Paddy Power and PokerStars owner Flutter Entertainment has appointed former deputy leader of the Labour Party Tom Watson as an advisor to the business, to help it develop new standards of safer gambling practices.
The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has arrested a local prosecutor and policeman in the Smila Raion region of the country, after they were discovered to have accepted bribes from an illegal gambling business.
Liseberg, an amusement park in the Swedish capital Gothenburg, has been hit with an SEK20,000 (£1,762/€1,932/$2,282) fine by the country’s Gaming Inspectorate (Spelinspektionen) after it allowed minors to play claw machines on the premises.
The arrival of Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin as president of France’s gambling regulator the Autorité nationale des jeux embodies the change the country’s industry has undergone in the past 12 months. She speaks to Jake Pollard about ANJ’s key projects, guidelines and what the sector can expect in the next 12 months.
Sweden’s Gaming Inspectorate (Spelinspektionen) has had its say on the prospect of central register to enforce deposit limits across all licensees, after admitting there was nothing to stop players spending beyond the SEK5,000 online casino deposit cap.
The founders of the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) have argued in favour of a more diverse range of players being involved in experts by experiences initiatives, going beyond those that have suffered gambling related harm.
Operator association Responsible Wagering Australia (RWA) claims that consumer credit data does not give an accurate picture of public spending on gambling, amid what it called “alarmist” reports of a surge in activity across the country.
The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has partnered research teams from Newcastle and Loughborough Universities to launch Parent Hub, a new portal through which it aims to educate parents and carers about the risks of loot boxes.
The Swedish Gaming Inspectorate’s (Spelinspektionen) latest report on gambling amid the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic warns that the impact of the crisis on problem gambling figures will not be apparent until later in 2020 at the earliest.
New South Wales’ Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority (ILGA) has ordered a military veteran’s club to pay AUD$200,000 in fines and costs after its conduct was ruled to have contributed to a patron’s suicide.
GambleAware’s board of trustees has responded to recent calls for changes to the funding of gambling research, education and treatment (RET) after questions were raised over the independence of its approach.
The GB Gambling Commission’s latest report on customer activity under lockdown suggests gambling is back on the rise, with operator data revealing an increase in the number of customers betting on sports and revenue growing between April and May.
GVC Holdings’ latest corporate social responsibility (CSR) report reveals the operator has seen the number of self-exclusion requests fall significantly, which it claims is the result of enhanced limit setting tools and earlier customer interactions.
The University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) is to conduct a study assessing the impact of online gaming and sports betting regulation in the US, with the project to be funded by GVC Holdings’ non-profit arm, the GVC Foundation US.
France’s latest nationwide public health survey has revealed that while overall gambling participation has dropped since 2014’s edition, there has been a notable uptick in at-risk and problem gamblers in the country.