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Oisin Lunny: 11 key points from Mary Meeker’s mobile analysis

Oisin Lunny of OpenMarket takes us through some of the key points of the latest Mary Meeker mobile data analysis and looks at where a mobile focused business should be concentrating. For many years Mary Meeker has been a part of my professional life, particularly when I need to add context to conference presentations. Every year since the turn of …

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Online casino gaming now regulated in 61 countries

Over 60 countries around the world license online casinos, the US is the worst country for gamblers, and 56 percent of the world’s population faces some form of online gambling ban, but ordinary players are not penalised in most cases. These are the main findings of a research project into online gambling access, by affiliate KeyToCasino. Looking at sources in …

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Responsible Gambling Trust clarifies FOBT claims

The Responsible Gambling Trust has been moved to write to government whip Lord Gardiner of Kimble to clarify comments made by the peer during the recent debate on FOBTs in the House of Lords. During the debate, Gardiner had claimed that: “The Responsible Gambling Trust has said that in its view it is, ‘overtly naïve and massively premature’, to suggest …

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£2 stake restriction would be ‘massively premature’

A leading researcher on a study that found higher staking levels impairs a player’s decision making abilities has said that its findings shouldn’t be used as proof that problem gambling would decline if FOBTs were restricted to a £2 stake. Interviewed in the latest issue of Betting Business interactive (available here), Dr Adrian Parke of the University of Lincoln said …

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States told they need realistic projections for igaming

Data analyst Eilers Research has warned US states planning to legalise igaming to keep their financial projections realistic. In its latest report called ‘US iGaming Outlook for 2015 and Beyond’, Eliers pointed out that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s team had estimated around $180m in tax for the first year of operation, when in reality the tax revenues from opening …

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FOBT research claims it is possible to ‘distinguish between problem and non-problem gambling behaviour’

The Responsible Gambling Trust has published what it describes as ‘world-leading and independently conducted research’ into gaming machines in licensed betting offices that shows it is possible to distinguish between problem and non-problem gambling behaviour. The programme of research was commissioned by the Responsible Gambling Trust to build the knowledge base available to identify harmful machine play and to understand …

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Customers favour socially responsible brands

Nearly half of British adults who gamble online (45%) say they’d be likely to place a bet with an online gambling website if they knew that the brand was contributing financially to the research, education and treatment of problem gambling. 61% of the British public think this would be likely to increase public awareness of problem gambling. The commitment of …

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ABB: Gambling law should be ‘based on facts, not scaremongering’

The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has warned that any changes to betting shop regulations to tackle problem gambling should be ‘based on facts, not scaremongering’. In response to the government’s new plans to impose greater restrictions on gaming machines, gambling advertising and LBO planning laws, the ABB has accused the government of failing to listen to the one million …

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Proposals to educate about gambling in Irish schools

A report in Monday’s Irish Independent suggests that over 100,000 Irishmen and women have a gambling problem, with those in the under-25 age category significantly more at risk. The article quotes Paul Mullins from Aiséirí, a group that provides community and residential services to help young people, adults and families overcome and recover from addiction. Mullins works as an addiction …

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Study refutes claims that bookies prey on the poor

A new independent report has undermined allegations that high street bookmakers target deprived areas and vulnerable people. It comes as Prime Minister David Cameron prepares to announce measures to curb gaming machines, reacting to concerns about the social cost of the machines. The report, carried out by the Local Data Company, reveals that just 17% of Britain’s betting shops are …

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