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Australian parliament approves national self-exclusion register

Australian lawmakers voted Thursday in favour of legislation to establish a national self-exclusion register for online gambling.

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Switzerland’s Loterie Romande goes live with Playscan responsible gambling tool

Swedish state-owned gaming operator Svenska Spel has deployed its Playscan responsible gambling tool with Switzerland’s Société de la Loterie de la Suisse Romande.

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Australia proposes online self-exclusion register to reduce gambling harm

The Australian federal government will move to legislate an online national self-exclusion register to allow people to ban themselves from all online betting sites and apps in one go.

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Danske Spil to introduce player ID cards for use at retail locations

Denmark’s state-owned gaming operator Danske Spil is launching a new player identification system that will allow it to monitor all bets placed at retail locations.

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South Australia to provide extra funding to help problem gamblers

The government of South Australia has introduced new reforms that will see additional funds injected into the state’s Gamblers Rehabilitation Fund to support people at risk of gambling related harm.

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Spanish gaming operators agree new Code of Conduct for advertising

Licensed gambling operators in Spain have agreed to strengthen their Code of Conduct in order to better protect vulnerable players.

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UK betting shops roll out new player protection tool for gaming machines

The newly formed Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), an industry group representing 90 per cent of the UK betting and gaming market, has introduced new “cooling-off” measures to gaming machines in betting shops.

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All-In Diversity Project launches new Membership Programme

The All-In Diversity Project has launched a new Membership Programme as part of ongoing efforts to progress diversity, inclusion and workplace equality across the gaming industry.

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Leading UK operators sign up to safer gambling commitments

The chief executives of ten leading gambling operators in the UK have joined forces to deliver a package of safer gambling commitments to address the harm that can be caused to customers and young people.

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Finnish consumer authority calls for more effective regulation of gambling

Finland’s Competition and Consumer Authority has concluded that the Finnish gambling monopoly does not provide effective industry supervision or protection to problem gamblers, although it stopped short of recommending a liberalised gambling market.

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Children’s Commissioner calls for loot boxes to be classified as gambling

The Children’s Commissioner for England has urged the government to amend the country’s Gambling Act and classify loot boxes in games as gambling.

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UKGC urges pubs to introduce age verification on gaming machines

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has revealed that the majority of pubs in England and Wales are failing to prevent under 18 year-olds from playing Category C gaming machines.

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