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BetMGM appoints responsible gambling program manager

MGM Resorts and GVC Holdings’ US sports betting brand BetMGM has appointed Richard Taylor as responsible gambling program manager.

The appointment comes as part of the operator’s commitment to responsible gambling and its partnership with the American Gaming Association in support of Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW).

Taylor most recently worked for [...]

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Lottoland

Lottoland rolls out Gambless responsible gambling tool in UK

Online lotto specialist Lottoland has stepped up its consumer protection efforts with the rollout of the Gambless app.

The Gambless app launched in the United Kingdom this week, offering players a number of resources to control their gambling activity, including diagnostic tests to flag risk factors and problem behaviour, as well [...]

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Advertising Standards Authority

ASA monitoring finds four gambling operators in breach of regulations in Q2

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has released the findings of its latest online monitoring sweep, which aims to identify age-restricted advertising in children’s media.

The ASA found 159 age restricted ads displayed during the second quarter of the year on websites and YouTube channels that attract large child audiences, 70 [...]

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GambleAware

GambleAware chief executive Etches announces plan to step down

Britain’s problem gambling prevention charity GambleAware is to begin the search for a new chief executive to replace Marc Etches, who has announced his intention to step down from the role in March 2021.

Etches has led the independent charity for almost a decade, during which time it has evolved into [...]

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Swedish iGaming growth driven by minority of licensed operators

The latest figures from Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen show that the regulated iGaming market grew by 6 per cent year-on-year in May, despite the majority of licensed operators recording a decline for the month.

Online betting and gaming was the only segment of the regulated Swedish gambling market to grow revenue [...]

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European Commission

Netherlands amends Gambling Act and unveils iGaming regulations

The Netherlands government has notified the European Commission of proposed changes to its Gambling Act and Gambling Tax Act, as well as new regulations for the implementation of remote gambling in the Remote Gambling Order.

The proposed amendments to the Gambling Act relate to advertising restrictions, the use of customer databases, [...]

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Data shows fall in UK gambling participation during lockdown

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published new data on the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on gambling behaviour, revealing an overall decrease in active players accounts between April and May.

The latest data from the UKGC and YouGov COVID-19 Tracker reflects two months of full lockdown in April and May, [...]

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GambleAware calls for all bank customers to have access to gambling blockers

Problem gambling prevention charity GambleAware has called on banks in the United Kingdom to give all customers access to tools to block gambling expenditure.

The recommendation follows research commissioned by GambleAware into the availability, uptake, and effectiveness of bank card gambling blockers, which found that although the technology works, millions of [...]

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UK Lords report calls for overhaul of gambling regulations

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry has released its report into gambling harm in the United Kingdom.

The report is based on oral and written evidence submitted to the committee in 2019 and early this year by a wide range of [...]

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Denmark

Denmark to examine young people’s gambling behaviour

Denmark’s gambling regulator Spillemyndigheden has launched a new research project to examine how gaming is incorporated into the lives of children and young people.

In cooperation with the Danish National Research and Analysis Center for Welfare (VIVE), the project aims to gain new information about children and young people’s behaviour in [...]

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UK Committee calls for more funding and research into problem gambling

The UK’s Public Accounts Committee has criticised the government for failing to proactively fund gambling related research that could help to design an effective regulatory response to gambling harms.

The Committee stated in a report released Sunday (June 28) that despite repeated references to the need for evidence based policy-making, the [...]

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ATG

ATG warned for marketing to self-excluded gamblers in Sweden

Swedish betting and gaming operator ATG has escaped with a warning and suspended financial penalty after marketing to consumers who had requested to be excluded from gambling and opted out of receiving marketing communications.

The former horserace betting monopoly operator was found to have sent marketing communications to gamblers who had [...]

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