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GAMSTOP appoints Jenny Watson CBE as first Chair

Former UK Electoral Commission leader Jenny Watson CBE has been appointed as the new Chair of UK gambling’s National Self-Exclusion Scheme – GAMSTOP Developed by the Remote Gambling Association (RGA), GAMSTOP seeks to fully launch its comprehensive UK gambling self-exclusion services later this year. Expanding UK gambling prevention mechanisms, GAMSTOP will allow vulnerable consumers to exclude themselves from all licensed …

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RGA issues industry GDPR guidance

Industry trade body, the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has published its guidance for mandatory General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) policies which are set to be implemented on 25 May 2018. The RGA seeks to help industry stakeholders, navigate the complexities of EU-wide GDPR policies, which will implement a single regulatory framework on individual consumer digital data protections, the privacy of individuals and …

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RGA to help operators with good practice guidelines

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The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has published a set of behavioural analytics, drawing on the first-hand experience of its members, with the intention of providing minimum standards for operators to follow. Encapsulating a number of areas, such as operator policies, markers of harm, customer interactions, recording and reporting, staff training and evaluation, the good practice guidelines also take into account …

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The Senet Group open to creating a ‘safer gambling’ levy

Industry-independent watchdog The Senet Group has tentatively backed the potential introduction of a statutory ‘safer gambling’ levy imposed on UK gambling operators. Last week, Senet Group Chair Gillian Wilmot, issued the following statement, regarding the watchdog’s current position on developing a new industry levy designed to ‘fund gambling research, education and treatment’. “The Senet Group is committed to working in …

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The RGA urges the Government to introduce a statutory levy

The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has announced that it would urge the Government to introduce a statutory levy to replace the current system of voluntary funding. The current voluntary funding system which is overseen by GambleAware, is in place to fund research, education, and treatment of problem gambling; as well as to ensure that the National Responsible Gambling Strategy is …

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Anger as European Commission drops all gambling infringement proceedings

The gambling industry has been left out in the cold by the European Commission, which has announced today that it will be focusing its time and effort on only the most serious infringements of EU law – meaning that all the currently pending infringement proceedings involving gambling have now been dropped. Challenging EU law has been a very active area …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – What to do if you received “that letter”…

In my recent SBC News article “Be mindful of protecting children”, I commented on the Sunday Times article entitled “Cartoons lure kids to online gambling”,  published on 8 October. I had no knowledge that at the same time I was writing that, the Gambling Commission had joined forces with the Committee of Advertising Practice, the Advertising Standards Authority and the Remote …

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UK operators told to remove ‘child themed’ advertising inventory

UK regulatory and licensing stakeholders have sent a joint-letter to online gambling operators demanding that adverts ‘appealing to minors’ be ‘immediately removed’ from websites and active marketing inventory (media, affiliates and third parties). The joint-letter was published by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), and supported by UK advertising bodies the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) and The Advertising Standards Authority …

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Industry heads unite behind Responsible Gambling Week

Placing social responsibility at the forefront of the industry, the first ever ‘Responsible Gambling Week’ (RG Week – 12-18 October) has been met with great enthusiasm by sector stakeholders. Driven by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG), every vertical of the UK gambling industry (arcades, bingo clubs, bookmakers, casinos and digital) will take initiative in driving the message of …

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Remote Gambling Association ‘GAMSTOP’ named as new brand for UK National Online Self-Exclusion Scheme

Industry body the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has today announced that it has named its national online self-exclusion scheme as ‘GAMSTOP’. The GAMSTOP scheme has been developed to meet the aims of the Gambling Commission’s Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice. The 2014 Gambling Act requires all remote gambling operators to have a player self-exclusion service as part of their UK …

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