Tag Archives: regulation

Betting Gods’ Darren Moore: Should sports tipsters be regulated?

Is it time for sports tipsters to be regulated in order to weed out bad and fradulent practices? Darren Moore of tipster website BettingGods.com asks the question. We hear it again, that dire word regulation. Aren’t we trying to renegotiate the terms of our EU membership to reduce it? Is it not just more paperwork and bureaucracy slowing down economic …

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Glasgow self-exclusion pilot adds independent bookmakers

The Glasgow pilot scheme which gives someone who may be developing a problem with their gambling a one-stop facility to exclude themselves from all betting shop operators across the City is expanding from today, to include more shops and more operators. Launched in July with 36 participating shops across the five major betting shop operators the scheme will be expanded …

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EveryMatrix secures Irish betting licence

Gaming solutions and platform provider EveryMatrix has secured a licence for Remote Bookmaking Betting Operations in Ireland. According to the legislation, EveryMatrix is now able to provide clients with software solutions that operate under this betting licence in the new regulated Ireland market. Following the passing of the Gambling (Amendment) Act 2015 on August 1st, the Irish authorities started regulating …

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Staff training the key for successful betting shop

Independent bookmaker Howard Chisholm believes that staff training is one of the most important parts of the business these days. In an interview in this month’s Betting Business interactive, Chisholm revealed that the constant evolution of the betting shop environment means that staff need to be kept up to speed. Director of North East betting chain Chisholm Bookmakers, Chisholm explained: …

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Lottery debate planned on new look Dutch market

Event organiser Gaming In Holland has announced  that representatives of the major operators of the State lottery De Lotto and the National Postcode Lottery, shall be debating pending regulatory changes in the lucrative Dutch lottery market at its June conference. Until recently, the Netherlands lotteries market was regulated by the Netherlands Gaming Control Board, but from April 2012 this responsibility …

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Culture Secretary appoints new Gambling Commissioners

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has appointed three new Gambling Commissioners to the regulator’s 10-strong board.  Alison Hastings and Trevor Pearce CBE have both been given 4 year terms, while Jonathan Scott has been given 5 years. Alison Hastings is a Non-executive Director and Vice President of the British Board of Film Classification, a Press Complaints Commissioner, a Non-executive Director of …

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Thomas Smallwood: unlicensed operators are popular for a reason

Thomas Smallwood, CEO of SKS365 Group GmbH – parent company of Planetwin365, believes that national regulators should be taking their lead from the gambling industry’s customers if it wants to successfully regulate the product in this cross-border age. Cross border betting and gaming remains a hot topic in many countries and cries come from various quarters regarding how best to …

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