Tag Archives: responsible gambling

Wes Himes, RGA: How the industry can play a role in driving Safer Gambling

In recent years, there has been a conscious effort made by gambling operators to ensure that responsible gambling practices are promoted to punters. However, a topic that has arisen when considering responsible gambling is the issue of whether regulations can become overbearing. Speaking to Wes Himes, interim Chief Executive of the Remote Gambling Association, at iGB Live in Amsterdam he …

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Jeremy Taylor on Genting’s industry-leading approach to safer gambling

Jeremy Taylor, the Managing Director of Genting’s interactive division, tells SBC about the company’s approach to safer gambling, how it became the first operator to achieve GamCare’s Safer Gambling Standard – Advanced Level 3, and why the industry should work together on the issue. Genting will also be sharing insights on its commitment to creating a safe environment for players …

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From ‘concept-to-launch’ Duncan Gracie on BetBlocker’s product journey

SBC spoke to the manager of BetBlocker Duncan Gracie, who detailed the product journey of BetBlocker, as well as how the app is aiming to boost the prevention of problem gambling.  ___________ SBC: Over the last year or two, we have seen a huge shift towards responsible gambling and the implementation of measures to prevent problem gambling – why do …

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32Red – Blanket sponsorship ban will not prevent problem gambling

In response to the new ‘National Strategy’ on gambling harm reductions rolled out by the UK Gambling Commission, online casino 32Red has stated that “a blanket ban on sponsoring clubs will not stop problem gambling.” The statement follows the recent announcement that 32Red has penned a new sponsorship deal with Derby County Football Club, which sets out to sponsor the …

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RGSB reveals recommendations for UKGC National Strategy

The UK Gambling Commission has welcomed the advice from the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) pertaining to its National Strategy, which is due to be published in April. The RGSB has included a compulsory levy which seeks to replace the current voluntary arrangements. The levy will fund prevention, treatment and help facilitate research on a greater scale. A transparent structure …

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Tabcorp promotes AI to tackle problem gambling

Artificial intelligence as a means of tackling problem gambling has been announced by Tabcorp Holdings as one of the ways the group has tried to adopt more socially responsible policies in 2018, as announced in its Corporate Responsibility Review published today. The predictive risk analytics technology was rolled out by the group to analyse the wagering behaviour of individuals, and …

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The Senet Group urges UK operators to adopt responsible gambling campaign

The Senet Group, the industry-led independent body dedicated to raising betting social responsibility standards has called on the sector to adopt a responsible gambling campaign which has demonstrated high levels of engagement with UK audiences.  The body’s “When the Fun Stops, Stop” campaign has now reached an estimated 82% of regular UK gamblers, with 33%, or an indicative 5 million adults …

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Playtech acquires Responsible Gambling solutions provider BetBuddy

Playtech has acquired Responsible Gambling solutions provider BetBuddy for an undisclosed fee, continuing its strategy of obtaining technology which will extend its software and services offering to gambling operators. BetBuddy’s behavioural identification and modification software is to be integrated into Playtech’s IMS player management system, allowing its licensees to offer players a safer environment to use its omni channel products. …

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Former world champion Bingham banned for breaching betting rules

Current world snooker number 10 Stuart Bingham, has been found guilty of breaching World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) rules on betting, and has subsequently been banned from the sport for six months. As part of his punishment for betting on matches that involved either himself or other players, the former world champion has also been ordered to pay …

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Ohad Narkis: Taking a ‘no nonsense’ approach to PlayOJO launch

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Can an operator’s ability to remain as open and transparent as possible become a unique identifier within the online casino industry? Ohad Narkis, Co-Founder of Maple Marketing, has bet big on ‘player responsibility’ with the launch of new online casino PlayOJO. Will his gamble pay off? Launching a new online gambling property will always test the hardest of stomachs, as …

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