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RGA to help operators with good practice guidelines

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The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has published a set of behavioural analytics, drawing on the first-hand experience of its members, with the intention of providing minimum standards for operators to follow. Encapsulating a number of areas, such as operator policies, markers of harm, customer interactions, recording and reporting, staff training and evaluation, the good practice guidelines also take into account …

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The RGA urges the Government to introduce a statutory levy

The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has announced that it would urge the Government to introduce a statutory levy to replace the current system of voluntary funding. The current voluntary funding system which is overseen by GambleAware, is in place to fund research, education, and treatment of problem gambling; as well as to ensure that the National Responsible Gambling Strategy is …

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Betting on Football shows how to follow the leaders

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For high level sports betting staff looking for a crash course in leadership, SBC Events has lined up an eight-panel agenda on the first day of Betting on Football 2017, covering key industry topics such as self-regulation, match-fixing, investment, market consolidation, new brands in football betting and affiliate leaders. The Leadership Track is one of four main tracks across the …

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RGA urges Poland to rethink turnover tax

Industry body The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) urges the Polish Government to change its online sports betting tax regime to one based on gross profits rather than turnover. The Polish Government adopted a Bill on 19 July to amend the existing online gambling law. Despite the stated objectives, which include reducing the size of the unregulated market, the Bill does …

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RGA appoints KPMG to support self-exclusion scheme

The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has announced that it has retained the services of KPMG to undertake a scoping study which will shape the development of the National Online Self-Exclusion Scheme (NOSES), and to advise the RGA during its implementation process. The aim of NOSES, which should be in place by the end of 2017, is to provide consumers with …

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UK gambling operators set for record advertising spend in 2016

The amount spent by UK gambling operators on TV advertising campaigns is set to reach a record £123.4 million in 2016 if trends continue from the first five months of the year. The figure, compiled by media analysts Nielsen for the Guardian, would represent a 52% increase from 2012. However, it is likely that this estimated figure may even be …

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Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group launches ‘The Future of Gambling’ seminars

The Officers of the Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group have announced the launch of their Parliamentary seminar series looking at the Future of Gambling. The first seminar will be held on Tuesday 19th April 2016 and will be on The Future of Online Gambling. The speakers will be Clive Hawkswood, CEO of Remote Gambling Association (RGA), Anthony Werkman, Director of …

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ICE 2016 – Responsible Gambling Focus

Clive Hawkswood of the Remote Gambling Association has insisted the gambling industry is on the right road with self-exclusion policy, and cited the complexity of the issue for those expecting a quick fix. This came in response to Wanda Goldwag, Chair and Independent Standards Commissioner of the Senet Group, claiming that we are a long way from establishing effective policy. Self-exclusion …

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RGA confirms appointments of Morris & Tournier as directors

The Remote Gambling Association (RGA), the largest trade association for remote gambling operators in the world, has announced two new appointments.  Paul Morris, former remote gambling lead at the British Gambling Commission, joins the RGA as Director of Regulatory Affairs. On 1 Augusthe will be joined by Pierre Tournier, who will take up the role of Director of Government Relations. Morris previously …

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General Court of the EU upholds the Danish tax regime for online gambling

The General Court of the EU issued a ruling at first instance in the Danish State aid case (and upheld the European Commission’s decision, confirming that the Danish regime instituting a lower tax for online gambling is compliant with EU state-aid rules. In doing so, the Court found that the applicants did not demonstrate that they were directly and individually …

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