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US gaming associations join forces to stamp out illegal gaming machines

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has partnered with the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) to launch a new campaign to combat the unchecked spread of illegal gaming machines across the US.

The campaign will focus on providing state and local policymakers, law enforcement, and regulatory agencies with new resources and tools to stop the [...]

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Spain unveils new responsible gambling tool and regulations

Spain’s Ministry of Consumer Affairs has unveiled plans for a central register that will allow gamblers to restrict their access to credit.

The EFICAZ system is expected to be operational in the coming months and has been billed as a means of strengthening protections for problem gamblers.

The system does not exclude people from gambling [...]

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The Gaming Intelligence HOT 50 – Responsible Gambling

There are some among us who believe the industry’s future will be shaped by how it responds to the responsible gambling challenge. The Hot 50 reflects this trend, with lawyers, regulators and industry advocates featuring heavily.

The role of the in-house lawyer has changed enormously over the past few years, as the best of them [...]

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DraftKings hires Christine Thurmond to lead responsible gaming efforts

Sports betting and fantasy contests operator DraftKings has appointed Christine Thurmond as director of responsible gaming.

In her new role, Thurmond will lead the expansion of DraftKings’ responsible gaming framework for its iGaming, sportsbook and fantasy sports products.

Reporting into chief compliance officer Tim Dent, she joins DraftKings from the Massachusetts Council [...]

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Gaming Intelligence Awards

Gaming Intelligence Awards 2020

The winners of the 2020 Gaming Intelligence Awards have been revealed at the ICE expo in London, celebrating the diverse achievements of industry’s best operators and suppliers.  

The competition was intense this year with more entries than ever before in the most hotly contested categories.

A special mention must go to [...]

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Betsson Group

Gaming Intelligence Socially Responsible operator of the Year – Betsson


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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SG Vision

Gaming Intelligence Supplier Innovation Award – SG Vision

SG VISION by Scientific Games

Scientific Games wins the Supplier Innovation award because SG Vision is not just an innovative slot or an interesting new gamification technique, SG Vision is a breakthrough technology that can verify player age, support responsible gaming, enhance player loyalty programs and create personalised experiences for players – instantly.

Imagine that a [...]

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Presenting the Gaming Intelligence Awards 2020 shortlist

The Gaming Intelligence Awards 2020 shortlist has been revealed with 888, Big Time Gaming, Gamesys, Red Tiger, The Stars Group and Scientific Games each nominated for three Awards.

888 Holdings and Gamesys Group head the Operator Awards, with three nominations apiece (and 888’s Dragonfish is also nominated for a Supplier [...]

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UKGC partners Twitter to limit gambling-related content

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has joined forces with Twitter to help customers limit their exposure to gambling-related content on the social media platform.

Twitter is the first social media platform to work with the regulator on this initiative, creating guidance that explains how Twitter’s safety tools and settings can be adjusted within [...]

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UKGC establishes new industry working groups to reduce gambling harm

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has established three industry working groups as part of a drive to accelerate progress to raise standards and reduce gambling harm.

The working groups will be led by senior industry leaders and tackle high value customer incentives, advertising online, and responsible game and product design. All [...]

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UKGC bans credit card gambling; adds self-exclusion as licence condition

British consumers will no longer be allowed to gamble using credit cards from April, with the ban applying to all forms of gambling except retail lottery sales.
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RG Collaborative charts new course for responsible gambling in the US

The Responsible Gambling Collaborative has introduced new effectiveness principles to promote responsible gaming and prevent problem gambling across the United States.
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