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.
Online gambling revenue in Great Britain declined across all verticals in July at a time when retail showed signs of recovery, according to the latest figures from the Gambling Commission’s ongoing tracking of customer activity during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.
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.
Tobias Palmborg has left his role as NetEnt’s chief technology officer, with director of game platform and managing director of NetEnt India Aditya Bhushan taking over the role as of Friday (4 September).
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.
Christina Thakor-Rankin and Kelly Kehn of the All-In Diversity Project argue the pandemic is exacerbating gender inequality in the workplace and that it’s more important than ever to support initiatives such as iGB’s Most Influential Women
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 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.