Tag Archives: RGA

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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Betting on Football shows how to follow the leaders

Leaders PR - #bofcon2017

For high level sports betting staff looking for a crash course in leadership, SBC Events has lined up an eight-panel agenda on the first day of Betting on Football 2017, covering key industry topics such as self-regulation, match-fixing, investment, market consolidation, new brands in football betting and affiliate leaders. The Leadership Track is one of four main tracks across the …

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Bwin explores Polish options, as competition exits market

Breaking industry trends, GVC Holdings (GVC) European online betting subsidiary Bwin is reported to be pursuing a new Polish operator license despite a severe 12% ‘betting turnover tax’ being implemented this month. Having refused to restructure its new Gambling Act, amid protest from European industry stakeholders, the Polish government has imposed its new online gambling regulatory provisions. In preparation for …

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David Clifton – Licensing Expert – The RGA’s “Anti-money laundering: Good practice guidelines for the online gambling industry”

As all operators licensed by the Gambling Commission reading this will surely be aware, they are required to uphold the licensing objectives under the Gambling Act 2005 and to have in place effective policies and procedures to identify and manage the risks to those objectives arising from their business. In order to uphold the first licensing objective to prevent gambling …

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RGA publishes – Online Gambling: ‘Anti-Money Laundering Guidelines’

The Remote Gambling Association (RGA), has today published the Second Edition of its publication, ‘Anti-money laundering: Good practice guidelines for the online gambling industry’. The RGA guidelines are designed to help licensed online gambling companies combat the threat of money laundering and terrorist financing in a consistent and effective manner. The document  covers key areas such as the application of a …

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Integrity education programme receives EU funding

The joint EU Athletes and regulated betting sector’s pioneering player betting integrity education programme has received a huge boost in funding from the European Commission. The five-year-old programme has received €488,305, ensuring that it continues for another 2 years, kicking off in January 2016 until the end of 2017. EU Athletes programme is backed by the private betting sector trade …

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Portuguese online gambling bill sees operators exit market

The 28 June introduction of the Online Gambling Bill by Portugal’s Council of Ministers has seen the announcement of market exits’ by 888, Betfair and bet365. All three operators sent market exit communications to players, affiliates and media partners this week in order to inform them of their decision to no longer offer services and to detail account withdrawal procedures. …

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RGA confirms appointments of Morris & Tournier as directors

The Remote Gambling Association (RGA), the largest trade association for remote gambling operators in the world, has announced two new appointments.  Paul Morris, former remote gambling lead at the British Gambling Commission, joins the RGA as Director of Regulatory Affairs. On 1 Augusthe will be joined by Pierre Tournier, who will take up the role of Director of Government Relations. Morris previously …

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RGA – Greece must open market

At the Greek Gaming Conference 2014 today the RGA will outline its concerns about the Greek online gambling regime and will make the case instead  for the introduction of an open, regulated and fairly taxed market that would be to the benefit of both the Government and Greek consumers. The Remote Gambling Association (“the RGA”) has consistently stated that the …

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