GambleAware Calls for the Gambling Industry to Support Its Work

GambleAware Calls for the Gambling Industry to Support Its Work

The leading UK charity organisation GambleAware has called gambling operators in the industry to financially help support services aimed at players who suffer from problem gambling behaviour. GambleAware, which was formerly known as the Responsible Gambling Trust is a organisation oriented towards minimising the harms inflicted on customers by gambling activities. The charity revealed that according to the data gathered over a recent research, only 3% of the non-profit organisations are actually getting help. This is exactly why, according to GambleAware, all companies and organisations that profit from gambling activities,…

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iGB Affiliate Says All 2017 LAC Exhibition Space Booked Up

iGB Affiliate Says All 2017 LAC Exhibition Space Booked Up

The organisers of some of the largest events for affiliates in the iGaming industry iGB Affiliate have revealed that the entire exhibition space that is available to participants in the upcoming 2017 edition of the London Affiliate Conference (LAC), as well for the Financial Partners Expo (FPE) has been already booked. This is a new record for the event, which was one of the most attended events in the industry this year. The head of the Business Development division of the iGaming James King commented on the announcement made, saying…

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UK Government to Consider Eventual FOBTs Matters Devolution to Wales

UK Government to Consider Eventual FOBTs Matters Devolution to Wales

The Government of the UK has agreed to consider the chance of entitling Wales with the power to restrict the number of fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) amid the concerns regarding high stakes betting machines that have been raised lately. Despite the fact that gambling matters are not issues that can be delegated, the UK Government has been urged to reconsider the situation and provide the local government with the above-mentioned opportunity. Currently, all gambling matters are a prerogative of the centralised government, although responsibilities regarding high-stakes machines have been delegated…

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Sky Betting & Gaming Smashes Teenage Cancer Trust Fund-Raising Target

Sky Betting & Gaming Smashes Teenage Cancer Trust Fund-Raising Target

Sky Betting & Gaming had its first annual Gala Ball to celebrate a year of its fund-raising participation in the Teenage Cancer Trust initiative. The Countdown star Rachel Riley, who is also a Sky Sports’ Friday Night Football presenter, hosted the event. The latter took place at the Royal Armouries in Leeds last week and was attended by over 700 guess from a number of businesses in the region of Yorkshire, including hospitality, regional tech, creative and professional services businesses. It was exactly Rachel Riley who officially revealed that the…

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ICO to Investigate Gambling Companies’ Methods of Using Personal Data

ICO to Investigate Gambling Companies’ Methods of Using Personal Data

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has revealed that it is to monitor more than 400 companies due to suspicions that they are using customers’ personal details in order to promote certain websites that offer gambling services and content. The campaign is part of a larger investigation carried out by the Investigation Commissioner’s Office aimed at spam texts that have lately been sent in the gambling sector. The Anti-Spam Investigations Manager at ICO David Clancy commented on the regulator’s actions, saying that companies must comply with the law whenever it comes…

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iGB Affiliate Releases New Website as Industry Virtual Hub

iGB Affiliate Releases New Website as Industry Virtual Hub

The leading information provider in the iGaming affiliate business – iGB Affiliate – has revealed that it had officially released its new website. The latter is a multi-platform hub that is aimed at educating and connecting the different segments and participants in the iGaming affiliate industry. Currently the UK-based iGB Affiliate is the largest provider of information, insight and analysis for everything that has been happening in the iGaming affiliate industry. The Head of Marketing at iGaming Business Tracey Daniel commented on the new website launch, explaining that the entire…

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UKGC Could Accelerate Enforcement Procedures and Tighter Penalties

UKGC Could Accelerate Enforcement Procedures and Tighter Penalties

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has shared that it could tighten up its enforcement policy, which would probably result in imposing increased financial penalties or even license annulment for gambling operators. The Chief Executive Officer of the Commission Sarah Harrison spoke at the regulator’s Raising Standards Conference in Birmingham and said that the industry should enforce some changes in order for gambling operators to make sure that their policies are user-friendly and provide the necessary conditions to adequately protect their customers. In her speech at the first Raising Standards Conference,…

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Darlington FC Fans Lottery Goes Live Online

Darlington FC Fans Lottery Goes Live Online

The Darlington FC Fans Lottery has underwent a total makeover in order for it to be made more customer-friendly in terms of ease and seamlessness. The above-mentioned lottery is a fund raising initiative that has been originally known under the name Club 1883 Draw. It provides its users with a massive cash prize on a weekly basis, as well as with a special bonus cash prize every month. All members of the Club 1883 Draw have been automatically signed as members of the newly-created Darlington Football Club Fans Lottery. Now,…

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UKGC Grants Combined Remote Operating License to Kiron Interactive

UKGC Grants Combined Remote Operating License to Kiron Interactive

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has granted the virtual games and gaming systems supplier Kiron Interactive with a Combined Remote Operating License. This is a great news for the South African company, which signed a virtual games distribution agreement with the sports betting platform operator Digitain only a fortnight ago. The Co-Chief Executive Officer of Kiron Interactive Steven Spartinos commented on the newly-received license, saying that the company was always focused on being one step ahead when it came to innovative gaming solutions. He also expressed his hope that the…

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ASA Warns Cozy Games Management over Misleading E-Mail Ad

ASA Warns Cozy Games Management over Misleading E-Mail Ad

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) published a ruling on two issues related to an advert released by Cozy Games Management Ltd. The watchdog have investigated two issues, only one of which was actually upheld. The complainant referred to an ad sent by Cozy Games Management’ Big Bucks Bingo brand directly on e-mail on August 2nd 2016. The text of the advert stated that customers could use a coupon with a promo code to get an additional bonus of £10. According to the ad, players could also get 100 free spins…

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