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Future Anthem partners Gamesys on player protection initiative

AI and game data specialist Future Anthem has joined forces with Gamesys to research the impact of casino games on player risk and safety.

The landmark R&D initiative will analyse the extent to which markers of harm may be related to the games that players choose to play.

Noting that most of [...]

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Gambling Commission

BGO licence suspended for failing to protect consumers

Online betting and gaming operator BGO Entertainment has had its operating licence suspended with immediate effect by Britain’s Gambling Commission.

The Commission said late Friday that it is carrying out a review of BGO’s licence under section 116 of the Gambling Act 2005.

The review and suspension follows concerns that BGO’s activities [...]

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BGC unveils new ‘Take Time To Think’ safer gambling campaign

Britain’s Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has launched a new campaign to promote safer gambling in the United Kingdom.

The new ‘Take Time To Think’ campaign is aimed at encouraging customers to use the wide range of safer gambling tools offered by BGC members and replaces ‘When The Fun Stops, Stop’ [...]

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Advertising Standards Authority

Napoleons Casinos warned over “unlimited gambling” promo

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint against A&S Leisure Group’s Napoleons Casinos for creating the impression that consumers could gamble without limits or restrictions at its venues.

A post on the Napoleons-casinos.co.uk site in August stated on the home page, “Enjoy unlimited gambling in all of our [...]

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Simon Reynolds

Simon Reynolds replaces Roger Parkes as GAMSTOP director

Online self-exclusion scheme operator GAMSTOP has appointed Simon Reynolds as a non-executive director.

Reynolds brings more than 30 years of compliance and regulatory affairs experience to the role from his career in the gambling industry, where he currently serves as chief compliance officer at Buzz Bingo parent Buzz Group.

He replaces Betway [...]

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Portugal takes aim at instant win games and iGaming with proposed amendments

Lawmakers in Portugal have approved draft legislation to better protect vulnerable people from the risks associated with gambling and to curb the country’s fast-growing instant win games market.

Lawmakers have unanimously approved proposed amendments that would treat instant lottery products in the same way as other gambling games, prohibiting their advertising [...]

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Spain

Spain claims one of the lowest rates of problem gambling in Europe

The latest study of gambling participation in Spain shows that the country had one of the lowest rates of problem gambling in Europe in 2020, despite almost 81 per cent of adults participating in at least one form of gambling.

The study conducted by Carlos III University of Madrid and research [...]

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Connecticut launches gambling self-exclusion register

The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) has launched a state-wide self-exclusion system ahead of the launch of regulated online gambling in October.

The new DCP self-exclusion register is supported by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Connecticut Council on Problem Gaming, the Connecticut Lottery Corporation, and the [...]

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MGM Resorts, Entain and BetMGM join AGA responsible gaming initiative

MGM Resorts International, Entain and their US joint venture BetMGM have announced their support for the American Gaming Association’s responsible gaming initiative.

As part of Responsible Gaming Education Week 2021, both MGM Resorts and Entain Foundation are backing the AGA’s ‘Have a Game Plan. Bet Responsibly’ public service campaign.

“Our Responsible Gambling [...]

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Entain

Entain Foundation partners UNLV for pioneering research initiative

The Entain Foundation is supporting a pioneering betting and gaming research initiative by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).

The research initiative will combine scientific research with operational expertise to apply best practice in responsible gambling, policy and health.

“For the first time in this field, this initiative brings vital academic [...]

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Fast Track partners Lovelace to develop new Gameplay Risk Engine

Malta-based CRM solutions provider Fast Track has joined forces with Lovelace Consultancy to develop a new Gameplay Risk Engine for the iGaming market.

The two companies have established a new joint venture, Greco, which combines Lovelace’s expertise in bonus abuse and multi-accounting with Fast Track’s real-time engagement platform.

The Gameplay Risk Engine [...]

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European Commission

Norway pushes ahead with DNS site blocking proposal

The government of Norway is seeking European Commission approval for its plan to use DNS blocking against unlicensed online gambling websites.

The proposal would allow the Norwegian Gaming Authority to order internet service providers to implement DNS-blocking of websites that target the state-controlled Norwegian gambling market without authorisation.

The Gaming Authority would [...]

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