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GVC appoints Martin Lycka to lead US regulatory affairs and RG initiatives

London-listed betting and gaming operator GVC Holdings has named Martin Lycka as its new senior vice president for American regulatory affairs and responsible gambling. 

Lycka will be responsible for expanding GVC's licensing and regulatory structure in the US and underscoring the company's commitments to responsible gambling, sports integrity and regulatory compliance.

He [...]

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Sweden survey shows growth in gambling participation

The latest survey into gambling participation in Sweden shows a minor rise in real-money gambling in 2020, marking the first growth in eight years.

The annual survey by Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen and research firm Novus shows that 66 per cent of respondents gambled in the past year, an increase of [...]

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GVC Holdings

GVC Holdings reveals new growth strategy and rebrand to Entain plc

Leading publicly listed gaming operator GVC Holdings is changing its name to Entain plc. as it launches a new strategy focused on sustainable growth and innovation.

The new strategy includes a commitment to ensure that 100 per cent of Entain’s revenue is derived from nationally regulated markets by the end of [...]

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Gambling Commission

Gambling Commission seeks views on better tackling gambling harm

Britain's Gambling Commission has launched a new consultation on ways to strengthen rules for identifying and tackling gambling harm.

The British regulator is calling for views from the industry, consumers and other stakeholders on stronger regulations to identify consumers who may be at risk of gambling harm online, and the interaction [...]

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IAGR joins forces with International Gaming Standards Association

The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) and the International Gaming Standards Association (IGSA) have announced a collaboration to maximise opportunities for effective and efficient gaming regulations.

In a first for both organisations, the initiative will focus on two key priorities over the coming year; discussion and information exchange concerning known [...]

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NHL partners AGA for responsible sports betting campaign

The National Hockey League (NHL) has become the second major US sports league to promote the American Gaming Association's responsible sports betting campaign.

As part of the AGA’s “Have A Game Plan. Bet Responsibly” responsible gaming campaign, the NHL will use in-arena and digital marketing channels for co-branded videoboard images, public [...]

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GambleAware research shows fall in problem gambling treatment during COVID-19

Britain’s independent gambling addiction charity GambleAware has called on the government and National Health Service to do more to promote awareness of the online and telephone services available to help problem gamblers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The call follows the publication of new research conducted by YouGov on behalf of GambleAware, [...]

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Gambling Commission

UK Gambling Commission introduces new rules for VIP gambler schemes

The UK Gambling Commission has introduced new rules relating to VIP schemes in an effort to better protect problem gamblers and ensure that high value gamblers can afford their spending.

Several of the VIP scheme rules have already been implemented by members of the UK Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) under [...]

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BGC

BGC unveils Game Design Code of Conduct for UK gambling operators

The UK’s Betting and Gaming Council has unveiled new rules for its members regarding game design and spin speeds, as part of its ongoing focus on higher responsible gambling standards.

The new rules apply to the majority of licensed gambling operators in the United Kingdom and include the slowing down of [...]

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Spain

Spain to unify gambling self-exclusion registers

The Spanish government has outlined plans to better protect problem gamblers by unifying the country’s numerous state self-exclusion registers and the national online self-exclusion register.

The current system sees each autonomous community operate its own self-exclusion register, which prohibits excluded persons from gambling at a land-based venue within that province, but [...]

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Playtech

Playtech partners Responsible Gambling Council

London-listed gaming operator and supplier Playtech is building on its five-year strategy to promote and advance safer gambling through a new collaboration with Responsible Gambling Council.

The collaboration with Responsible Gambling Council (RGC), a leader in problem gambling prevention, awareness and research, aims to strengthen industry insights to inform and advance [...]

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Tom Watson joins Flutter Entertainment in advisory role

London-listed gaming operator Flutter Entertainment has brought in former Labour MP and deputy leader Tom Watson to help develop its safer gambling policies.

Watson was an outspoken critic of the gambling industry during his time in parliament and said at the time of his retirement last November that he would continue [...]

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