Month: February 2019

Problem Gambling in Ireland: Worse Than It Has Ever Been?

Well, according to data published on February 28 by the country’s health research board, there are at least 40,000 problem gamblers in Ireland. This represents just 0.8 percent of the population and contrasts the 2.3 percent figure that was recently posted by researchers from Northern Ireland. The contradictions between these to two separate findings have been very controversial, to say the least with the opposition saying that the data published by the government is “flawed” and can therefore not be used as an accurate basis for the formation of any policies. “Is the government honestly saying that the problem...

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888 Prioritizes Responsible Gambling with New Appointment

Gibraltar-based gaming and entertainment solutions provider, 888 Holdings has appointed Andrew Anthony as its Responsible Gaming Director as part of its efforts to ensure the improvement of its responsible gambling operations, systems, and processes. Mr. Andrew who will now be leading the company’s player protection efforts with the aim of enhancing consumer protection has worked with the 888 Holdings for the past 15 years. He will be reporting to Yaniv Schwartz, the senior vice president of Customer Risk Management at the company. The company’s employees are more than pleased with the new appointment with most of them describing Andrew...

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Better Consumer Protection Coming to the UK with New Rules

Last Thursday (February 7) the UK Gambling Commission announced an updated set of online gaming rules that are designed to make online gambling safer for children and vulnerable individuals, fairer for customers and extremely unconducive for criminals. Set to come into effect on May 7, the new were rules were arrived at after open consultation with various stakeholders, all of whom have a shared interest in the prosperity and longevity of the UK’s online gambling industry. Safety First The United Kingdom’s online gambling market is arguably the biggest regulated online gaming market on the planet but there are, of...

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