Tag Archives: Gambling Act

Coalition Against Gambling Ads bus tour aims to place blackout advocates with policy stakeholders 

Members of the Coalition Against Gambling Ads (CAGA) a not-for-profit campaign seeking to end all advertising and sponsorships of gambling brands, will embark on its ‘Park the Bus’ tour of Britain this September.  The five-day tour, which will commence on Monday 6 September, aims to raise awareness of the devastating consequences of normalising gambling adverts on UK consumers and young …

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GambleAware to fund critical research on ethnic and female gambling harms 

GambleAware has called for the launch of two new research projects which will examine the ‘lived experience of gambling harm amongst marginalised communities and women’. The safer gambling research, education and treatment charity will fund each project with an investment of £250,000 to secure deeper insights and new evidence on gambling harm impacts within the two groups.    As communicated in …

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AgeChecked and Rdentify to collaborate on breaking at-risk identification barriers 

AgeChecked and Rdentify will unify tech and AI capacities to strengthen the ‘identifying of vulnerable customers’ for igaming operators.  Forming a new partnership, online ID verification specialist AgeChecked will work with igaming risk assessment software provider Rdentify to develop new comprehensive tools monitoring customer engagements. The alliance will see AgeChecked and Rdentify share tech and engineering resources to improve online …

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Peter Murray: W2 affordability takes central role in the safer gambling arena

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The ‘laser-like’ focus of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) on player protection, combined with the likely compliance updates from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) led review of the UK Gambling Act, could mean that adoption of W2’s new real-time affordability solution becomes vital for the country’s gaming operators. We spoke to W2 Head of Sales Peter …

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W2 releases first real time affordability solution for UK operators

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W2 has launched a new real-time affordability check solution to support the needs of operators adapting to evolving compliance guidance from the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). UKGC guidance requires licensees to put affordability at the heart of their safer gambling commitments for 2021, and will undoubtedly become a central focus in the Gambling Act review, particularly as so many fines …

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Neil McArthur: UKGC holds ‘zero tolerance’ on lockdown misconduct

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Neil McArthur, Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has reminded licensed operators of their responsibilities and duties in protecting customers as the UK’s regional governments enforce tougher lockdown measures during the winter period.  Writing to betting leadership, McArthur warned operators that “no one should be in any doubt about how closely we are monitoring issues or our willingness to …

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Keep your affiliates in check: How automated tools can help operators stay compliant

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Hordes of affiliates queuing up to push your product may seem like the ideal situation for an iGaming brand, but as told by GiG Media, it can actually be daunting in the face of new regulations across the globe. A new wave of regulation has crashed across Europe, with Germany being the latest to enforce new rules. Germany’s new rules …

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Winning Post: ’tis the season for a Gambling Act review

'tis the season for a Gambling Act review

With the launch of the Gambling Act review dominating the betting industry’s agenda last week, Regulus Partners observed that initial reactions suggest the government debate is off to a good start. Can betting remain on the government’s good list this year, or will the festive spirit be short-lived? UK: In Parliament – the Great British Gambling Act Review – off …

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Ex-FA chief executive condemns gambling sponsorships in football

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The Football Association’s (FA) former chief executive Mark Palios has affirmed his stance to decrease gambling sponsorships in football. Speaking to BBC Radio 4, Palios explained why he refuses to accept gambling sponsorships at Tranmere Rovers, a club he chairs, and how the relationship between football and the betting industry has gone ‘too far’. The ex-FA boss stated: “This (Tranmere) …

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