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?
Australian lotteries and betting operator Tabcorp has revealed that Mandy Ross is to step down as its chief information officer in order to take up the role of chief digital officer with Griffith University in Brisbane.
The current licence terms for the Irish National Lottery are limiting the amount of funds raised for good causes in the country, with a new report by Dublin City University suggesting that up to €43m (£36.9m/$47.4m) is being lost.
Lottery platform provider 500.com’s revenues fell 67.6% to RMB9.8m for the third quarter of 2019 as migration to a new website in Sweden and the cessation of sports information services in China had a major impact the business' balance sheet.
Latvian gambling regulator the Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection (IAUI) has issued a warning to consumers in the country over fake lotteries and online fraud, advising them to fully research the operator before purchasing tickets.
Scientific Games has reported a 4% year-on-year increase in net revenue for the third quarter after growth across all of its business segments, which saw the supplier return to profitability for the period.
The Swedish Gaming Authority (Spelinspektionen) has reported a quarter-on-quarter increase in online gaming revenue for the three months to the end of September, but saw a decline in overall market revenue for the period.
Latvian gambling regulator the Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection (IAUI) has revealed that 127 people have so far accessed new, state-funded psychologist support for consumers affected by gambling-related problems.
Proposals by Brazil’s national bank, Caixa Econômica Federal (CAIXA), to apply a series of price rises across its lottery products have been approved by the Secretariat of Evaluation, Planning, Energy and Lottery (SECAP).
Veikkaus has announced that it will speed up the implementation of its social responsibility strategy, by introducing new marketing controls and bringing forward the introduction of compulsory identification on slot machines by a year.
The Czech Republic Ministry of Finance has defended its decision to introduce higher taxes on certain gambling activities, after a national newspaper claimed the increases would harm the country's land-based market.
Finland’s Competition and Consumer Authority (KKV) has spoken out in favour of a central regulatory body for the country’s gambling sector being established to improve supervision of the country’s monopoly operator Veikkaus.
Researchers in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) have warned the state needs to have a serious discussion about the role of gambling in society after estimating that as much as 14% of its population has been negatively affected by gambling.