Author: Anna Kamber

NCLGS To Weigh in On Responsible Gambling During Winter Meeting

The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) are set to discuss a number of issues relating to responsible gambling practices and policies during the forthcoming Winter Meeting. This meeting will be held between January 10 and January 12 next year at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. As of this writing, a total of 35 expert speakers have been announced for the two-day event. Still, more are expected to join in as registration is still open for both lawmakers from all states in the country as well as members of the public. According to NCLGS President-elect Keith...

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Betting and Gaming Council Introduces New Time Out Rules

In a bid to farther their efforts to combat gambling-related harm, gaming operators through a newly formed association have introduced a ‘time out’ or ‘cooling-off’ period on electronic gaming machines. This is mandatory and it will be implemented across all high street betting shops in the United Kingdom. This new responsible gambling measure is expected to have a profound impact on gambling control in the country where complaints regarding problem gambling have skyrocketed in recent years. Its success is almost guaranteed thanks to a consensus between close to 90 percent of the United Kingdom’s gambling market that are members...

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Betsson Launches Microsite to Promote Responsible Gambling

  In a bid to farther its corporate social responsibility and responsible initiatives, renowned gaming operator Betsson Group has launched a new website. The microsite which is available at www.onebetsson.com is set to help the company to continue advancing its responsible gambling agenda that kicked off awhile back. The site consists of three distinct sections and each of these sections is concerned with addressing specific issues. These three sections are quite explicit in the way they detail the issues that Betsson will be addressing. They include: Responsible Gambling This section is concerned with Betsson’s efforts when it comes to...

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Facebook Reveals That Minors Are Interested’ in Gambling

Facebook recently conducted an investigation into the usage of its advertising tools and according to a recent report from the company, over 1.5 million underage users were flagged for reportedly having interests in gambling and alcohol. According to the company’s report, its advertising tool found that more than 700,000 minors (children under the age of 18) were interested in gambling. Nearly everyone who keeps tabs on the inner workings of the tech world is aware that social media platforms such as Facebook are notorious for flagging user interest for the purposes of targeted advertising. However, as it turns out,...

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GVC Launches Foundation to Support Corporate Social Responsibility

On September 30, renowned global sports betting and gaming operator GVC Holding launched the GVC Foundation in a bid to bolster its efforts towards fostering corporate social responsibility (CSR). The new initiative is expected to expand the company’s global social responsibilities and one of the ways through which it will achieve this is by collaborating with regulatory bodies. The collaboration is set to assist in the implementation of research on addiction as well as outreach programs regarding problem gambling that will be aimed primarily at the youth. The GVC foundation will be dealing with several vital aspects of the...

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