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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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Sky Sports tackles social media abuse with new measures

Sky Sports has upped its commitment to tackling online abuse and hate across its platforms after rolling out a series of new measures across its digital and social sites. Currently, more than 40 million users engage on Sky Sports’ channels on digital and social media platforms which the broadcaster stated has ‘seen a spike in hateful comments on the basis …

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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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Robert Griffin, MIRACL: Don’t Gamble With Passwords!

Robert Griffin, CEO of MIRACL, has urged betting leadership to move beyond its out-dated assumption that passwords can be considered as an effective security measure protecting customers. Presenting a case study at the SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital, Griffin detailed that betting operators are still “gambling with passwords” which have become an obsolete security tool, no longer protecting player data and further hindering vital …

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888 debuts ‘Too Much is Too Much’ social responsibility campaign

LSE-listed online gambling group 888 Holdings Plc has emphasised player moderation and the awareness of excessive gambling behaviours through the launch of its new social responsibility campaign – ‘Too Much is Too Much’. 888’s campaign will be initially launched within the UK running from 5-18 January 2020 across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and further digital channels. In its campaign notes, 888 details …

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AgiproNews Italian View: AGCOM faces coalition collision over Decree criticism

AGCOM, Italy’s communications and media authority has written a letter to the Lega-5Star coalition government stating that the Dignity Decree ban on gambling advertising should be formally reviewed. As the regulatory department tasked with monitoring licensed incumbents advertising behaviour under the Decree’s regime, AGCOM governance has warned Lega-5Star that its ban on gambling advertising is ‘unconstitutional and incompatible’ with Italian …

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HBF survey highlights areas for improvement in the industry

A Horseracing Bettors Forum (HBF) survey published earlier this week has identified a number of factors which set out the ways the horseracing industry and associated betting activities can be improved. The survey, which received 1024 responses, was created to gain a cross-sectional view of the racing industry from bettors with the hope of using the survey to prioritise future …

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UK government moves to implement new ‘duty of care’ tech policy

Working with the Home Office, The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sports (DCMS) has today published it’s joint  ‘Online Harms White Paper’ – outlining the UK government’s intent on better monitoring and regulating all UK digital enterprises. Propositioned last May, the UK government intends to put forward a ‘duty of care mandate’ for all technology/digital incumbents ensuring consumer safety …

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Gunn Merete Paulsen: Lotteritilsynet will continue its toughest stance against remote actors

Speaking to national media, Gunn Merete Paulsen, Director General of Lotteritilsynet – Norway’s gambling authority – has stated that the government’s tougher stance against foreign betting operators is working. Presenting Lotteritilsynet’s annual report, Paulsen details that in 2018 Norway saw its first decrease in remote gambling interactions/engagements following years of growth. Tougher measures introduced by the government including remote gambling payment …

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