Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Marketing & affiliates Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address The prevalence of gambling advertising around football has seen the industry become a lightning rod for criticism. But is the sector really at fault, asks Scott Longley? Regions: UK & Ireland 4th February 2019 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops The prevalence of gambling advertising around football has seen the industry become a lightning rod for criticism. But is the sector really at fault, or is it simply taking the blame for football leagues and clubs’ desire to wring every last penny out of fans, asks Scott Longley?The problem with populist measures – ‘take back control’ or ‘build a wall’ – is that they offer apparently simple solutions to complex problems.A recent example within the gambling sector in the UK is the issue of gambling advertising.In the face of pressure from the anti-gambling lobby and its friends in Parliament, some of the bigger names within the UK sector including GVC, William Hill and bet365, under the auspices of the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG), agreed a voluntary whistle-to-whistle ban on sports betting advertising before the 9pm watershed.The code, which will take effect next summer, was welcomed by, among others, Tom Watson, deputy leader of the Labour Party and one of the foremost critics of the industry, who said it was an “important first step” in addressing concerns over the proliferation of gambling advertising.Now, the phrase ‘first step’ is obviously a loaded term. As Robert Painter, former brand director at Sky Betting and Gaming points out, while the industry should be congratulated for doing the right thing, “showing they are listening and acting responsibility”, it is a different argument whether this specific measure is the right path to take.“Such a drastic industry move will encourage campaigners to move swiftly to the next objective,” he says. “I think there were other, better crafted ways to address public concerns.”Dan Waugh, partner at gambling consultancy Regulus Partners, suggests the advertising debate is “another example of the industry getting suckered into binary debates”, which, he adds, the industry “is more likely to lose than win”.Instead, he suggests an approach that is designed at addressing the question of what gambling ads should look like “in order to not excite concerns and irritation”.“I suspect we already know some of the answers – for example, using lads banter as one’s promotional leitmotif is likely to cause legitimate concern (the clear targeting of young men, a high-risk group) and probably also irritation to anyone for whom Loaded magazine is not the crowning achievement of English literature.”Never mind the quality But content isn’t the only issue. Many of the complaints about gambling advertising are about the sheer quantity, but not all of this is down to TV ads. Indeed, the findings just this week from the Advertising Standards Association (ASA) showed that between 2013 and 2017 children’s exposure to TV ads for gambling had dropped by 37%.Yet the TV ad breaks are far from being the only point of contact between children and the vulnerable and the gambling operators. The perimeter advertising, shirt sponsorships and betting partner visuals in pre- and post-match interviews are a large part of the public concern over the visibility of gambling.They may not, as Painter points out, be quite as in your face as the TV ads around the game in that they are, as he terms it, “recessive” and feature just logos and brand names and rarely feature any calls to action.“There is not the same sense of bombardment as TV unless you are in the anti-gambling lobby and you run a count of who sponsors whom of course.”On the ball Which is exactly what researchers have done. A study led by Professor Rebecca Cassidy from the University of London undertaken in 2017 looked into the frequency, duration and medium of advertisements for gambling in both commercial and public service broadcasts of English Premier League football.The findings are problematic for those hoping that a whistle-to-whistle ban will spike the guns of the anti-gambling lobby. But they also pose some questions for the football authorities and the clubs.The study found that “observable gambling instances” were present for 22% of the live Sky broadcasts and 30% of those from the Match of the Day highlights programme on the BBC.The report states: “These results indicate that the exclusion of produced commercials from public service broadcasts does not prevent audiences from being exposed to large volumes of advertising. Advertising for risky products, and particularly online gambling, are part of the fabric of sporting arena.”The fact that much of this advertising is for brands that, openly, are not truly UK-focused poses questions for various stakeholders, including not just the operators and the broadcasters but also the Gambling Commission, the ASA and football itself.Painter suggests that these sponsorships and perimeter advertising are “irrelevant” to UK consumers but adds that along with raising the cost of marketing, it also “fuel(s) the lobby who argue that gambling is being normalised for younger football fans”.If this is the case, then this isn’t just the gambling industry’s problem. A spokesperson for GVC points out that the non-UK-based nature of many of the brands advertising around football will make “creating a communal approach much (trickier) to achieve”.“With this in mind, GVC is keen to look at ways to address concerns around perimeter boards and other marketing around live matches,” the spokesperson adds.Yet what of football’s duty of care? Both the Football Association and the English Premier League were contacted for this article and effectively absolved themselves of responsibility on the issue by saying that each club was able to make its own commercial decisions on sponsors and advertising.Taking up the issue of the close ties between gambling and football, a current campaign promoted by GambleAware plaintively asks the question: “Can we have our ball back?” It’s emotive stuff but in pinning the blame on the gambling industry, GambleAware appears to be ignoring the important role played by football itself.Is gambling to blame for football’s avarice? And if football played a part on snatching the ball then what does that say about its claims to social responsibility? Maybe some of the difficult questions being directed at gambling should be aimed at different targets. Stuck on you – football’s gambling problem
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Purplebricks has today launched into a third Australian property market and says its business there is expanding faster than its initial launch in the UK in April 2014.Its new Sydney and central coast operation has just gone live with 20 local ‘property experts’ and an AU$5,500 fixed fee which, the company claims, saves sellers AU$15,000 off the cost of using one of the country’s traditional agents.Australia’s property market is a softer target than the UK’s. Agents there typically charge a 2.2% fee plus marketing costs of several thousand dollars,. Purplebricks initialy launched last year into Melbourne and Brisbane, followed by today’s Sydney announcement and later this year, Perth and Adelaide.The company is making much of its success in the UK to promote the Oz operation. Co-founder Michael Bruce (pictured) last week told local paper The Financial Review that the company was “playing a major role in changing the way real estate is sold in the UK and would do the same in Australia”.He also told various media outlets in Sydney recently that the UK’s traditional agents were ‘struggling’ compared to Purplebricks, picking out Countrywide and Foxtons as examples and claiming to be the UK’s largest estate agency by market capitalisation.But Purplebricks, which is spending £10m on it Oz business launches, remains a minnow within Australia with 430 properties marketed or sold since its launch there in September last year. It now has 70 ‘property experts’ working for it in Australia, including 50 in Melbourne and south-east Queensland, where it first launched its Oz business.Purplebricks Michael Bruce Purplebricks Australia January 16, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’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 » Agencies & People » Third Oz city launch today for bullish Purplebricks previous nextAgencies & PeopleThird Oz city launch today for bullish PurplebricksOnline agency continues its march into the Australian property market.Nigel Lewis16th January 20170679 Views
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The BOARDWALK AEROBATIC AIRSHOW returns to Ocean City from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25. Planes can be viewed from the beach or boardwalk between Sixth Street and 14th Street. Thrill to the maneuvers of “Warrior Aviation,” the “Raiders Airshow Team,” “Kevin Russo Air Shows,” and a Coast Guard helicopter water rescue. The show features some of the best stunt pilots and aerobatic champions in the world. Call (609) 399-6111 for more information.The tentative lineup for Sunday’s air show (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.) is as follows:Raiders Aerobatic TeamVintage T-6/SNJ Flight (3-passes)Kevin Russo SNJ-6 AerobaticsU.S. Coast Guard MH-65D Dauphin Search & Rescue DemoRedline AirshowsCharlie Vandenbosch YAK-52 AerobaticsScott Francis MXS AerobaticsWarrior Aviation L-39 (2-ship jet demo)