UK

Camelot receives GamCare Safer Gambling Standard

National Lottery operator Camelot UK has received recognition for its implementation of responsible gambling initiatives after becoming one of the first online gaming operators to achieve Advanced Level 2 of GamCare’s Safer Gambling Standard for its online and retail operations. The Safer Gambling Standard is GamCare’s social responsibility quality standard for licensed gaming operators, which looks to increase overall standards …

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Diversity in Racing Steering Group releases 2020 strategy

British racing’s Diversity in Racing Steering Group (DiRSG) has revealed that it will be collating and evaluating cross-industry diversity data during 2020, as the group moves towards raising awareness of the importance of diversity and inclusion across racing. As confirmed in its 2019 annual update, the group has outlined its overall strategy and priorities for the upcoming 12-18 months. Sulekha …

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Peter Murray, Alexem Services: Adapting to industry technological changes is key

Regulation Technology, or RegTech, is increasingly becoming an integral part in ensuring operator compliance across the gaming industry. Speaking to Peter Murray of Alexem Services, he explained that artificial intelligence will continue to grab the attention of the iGaming industry in the next few years, and that regulation is racing to try to keep up with both the demands of …

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STS gets green light to expand into UK

Building on its European and global expansion strategies, STS has been given the green light by the UK Gambling Commission to provide services across the UK, based on an ‘independent licence’. Polish bookmaker STS has subsequently gone live with its own UK licence, 10 months after initially launching as a licensed white-label brand on the BetConstruct platform. STS now operates in …

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Purebred Arabian racing to be integrated into British calendar

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has teamed up with The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) to further integrate Purebred Arabian (PA) racing into the British racing calendar in 2020. The integration will see a standardisation of regulatory practices within PA racing with thoroughbred racing and follows approval from British racing’s Executive Committee and the BHA Board. Charles Gregson, ARO Chairman commented: …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – The future is within the industry’s power!

For the first time that I can recall, all four major UK political parties have featured gambling reform within their respective General Election manifestos. As a result, it’s clear that, regardless of the outcome of Thursday’s voting, the industry’s regulatory landscape will experience some fundamental change in the not too distant future. Online is the clearly declared focus but the …

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Luckbox launches Abios powered ‘comprehensive data widget’

Esports wagering platform Luckbox has announced the launch of further player engagement functionalities with lead esports data partner Abios. New platform developments see Luckbox launch a new ‘stats widget’ powered by Abios, allowing Luckbox players to view esports team performance and stats over the past twelve months. Abios stats will be displayed as a percentage to give players more information …

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EU betting market grows as punters switch to mobile betting

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has revealed an 11% growth in the online gambling market across Europe, with the UK accounting for 32.4% of the market. According to market data published by the EGBA in partnership with H2 Gambling Capital, the market expansion saw gross gaming revenue rise from 2017’s €20m to €22.2m year-on-year. Maarten Haijer, secretary general …

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Bookies Corner – Final Take on UK 2019

Just one day of campaign shenanigans remains as the UK electorate heads for General Election 2019 polls on Thursday 12 December. How confident are bookmakers of their market readings, as polls and punters anticipate a Conservative majority outcome, or will  Britain be hung out to dry on its Brexit election… SBC gets the bookies lowdown.!  _______________ SBC: Entering the final …

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IMG Arena nets SPFL global betting streaming rights

Closing 2019 trading, IMG Arena confirms that it has secured a long-term partnership to distribute Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) content to the global betting market. Agreeing terms on a five-year arrangement, IMG Arena will act as lead distributor of SPFL ‘live stream broadcasts’, and will maintain production set-ups for certain SPFL matches. The distribution will encompass Ladbrokes Premiership matches including the …

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