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    The Gambling Commission of Great Britain has launched a consultation onto changes to the design of online slots to make them safer for the consumers, in which it proposes banning autoplay functionality and quick spin features.

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    The European Gaming and Betting Association's (EGBA) pan-European advertising code has secured a major endorsement from a non-industry body, with the European Association for TV and Radio Sales Houses (EGTA) throwing its weight behind the standardised best practice blueprint.

     

     

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    The GB Gambling Commission’s latest report on customer activity under lockdown suggests gambling is back on the rise, with operator data revealing an increase in the number of customers betting on sports and revenue growing between April and May.

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    GVC Holdings’ latest corporate social responsibility (CSR) report reveals the operator has seen the number of self-exclusion requests fall significantly, which it claims is the result of enhanced limit setting tools and earlier customer interactions.

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    The Swedish Gaming Inspectorate (Spelinspektionen) has told two more unlicensed operators to cease targeting players in Sweden.

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    The University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) is to conduct a study assessing the impact of online gaming and sports betting regulation in the US, with the project to be funded by GVC Holdings’ non-profit arm, the GVC Foundation US.

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    British gambling trade body the Betting and Gaming Council and the Gambling Commission have welcomed the House of Lords' committee recommendations for regulator change in Great Britain, while looking to highlight recent progress towards tacking gambling harm in the market.

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    Today the House of Lords has published a wide-ranging report on changes it believes are necessary to ensure British gamblers are better protected. Here iGB outlines the recommendations in full.

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    Responsible Affiliates in Gambling (RAiG), the trade association formed by Better Collective, Oddschecker and Racing Post, has declared its support in principle for a statutory licensing or registration regime for affiliates active in the British gambling market.

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    Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has announced that its temporary leniency for online bingo announced on 1 May will come to an end this week, on 1 July.

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    Dutch gambling regulator the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has warned that age verification controls are not being properly enforced, with a new survey claiming that more than 10% of those aged 16 to 17 have gambled in the past year.

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    The Advisory Board for Safer Gambling (ABSG) has published its first progress report on the current National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms, in which it urges stakeholders to speed up progress towards achieving the goals it sets out.

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    The Hamburg Ministry of the Interior and Sport has filed complaints against a trio of online gambling operators, which it claims have violated the prohibition on online gaming in the country.

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    The Maltese gaming industry contributed €1.56bn to the country’s economy, up 9.6% year-on-year, according to the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA)’s latest 2019 annual report.

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    Svenska Spel included revenues from licensed resellers and couriers in the global figures it quoted as attributable to “shadow gaming” companies when it launched its recent attack on the lottery betting industry, iGB has learned.

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    California Senator Bill Dodd has announced that he is to remove his proposal to regulate sports betting from consideration, just a day before it was due to go to a vote of the Senate Appropriations Committee. 

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    The Regional Council of Darmstadt, the body responsible for licensing and prohibition under the third State Treaty on Gambling, looks set to develop transitional regulations rather than pursuing enforcement action against online casino and poker operators. 

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    California-based parent Rebecca Taylor has filed a class action complaint against tech giant Apple, alleging that by providing games containing loot box mechanisms through its App Store, Apple is complicit in or guilty of promoting gambling products to children.

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    California residents will have to wait further for an update on the status of legal sports betting in  the state, as the latest hearing on bill SCA 6 has been pushed back to June 23.

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    A poll commissioned by Clean up Gambling, a new advocacy group for gambling regulatory reform founded by Matt Zarb-Cousin and Derek Webb, claims the public is strongly in favour of new restrictions for online gambling operators in Great Britain.

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