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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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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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