Author: Anna Kamber

Yggdrasil Becomes Latest Company to Join SPER

The Swedish Gambling Association, otherwise referred to as SPER, has recently welcomed a new member to its ranks. Yggdrasil, the new member, is one of the industry’s leading provider of casino gaming content and solutions providers. It is best known for its unique and forward-thinking approach with the products and solutions it offers. With this, they have been able to deliver some of the best gambling experiences on the planet. As a new member of the Swedish Gambling Association (SPER), Yggdrasil will be doubling down on its bid to foster and promote a “healthy, safe, and sustainable gambling environment”...

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Irish Political Parties Push for Gambling Reforms

With the Irish general election barely a week away, political parties in the country have ramped up their efforts to get in the good books of the voters. One of the biggest promised that have been made by members of the major political parties in the country includes major reforms to the Irish gambling industry. Fine Gael’s Manifesto To begin with, in its manifesto, Fine Gael which is the current governing political party in the country said that it has plans to establish an independent gambling regulator in order to address gambling issues. These issues range from cases of...

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UK Gambling Regulator Bans Credit Card Gambling

Earlier this week, the United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) announced its plans to impose a ban on the use of credit cards for both retail and online gambling. The ban which is supposed to take effect on April 14 applies to all forms of gambling except for over-the-counter National Lottery tickets that are usually sold by newsagents and at lottery stores. According to Neil McArthur, CEO of the Gambling Commission, credit card gambling has the potential to cause significant financial harm to whoever uses them to gamble. By imposing a ban on the use of these cards for gambling...

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Royal Society of Public Health Weighs in On Video Game Gambling

2020 is finally here and the United Kingdom’s gambling industry is bracing for a number of sweeping changes. Efforts to clean up the industry have been ramped over the past year and are not set to take center stage as more developments come into place. However, it is not the only sector that is going to be in the spotlight in 2020. Video games now have a deeper relationship with gambling several parties are beginning to take notice of this rather controversial situation. In late December 2019, the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) finally weighed in on the...

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DraftKings Becomes a Platinum Member of NCPG

DraftKings, one of the leading sports betting and daily fantasy sports companies in the United States, has recently joined the ranks of the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) as a Platinum Member. This move is a big win for responsible gambling efforts in the United States especially now that there are several new states legalizing sports betting across the country. As it stands, there have been a lot of development and subsequent implementations of responsible gambling measures. Still, DraftKings’ decision to join the council is a very big deal. The sports betting operator will be helping the NCPG...

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