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Finland proposes mandatory identification for all gambling

The government of Finland is proposing to eliminate anonymous gambling with the introduction of mandatory identity verification for all players.

The proposal forms part of the government’s overhaul of the Lotteries Act and is meant to increase consumer protection and strengthen the gambling monopoly of state-owned operator Veikkaus.

Mandatory player identification will [...]

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Better Collective acquires majority stake in Mindway AI

Stockholm-listed iGaming affiliate Better Collective has exercised its option to acquire a further 70 per cent stake in Danish software developer Mindway AI.

Better Collective had initially acquired a 19.99 per cent stake in the business in 2019 for DKK4m, and has now exercised the option to acquire a further 70 [...]

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PlayPause

Pennsylvania begins deployment of PlayPause responsible gambling tool

Pennsylvania will be the first state in America to give online gamblers the ability to restrict their gambling using the free PlayPause self-exclusion tool developed by Conscious Gaming.

Conscious Gaming is a new non-profit organization established by GeoComply and its co-founder Anna Sainsbury to provide a no-cost responsible gambling solution to [...]

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Gaming Intelligence Hot 50

Gaming Intelligence Hot 50 2021 – Employee and Customer Care

This week we reveal the final five categories of The Gaming Intelligence Hot 50 2021, beginning with the employee and customer care category, sponsored by Scientific Games.

Our festive celebration of the most talented, innovative and inspiring people working in iGaming will see a new category revealed each day.

The Gaming Intelligence [...]

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Gamban

Norsk Tipping partners UK’s Gamban to offer gambling blocking software

Norway’s state-owned lottery and gaming operator Norsk Tipping has agreed a four-year deal to offer Gamban’s online gambling blocking software to players across the country.

The Gamban software will be offered as a supplement to self-exclusion from the regulated market, enabling players to block access to gambling sites, including cryptocurrency gaming [...]

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Entain

Entain outlines strategy after change of name from GVC Holdings

London-listed gaming operator Entain (formerly GVC Holdings) is celebrating the first day of trading under its new name with the launch of licensed operations in Colombia and plans to double its market share in the United States through its BetMGM joint venture with MGM Resorts International.

Alongside Wednesday’s shareholder approval of [...]

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DCMS launches review of British gambling laws

The UK Government today launched its long-anticipated review of gambling laws, with the findings to be used to inform any changes to the Gambling Act 2005.

Alongside announcing the launch of the review, culture secretary Oliver Dowden also confirmed that the minimum age for buying lottery products will be raised from [...]

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Gibraltar gambling regulator concludes review of operators

Licensed operators in Gibraltar have agreed to pay £2.5m to support the Gibraltar Gambling Care Foundation following the completion of a review of operators’ processes and procedures by the Gibraltar Gambling Division.

The 12-month thematic review focused on ensuring that operators have adequate and robust systems in place to identify and [...]

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BGC Covid action plan delivers significant uplift in safer gambling messaging

UK-licensed gambling operators have delivered a significant increase in safer gambling messaging and player interventions under the Covid action plan developed by the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC).

BGC chair Brigid Simmonds will set out the industry’s achievements in relation to the Covid action plan at today’s annual general meeting of [...]

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Playtech

Playtech adds TruNarrative’s Affordability solution to IMS platform

London-listed gaming technology provider Playtech is enhancing its player onboarding and verification processes through a new partnership with UK-based eKYC and fraud detection specialist TruNarrative.

Playtech will add TruNarrative’s Affordability UK solution to its IMS platform, enabling operators to accurately and reliably identify customers whose gambling spend may be unsustainable.

Operators will [...]

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GVC Holdings

GVC brings in Dr Mark Griffiths to enhance responsible gambling initiatives

London-listed betting and gaming operator GVC Holdings has brought in Dr Mark Griffiths to advise on further enhancing its player protection technologies.

A distinguished professor of behavioural addiction and psychology at Nottingham Trent University, Dr Griffiths will join GVC later this month to audit the company’s policies and processes on responsible [...]

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New White Paper on the technical advances in Responsible Gambling

With over £30m in fines being handed out by the Gambling Commission in 2020 and 11 licence suspensions, the gambling industry can be in no doubt that offering a sustainable and safe player experience needs to be front of mind.

Safer Gambling Week - which runs from 19th-25th November - is [...]

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