Some are making gloomy predictions of British gambling operators' future prospects as the long-awaited Gambling Act review nears. But the aims of the pro- and anti-gambling camps may not be that far apart; even if the roadmaps differ substantially. The arrival of Tom Watson at Flutter could also pave the way for more constructive exchanges and productive reforms.
The Dutch government has extended curfew measures to casinos and slot halls in a number of additional regions as part of an effort to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) as employee .
The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has cancelled the gaming authorisation awarded to Playbay Malta Limited, which operates HDbets.com, due to systemic deficiencies identified in the operator’s adherence to its AML/CFT obligations.
The New South Wales government has launched a consultations on a series of proposed changes to help clubs and hotels in the Australian state minimise gambling harm and support customers that suffer problems with their play.
The German state of Brandenburg has updated its gambling regulations in line with the new State Treaty on Gambling, the Glücksspielneuregulierungstaatsvertrag (GlüNeuRStv), which opens up the online casino market for the first time.
Spanish Minister of Consumer Affairs Alberto Garzón believes the country’s efforts to tighten advertising laws puts it at the forefront of a trend likely to be adopted across Europe, and pledged further controls on the sector.
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) has urged social media platforms to play their part in combatting illegal gambling in the country, saying it has seen reports of unlicensed online activity increase since the start of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Members of British industry standards body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) will implement limits on slot spin speeds and bans on slot features such as turbo play and multi-slot play, as part of a new code of conduct unveiled today.
The European Commission (EC) has praised the impact of an industry-led Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that has helped cut the unintentional placement of gambling ads on sites offering pirated content by 20%.
The Tennessee Education Lottery’s Sports Wagering Committee has conditionally approved sports betting licences for a trio of high-profile operators, as the state moves closer to the November 1 launch date for the vertical.
Representatives of Spain’s 17 autonomous communities have agreed to integrate each region’s self-exclusion schemes for gambling, to better coordinate player protection efforts on a local and national level.
The UK government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has launched a call for evidence on loot boxes, with the aim of establishing whether the video game features encourage or lead to problem gambling.
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is to investigate Evolution Gaming’s proposed acquisition of NetEnt, over concerns that the merger could lead to a reduction in competition in the British igaming market.
UK industry standards body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has called on the government to establish an “urgent economic package” to support the casino sector after warning its latest novel coronavirus (Covid19) measures could lead to 50% of workers losing their jobs.
The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has warned that the racing industry in Great Britain faces a “severe threat” after the return of spectators to events was delayed due to an increase in novel coronavirus (Covid-19) cases.