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?
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.
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.
More than 40% of Welsh students aged 11-16 said they gambled in the last year, though activity was predominantly centred around fruit machines and the National Lottery, according to a new study from Cardiff University.
A new survey conducted by Thailand's Centre for Gambling Studies and Centre for Social and Business Development has revealed that as much as 57% of the country's citizens have gambled during the past year.
A Washington D.C. court has temporarily suspended Greek lottery operator Intralot’s contract to operate lottery services and sports betting in the district, indicating that there is “substantial likelihood” that a lawsuit alleging the deal violates federal law succeeds.
Gambling on lotteries has long been viewed differently to other forms of gambling. But as the lines between the different types of operators, games and verticals become increasingly blurred, is it time for a rethink? Joanne Christie reports
Lottoland has won a major court battle against the Australian Communication and Media Authority, as the Supreme Court of New South Wales ruled the company’s jackpot betting products are fully compliant with Australian law.
While Ireland proved a positive test case for the lottery betting sector’s collective approach to lobbying, its highest profile exponent has found the going far from easy in other territories following product bans in the UK and Australia. But this is no reason for Lottoland to deviate from its core markets strategy, chief executive Nigel Birrell tells Joanne Christie.
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.
Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has issued United Lottery Solutions with an official warning and financial penalty of SEK700,000 (£52,423/€65,492/$73,304) after ruling the Lottoland operator breached national laws on lottery betting.
Lottoland Australia has launched legal action against a ruling by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) that the lottery betting operator breached national law by offering prohibited interactive gambling services in the country.
The Kenyan National Assembly is considering a bill that would revamp the country’s regulatory framework for gambling, imposing significantly higher costs on licensed operators and establishing the country’s first national lottery.
While lottery betting may have been banned in Australia this year, messenger services backed by the purchase of the matching ticket abroad are still active and entirely legal, according to experts. Joanne Christie considers if we can expect to see more players enter the market.