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Entain to continue funding Gordon Moody charity in the UK

London-listed betting and gaming operator Entain has agreed to provide £740,000 of funding for British charity Gordon Moody via its Entain Foundation.

The initial two-year Alumni Project will provide training and supervision skills through its peer mentor programme to former gamblers who have been treated by the charity and want to [...]

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NCPG names new leadership for Advisory Board

The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) has announced new leadership for its Advisory Board, with Christopher Hebert named chair and Martin Lycka as vice chair.

Marking a significant milestone in the organization’s leadership, new chair Herbert succeeds Stacy Shaw, who also serves as director of corporate social responsibility at the [...]

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William Hill to pay record £19.2m penalty in Great Britain

William Hill will pay a record £19.2 million penalty in relation to “widespread and alarming” failures at the gambling operator.

The penalty payment to Britain’s Gambling Commission is the largest to date and follows an investigation which uncovered widespread social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures.

“When we launched this investigation the failings [...]

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Entain selected as TAB NZ preferred wagering partner

New Zealand’s TAB has selected Entain as its preferred partner for a 25-year strategic arrangement, which includes guaranteed funding to support the country's racing and sporting industries.

TAB NZ is a statutory entity and the sole holder of a betting licence in New Zealand, but has been facing increasing competition, rising [...]

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Pennsylvania gambling regulator issues fines relating to iGaming

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has fined three iGaming licensees for violating state regulations.

The fines relate to the online operations of Barstool Sportsbook and Unibet Interactive, and the live casino service of supplier Evolution.

Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association and online partner Barstool have been fined $45,000 for allowing five individuals who [...]

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Benin aims to better regulate gambling market

The Government of Benin has announced plans to re-regulate betting and gaming. 

Benin’s council of ministers approved the plan on Wednesday (March 15), citing the need to provide better protection to gamblers and combat tax evasion in the African nation.

The council said that regulating the gambling market will also guarantee fairer [...]

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PointsBet fined by NTRC in Australia

Sydney-listed betting operator PointsBet has been fined AUD$22,000 by the Northern Territory Racing Commission (NTRC).

The regulator fined the company for sending marketing material to an unsubscribed gambler and failing to record subsequent conversations about his wagering and complaints.

The Northern Territory Racing Commission launched its investigation after receiving a complaint from [...]

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Belgium adopts new gambling advertising bill

Belgium’s new gambling advertising restrictions will come into force in less than four months.

Following publication in Belgium’s Official Gazette this week, the new law will come into force on July 1, 2023, although some of the restrictions around sport sponsorship will be phased in to allow for existing agreements to [...]

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Entain fined in Australia for responsible gambling failings

Entain’s Ladbrokes sports betting business in Australia has been fined AUD$78,540 for responsible gambling failures that occurred between 2018 and 2020.

The fine follows an investigation launched by the Northern Territory Racing Commission in August 2020 into the activities of a gambler who lost AUD$758,510 on deposits of more than $2.2m [...]

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MGM Resorts and BetMGM extend GameSense deal with BCLC

MGM Resorts and BetMGM have agreed a five-year contract extension with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) for the use of the responsible gaming program GameSense.

The program was first licensed by BCLC to MGM Resorts in 2017, providing players across North America with access to tools and resources that support [...]

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Gibraltar-licensed iGaming operator agrees £71,000 AML settlement

Gibraltar’s Gambling Division has agreed a £71,000 settlement with an online gaming operator for anti-money laundering and responsible gambling failures.

The Gibraltar gambling regulator has not disclosed the identity of the operator and has agreed the settlement in lieu of a financial penalty.

The settlement follows an anti-money laundering (AML) site visit [...]

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BetMGM enhances responsible gaming initiatives across North America

Sports betting and iGaming operator BetMGM has made a new pledge to prominently feature responsible gaming messages in its marketing and advertising campaigns.

In alignment with the start of Problem Gambling Awareness Month, which begins on Wednesday, responsible gaming messaging will be featured within BetMGM’s mobile app and ads, ranging from [...]

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