GambleAware Welcomes New RGSB Research Programme on Problem Gambling

GambleAware Welcomes New RGSB Research Programme on Problem Gambling

A new research programme has been released by the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) as part of the latter’s decision to set out its priorities for a research that is planned to be carried out in the period from April 2017 to March 2019. Back in April 2016, the Research Commissioning and Governance Procedure was published, and now the RGSB is aimed at creating a research brief of its projects. The new research programme would provide more details on various questions, as well as on the very context of the…

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Wales Sees Further UK Government Measures against Problem Gambling and FOBTs

Wales Sees Further UK Government Measures against Problem Gambling and FOBTs

When it comes to casino, betting and gaming, problem gambling behaviour has been one of the scourges of the contemporary gambling industry not only in the UK, but globally as well. Problem gambling affects players of different gender, age and social status, and is characterised with the constant urge to gamble continuously regardless of the eventual negative consequences that may occur. For a few years now, the UK Government, regulatory authorities and non-governmental organisations have been focused on reducing the harmful effects of gambling activities in the country. At the…

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Gambling Control Bill 2013 to Radically Change Ireland’s Gambling Environment

Gambling Control Bill 2013 to Radically Change Ireland’s Gambling Environment

Problem gambling has become quite a problem in the region of Great Britain over the last few years. The situation is no different when it comes to Ireland. Due to the increased number of users affected by the harmful effects of problem gambling behaviour, three years ago, the Minister for Justice and Equality Alan Shatter announced that the Government has approved the General Scheme of the Gambling Control Bill 2013. The latter is expected to be officially rolled out in January 2017 and is expected to radically change the gambling…

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SBTech to Provide Chameleon 360 iGaming Platform to winmasters

SBTech to Provide Chameleon 360 iGaming Platform to winmasters

The leading provider of qualitative interactive sports-betting services and solutions SBTech revealed that it has reached a partnership agreement with the global casino and sports betting operator winmasters. Under the terms of the deal, SBTech is to provide its full Sports-Betting solution as well as the high-quality iGaming Platform Chameleon 360 to winmasters, which has succeeded in getting a huge market share in the regulated market in Romania. The winmasters brand has also been aimed at consolidating its presence in several other EU regulated markets. The Chief Executive Officer of…

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UKGC Warns 450,000 Children Gamble Weekly

UKGC Warns 450,000 Children Gamble Weekly

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) published its new Young People and Gambling Report to warn both parents and legal guardians that a recent survey has shown that the number of children who gamble on the territories of England and Wales on a weekly basis has reached 450,000. The Executive Director of the UK Gambling Commission Tim Miller commented on the regulatory body’s latest report, saying that the society was often reminded about the risks related to smoking, drinking and drug taking, especially when it comes to children. However, he emphasized…

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ASA Scolds Betfred for Misleading E-Mail Ad

ASA Scolds Betfred for Misleading E-Mail Ad

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has issued a ruling on two complaints filed against Gibraltar-based parent company of Betfred – Petfre Ltd. Before publishing the ruling, the Authority investigated two issues, one of which was upheld and one was overruled. The investigation was initiated due to a promotional “welcome” email which the gambling operator Betfred sent to its newly-registered customers. The e-mail, received by users on July 3rd and 6th said that players would get a free bet of £30 by placing a £10 bet on sports. The text of…

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iGaming Entrepreneur Conference to Kick Off on December 8th

iGaming Entrepreneur Conference to Kick Off on December 8th

The gambling industry event organiser iGaming Busines (iGB) has officially revealed both the format and schedule of its “iGaming Entrepreneur Conference” which is to take place for a second time. The Conference will be hosted at London’s Grange Tower Bridge Hotel and will kick off on December 8th. The iGaming Entrepreneur Conference that is to take place at the beginning of December is especially organised for entrepreneurs, private equity, accelerators, incubators, venture capitalists and angel investors. It is aimed at demonstrating the value and advantages of the online gaming sector…

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Cherry Consolidates Market Positions with XCaliber Launch

Cherry Consolidates Market Positions with XCaliber Launch

The Swedish gaming operator Cherry officially announced it has revealed the release of XCaliber – a new gaming technology business-to-business that is totally independent. The new innovation is to provide Cherry with the opportunity to offer its high-quality technology solutions and gaming platform to partners and other gaming operators. This, on the other hand, will help Cherry consolidate its positions as one of the market’s innovators and will also result in assisting the company’s further growth. The Chief Executive Officer of Cherry Fredrik Burvall commented on the launch, saying that…

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Isle of Man Gambling License Holders Contribute £700,000 for Problem Gambling Initiatives

Isle of Man Gambling License Holders Contribute £700,000 for Problem Gambling Initiatives

It seems that problem gambling has lately been one of the most-discussed issues, not only in the UK, but also on the Isle of Man. Local media has reported that the gambling companies which operate under licenses granted by Isle of Man regulatory authorities had contributed almost £700,000 for research and prevention of problem gambling behaviour. The Minister of Economic Development Laurence Skelly commented for the House of Keys that the number of players suffering from problem gambling behaviour actually decreased. He was questioned by the Douglas North Member of…

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BBC1 Drops National Lottery from TV in January 2017

BBC1 Drops National Lottery from TV in January 2017

The National Lottery show has been pulled by BBC from TV Screens after a long-lasting partnership with the UK lottery operator Camelot. The parties have inked a new three-year agreement, which is why the BBC has decided to pull the show after 22 years of partnership. The National Lottery Awards, however, will be aired on BBC1. Under the terms of the new three-year agreement, customers will be able to check their results on iPlayer or via a special bulletin. The latter will be broadcast after the news on Tuesdays, Wednesdays,…

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