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Åsne Havnelid to step down as Norsk Tipping CEO

Norwegian state monopoly operator Norsk Tipping is looking for a new CEO to replace Åsne Havnelid, who will step down from the role later this year.

Havnelid has led Norsk Tipping since October 2016 after replacing Torbjørn Almlid, but will step down as CEO later this year once a replacement has [...]

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DraftKings

DraftKings to fund 35 state councils across US to support responsible gambling

New York-listed sports betting operator DraftKings has made a multi-year financial commitment to assist state councils across the United States with their responsible gambling efforts.  

The new initiative named The State Council Funding Program will see DraftKings offer each state council $15,000 per year for three years, totalling $1,575,000 over [...]

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AGLC simplifies access to Self-Exclusion system

Canadian provincial gambling regulator Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis (AGLC) has introduced changes to simplify its self-exclusion programme. 

Players who want to exclude themselves from the province's gambling offerings can now sign up to the AGLC's self-exclusion programme remotely, having previously had to visit a gaming venue or the AGLC office [...]

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Finland

Finland gambling reforms set to come into force on 1 January

The Finnish Government has approved amendments to the country’s Lotteries Act to reduce the negative effects of gambling and strengthen the state monopoly more effectively, including the possibility to block payment transactions.

The stated aim of the reform is to prevent harm caused by gambling and to combat marketing by unlicensed [...]

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BGC

Betting and Gaming Council launches forum to help protect young people from harm

Britain's Betting and Gaming Council has formed a cross-industry Ad Tech Forum to look at how the latest technology can be used to further protect children and vulnerable people online. 

This cross-industry effort includes BGC members such as Flutter Entertainment, bet365 and William Hill, Advertising Association members and the Lotteries Council.

Leading tech [...]

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Unibet and SEF collaborate to enhance safer gambling

Kindred Group will provide player responsibility and safer gambling training to one thousand active professional football players and coaches in Sweden as part of its partnership with Swedish Elite Football (SEF).

As the main partner to SEF, Unibet will work with the organisation and the 32 male elite football clubs that [...]

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Entain Sustain sets new agenda

Entain ratchets up the pressure on UK government to strike balance between freedom and protection at first Sustain conference

Among all the environmental, social and governance measures announced at the Entain Sustain conference this week, there was a noticeable change in tone towards the UK government, which is mulling re-regulation of [...]

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New research finds no link between game features and problem gambling

Groundbreaking new research into links between slots gameplay and safer gambling has concluded that there is no statistically significant correlation between player markers of harm and the experience that different games provide.

Data science company Future Anthem analysed 36m playing sessions at Gamesys to look for links between volatility, hit rate [...]

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NCPG partners with NFL to level up responsible gambling campaign

The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) has received a $6.2m grant as part of a partnership with the National Football League Foundation (NFLF). 

The three-year grant will enable NCPG to upgrade their National Problem Gambling Helpline and provide grants to nonprofit organisations across the country for problem gambling prevention programs. 

They will [...]

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Spelinspektionen

Swedish regulator to evaluate responsible gambling measures

The Swedish government has instructed the country’s gambling regulator Spelinspektionen to evaluate further responsible gambling measures, as the temporary deposit limit for online casinos comes to an end on 14 November.

The government has asked the regulator to evaluate the temporary gaming responsibility measures, and to follow up and analyze how [...]

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Problem gambling in Britain continues to decline

Efforts to promote safer gambling in Great Britain appearing to be paying off, with the latest research from the Gambling Commission showing a 50 per cent year-on-year decline in the overall problem gambling rate.

In the twelve-month period ended 30 September 2021, the overall problem gambling rate stood at 0.3 per [...]

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Ukrainian operators sign Memorandum on Gambling Advertising

After several months of negotiations, members of the Ukrainian Gambling Council have signed a memorandum on gambling advertising in the country.

The agreement forms the basis of a joint approach to advertising by online and retail gambling operators in the country based on responsible gambling and corporate social responsibility principles.

The memorandum [...]

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