The Good Causes element of lotteries is often overshadowed by the promotion of the opportunity to win life-changing sums. But recent events have shown there are results to be gained from making sure messaging includes both areas. Joanne Christie reports
A cultural shift in the industry has seen operators look to ramp up their responsible gaming controls, with many bringing in external help to do so, writes Daniel O’Boyle. But can external consultants really play a role in changing company culture?
In the second part of iGaming Business' rundown of the year to date's most popular news stories, we see that viewers were particularly interested in US developments, while regulatory progress in Germany also attracted a lot of hits.
Happy Friday igamers! This week we do the sums on where good causes money is going in Ireland, ponder an odd image and say farewell to the man who threw the industry into disarray with his reinterpretation of the Wire Act.
The first day’s panels at ICE VOX 2019 saw speakers talk up the need for cooperation between operators and regulators if the industry is to survive in the face of increasing regulatory pressure and worsening public opinion. Speakers also highlighted the importance of clarity on issues such as the Department of Justice’s reinterpretation of the Wire Act and what is expected of operators when it comes to player protection.
The Gambling Commission recently issued guidance for operators offering betting on lottery-style products. Bahar Alaeddini of Harris Hagan looks at the background to these changes and the next steps operators need to take in order to remain compliant.
The recent furore over fixed odds betting terminals in the UK raises many valid points for bookmakers, but for Graham Wood lottery products are just as harmful as the much-maligned FOBTs. lt's just that they generate so much in tax revenues that politicians will never admit the obvious.