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NI Communities Minister calls for Mandatory Code of Practice on gambling venues 

Northern Ireland Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has urged Stormont Assembly ministers to support amendments introduced to the “1985 – Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill”.  Hargey has been charged with leading the overhaul of Northern Ireland’s gambling laws, which have remained unchanged for the past 35-years. This September, Northern Ireland’s assembly approved Hargey’s ‘first phase amendments’ required to update …

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Northern Ireland betting overhaul enters first Assembly stage

The planned overhaul of Northern Irish betting and gaming regulations took another step yesterday, as the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Amendment) Bill entered the Northern Ireland Assembly. Having successfully passed the first stage, the first phase of the regulatory adjustment focuses on land-based operations. If fully passed through the Stormont, the Bill will enact the most significant changes to …

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Microgame: Italian operators must change their mindset if they are to survive

Microgame: Italian operators must change their mindset if they are to survive

Italy’s hard-nosed gambling leadership has become adjusted to navigating the tribulations of a marketplace in constant state of flux, facing the year-on-year curveballs of increased taxes, blanket bans on advertising and tougher all-round compliance controls. Yet market leaders are in no-doubt that they are in the midst of a true paradigm shift. Following 2020’s unprecedented pandemic, Italian society is now …

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Young and male — is the iGaming player stereotype true?

Young and male — is the iGaming player stereotype true?

When considering what makes a ‘typical bettor’, many often imagine a male aged between 18-35, but – according to Slotegrator – “there’s more and more reason to consider female gamblers and those in other age brackets as well”. A new guide published by the iGaming software provider highlighted the importance of operators having an in-depth knowledge of their customers – …

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Microgame: Capitalising on the ‘step change’ for Italy’s betting market

Microgame: Capitalising on the 'step change' for Italy's betting market

The pandemic has brought about a ‘step change’ in the development of the Italian betting market, said Microgame CEO Marco Castaldo (pictured, left), who believes that operators are now beginning to realise the online growth potential. Speaking ahead of next week’s SBC Digital Italy, he explained why those operators who can differentiate the overall user experience by specific player segments …

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Swedish government holds consultation on extending gaming restrictions

The Swedish government has outlined new proposals to extend the current restrictions on the gaming industry until the end of June 2021, citing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The memorandum, which has been submitted for consultation until 23 November 2020, includes an extension to a series of ‘temporary measures’ introduced earlier this year such as a SEK 5,000 deposit limit …

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WATCH: Embracing technology key for safer gambling strategies

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The uptake of innovative technology could be a key component in global safer gambling strategies as funding begins to increase. That was agreed by panelists at this month’s SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital, who pinpointed the need to significantly increase the low number of people who seek treatment. You can also click here to see the full panel from the …

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Israel Tax Authority and Aspire Global reach €13.7m settlement

Gaming solutions supplier Aspire Global has stated that the firm has reached a retroactive €13.7m settlement with the Israeli Tax Authority. This regards a previously disclosed tax audit “related to management and control jurisdiction, permanent establishment and transfer pricing among the group entities”. The group says that “the resolution brings an end to all related investigations into the company,” with Aspire agreeing to …

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DCMS report calls for further regulation on loot boxes

A House of Commons committee has advised that further regulation on in-game spending and video game loot boxes is considered, with the committee recommending that children should be banned from purchasing them. The recommendations come as part of an inquiry by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (DCMS) which aimed to develop a report on ‘addictive and immersive technologies’.  …

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Lottoland granted licences to launch in South Africa

Online lottery operator Lottoland has been granted two licences by the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board in South Africa. One of the licences is a bookmakers licence that enables the operator to offer fixed odds betting contingencies to South African customers. The second is a manufacturing licence, allowing Lottoland to develop and use the company’s own software for its …

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