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Gambling Commission

British problem gambling rate shows improvement

Efforts by Britain’s Gambling Commission to reduce gambling related harm appear to be bearing fruit, with the latest data from its quarterly telephone survey showing a decline in the overall problem gambling rate to 0.3 per cent, compared to 0.6 per cent in 2019.

The data for the year to December [...]

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Labour unveils draft bill to ban gambling advertising in Ireland

Ireland’s Labour Party has published draft legislation to “end the link between entertainment and betting” by banning all gambling advertising.

The proposed legislation is in response to anecdotal evidence from the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland, which indicates a rise in gambling disorder referrals since lockdowns were imposed in response to [...]

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Entain lauds new preventative approach to player protection

London-listed gaming operator Entain has completed the initial stage of its pioneering preventative approach to customer protection through the use of analytics and data science to minimise gambling problems before they arise.

The company said that its ARC (Advanced Protection and Care) programme has significantly extended behavioral indicators used to identify [...]

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PGA Tour joins AGA’s responsible gaming campaign

The PGA Tour has become the latest professional sports league to promote the American Gaming Association’s responsible sports betting campaign.

The Tour will develop content that encourages fans to “Know When to Lay Up” and bet responsibly, with the co-branded responsible gaming content to appear on digital platforms along with public [...]

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Spain sees 12% increase in online gambling self-exclusions

Spain’s national self-exclusion register for online gambling grew by 12 per cent in 2020 to end the year with over 56,000 opted-out players.

The self-exclusion system covers all online gambling across Spain and has proven particularly popular in the autonomous community of Andalusia, where 13,811 people have registered, accounting for 24.5 [...]

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Conscious Gaming

GeoComply donates $200,000 to develop responsible gambling tool

Independent non-profit organisation Conscious Gaming is preparing to ramp up development and deployment of its PlayPause responsible gambling tool after receiving a $200,000 donation from iGaming geolocation specialist GeoComply.

PlayPause is a national self-exclusion tool that allows players in the United States to self-exclude from gambling across state lines and enables [...]

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GambleAware appoints Zoë Osmond as next chief executive

Britain’s problem gambling prevention charity GambleAware has named Zoë Osmond as its next chief executive.

Osmond will take over as CEO at the end of March, replacing Marc Etches, who announced he would be stepping down from the role last August.

Osmond has served as communications and engagement director at GambleAware for [...]

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Finland proposes mandatory identification for all gambling

The government of Finland is proposing to eliminate anonymous gambling with the introduction of mandatory identity verification for all players.

The proposal forms part of the government’s overhaul of the Lotteries Act and is meant to increase consumer protection and strengthen the gambling monopoly of state-owned operator Veikkaus.

Mandatory player identification will [...]

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Better Collective acquires majority stake in Mindway AI

Stockholm-listed iGaming affiliate Better Collective has exercised its option to acquire a further 70 per cent stake in Danish software developer Mindway AI.

Better Collective had initially acquired a 19.99 per cent stake in the business in 2019 for DKK4m, and has now exercised the option to acquire a further 70 [...]

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Pennsylvania begins deployment of PlayPause responsible gambling tool

Pennsylvania will be the first state in America to give online gamblers the ability to restrict their gambling using the free PlayPause self-exclusion tool developed by Conscious Gaming.

Conscious Gaming is a new non-profit organization established by GeoComply and its co-founder Anna Sainsbury to provide a no-cost responsible gambling solution to [...]

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Gaming Intelligence Hot 50

Gaming Intelligence Hot 50 2021 – Employee and Customer Care

This week we reveal the final five categories of The Gaming Intelligence Hot 50 2021, beginning with the employee and customer care category, sponsored by Scientific Games.

Our festive celebration of the most talented, innovative and inspiring people working in iGaming will see a new category revealed each day.

The Gaming Intelligence [...]

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Norsk Tipping partners UK’s Gamban to offer gambling blocking software

Norway’s state-owned lottery and gaming operator Norsk Tipping has agreed a four-year deal to offer Gamban’s online gambling blocking software to players across the country.

The Gamban software will be offered as a supplement to self-exclusion from the regulated market, enabling players to block access to gambling sites, including cryptocurrency gaming [...]

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