Erin-Marie Gallagher

GambleAware supports CNWL with prison support service

GambleAware has teamed up with Central and North West London NHS Trust (CNWL) to support those affected by problem gambling within the criminal justice system. The industry charity has provided CNWL with three years of funding worth £1.03m, to extend the work of the CNWL National Problem Gambling Clinic into prisons. Marc Etches, Chief Executive of GambleAware, said: “The new …

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GVC report reveals increase in charitable contributions

GVC Holdings has revealed that it has increased its ‘cash and in-kind contributions towards responsible gambling charities’ during 2019. Publishing its 2019-20 CSR Report, the betting group revealed that cash and in-kind contributions to charities increased from £2.51 million in 2018 up to £3.61 million in 2019. The report read: “Having already doubled our investment into research, education and treatment …

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Kim Mouridsen: Combatting problem gambling with automated player profiling

Kim Mouridsen, Professor and Founder of Mindway AI, explains how they are using scientifically based automated player profiling and monitoring to combat problem gambling and better understand player behaviours. SBC: Identifying problem gambling behaviour is getting easier with technology, but how can that translate to effective outreach to customers who may not want to accept that? KM: Problem gambling is …

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EFL urges government to rethink gambling sponsorship ban

The English Football League (EFL) has urged the government not to impose a blanket ban on gambling sponsorships, citing concerns that it could drive more clubs into administration. Published yesterday, the House of Lords Gambling Select Committee’s report ‘Gambling Harm – Time for Action‘ recommended a ban on sports teams kit sponsorships and venue advertising. If implemented, the recommendation gives …

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Rank gifts Ipswich Town’s Magical Vegas sponsorship to Carers Trust

Rank Group has ‘gifted’ its sponsorship of League One football team Ipswich Town FC to Carers Trust, with the charity’s logo due to feature prominently on the team’s home kit for the 2020-21 season. The team’s shirt currently features the logo of Rank online casino subsidiary, Magical Vegas. The sponsorship was donated to raise awareness of the organisation which supports …

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Amelco continues international expansion with Colorado licence

Sports betting software and trading services provider Amelco has continued to expand its presence across the US after gaining regulatory approval to begin operating in Colorado. Having already gone live in Colorado with the Stars Group, Amelco will launch its second sports betting platform, BetWildwood, later in July through a joint venture with ISI Race & Sports to deliver Wildwood …

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GVC backs Lords ‘thoughtful and measured contribution’ to UK gambling’s future regime

GVC Holdings has welcomed the report published by the House of Lords Gambling Industry Committee, reiterating the measures that the operator group has already taken to ‘constantly improve player protection policies’. Published this morning, The House of Lords Gambling Select Committee’s report ‘Gambling Harm – Time for Action‘ calls for an overhaul of UK gambling, seeking to implement a ‘regime …

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Spelinspektionen reminds operators of AML responsibilities

The Swedish Gambling Authority, Spelinspektionen, has issued guidance for licence holders which outlines ‘common risks’ and examples of how online games can be used for money laundering and terrorist financing. Spelinspektionen also included some of its own observations on the actions that operators have previously taken to combat money laundering, emphasising that operators must assign customers a risk level when …

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Nikolas Lynhe-Knudsen to lead Danske Spil as CEO

Danske Spil has named Nikolas Lynhe-Knudsen as its new Chief Executive Officer, who will begin his new role from 1 October 2020, taking over from Susanne Mørch Koch. Lynhe-Knudsen currently holds the position of executive board member and director of economics, technology and media production at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), having also held a number of high profile business …

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Sportradar nets European Handball Federation data deal

Sportradar has agreed a long-term partnership with the European Handball Federation (EHF) and EHF Marketing GmbH (EHFM) which will include official data collection and distribution to media organisations and betting operators. The agreement, which will run until 2030, will see Sportradar utilise its technological capabilities to develop new solutions for data analysis and identify new insights to improve the sport. …

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