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Gambling participation in Britain nears pre-pandemic levels

The latest survey data from Britain’s Gambling Commission shows that overall gambling participation rates remain below pre-pandemic levels, despite increased participation in National Lottery games and betting and gaming in retail.

The proportion of respondents participating in at least one form of gambling in the past four weeks to September 2022 [...]

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Australian free-to-air TV networks breach gambling advertising rules

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has issued a warning to Australian commercial free-to-air television networks, Seven Network and Nine Network, for breaching gambling advertising rules.

An ACMA investigation found that throughout July and August 2021, Seven aired 49 betting promotions during its Olympic coverage on its Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, [...]

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Entain reveals effectiveness of safer gaming programme

London-listed gaming operator Entain held its second annual sustainability and ESG showcase event in London on Thursday, where the company revealed the impact of its ARC Safer Gaming programme.

The ARC programme (Advanced Responsibility and Care) is currently available in 22 of Entain’s international markets, including the UK, and has been [...]

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LeoVegas to fund Karolinska Institutet problem gambling research

MGM Resorts-owned LeoVegas Group has agreed a new collaboration with Stockholm’s Karolinska Institutet’s Department of Clinical Neuroscience, one of the world's leading medical universities.

The four-year research project will aim to increase understanding of gambling problems and improve methods for identifying and preventing them by studying the operator’s customer data

LeoVegas, which [...]

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Gambling Commission

GGPoker fined for social responsibility failures

GGPoker has become the latest online casino operator to be fined by Britain’s Gambling Commission.

NSUS, which trades as GGPoker, has been fined for failing to identify and interact with customers who may be at risk of experiencing harms associated with gambling.

The operator also failed to take all reasonable steps to [...]

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American Gaming Association

AGA brings in Maureen Beddis to expand executive team

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has expanded its executive team with the appointment of Maureen Beddis as senior vice president, membership and events.

Beddis will join the AGA on 31 October after serving 16 years at The Vision Council, a non-profit trade association for manufacturers and suppliers of the US optical [...]

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US operators agree responsible gambling industry benchmark

Six leading US sports betting and iGaming operators have come together to agree new industry-led responsible gambling standards across the United States.

The 12-point pledge is a commitment to principles of responsible online gambling and are recommended as the principles for an industry benchmark, to coincide with this month’s Responsible Gaming [...]

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Australia launches online gambling inquiry

The Australian government has launched an inquiry into online gambling and its impacts on people with gambling problems.

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs will examine a number of issues, including the effectiveness of existing consumer protections aimed at reducing online problem gambling, the definition [...]

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Scientific Games to provide new gaming system in Latvia for Latvijas Loto

Lottery supplier Scientific Games has secured a new long-term contract to provide its gaming systems technology to Latvia's National Lottery operator Latvijas Loto. 

Scientific Games has worked with the lottery for the past 20 years, and will provide its new technology as part of a plan to drive responsible growth and funding to [...]

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ATG fined SEK2m for breaching Swedish gambling regulations

Swedish betting and gaming operator ATG has been fined SEK2m for an error which prevented certain customers from registering on the national gambling self-exclusion register.

The error occurred between 13-28 January 2022 and was self-reported to the Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen.

During that time, customers who logged onto the ATG website using [...]

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Unibet fined for alleged marketing infractions in Ontario

Ontario’s gambling regulator has fined Kindred Group’s Unibet brand for marketing violations.

The Ontario Alcohol and Gaming Commission (AGCO) has imposed a financial penalty of CAD$48,000 on the operator for alleged infractions of internet gaming standards over a four-day period in May.

During this time, Unibet is said to have posted or [...]

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Gambling Commission

Spreadex agrees £1.36m settlement with Gambling Commission

Financial spread betting and sports betting operator Spreadex has become the latest gambling business to fall foul of Britain’s anti-money laundering and social responsibility regulations.

Spreadex will pay £1.36m to Britain’s Gambling Commission for the breaches, which allowed some players to deposit significant funds and gamble without the operator conducting adequate [...]

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