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Playtech partners with Responsible Gambling Council to strengthen and advance gambling industry standards

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Gambling software development company Playtech (LON:PTEC) has joined forces with the Responsible Gambling Council (RGC), a Canada-based independent non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention in problem gambling, in an effort to better understand, inform and advance safer gambling, mental health and digital wellbeing. Lauded as “one of the first examinations of safer gambling alongside ...

Online Gaming Provider Videoslots Granted License by Swedish Gambling Authority

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Since their launch in 2011 Videoslots has been a leading provider of online casino gaming options. Now with the legalization of sports betting almost everywhere as well as the growing popularity of the sports betting market worldwide, the operator recently announced that they will be rolling out a new and unique sportsbook that will reportedly ...

Barclays introduces 72-hour ‘cooling off’ tool for gambling transactions

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In the United Kingdom and Barclays has announced the impending launch of a new 72-hour blocking tool that has been designed to give customers ‘additional control over their spending on gambling sites.’ The London-headquartered bank used an official Friday press release to declare that the first-of-its-kind facility is set to be rolled out ‘over ...

Is the New UK Gambling Regulation Hurting this Country’s Market?

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The United Kingdom’s gambling industry has been hit with numerous scandals in the past year and a half. Incident after incident of money laundering, predatory advertisement, and other infractions have forced the United Kingdom’s Gambling Commission to kick things into gear and come up with a new gambling policy. However, critics of this move ...

China creates new cross-border gambling tourist destination blacklist system affecting southeast Asian nations

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The Ministry of Culture and Tourism in China has created a blacklist of destinations for overseas tourists that they feel are disrupting the outbound tourism of the nation. Such destinations are opening casinos that target individuals from mainland China. A statement issued this week revealed that the new system was created in conjunction with ...

Indiana legislator announces online casino gambling intent

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A Republican member of the Indiana State Senate has reportedly revealed that his fellow legislators could begin considering a measure that would legalize online casino gambling as early as next year. According to a Wednesday report from the news domain at PlayIndiana.com, Jon Ford (pictured) has represented Indiana State Senate District 30 since 2014 ...

Star Sydney fined for underage gambling issues

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The Star Sydney was fined $64,000 after minors were caught gambling inside the premises. Surveillance footage showed a 12-year-old girl and two other young people accessing the games, with the girl placing almost two dozen bets on poker machines. Parental Assistance: Perhaps the most shocking aspect of this story is that the parents are ...

National Revenue Agency put in charge of regulating Bulgarian gambling

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In Bulgaria and the National Revenue Agency tax bureau has reportedly been charged with regulating the country’s gambling industry after federal lawmakers enacted a measure to abolish the previous State Commission on Gambling. According to a Wednesday report from the online news domain at iGamingBusiness.com, the previous regulator was dissolved on Saturday following a ...

Ukrainian President signs legislation legalizing land-based and online gambling

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In Ukraine and President Volodymyr Zelensky (pictured) has reportedly added his signature to a piece of legislation to officially legalize a wide range of gambling activities including those conducted online and via mobile devices. According to a report from the Kyiv Post newspaper, the required Presidential approval of Bill 2285-D was obtained yesterday following ...

Hollywood Casino Toledo shatters all-time monthly revenue record: Ohio gambling venues beat the odds in July

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In the first full month of operating following their June 19, 2020 reopening, July was a good month for Ohio‘s four casinos and seven racinos, all things considered. According to the Ohio Casino Control Commission, the $86,047,151 total for the state’s casinos was a 22 percent increase over the $70,361,639 in gaming revenue from ...

Gambling Commission launches latest safer gambling campaign

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In the United Kingdom and the Gambling Commission regulator has reportedly announced the launch of a new campaign that has been designed to increase awareness of safer iGaming control tools alongside problem gambling support groups such as GamCare and GambleAware. According to a Monday report from SBCNews, the public body declared that its Nine Ways to ...

Wide-ranging gambling legalization measure gets the nod in Ukraine

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Parliamentarians in Ukraine and have reportedly approved a measure that may soon see the eastern European nation legalize a wide range of gambling activities including those conducted online and via mobile devices. According to a report from iGamingBusiness.com, the legislation known as 2285-D passed through the country’s 424-seat unicameral parliament by a vote of ...

United Kingdom’s gambling landscape criticised by House of Lords committee

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In the United Kingdom and a House of Lords committee has reportedly called on the government to officially implement a string of radical changes to the nation’s gambling landscape including one that would place tougher controls on the use of complimentary bets and other such bonus inducements. According to a report The Guardian newspaper, ...

Joint study reveals online gambling on the rise due to coronavirus lockdown

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Analytics firm AlphaBeta and illion, an Australian credit bureau, teamed up recently to conduct a study regarding online gambling during the shutdown due to the coronavirus. The study showed that a 67% increase has been seen in the online gambling sector of Australalia in the past week when non-essential services were shutdown because of ...

Coronavirus caution from Netherlands gambling regulator

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In the Netherlands and the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) gambling regulator has reportedly announced that unlicensed iGaming operators found guilty of using the current coronavirus pandemic to promote their services are due to face an additional fine of at least €50,000 ($53,900). According to a Friday report from iGamingBusiness.com, the warning comes after the country decided ...

Betway Limited hit with record Gambling Commission fine

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In the United Kingdom and the Gambling Commission regulator has reportedly slapped online casino and sportsbook operator Betway Limited with a record £11.6 million ($14.5 million) penalty after uncovering a series of social responsibility and anti-money laundering failings. According to a Thursday report from The Guardian newspaper, the firm behind such sites as Betway.com, ...