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“Clear rules and market stability” – What regulation means for operators and affiliates in Greece

Greece has welcomed a new era which paves the way for strong market development and long-term investment, explained Kyriakos Fourniadis (pictured), Managing Director for Better Collective Greece and Romania – the division behind Betarades.gr. In the latest edition of the Better Collective Spotlight series, Fourniadis looks into his crystal ball to discuss how the new market structure might lead to …

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Canada ‘Single Sports Betting Act’ enters final Commons passage

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) is monitoring Commons developments closely as ‘Bill C-218 – The Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act’ enters its final passage to become a federal legislation.   Updating industry stakeholders, the CGA confirmed that Ottawa’s House of Commons will undertake its final review of Bill C-218, which aims to amend Canada’s criminal code to allow for single …

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Juan Pérez Hidalgo resigns as Coljuegos President

Coljuegos has confirmed to SBCNoticias that Juan B. Pérez Hidalgo has ended his five-year tenure as President of Colombia’s national regulatory authority for gambling.  Updating stakeholders, Coljuegos confirmed that it has secured the appointment of César Augusto Valencia as inbound President, with Pérez Hidalgo choosing to formally end his presidency effective immediately, A South American executive of international packaging conglomerate …

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Digital transition helps Camelot bounceback from covid retail disruptions

Camelot UK has underscored its ‘digital resilience’ after the National Lottery operator recorded its second-highest interim performance, generating ticket sales of £3.85 billion. Publishing its six-month results for the financial year of 2020/2021 (period ending 30 September), Camelot revealed that it had overcome an ‘18% hit in sales’ at the start of the pandemic in April. During the trading period, …

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GVC seeks scientific edge with Dr Griffiths appointment as Safer Play advisor

GVC Holdings has appointed distinguished behavioural addiction expert and gambling psychologist Dr Mark Griffiths as a strategic advisor on player protections and the development of the firm’s ‘safer play’ technologies. Dr Griffiths, who leads gambling addiction research for Nottingham Trent University, will be tasked with auditing GVC’s group-wide policies, procedures and protocols with regards to developing safer gambling environments for …

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New survey finds licensing ‘ignorance’ among Swedish gamblers

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Only 5% of Swedes know how to check if an online sportsbook or casino holds a Swedish licence, according to a new survey by the Swedish Gambling Authority (SGA). The survey, carried out in collaboration with Novus using data collected from 1,737 interviewees, found that eight out of 10 Swedes have ‘probably’ not played at a site without a licence …

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ASA ‘underage sweep’ sees marked improvement in gambling advertising

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has revealed a drastic improvement in gambling-related adverts being restricted to underage audiences after the watchdog published the results of its ‘second online marketing sweep’. Continuing its year-long project, the ASA noted that inappropriately placed online betting and gambling adverts had ‘reduced significantly, from 70 ads in the first sweep to 5 ads in the …

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William Hill puts #SGWeek20 at forefront of November advertising 

William Hill has launched a new campaign to utilise its entire media and sponsorship portfolio in support of ‘Safer Gambling Week- #SGWeek20’ which takes place from 19-25 November.  The bookmaker has launched a series of mini-clips and personalised messages from its sports ambassadors and sponsorship partners, promoting #SGWeek20’s core objective of broadening the conversation with customers and the wider public …

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DCMS secures £300m fund for sports winter survival

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has pledged £300 million to safeguard professional sports’ immediate future, as confirmed in its ‘Sport Winter Survival Package’.  Emergency funds will be made available to sports governing bodies to distribute to clubs and organisations that have been affected by the ongoing COVID pandemic. Sports England will oversee the allocation of funds, …

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GVC pilots new technologies to bolster new ARC programme 

GVC Holdings is piloting two new safer gambling technologies to enhance its group-wide ‘advanced responsibility and care (ARC)’ programme which was launched in November as part of the firm’s new ‘Sustainability Charter’.  Announced as a frontline directive, GVC launched its ARC programme which will see the firm deploy its proprietary technologies, systems and platforms to collect group-wide ‘behavioural play data’ …

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