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UK Relaxes ‘Land-Based Gambling’ Rules as Online Betting Grows

UK Relaxes ‘Land-Based Gambling’ Rules as Online Betting Grows

The British government is loosening its rules for brick-and-mortar betting businesses as online gambling grows. The U.K.’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport issued a report Thursday (May 16) that would allow for cashless payments on gaming machines in places like casinos, arcades and bingo halls, while introducing an age limit of 18 for these machines. The rules would allow establishments to...

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UK Consumers Love to Shop From the Comfort of Their Homes

UK Consumers Love to Shop From the Comfort of Their Homes

Shoppers in the United Kingdom love eCommerce, disproportionately preferring to make purchases online without engaging with physical stores, PYMNTS Intelligence reveals.  By the Numbers The PYMNTS Intelligence study “2024 Global Digital Shopping Index: U.K. Edition,” commissioned by Visa Acceptance Solutions, drew from a survey of 2,200 U.K. consumers to understand recent trends in U.K. consumer behavior...

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UK Store Closures Put Spotlight on Digital Shoppers

UK Store Closures Put Spotlight on Digital Shoppers

One of the U.K.’s oldest retailers, Marks and Spencer (M&S) announced last week it plans to shutter 110 stores during the next five years. This news comes only weeks after reports that the British division of The Body Shop was closing nearly half of its 198 U.K.-based stores and reducing its headcount by 40 percent....