Tag Archives: RGA

New ‘Betting and Gaming Council’ to launch this autumn

Seeking to act as a unified voice for all UK gambling stakeholders, new industry trade body the ‘Betting and Gaming Council’ will launch this autumn. The new body will replace the functions and duties of the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) and the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB), which will be wound-up when the council secures its full operations. Announcing its …

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UK heavyweights form ‘Responsible Affiliates in Gambling’

New UK industry trade association ‘Responsible Affiliates in Gambling (RAIG)’ has been formed in recognition of the role ‘affiliate marketing providers must play’ as part of wider UK industry initiatives promoting social responsibility and safer gambling standards. RAIG is founded by leading UK betting affiliate publishers; the Racing Post, Better Collective and Oddschecker, backing the RAIG’s mandate of ‘promoting social …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Pondering some opposites on either side of the pond

News from either side of the Atlantic Ocean within the last month shows a yawning gap between the UK on the one hand and the U.S. on the other, not only in terms of social responsibility and player protection requirements but also in relation to attitudes towards gambling generally. I am not for one moment suggesting that responsible gambling is not a matter of …

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RGA warns Watson over online slots stake and prize restrictions

The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has warned Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson that his party’s recommendations to introduce curbs on stake, spend and game speed for online gambling could send players to illegal offshore sites. Watson will today make a call for a new Gambling Act with the introduction of a new ‘Category E‘ designation to sit alongside the Categories …

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Rumoured RGA and ABB merger seeks to alter industry perceptions

UK betting seeks to revamp its public image and wider perception as UK news sources report a potential merger between trade associations Remote Gambling Association (RGA) and the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB). A job post on executive search site Ellwood Atfield reports on the formation of ‘NEWCO’, “the working title for a new industry body representing the gambling sector, …

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Stephen van Rooyen: Sky – RGA code will not tackle ‘standards disparity’ in gambling advertising

Stephen van Rooyen, the Chief Executive of Sky UK & Ireland, has written a personal letter to The Times, stating that the industry’s planned ‘whistle-to-whistle ban on gambling/betting advertising’ during sports broadcasts will have minimal impact as a gambling-prevention measure or safeguard. This week, UK gambling stakeholders await the full publication of a new mandatory advertising/marketing code, agreed-on by members …

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RGA hosts critical leaders meeting on ‘voluntary advertising code’

The leaders of Britain’s biggest betting operators are reported to be holding discussions this week, seeking to develop a rigorous new voluntary mandate on betting/gambling advertising. Mark Kleinman City Editor for Sky News, reports that the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) will host a leaders meeting on Tuesday to discuss the development of a new ‘advertising standards code’, which RGA members …

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Industry should expect ‘No Rationale’ in quid pro quo tax game

Amid the hopes and expectations of the industry’s future, deliberated at the Betting on Sports 2018 conference, was the hard reality of the ‘UK Tax Hike’ on online gambling services awaiting industry leaders. “Its seems a long distance now, the days of Tessa Jowell, the former Minister of Culture, Media & Sports under Tony Blair, stating that the UK would …

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GAMSTOP appoints Jenny Watson CBE as first Chair

Former UK Electoral Commission leader Jenny Watson CBE has been appointed as the new Chair of UK gambling’s National Self-Exclusion Scheme – GAMSTOP Developed by the Remote Gambling Association (RGA), GAMSTOP seeks to fully launch its comprehensive UK gambling self-exclusion services later this year. Expanding UK gambling prevention mechanisms, GAMSTOP will allow vulnerable consumers to exclude themselves from all licensed …

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RGA issues industry GDPR guidance

Industry trade body, the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has published its guidance for mandatory General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) policies which are set to be implemented on 25 May 2018. The RGA seeks to help industry stakeholders, navigate the complexities of EU-wide GDPR policies, which will implement a single regulatory framework on individual consumer digital data protections, the privacy of individuals and …

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