Tag Archives: compliance

Player financial risk checks a major worry for gaming operators, survey finds

Challenges in Compliance Survey

Obtaining the required personal financial information is the greatest barrier licensed betting & gaming operators face when onboarding players and the industry fears that mandatory affordability checks will make the situation worse, a new SBC study, commissioned by IDnow, has concluded. The finding emerged as part of the SBC Media Challenges in Compliance Survey, which saw senior compliance representatives from …

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Soft2Bet: turning regulatory challenges into new opportunities

Soft2Bet: turning regulatory challenges into new opportunities

The last year has been a busy one for Soft2Bet, with the igaming and sportsbook solution provider entering several new markets in the first half of the year alone.  But according to David Yatom Hay (pictured, right), Soft2Bet’s General Counsel, this is just the tip of the iceberg, with big plans already in motion to pursue new, promising opportunities around …

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Crucial Compliance opens up Isle of Man hub

SBC News Crucial Compliance opens up Isle of Man hub

Crucial Compliance has reaffirmed its commitment to “create a safer gambling environment for everyone” by opening a new office in the Isle of Man.  The move is in response to the growing number of betting and gaming companies setting up shop on the island, many of whom are looking to strengthen their existing player protection offering.  Paul Foster, Co-Founder of …

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Clever Advertising: Compliance should be strict not strangling

SBC News Clever Advertising: Compliance should be strict not strangling

Compliance ruling should be “strict but not strangling” and regulators should be careful about implementing “overzealous” advertising rules that do more harm than good, said Luís Portela de Carvalho, Senior Legal Counsel at Clever Advertising. He spoke to SBC News about adapting to the ever-changing landscape for compliance, adding that while the regulatory work has become a challenge, Clever’s track …

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bet365 rebrands affiliate programme to bet365 Partners

bet365 Partners

bet365 has rebranded its affiliate programme to bet365 Partners to recognise how it sees relationships with new and existing advertisers.   The new programme, previously bet365 affiliates, includes features designed to support, inform and enhance the relationship between the operator and its partners. It is available in 20 languages with five products to promote – sports, casino, poker, games and bingo.  …

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W2 and Crucial Compliance: Simplifying the compliance burden for igaming operators

Crucial Compliance

Writing a shared account for SBC News, Warren Russell from W2 and Crucial Compliance’s Paul Foster explain why the move towards tighter enforcement for global regulators leaves operators needing to strengthen their compliance efforts today. Global regulators continue to tighten regulations to ensure licence holders meet the highest possible safer gambling and AML standards. As part of these efforts, regulators …

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Coordinators or curators? Why choosing the right partner(s) is key to iGaming success

Fast Track

A business should never focus on anything unless they believe they can do it better than everyone else, said Simon Lidzén (pictured), CEO for iGaming engagement platform provider Fast Track. We spoke to him about working with the right third party solutions to meet different business needs, how automation can make iGaming operators less vulnerable to financial penalties and why …

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Peter Murray: W2 affordability takes central role in the safer gambling arena

affordability

The ‘laser-like’ focus of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) on player protection, combined with the likely compliance updates from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) led review of the UK Gambling Act, could mean that adoption of W2’s new real-time affordability solution becomes vital for the country’s gaming operators. We spoke to W2 Head of Sales Peter …

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W2 releases first real time affordability solution for UK operators

affordability

W2 has launched a new real-time affordability check solution to support the needs of operators adapting to evolving compliance guidance from the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). UKGC guidance requires licensees to put affordability at the heart of their safer gambling commitments for 2021, and will undoubtedly become a central focus in the Gambling Act review, particularly as so many fines …

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