BETTING WORLD NEWS UKGC fines Betway $400,000+ for marketing on children’s pages 1 year ago Szarlot Post Views: 319 The UK Gambling Commission is mandating online sports betting and gaming brand Betway to pay £408,915 ($463,151) in fines after an investigation revealed that the brand was marketing on the children’s pages of West Ham United Football Club’s website. Commission inquiries revealed that between April 14, 2020, and November 6, 2021, the operator’s gambling logo, which linked to its website, was displayed on a webpage offering the opportunity to print a teddy bear for children to color in. Inquiries also revealed a logo with a link to the operator’s webpage featured on the ‘Young Hammers at Home’ webpage between October 24, 2021, and November 15, 2021. According to a statement released by the Commission, both advertisements breached the regulator’s rules stating gambling advertising must be socially responsible. Leanne Oxley, Gambling Commission Director of Enforcement, said: “Protecting children from gambling harm is at the heart of what we do. Although there is no suggestion that the operator was deliberately targeting children, or that children had been allowed to gamble, we take the breach of any rules aimed at protecting children extremely seriously. We note the remedial actions since taken by the licensee but advise all operators to learn from this case and ensure that they take responsibility and have the correct processes in place so that websites directed at children do not include advertisements for gambling,” . A spokesperson for Betway said: “As a responsible, licensed operator, Betway has zero tolerance with marketing to under-18s. As one of the first betting operators to remove our branding from under-18s’ kit and supporter merchandise, we feel very strongly about our responsibility in this area. On this occasion, the Betway logo – owing to a technical error – appeared on a restricted section of the West Ham United website. As soon as we were made aware of this error, we took immediate action to get it removed. Nonetheless, we accept the fine and will continue to work closely with the club to ensure this does not happen again.” Source: yogonet.com About Post Author Szarlot I am a fan of casino games especially roulette and blackjack. After that I analyze current events in the gambling industry. See author's posts SzarlotI am a fan of casino games especially roulette and blackjack. After that I analyze current events in the gambling industry. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: Betway, penalty, UK Continue Reading Previous Court freezes new SportPesa licence amid shareholder rowNext Nigerian Online Sports Betting Operator License Requirements More Stories CASINO WORLD NEWS Novomatic has appointed Stefan Krenn as a new member of its Executive Board 7 hours ago Iwo Bulski BETTING KENYA Magical Kenya Open Tips 2024 7 hours ago Szarlot BETTING ZAMBIA Jai Chilufya: «My hand is stronger than ever before» 7 hours ago Tools ONLINE WORLD NEWS Pragmatic Play ignites blazing rewards in Pompeii Megareels Megaways 1 day ago Iwo Bulski BETTING TANZANIA Tanzania and the growth of the sports betting market 1 day ago Samuel BETTING NIGERIA Navigating Regulatory Challenges and Seizing Opportunities in African Sports Betting 2 days ago Tools BETTING HOT NEWS KENYA Sports betting comes to X (Twitter), but not yet live in Kenya 2 days ago Samuel CASINO WORLD NEWS Macau: Casinos set for bumper month 2 days ago Szarlot BETTING NIGERIA Stakers reject Reps’ move to stop sports betting 2 days ago Szarlot ONLINE WORLD NEWS Slotegrator expands globally via partnership with Spinza 5 days ago Tools ONLINE WORLD NEWS 1xBet wins Affiliate Company of the Year at International Gaming Awards 2024 1 week ago Iwo Bulski BETTING NIGERIA Bet Naija attendant, friend arraigned for allegedly stealing N16.7m 1 week ago Szarlot Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.