Author: Anna Kamber

EGBA New Code of Conduct Approved By egta

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has been working very hard to ensure that gamers are totally protected from any gambling-related harm. Recently, the association has unveiled a new code of conduct that is aimed at tightening the controls for advertising for online gambling services. Thankfully, it has been receiving a lot of support from gaming authorities and related or associated organizations. Its newest supporter is egta, the European Associations for TV and radio sales houses. The egta has not only affirmed its support for the new code of conduct but it has always agreed to endorse it....

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Responsible Gambling Week Rebrands as Safer Gambling Week for 2020

Over the past several years, there has been significant growth in the United Kingdom’s gambling sector. While this has been accompanied by a lot of benefits, there have been quite a few problems that have cropped and none is quite as significant as gambling-related harm. In 2017, the members of the country’s gambling industry joined forces in a bid to work out ways of solving this problem and so the Responsible Gambling Week was born. Every year since then, a whole week has been dedicated specifically to responsible gambling initiatives including education, open discussions as well as campaigns. Now,...

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Australians Warned Against Illegal Online Gambling Operators

In many parts of the world, the coronavirus pandemic is still being fought and lots of people are still required to stay at home. With so much free time and perhaps a lot of boredom, many of them have been looking for ways to pass the time and as it turns out, online gambling has been one of the ways that many people have been passing time. The uptick in online gambling activities has been quite evident over the past few weeks with operators recording significantly more traffic. Naturally, there have been a lot of concerns especially with regards...

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BGC Announces Action Plan for Safer Gambling Amid Lockdown

About a week ago, the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) published its new ten-point action plan in a bid to promote responsible gambling during the lockdown period. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several social spaces including casinos have had to close down as people isolate themselves in order to prevent the spread of the virus. Consequently, there has been a significant uptick in online gambling traffic and bodies such as the BGC are concerned that it could be a sign of irresponsible gambling behavior. Already, the UK Gambling Commission has issued directives and advice to consumers urging them to...

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UKGC Fines William Hill’s Mr Green for Regulatory Failures

Renowned William Hill-owned online casino operator Mr Green has recently been slapped with a £3 million penalty by the UK Gambling Commission. The gambling commission fined the operator for its failures to comply with the regulations that have been laid out by the authority in order to protect both the consumers and the operators. The UKGC has been pretty aggressive in its bid to clean up the country’s online gambling industry. As it stands, Mr Green is the 9th gambling operator in the country to be fined by the gambling commission. As many as six operators have had their...

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