Erin-Marie Gallagher

YGAM partners with Met Police in youth education initiative

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has teamed up with the Metropolitan Police Service to train its Youth Engagement Team about how to identify and prevent gambling and gaming related harm among young people. The training initiative forms a part of the Police Service’s Youth Strategy, Engagement & Schools programme which focuses on establishing links between the police, …

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GiG upgrades GiG Comply with language detection feature

GiG Comply

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has enhanced the capabilities of its marketing compliance tool, GiG Comply, by adding a new language detection feature. The new feature will allow operators to ensure that they are compliant with regulatory guidelines in particular markets by identifying which language a website is using to promote their brand. Ben Clemes, Chief Commercial Officer at GiG, said: …

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RFL hands three-month suspension to Ryan Atkins

The Rugby Football League (RFL) has issued a three-month suspension to Ryan Atkins after the player admitted to betting on a game involving his former club, Wakefield Trinity. Atkins was not registered with a club when he wagered on the outcome of Wakefield’s Super League fixture with Wigan Warriors in September. However, the RFL noted that the ‘fact that he …

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Unibet reaches 1000th horse racing sponsorship milestone

Unibet has reached a ‘landmark’ in its support of horse racing since its UK launch, with two fixtures over the weekend set to mark the operator’s 1000th sponsorship. The online operator will reach the landmark number on Sunday 15 November, a day on which it sponsors both the Grade 1 Unibet Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown as well as the Grade …

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KSA tackles illegal lotteries through Facebook collaboration

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Dutch Gaming Authority, has entered into a new partnership with Facebook to combat illegal gambling promotion or activities on the social media platform. Through the partnership, the KSA will report illegal online lotteries organised through the social media platform, known as ‘dipping’. The regulator stated that ‘for some time now’, it has received reports of illegal online …

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UK gambling rebounded in September as Premier League returned

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New data published by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has shown an increase in real event betting activity during September, driven by the return of Premier League football. The statistics aim to show the ways in which the relaxation of COVID-19 lockdown measures had impacted gambling behaviour across the UK, reflecting the period between March and September. September data indicated …

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GiG grows Latvian footprint with SIA Admirāļu Klubs

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has agreed a new long-term contract with Latvia’s SIA Admirāļu Klubs. Under the terms of the agreement, which will run for an initial three-year period, SIA Admirāļu Klubs will benefit from GiG’s platform, sportsbook and front-end development to launch its new digital operation in the regulated Latvian market. Commenting on the partnership, a spokesperson for SIA …

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Inside Edge: Can Solskjaer avoid tripping in the Premier League sack race?

Premier League - Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer walks off the pitch at half time of the Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool.

The international break gives us time to reflect on how the Premier League season has panned out so far, writes Nick Haynes from Form Labs, but it also shines a light on those managers which may not be living up to expectations. While the rate of goals has dropped sharply after the early season surge, penalties have remained high and …

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Triggy links with Pinnacle to launch live score app

Triggy AB has teamed up with Pinnacle to launch a new branded live score app for the operator which will help drive both customer acquisition and retention. Through the ‘Pinnacle Live Soccer Scores’ app, players will be able to follow games and teams to get personalised, relevant push notifications. Björn Nilsson, co-founder at Triggy AB, commented: “The release of ‘Pinnacle …

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GambleAware commissions Scottish Citizens Advice Gambling Support Service

GambleAware has commissioned a new Gambling Support Service which will be rolled out by Citizens Advice Scotland. The new service will offer training for debt advisers and other frontline workers to understand, prevent and reduce gambling-related harm among its users. Staff will gain access to a range of new tools to identify and support people who may be experiencing harm …

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