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Gambling Integrity strengthens team with Hawkswood appointment

Gambling Integrity has strengthened its board via the recent addition of highly experienced Clive Hawkswood to its team. Hawkswood’s career has seen him work extensively in the development of industry best practice across a range of regulatory and social responsibility issues. This included regular dialogue with the British Gambling Commission and UK government..  “It is always better to seek out …

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Cian Nugent to lead RAiG as new Chair

Responsible Affiliates in Gambling (RAiG) has confirmed the appointment of Cian Nugent, managing director of Racing Post, as the new chair of its trade body.  Nugent will take over from Clive Hawkswood, who had previously expressed his intentions to resign in 2021.   Considered to be an expert in digital operations and igaming marketing, Nugent will lead the trade body into …

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RAiG members back radical overhaul of UK gambling’s affiliate landscape

Responsible Affiliates in Gambling (RAiG) has announced that its membership body supports ‘in principle the introduction of statutory licensing or registration regime’ for affiliates operating within the UK gambling market. Support for the introduction of an affiliate-centric licensing regime follows RAiG’s internal review of existing social responsibility and responsible gambling standards related to affiliate marketing practices. It said in a …

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Clive Hawkswood joins beBettor as non-executive director

Clive Hawkswood, the Chair of Responsible Affiliates in iGaming (RAiG) has been named as a non-executive director of responsible gambling software services provider beBettor. Hawkswood will join the company at a time when affordability checks have been prioritised by the UKGC, especially during the COVID-19 lockdown. Harry Cott, beBettor CEO, commented: “We are delighted to officially announce Clive joining beBettor’s …

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RAiG – Affiliate representation cannot be withdrawn from industry’s ‘collaborative approach’

The newly established ‘Responsible Affiliates in Gambling’ (RAiG) standards body has detailed its support of the new collaborative measures published yesterday by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). The UKGC formed its series of new measures and directives working with industry ‘leadership workgroups’ coordinated by the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) – having moved to strengthen UK gambling codes on VIP …

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RAiG launches social responsibility audit

Responsible Affiliates in Gambling (RAiG) has published the details of its social responsibility audit, which will provide assurance that RAiG members are compliant with relevant UK regulatory requirements. The audit, which will be repeated on an annual basis, will place significant focus upon the improvement of consumer safeguards within the gaming industry, as well as facilitating the implementation of good …

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RAIG to discuss affiliate specific regulations

The chair of the new Responsible Affiliates in Gambling (RAIG) trade body Clive Hawkswood is already making meetings with key stakeholders to discuss the necessity for affiliate-specific regulations, as the marketing sector looks to protect its image. In an interview with AffiliateINSIDER, Hawkswood was asked if gambling affiliates and affiliate marketing practices were misrepresented within existing UK advertising codes. “There …

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UK heavyweights form ‘Responsible Affiliates in Gambling’

New UK industry trade association ‘Responsible Affiliates in Gambling (RAIG)’ has been formed in recognition of the role ‘affiliate marketing providers must play’ as part of wider UK industry initiatives promoting social responsibility and safer gambling standards. RAIG is founded by leading UK betting affiliate publishers; the Racing Post, Better Collective and Oddschecker, backing the RAIG’s mandate of ‘promoting social …

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“You might as well shout at the moon” – Hammond set to issue RGD hike

Next Week (Monday 29 October) will see all the debate come to an end as Chancellor Philip Hammond delivers the UK Budget 2018, with industry expectations firmly set to see a significant remote gaming duty (RGD) increase. Representing the third online gambling tax constraint imposed by the government since 2014, following point-of-consumption (POC-2014) and Industry Free-Play taxes (2016), 20 and …

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Industry should expect ‘No Rationale’ in quid pro quo tax game

Amid the hopes and expectations of the industry’s future, deliberated at the Betting on Sports 2018 conference, was the hard reality of the ‘UK Tax Hike’ on online gambling services awaiting industry leaders. “Its seems a long distance now, the days of Tessa Jowell, the former Minister of Culture, Media & Sports under Tony Blair, stating that the UK would …

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