Erin-Marie Gallagher

YGAM urges greater awareness of gaming for parents

Kev Clelland, Operations Director at the Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM), has urged parents to gain a thorough understanding of game mechanics and online behaviours in a bid to try ‘safeguard children from the potential harms of the digital world’. Writing for the charity as FIFA 21 launched, Clelland urged parents to utilise the resources offered by YGAM …

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Betting awaits critical verdict on Northern restrictions

Betting faces yet another major blow this week after growing media speculation has suggested that betting shops and casinos will be forced to close their doors across the north of England. UK businesses await another tense week of Downing Street verdicts, with regards as to how the government will handle further covid restrictions seeking to avoid a further national lockdown.   …

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Winning Post: Another twist in the tale for Brazil’s legislative journey…

Regulus Partners examines further political roadblocks in Brazil’s pot-holed journey towards market regulation. Meanwhile, back in Blighty, industry observers will tune-in to the Gambling-related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group’s one-off session on Children and Gambling. Brazil: gambling regulation – waning The last couple of weeks have produced two significant twists in Brazil’s gambling legislative journey. The first was a Supreme …

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GLMS: 298 suspicious betting alerts generated in Europe during Q3

The Global Lottery Management System (GLMS) has flagged 452 suspicious betting alerts to partners during Q3 2020, the majority of which (370) were generated by football. Basketball followed some way behind football with a total of 24 alerts, tennis generated 34 alerts followed by 13 ice hockey alerts. Of the total alerts, 298 were identified in Europe, followed by 71 …

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Digitain grows CIS footprint with Pin-UP supply deal

Sportsbook and casino platform provider Digitain has strengthened its presence in the CIS region after confirming that it wll supply its sportsbook solution to Pin-UP.ru. Pin-UP.ru is considered to be a major operator in the region, having also gained a licence from the Russian Federation regulatory authorities. Edmond Ghulyan, Head of Sportsbook Development at Digitain, said: “This is an extremely …

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Kindred outlines new energy targets in line with Paris Agreement

Building on its commitment to be a socially responsible operator, Kindred Group has stated that it will aim to reduce business travel by 30% in line with the energy saving targets set by the Paris Agreement on climate change. The Paris Agreement was signed in 2016, and outlines protocols within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change which deal …

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Casinos attempt to avoid ‘catastrophic closures’ with ban on alcohol sales

Casinos have outlined plans to ‘avoid catastrophic closures’ and potential job losses by offering to halt the sale of alcohol within their venues. It comes after Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement that casinos and hospitality venues across the central belt of Scotland will close their doors following a recent surge in coronavirus cases. While the measures have attracted criticism from the hospitality …

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Democrats fly high in the polls as Trump’s popularity slumps

Joe Biden’s popularity appears to be riding at an all-time high this week, after betting exchanges have shown the Democrat nominee holds a 2-in-3 chance (66%) of winning the presidency next month. According to Smarkets, Biden’s likelihood of victory in the US 2020 elections is currently double that of Donald Trump‘s (33%) chances of a second term. Sarbjit Bakhshi, Smarkets …

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EPIC builds US presence with Kindred training partnership

EPIC Risk Management has upped its commitment to providing training and development sessions across the US after extending its partnership with Kindred Group. The latest agreement builds upon the ongoing collaboration between the two firms, which initially teamed up with one another in 2017 in a bid to make gambling safer and fairer for customers. Maris Catania, Head of Responsible …

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Scottish restrictions ‘a huge blow’ for casinos says BGC

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has hit back at the new restrictions imposed by the Scottish government, warning that the measures ‘will come as a huge blow to casinos’. The new temporary measures, announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon yesterday, came into force at 18:00 last night, and will run until Friday 25 October.  Casinos and bingo halls, in …

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