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Betting industry welcomes international match-fixing cooperation

The European regulated betting industry welcomes the Council of Europe’s Convention on match-fixing, which aims to prevent the manipulation of sports results. The EGBA, ESSA, and the RGA, believe that it represents a relatively positive and potentially significant development in the fight against sport and betting related fraud. At the same time, certain provisions raise concerns regarding their compatibility with …

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IGRG appoints Barry Hardy as new Chairman

The IGRG, which is comprised of the five main trade associations from the gambling industry, has today appointed Barry Hardy as its new chairman. The IGRG provides a structure to promote socially responsible gambling in the licensed UK gambling market. Building on existing relationships and work streams, it also provides a cross-sector forum to consider matters of common interest associated …

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Betfair partners with Jumio to speed up the customer verification process

Jumio digital credentials management company, today announced that Betfair, a leading global online gambling company, has adopted Jumio’s Netverify® customer verification and on-boarding solution. Jumio’s Netverify® solution turns customers’ mobile device cameras or webcams into an ID scanning terminal that makes it fast and easy to capture and verify their ID and other credentials to meet Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements and reduce …

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EU Commission study challenges sports betting right

The regulated betting industry welcomes the main findings of a European Commission funded study on sports organisers’ rights in the European Union. The study ( link to study) finds that there is no legal basis nor rationale for an EU-wide right to consent to bets (ie “sports betting right”). The study also concludes that the French sports betting right, whereby …

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Clive Hawkswood: Industry can’t do effective self-exclusion alone

SBC News caught up with Remote Gambling Association Chief Executive Clive Hawkswood to ask him a few questions about his organisation’s new ground-breaking agreement with GamCare and Gordon Moody Association for protecting vulnerable people using self-exclusion. SBC: What has been the biggest challenge in setting up a self-exclusion system for remote operators? Clive Hawkswood: For individual remote operators, self-exclusion works …

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