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GambleAware Study Highlights Importance of Transparency In Safer Gambling Messages

GambleAware Study Highlights Importance of Transparency In Safer Gambling Messages
Summary GambleAware commissioned a study to evaluate the transparency of safer gambling messages Previous research found that operators use misleading promotional tactics to attract customers The new study recommends that operators must put transparency at the heart of their safer gambling messages GambleAware is urging gambling operators to be transparent when posting safer gambling messages...

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UK Operators Can Now Rejoin ECA After Two Year Break

UK Operators Can Now Rejoin ECA After Two Year Break
Summary The UK’s eight casino operators have been admitted back to the ECA They left the organization back in 2020 when the UK withdrew from the EU The UK’s ECA membership was formally approved during an industry forum in Austria The UK has officially rejoined the European Casino Association (ECA) after a two-year break. The...

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UK MP Warns Against Heavy Handed Politics On Gambling Sector

UK MP Warns Against Heavy Handed Politics On Gambling Sector
Summary MP Grahame Morris has warned the UK government of heavy handedness against the gambling sector Stringent gambling regulations will hurt thousands of Brits employed in the gaming and betting industry Morris says empowering players to make better decisions is the way forward The long awaited white paper with proposed changes for potential gaming regulations...

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UK and Ireland Braces Itself For Changes To The Gambling Landscape

UK and Ireland Braces Itself For Changes To The Gambling Landscape
Summary Entain says it’s preparing for major changes to UK’s gambling laws under the new Truss government The company expects to see more betting and sponsorship restrictions being implemented Gambling operators in Ireland can also expect the same with the establishment of a new regulator With the UK now under new leadership, major changes are...

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UKGC Trying to Establish Link between Multiple Suicide Deaths and Gambling

UKGC Trying to Establish Link between Multiple Suicide Deaths and Gambling
Summary UKGC is reported to have sent letters to UK operators to inquire about 10 suicide cases The regulator is investigating whether the victims suffered from problem gambling Campaigners are calling on the government to introduce a wide-ranging gambling law reform to protect players The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is reportedly making inquiries regarding multiple...

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Energy Crisis Could Have Massive Impact on UK Casinos and Bookmakers

Energy Crisis Could Have Massive Impact on UK Casinos and Bookmakers
Summary Some UK gaming operators have reported dealing with energy hikes of up to 300% The rising costs are slowing down the post-pandemic recovery of the UK’s casinos and betting shops The BCG says urgent action is needed to protect the industry The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has raised concerns over the rising energy...

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Gamblewise To Assist Land Based Casinos With Better Player Protection

Gamblewise To Assist Land Based Casinos With Better Player Protection
Summary Land based casinos can promote responsible gambling with Gamblewise Better Change Limited is the provider behind the new Gamblewise tool Gamblewise will not cost the player any money and protect them from gambling harm All of the top iGaming operators in the market deploy a set of responsible gambling tools at their online casinos...

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UKGC Report Shows Gambling Addiction Rates Have Dropped Year on Year

UKGC Report Shows Gambling Addiction Rates Have Dropped Year on Year
Summary Gambling addiction rates have dropped in the UK UKGC report shows intensity in gambling activity in youngsters Gamstop confirms over 300k exclusions in first 6 months The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has released a new report that monitors the rate of gambling addiction in the country. The report shows that gambling addiction rates in...

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UK Launches New Website To Promote Safer Gambling Week 2022

UK Launches New Website To Promote Safer Gambling Week 2022
Summary Safer Gambling Week 2022 gets a new website Safer Gambling Week runs from 17 to 23 October Sixth edition of Safer Gambling Week in 2022 Safer Gambling Week was launched when the UK was facing a significant spike in gambling addiction and licensed gaming operators were under pressure to do more to protect British...

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UK MP Says Statutory Gambling Levy Needed to Protect Children

UK MP Says Statutory Gambling Levy Needed to Protect Children
Summary Paul Blomfield supports the implementation of a mandatory gambling levy He expressed concern over the increasing number of children becoming addicted to gambling A statutory levy will address funding issues and ensure better protection for UK children The UK government needs to do more to protect its citizens, particularly vulnerable young players from gambling...

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