Tag Archives: responsible gambling

Revolutionising gaming: the simple science behind myStridePositivePlay

SBC News Revolutionising gaming: the simple science behind myStridePositivePlay

Dr. Mary E. Donohue, CEO of the Digital Wellness Center, emphasises the usefulness of microbreaks for bettors who might feel their gaming is getting out of control. It’s a big reason, she advises, for gaming companies to demonstrate greater commitment to integrating safer gambling practices. Imagine being a freshman like Shawn, discovering an exciting new world on a sports betting …

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Ethical Gambling Forum: Are operators already behind the curve?

SBC News Ethical Gambling Forum: Are operators already behind the curve?

“ESG is all that makes us feel good, isn’t it?” Andrew Lyman, Gambling Commissioner and Executive Director at Government of Gibraltar, began in a keynote address at this week’s Ethical Gambling Forum. Picking up where Nigel Feetham, Minister for Justice, Trade and Industry, left off, Lyman took to the stage following a plea from event Co-Founder Adrian Sladdin to those …

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Digital challenges: the dual threat of the black market and illegal gaming platforms

SBC News Digital challenges: the dual threat of the black market and illegal gaming platforms

The digital world has profoundly transformed consumption patterns across various economic sectors.  This phenomenon is evident to all through our relationship with digital technology and certain well-known platforms that are ubiquitous in our daily lives (GAFAM, Shein, Zalando, Uber, Booking, e-banking, etc.).  However, as highlighted by Gaming1 CEO Emmanuel Mewissen below, this evolution has also led to new consumer behaviours …

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SBC Summit Rio: there’s room for all kinds of AI tech developments

SBC News SBC Summit Rio: there's room for all kinds of AI tech developments

Technological developments are a core focus of any organisation amid a constant jockeying for position, with the possibilities offered by artificial intelligence currently capturing much attention. This formed a central focus at the recent SBC Summit Rio, where a quintet of experts delved into how the tech could shape the future of the industry, why such models can improve responsible …

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Montevideo becomes focus of Uruguay’s responsible gambling strategy

SBC News Montevideo becomes focus of Uruguay's responsible gambling strategy

Uruguay has doubled down on its commitment to strengthening the country’s responsible gambling strategy, with policymakers in the capital of Montevideo signing a long-term agreement with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of the Republic.  The municipality’s decision follows that of the national Directorate of State Casinos, which strengthened its efforts against gambling harm by teaming up with the …

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Domenico Mazzola, Flows: advanced tech & data key to ensuring player welfare

SBC News Domenico Mazzola, Flows: advanced tech & data key to ensuring player welfare

In a world where engagement, acquisition and retention have arguably been key topics of conversation for many years, the necessity of ensuring a safe environment for players is one that has eclipsed all of these to be placed front and centre of the industry’s attention. With the role of automation in player engagement previously examined by Flows, Sales Director Domenico …

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‘New era’ for Gordon Moody gambling charity under Monica Shafaq leadership

SBC News ‘New era’ for Gordon Moody gambling charity under Monica Shafaq leadership

Monica Shafaq has been appointed CEO of Gordon Moody – a UK-based charity which provides support and treatment to those suffering from severe gambling harm. Following what the company described as an ‘extensive and thorough’ recruitment process conducted by its board of trustees over recent months, Shafaq will take over in January of next year. Bringing around 13 years of …

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Uptick in GAMSTOP exclusions among 16-24 year olds

SBC News Uptick in GAMSTOP exclusions among 16-24 year olds

GAMSTOP has reported a 12% year-on-year increase in sign-ups to its self-exclusion service, publishing its figures for the first half of 2023. The UK organisation revealed that around 48,000 consumers registered in the first six months of the year, barring themselves from all licensed online gambling sites.  In March, GAMSTOP recorded its biggest month so far for sign-ups and a …

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Crucial Compliance opens up Isle of Man hub

SBC News Crucial Compliance opens up Isle of Man hub

Crucial Compliance has reaffirmed its commitment to “create a safer gambling environment for everyone” by opening a new office in the Isle of Man.  The move is in response to the growing number of betting and gaming companies setting up shop on the island, many of whom are looking to strengthen their existing player protection offering.  Paul Foster, Co-Founder of …

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Paul Dent: Who is responsible for Safer Gambling?

Paul Dent: Who is responsible for Safer Gambling?

With the online gambling industry continuing to grow rapidly, Paul Dent – Gambling Therapy Manager at Gordon Moody Association (GMA) – asks who should be responsible for safer gambling measures? Recent conferences have brought together regulators, operators and organisations representing those harmed by gambling, to share views on industry safeguards, duty of care, customer controls and protections . This shows …

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