The arrival of the Betting and Gaming Council comes at a time when the industry finds itself under pressure to demonstrate its commitment to safer gambling, with marketing compliance at the centre of the debates. Income Access' Erica Anderson discussed the path forward with three experienced stakeholders
The GB Gambling Commission has warned operators to ensure their products meet transparency and online safety standards, after discovering that operators were offering games that featured a ‘buy-in’ option for bonus features.
New Zealand’s Racing Industry Transitional Authority (RITA) appears to have confirmed that racing venue closures are likely, though stressed that this was to be handled fairly as part of the ongoing industry overhaul.
The Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports (NIF) and Norwegian Handball Federation (NHF) will work to ensure participants in the European Handball Federation (EHF) Euro 2020 tournament respect the country’s gambling regulations.
Gambling.com Group has announced that its KAX Media America US subsidiary has secured approval from the Indiana Gaming Commission to begin offering its performance marketing services to licensed operators in the state.
Australian online gambling operator Betchoice, trading as Unibet in the country, has been ordered to pay Aus$25,000 (£13,052/€15,372/US$17,115) in fines and costs for illegally offering gambling inducements to consumers in New South Wales.
The UK’s Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) and the Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice (BCAP) have launched a new consultation over proposals to change current rules in order to allow children to play a greater role in certain lottery adverts.
The Swedish Consumer Agency (KO) has issued injunctions to William Hill-owned Mr Green and Karl Casino, a brand operated by L&L Europe Ltd, after ruling that they breached the country's Gaming Act by marketing to self-excluded consumers.
The Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI) has upheld complaints that argued a press and social media ad from Paddy Power was, “racist, offensive... and both highly insensitive and bigoted towards English people".
The Swedish Patent and Market Court has ruled in favour of the country’s consumer ombudsman and against Global Gaming's Ninja Casino, determining that the brand's use of full-screen pop-up ads contravenes the legal requirement for “moderation” in gambling advertising.
The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has cleared Gauselmann-owned Merkur Cashino of targeting children with its advertising, after a £5 free-play offer on the back of a bus ticket prompted a complaint against the operator.
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.