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    Spanish igaming operator association JDigital has proposed a series of changes to the code of conduct that governs gambling advertising in the market, including an outright ban on betting adverts during live televised sports events, which are due to come into force in January 2020.

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    The Industry Group For Responsible Gambling has set out plans for Responsible Gambling Week 2019, with a number of major operators, developers and other organisations with links to the industry to support this year’s initiative.

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    Italy’s advertising and communications regulator Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni (AGCOM) has finally set out exactly how it plans to enforce the country’s ban on gambling advertising. The watchdog will permit information about odds or jackpots to be reported by Italian media, while land-based operators will be allowed to display branding in shop windows.

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    Spain’s leading gaming trade association the Consejo Empresarial del Juego (CEJUEGO) has been incorporated into the country’s umbrella body for industry groups, the Confederación Española de Organizaciones Empresariales (CEOE). The country's gambling industry is likely to face higher taxes and new advertising restrictions following the victory of the Socialist Workers' Party in the country's third general election in less than four years.

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    New Zealand’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has published a new code for gambling adverts in the country, with a focus on protecting children, young people and other vulnerable people from gambling-related harm.

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    Happy Friday igamers! This week we take a leaf out of William Hill's books, hear why operators are disgruntled about Sweden and ponder the prospects of another lottery innovator Down Under

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    Sweden’s leading gambling trade associations Spelbranschens Riksförbund (SPER) and Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) have set out a new code of conduct for members to tackle concerns over excessive advertising in the newly-regulated market.

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    A new code of conduct for gaming operators active in the Danish market has been published, with the aim of strengthening consumer protection and lowering the risk of gambling addiction in the country.

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    The Gambling Commission, responsible for regulating gambling in England, Scotland and Wales, has reported a slight decline in the prevalence of problem gambling in 2018, though there were clear signs that public perception of the industry is worsening.

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    New rules could be similar to restrictions on tobacco products

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    New rules will come into effect from September 28

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    Australia’s government could introduce laws that limit the amount of gambling adverts during televised sporting events in an effort to win crossbench votes.

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    The UK’s Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has announced that it is to undertake a review of gaming machines and social responsibility measures in the industry.

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    Four gambling operators have been prosecuted in the Australian state of New South Wales after infringing laws related to advertising.

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    Paddy Power has agreed a deal in principle to integrate digital gaming content via NYX Gaming Group’s Open Gaming System (OGS).

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    William Hill has announced that group finance director Neil Cooper is to step down from his role at the bookmaker in order to take up a new position with property company Barratt Developments.

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    The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned two poster adverts by Ladbrokes that promoted the bookmaker’s ‘Ladbrokes Life’ campaign after ruling they condoned an “irresponsible attitude to gambling”.

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    Leading bookmakers Ladbrokes, William Hill, Gala Coral and Paddy Power have announced the establishment of a new voluntary self-regulation scheme as part of a commitment to ensure more responsible advertising.

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    Stars in their eyes

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    The Advertising Standards Authority Ireland (ASAI) has ruled that an advert campaign by Irish bookmaker Paddy Power featuring Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was “offensive” after it breached several rules.

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