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Google updates policy terms for NY sportsbook advertising

Google has updated its ‘US Gambling and Games’ advertising policy to allow for certified and state-licensed entities to promote sportsbook adverts within the state of New York.  The tech giant issued its update on Friday 7 January ahead of the official launch of New York’s sportsbook regime on 9am Saturday, sanctioned by the New York State Gambling Commission.  “From January 2022, …

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BGC welcomes Facebook gambling Ad Opt-outs 

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The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has welcomed the news that Facebook will allow users to opt-outs of viewing gambling-related advertising content across its social media platform.  The trade body welcomed the development of Facebook’s new advertising safeguard, which will further support its members ‘Industry Code for Socially Responsible Advertising’, which were enforced last year. Adopting a tougher online advertising …

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Marathonbet cleared by ASA following UKGC consultation

A complaint against Marathonbet regarding two separate Facebook features has not been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), after consulting with the sports betting operator and the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). The operator posted a Facebook update on 12 August 2020 stating ‘we’re offering 0% margin on the Champions League’, whilst providing a link, with a featured image depicting …

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BGC sets out new rules on football clubs’ gambling social media posts

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has introduced new rules aimed at preventing football clubs from promoting gambling offers and operator websites through official social media accounts. Last week, a handful of Premier League, English Football League (EFL) and Scottish Premiership clubs received a letter from a group of ‘50 former gambling addicts’ warning of the risks of advertising betting …

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Star Sports’ Ben Keith recognised by GWA for services to greyhound racing

Lifelong greyhounds fan Ben Keith has been awarded the GWA Services to Greyhound Racing Award by the Greyhound Writers’ Association (GWA). In its statement, the GWA referenced the challenge of the past 12 months, saying that the sport should be proud of how it has responded to these difficulties, ‘especially in the work of trainers, their kennel hands and staff, …

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UKGC issues festive warning on scam lotteries 

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has warned the general public to be aware of potential lottery scams which target consumers during the festive period.  The Commission has published its latest guidance to inform the public on how to spot fraudulent lotteries, detailing the checks that consumers should undertake before participating in any festive prize draws. It warned the public to …

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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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KSA tackles illegal lotteries through Facebook collaboration

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Dutch Gaming Authority, has entered into a new partnership with Facebook to combat illegal gambling promotion or activities on the social media platform. Through the partnership, the KSA will report illegal online lotteries organised through the social media platform, known as ‘dipping’. The regulator stated that ‘for some time now’, it has received reports of illegal online …

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UKGC creates social media advertising guidance via Facebook link-up

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has broadened its reach to social media users after partnering with Facebook to create guidance aimed at limiting the number of gambling-related adverts that users see. The guidance will aim to mitigate the risk associated with gambling-related messaging and advertisements on social media. It will offer information on how users can utilise Facebook’s safety tools …

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