in a casino or to insure your car.

If your business is unprofitable for a company, it is their responsibility to shareholders to maximise their profits and not do business with you.
Report dave1357 October 9, 2021 10:30 AM BST
no - their responsibility to shareholders is to set odds that are profitable or minimise risk where true odds are uncertain.  If they can't do that, they shouldn't have a licence to offer bets on sports and horse racing.  The model they use is to offer sports/racing bets to people who lose money on casino gambling and not to those who don't.
Report G1_Jockey_4 November 1, 2021 5:02 PM GMT
dave1357 • October 9, 2021 10:30 AM BST
no - their responsibility to shareholders is to set odds that are profitable or minimise risk where true odds are uncertain.  If they can't do that, they shouldn't have a licence to offer bets on sports and horse racing.  The model they use is to offer sports/racing bets to people who lose money on casino gambling and not to those who don't.


It's odd no one has taken a bookmakers to court yet over their discriminatory practices. If you offer a product for a price , then everyone should be able to have that price..
If they have a limit on the amount you can have on , it should apply to everyone.
The only restrictions they should be able to apply are if gamecare get involved with a person with an issue or someone's kyc and gambling transactions are suss.
Report brentford November 1, 2021 6:20 PM GMT
Whole industry needs a serious review but unlikely to happen any time soon,

open to being put right by those that have bet there but sports betting in vegas as I understand it at least at the big players welcomes all alike..they have a margin in their favour and believe in that model working for them...if you don't feel you are able to suitably price something don't offer it...

if you have genuine grounds for believing that someone is betting through advantage then the onus should really be on bookmakers to prove beyond reasonable doubt to an independent adjudicator and they could then be open to a ban not just from the individual bookmaker but by the nation wide industry in era of kyc checks, id documentation etc

Should also be an industry standard of minimum payout % ..or required warnings when over rounds exceed a margin that precludes long term success.

Obviously the original bf had the ability to make bookmakers largely irrelevant but it's lack of addressing some key issues and then it's subsequent sale and shareholder responsibilities made that something of a pipedream.
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