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UKGC partners Twitter to limit gambling-related content

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has joined forces with Twitter to help customers limit their exposure to gambling-related content on the social media platform.

Twitter is the first social media platform to work with the regulator on this initiative, creating guidance that explains how Twitter’s safety tools and settings can be adjusted within [...]

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UKGC establishes new industry working groups to reduce gambling harm

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has established three industry working groups as part of a drive to accelerate progress to raise standards and reduce gambling harm.

The working groups will be led by senior industry leaders and tackle high value customer incentives, advertising online, and responsible game and product design. All [...]

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UKGC bans credit card gambling; adds self-exclusion as licence condition

British consumers will no longer be allowed to gamble using credit cards from April, with the ban applying to all forms of gambling except retail lottery sales.
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RG Collaborative charts new course for responsible gambling in the US

The Responsible Gambling Collaborative has introduced new effectiveness principles to promote responsible gaming and prevent problem gambling across the United States.
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Britain’s online gambling harm parliamentary group discovers football streaming

Carolyn Harris, chair of the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on gambling related harm (APGG), posed an urgent question in parliament Thursday regarding the “shameful” availability of live football match streams on online gambling websites.
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Next Spanish government promises better care for problem gamblers

Spain’s Socialist Party (PSOE) and the left-wing Unidas Podemos (UP) have unveiled plans for their proposed coalition government, which include tighter regulations for gambling advertising and shorter opening times for land-based venues.
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Lower TV viewership helping reduce child exposure to gambling ads

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has revealed that children’s exposure to TV ads for gambling increased slightly during 2018, driven by bingo and lottery ads.
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Swedish court lowers fines against Genesis Global and AG

Sweden-licensed gaming operators Genesis Global and AG Communications have had their fines reduced on appeal by the administrative court of Linköping.
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DraftKings joins US National Council on Problem Gambling

Sports betting operator DraftKings has joined the US National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) as a platinum member.
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UK Betting and Gaming Council names new chief executive

UK gambling industry association the Betting and Gaming Council has appointed Michael Dugher as its next chief executive.
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Hard Rock launches PlayersEdge gambling education program

Casino operator Hard Rock International has rolled out a new gambling literacy and education program to help problem gamblers in the United States.
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Netherlands gambling regulator introduces age verification rule

Online gaming operators active in the Netherlands gambling market will have to abide by a new age verification requirement effective 1 January 2020.
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