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EPIC Risk Management: GambleAware funding needs a balanced approach

Earlier this year, five of the biggest operators in the UK, along with members of the Betting and Gaming Council, confirmed that they will provide £100m worth of funding to improve treatment services via GambleAware. However there are still questions regarding the best way to spend the money to ensure that it can sustain the industry and provide the ultimate …

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NFL names 888sport as UK betting partner

888sport has scored a first-of-its-kind partnership with the National Football League (NFL), making the gambling company the NFL’s first ever official sports betting partner in the UK & Ireland. As part of the deal, 888sport has also become the official sports betting partner of the Super Bowl and the official sports betting partner of the NFL London Games during the …

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Bet Regret focuses on betting self-awareness for new football season  

GambleAware has announced the launch of ‘phase two’ of its flagship ‘Bet Regret’ campaign ahead of this weekend’s start of the Premier League 2020/2021 season. Promoted nationwide, GambleAware’s latest campaign carries the tagline ‘tap-out to avoid Bet Regret’, urging audiences to pause and reconsider before they place an impulsive bet. Measuring the impact of its Bet Regret series on UK …

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BGC praises ‘whistle to whistle’ impact as football season resumes

As the English football season gets underway tonight, TV betting adverts will not be shown during live sport before the 9pm watershed. The resumption of the Premier League and English Football League will see hundreds of matches shown live on Sky TV and BT Sport. But due to the ‘whistle to whistle ban’, introduced by the Betting and Gaming Council …

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Inside Edge: Record-seeking Salah and La Liga market misconception

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Over the next few months, Form Labs – a division of Bettorlogic – will be looking at the best of the weekend’s sporting activity. This time, we check on Mo Salah’s pursuit of Teddy Sheringham’s opening day scoring record and the chances of a fast Premier League start for the promoted teams, before addressing the media hype around Barcelona’s (Messi …

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EPIC achieves Investors in People gold standard

Gambling harm minimisation consultancy EPIC Risk Management has received a Gold Level accreditation from Investors in People in recognition of their ‘commitment to high performance through strong people management and development’. EPIC was commended for its ‘culture of development’, with Investors in People recognising ‘how there was clearly documented evidence of people policies and development meetings’. Commenting on the accolade, …

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SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital: Industry marketing awaits its ‘age-gated test’

A deep dive on evolving social media, content and influencer marketing strategies to drive mass audience engagements opened SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital’s day three Marketing & Affiliation track.  An expert panels featuring representatives of media giants Google, Twitter and LadBible underlined that social media content has shown its true depth in reaching audiences during the COVID-19 lockdown, as all …

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Martin Lycka – Torn souls of the great regulatory game

GVC Holdings’ Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka offers an insight into the lives of the gambling industry’s regulatory experts.  _________  ‘Hic sunt leones’ –  here are lions, is a phrase used in times gone by to denote unknown territories on maps. At the time of its first visionaries, there would have been no easier task than drawing a regulatory …

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YGAM and Betknowmore team up to launch Safer Gambling Training

Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has teamed up with Betknowmore to launch Safer Gambling Training.  The programme, which was launched at this week’s SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital, will provide gambling industry employees with specialist online training to strengthen play protection standards and effectively safeguard consumers from gambling-related harm. Lee Willows, Chief Executive of YGAM said: “Our journey …

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SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital: South American high hopes require concrete actions

Following 2020’s disrupted proceedings, leadership eyes have turned to 2021 to see whether LatAm governments will finally deliver on their regulated market agendas for sports betting.  As part of an evening deep dive on LatAm’s regulatory roadmap and political developments Kristal Rovira, Research Director of Americas for VIXIO, asked the panel whether any legislative progress has been achieved during 2020. …

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