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BetMGM enhances responsible gaming initiatives across North America

Sports betting and iGaming operator BetMGM has made a new pledge to prominently feature responsible gaming messages in its marketing and advertising campaigns.

In alignment with the start of Problem Gambling Awareness Month, which begins on Wednesday, responsible gaming messaging will be featured within BetMGM’s mobile app and ads, ranging from [...]

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Racing Post survey highlights negative impact of affordability checks on bettors

A survey conducted by the Racing Post has found that more than half of horseracing bettors in the United Kingdom and Ireland have refused to comply with gambling affordability checks.

The survey of 10,400 respondents in the UK and Ireland found that 17 per cent of UK-based respondents and 13 per [...]

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New Jersey launches Responsible Gaming initiative

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) and Attorney General Matthew Platkin have announced a new Responsible Gaming initiative to identify and help problem gamblers.

The DGE will work with online sportsbook companies to use technology to identify and work to address at-risk customers, with operators required to analyze electronically [...]

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Sisal partners Jumio to streamline KYC for its online players

Identity verification specialist Jumio is providing its AI-powered solutions to streamline onboarding and meet KYC requirements for Flutter Entertainment-owned Sisal.

Jumio leverages the power of biometrics, AI and the latest technologies to quickly and automatically verify the digital identities of Sisal players at three key times: when they first open an [...]

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Australia’s NSW aims to make poker machines cashless by 2028

The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government has unveiled plans to make every poker machine in the Australian state cashless by 31 December 2028.

The proposal comes in response to the NSW Crime Commission’s recent report into money laundering in electronic gaming machines.

The government said that the landmark changes will see "one [...]

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Malaysian illegal online gambling blacklist grows to 6,381 websites

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has revealed that it has blocked more than 6,000 illegal online gambling websites in the past three years.

Between 2020 and the end of 2022, the Commission has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to 6,381 iGaming sites after working with the [...]

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Massachusetts introduces voluntary self-exclusion program for sports betting

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has expanded its voluntary self-exclusion (VSE) list to include sports betting, ahead of the launch of regulated betting in the Commonwealth this week.

Since the first casino in Massachusetts opened in 2015, more than 1,700 people have enrolled in the VSE program for casino gaming, with [...]

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Gambling whitepaper only the start of reform process says MP

Gambling Minister Paul Scully has told industry stakeholders that the much-anticipated Government whitepaper on gambling reform in the UK is only the first step towards a world leading gambling policy.

Speaking at the annual meeting of Britain’s Betting and Gaming Council on Thursday (Jan. 26), Scully noted that the millions of [...]

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Netherlands gambling regulator fines Jacks.nl for marketing breaches

Malta-based online gaming operator JOI Gaming has been fined by the Netherlands gambling regulator for sending marketing messages to players aged 18 to 24.

The operator has been fined €400,000 by Dutch regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) for marketing messages sent between December 8, 2021 and March 7, 2022, promoting the Jacks.nl online [...]

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Leading operators reveal responsible gambling interactions in Sweden

Leading Swedish gaming operators ATG, Kindred Group and Svenska Spel have published figures regarding their responsible gambling interactions with customers in Sweden.

Kindred Group’s figures show that 0.5 per cent of customers were contacted as a result of suspected problem gambling in the final six months of 2022 and demonstrate the [...]

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Ontario gambling regulator reinstates betting on UFC events

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has confirmed that licensed sports betting operators in the province can resume offering bets on Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events.

The AGCO ordered all operators in Ontario to stop offering and accepting wagers on UFC events in December following a number of alleged [...]

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Entain accelerates exit from unregulated iGaming markets

London-listed betting and gaming operator Entain has reaffirmed plans to exit a number of unregulated markets where there is no clear path to market liberalisation.

It follows the operator’s previous commitment in November 2020 that 100 per cent of the group’s revenue would come from markets that are nationally regulated by [...]

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