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?
University of Nevada’s International Gaming Institute's Bo Bernhard has been on the front line of efforts to understand problem gambling for 25 years. He tells Robin Harrison how a small, underfunded area of research has evolved into an issue debated across the industry
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) encouraged countries to ratify the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions, also known as the Macolin Convention, at the third International Forum for Sports Integrity (IFSI) yesterday (28 October).
After another difficult quarter, Betsson chief executive Pontus Lindwall has talked up the possibility of acquisitions and expansion into new markets, after the operator reported year-on-year declines in revenue and profit for the third quarter of the year.
If gaming is a form of entertainment, then it’s the entertainment giants such as Netflix that point to the road ahead for the igaming industry, argues SG Digital’s senior vice president of gaming Dylan Slaney.
The UK Government has published an eight-point checklist to help those working in the gambling industry prepare for a potential no-deal Brexit. The UK is due to leave the European Union on October 31, but an exit deal is yet to be agreed with the EU.
Members of the Gaming Regulators’ European Forum (GREF) have completed their year-long study into gambling-like microtransactions in video games, but have opted against specific recommendations to introduce measures against the features.
Morgan Stanley’s downgrading of some of the leading businesses in online poker has prompted The Stars Group to take steps to explain to players the measures it has employed to ensure they can enjoy a fair game, says poker chief Severin Rasset.
White label and gaming content provider Nektan has announced plans to raise £3.0m in working capital, as well as restructuring existing loan agreements, warning the business requires new funding to continue as a going concern.
Multimedia content provider PA Media has agreed a strategic partnership with esports statistics and odds specialist PandaScore, in a move the two parties say will allow operators to offer customers a wider range of betting options on esports competitions.