Month: April 2019

UKGC And CMA Ask Operators to Prioritize Commercial Compliance

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) and the Competition and Market Authority (CMA) have recently published a joint letter emphasizing the need for gambling firms to place more focus on commercial law and compliance. This joint letter comes in the wake of a ‘joint program’ conducted by both companies in a bid to investigate some of the suspected breaches of consumer protection law in the remote gambling sector – the program addresses a number of changes that have already been implemented by six operators following advice previously provided by the CMA. Ladbrokes, William Hill, PT Entertainment, BGO, Jumpman Gaming and...

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The Senet Group Welcomes Five New Members

In a bid to improve industry-wide collaboration and tackle problem gambling and other forms of gambling-related harm, Aspers, Caesars, Playtech, Genting, and the Rank Group have recently joined the Senet Group, a United Kingdom-based responsible gambling group. These five leading casino and gaming operators will be joining William Hill, Paddy Power Betfair, GVC (Ladbrokes Coral), Scotbet and Softbet that are already listed as funding partners. All of them will now have seats at the Senet Group’s quarterly CEO forum that currently offers advice to the group’s board and Gillian Wilmot, its independent chairman. As part of the new partnership...

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Sweden’s Gaming Regulator Stops All Online Gambling Ads

In a rather surprising turn of events, Patrik Hofbauer – Chief Executive of Swedish state-owned gambling operator Svenska Spel – has issued a statement that confirms that all forms of online casino advertising in the country have been terminated. The move by the former gambling monopolist reportedly follows an internal discussion pertaining to how best the organization can protect Swedish consumers. “Svenska Spel has always pushed the line that all the games in the licensed market risk should be classified based on risk levels, and that stricter rules should apply for the riskier games, both in terms of design...

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