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UK Gambling Review submitted to PM as responsible Minister resigns

Chris Philp, the Minister responsible for gambling in the UK, has become the latest senior figure to abandon Boris Johnson’s administration, just as the government review of gambling legislation nears completion.

Philp resigned as Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy this morning (7 July), saying that he could no longer [...]

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Gambling Commission suspends bet-at-home.com UK licence

Britain’s Gambling Commission has suspended bet-at-home.com’s operating licence with immediate effect for social responsibility and anti-money laundering failings.

The gambling regulator confirmed Thursday that it is carrying out a review under section 116 of the Gambling Act 2005, over suspected social responsibility and anti-money laundering failings by the operator.

“The review and [...]

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Michigan legislature increases funding for Gaming Control Board

The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) is on track to secure an additional $7m in funding to promote responsible gambling initiatives and to effectively manage higher-than-expected internet gaming activity.

The additional funding was agreed by lawmakers as part of the state’s 2023 fiscal year budget, which has now been submitted to [...]

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Australia set to introduce online gambling self-exclusion register

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has unveiled plans to introduce a new online gambling national self-exclusion register during the second half of this year.

The register will apply to all licensed online and telephone betting operators and will enable Australian gamblers to exclude themselves from participation for periods ranging [...]

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New Zealand announces new strategy to prevent gambling harm

New Zealand’s government is investing more than NZ$76m on measures to prevent and minimise harm caused by gambling.

The Labour government claims that one in five New Zealanders will experience gambling harm in their lives, with its new Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm set to be the most significant [...]

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ZEAL partners Mindway AI to boost player protection

Frankfurt-listed online lottery provider ZEAL has partnered with Mindway AI to increase consumer protection.

Zeal will deploy Mindway AI's artificial intelligence solution to identify gamblers who may be at risk of addiction in order to provide early intervention. 

“As a provider of online lotteries, the protection of our players and the prevention of gambling [...]

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Gambling Commission issues guidance ahead of new safer gambling requirements

Britain’s Gambling Commission has issued guidance for operators ahead of the introduction of new consumer protection rules which come into force in September.

The new rules apply from 12 September and require online operators to monitor players for indicators of harm, identify vulnerable customers, and employ automated and manual customer interaction [...]

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Paddy Power TV advert banned by ASA for promoting socially irresponsible gambling 

Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a TV advertisement for Paddy Power which was found to have depicted gambling behaviour that was socially irresponsible.

The TV ad for Paddy Power aired in the UK in March and showed a young man using his phone to gamble on Paddy Power’s ‘Wonder [...]

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NCPG to roll out 1-800-GAMBLER helpline nationwide in the United States

The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey has agreed a deal with the National Council on Problem Gambling to expand the 1-800-GAMBLER helpline to all US states.

The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) owns the 1-800-GAMBLER service mark and has agreed a six-year licensing agreement with the [...]

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888poker recovers record refunds from AI-aided bot accounts for players

London-listed betting and gaming operator 888 Holdings is using artificial intelligence (AI) to recover funds from bot accounts, with its 888poker brand on track to return almost $300,000 of refunds to its players this year.

888poker has made progress in tackling the issue of bots, which use software programming to create [...]

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888 launches safer gambling tool in Italy

London-listed betting and gaming operator 888 Holdings has launched its Control Centre safer gambling product in Italy's regulated iGaming market.

888's Control Centre is a customer-facing interface which provides safer gambling support to players, enabling customers to monitor their gambling activity through real-time data, and to control their activity through a range of [...]

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Kindbridge expands board with three new appointments

New York-based virtual behavioral health services specialist Kindbridge has appointed three new members to its Board.

The new appointees - Brianne Doura-Schawohl, Eric Kussin and Seth Young - come from a range of backgrounds across the mental health, gambling and gaming sectors, and are committed to making Kindbridge an integral part of [...]

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