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Blog: Double standards in the UK iGaming debate

UK bookmakers were several steps ahead of their critics in their response to the Covid-19 crisis.

The UK’s larger bookmakers and online gambling companies have thus far survived an unprecedented political attack and resulting regulatory clampdown that has sunk less resilient companies.

In recent weeks, the Gambling Commission suspended the licence of [...]

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MGM Resorts pledges support for those impacted by COVID-19

New York-listed casino operator MGM Resorts International has pledged to donate $1m and provide the equivalent of 400,000 meals to support those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in the United States.

The $1m crisis and disaster pledge will go into an Employee Emergency Grant Fund, which provides the company’s employees and their immediate families with [...]

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PAGCOR releases €218m for COVID-19 response fund in the Philippines

The state-owned Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has released P12bn (€217.6m) to the National Treasury to help cushion the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The remittance comprises the agency’s cash dividends for 2019 and is P5.67bn higher than PAGCOR is required to remit.

PAGCOR chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo said that [...]

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Mr Green agrees £3m penalty package with UK Gambling Commission

William Hill-owned Mr Green has been handed a £3m penalty package by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) for failing to have effective procedures in place to protect consumers and prevent money laundering.

The UKGC issued the penalty for systemic failings in respect of the operator’s social responsibility and anti-money laundering (AML) [...]

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Gaming Intelligence Socially Responsible operator of the Year – Betsson

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In the current climate, this has become one of the most hotly contested and coveted of awards. Betsson’s victory is just reward for a longstanding commitment to responsible gambling.

The Swedish operator has launched a number of RG initiatives, including a free online self-help tool based on cognitive behavioural concepts, and it has [...]

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Camelot bolsters corporate responsibility with new appointment

UK National Lottery operator Camelot has appointed Louise Hanlon to the newly created role of deputy head of corporate responsibility.

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Kindred

Kindred donates European Handball Championship rights to charity

Stockholm-listed gaming operator Kindred Group has donated its marketing rights for games played in Norway at the 2020 European Handball Championship (EHF EUROS 2020).

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Kindred partners European Football Development Network

Stockholm-listed gaming operator Kindred Group has entered into a partnership with the European Football Development Network (EFDN).

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UK Betting and Gaming Council names new chief executive

UK gambling industry association the Betting and Gaming Council has appointed Michael Dugher as its next chief executive.

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FOX secures removal from FTSE Russell gambling exclusion list

American broadcasting company FOX Corp. has successfully challenged its inclusion in the FTSE Russell Gambling Business Activity Exclusion List.

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MGM Resorts

MGM Resorts names Jyoti Chopra as chief diversity and sustainability officer

New York-listed casino operator MGM Resorts International has appointed Jyoti Chopra as chief diversity and sustainability officer.

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New steering group to create global equality standards

Gibraltar-based gaming operator Addison Global has joined the working group created by UK national standards body BSI and the All-in Diversity Project to develop a new code of practice to improve global equality standards.

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