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Sweden introduces new online gambling rules for 2020

Sweden has introduced new rules to protect online gamblers during the coronavirus crisis, with the new rules expected to continue until the end of the year.

Sweden’s social security minister Ardalan Shekarabi announced the new rules at a press conference in Stockholm Thursday morning, noting that the downturn in sports betting [...]

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BetVictor partners TransUnion to enhance safer gambling commitments

Gibraltar-based online betting and gaming operator BetVictor has enhanced its safer gambling commitments through a new partnership with New York-listed consumer credit reporting agency TransUnion.

The deal will allow BetVictor to implement TransUnion’s Affordability Solution for Gaming technology, providing the operator with a more holistic and accurate view of its customers' [...]

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DCMS to engage with gambling industry to monitor impact of COVID-19

The UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has committed to an evidence-based approach to combating any heightened risk of problem gambling during the COVID-19 lockdown.

The online gaming industry continues to be the subject of intense scrutiny during the lockdown, amid fears that prolonged periods of isolation could [...]

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Paf reports 2019 turnover growth despite new player loss limits

Åland-based charitable gaming operator Paf has agreed to distribute €40m to alleviate the negative effects of COVID-19 after recording a 2 per cent increase in turnover during 2019.

Turnover rose to €114.2m during the year as Paf becoming the first international gaming company to introduce a maximum annual loss limit for [...]

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GambleAware’s annual donations exceed £10m for the first time

British problem gambling support charity GambleAware has received voluntary donations of £10.05m for the 12 months ending 31 March, the first time that donations have exceeded the charity’s minimum target of £10m.

GVC topped the list of donors to the UK-based charity, donating £1.46m during the year, with William Hill and [...]

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Credit card gambling ban comes into force in United Kingdom

Consumers in the United Kingdom are no longer allowed to gamble using credit cards under new rules which came into force today.

In January, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) announced the credit card ban as another vital layer of protection for consumers. 

The [...]

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Senet Group hands over responsibilities to Betting and Gaming Council

UK responsible gambling body The Senet Group has agreed to hand over its assets and responsibilities to gambling industry association the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC).

Senet was established in September 2014 by bookmakers William Hill, Ladbrokes, Coral and Paddy Power to help raise and maintain safer gambling standards. Other members [...]

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UK operators join forces with Gambling Commission to make gambling safer

Licensed betting and gaming operators in the UK have been working with the Gambling Commission (UKGC) to make gambling safer and reduce harm across the sector.

The collaborative work with the industry followed three challenges laid down by the regulator, with working groups established in January, concentrating on use of VIP [...]

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Caesars Entertainment agrees £13m payment for UK AML failures

The UK Gambling Commission has penalised casino operator Caesars Entertainment for historical failings in its social responsibility and anti-money laundering controls.

Caesars will pay £13m for the failings, which in one case resulted in a customer being allowed to drop £3.5m and lose £1.6m in three months, without being asked to provide proof of source [...]

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UK gambling industry steps up consumer protection during COVID-19 lockdown

The UK’s leading gambling operators are stepping up to provide additional safeguards to players during this period of isolation and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This sees members of the industry standards body Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) adopt a 10-point plan to strengthen existing responsible gambling initiatives during the pandemic.

The most important initiative [...]

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Greentube provides support to improve BetBlocker’s self-exclusion tools

Novomatic’s interactive division Greentube has pledged its support to BetBlocker, a free-to-use self-exclusion tool in the UK which helps players control their gambling.

Greentube’s donation forms part of its annual Research, Entertainment and Treatment (RET) contribution, a voluntary funding model required by the UK Gambling Commission.

The funds will be used to improve BetBlocker’s iOS app [...]

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How to keep responsible gaming entertaining

Scientific Games chief product officer Tim Bucher has been working with regulators throughout the world to trial technology that makes gaming products safe for everyone.

The rollout of the Anonymous Player Awareness System (APAS) in the UK’s betting shops has the potential to be game-changing for an industry that has been hit hard by the [...]

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