Shadow Minister Shares Thoughts on RET Funding Issue

Shadow Minister Shares Thoughts on RET Funding Issue
Summary Jeff Smith MP said RET funding concerns must be addressed in the White Paper Smith wants White Paper to provide clear information on RET funding Betting and Gaming Council is opposed to statutory levy on RET funding Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) recently held a Parliamentary Reception in Westminster where it launched...

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BGC Says Gambling Reforms Should Focus More on Protecting Youth

BGC Says Gambling Reforms Should Focus More on Protecting Youth
Summary BGC calls on UK Gov to adopt a genuine strategic approach to gambling reform It highlighted successful industry initiatives aimed at protecting young people It has once again warned the government to avoid implementing intrusive measures With just weeks away before the publication of the Gambling Act Review White Paper, the Betting and Gaming...

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N. Ireland To Increase Problem Gambling Awareness In Schools

N. Ireland To Increase Problem Gambling Awareness In Schools
Summary The new resource includes five lessons discussing the dangers surrounding gambling It is targeted at Key Stage 3 students aged 11 to 14 years old Among the topics covered are in-game features, such as loot boxes Northern Ireland’s Council for the Curriculum, Examinations & Assessment (CCEA) has put together lessons about gambling and gaming,...

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DCMS Will Continue To Push For Stringent Regulations

DCMS Will Continue To Push For Stringent Regulations
Summary Paul Scully said the DCMS is taking the lead on all aspects of UK gambling regulation Scully made it clear discussions on gambling issues will continue after the release of the White Paper There is still no clear indication when the white paper will be released Paul Scully, minster for the Department for Digital,...

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UKGC Chief Tackles UKGC Challenges At CEO Briefing 2022

UKGC Chief Tackles UKGC Challenges At CEO Briefing 2022
Summary UKGC CEO Andrew Rhodes said emerging products have presented a new regulatory challenge Rhodes admits it will be difficult to eliminate black market activities He said the Commission cannot condone bad practices in the licensed market The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) recently hosted a CEO Briefing with gambling operators where Andrew Rhodes shared his...

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UKGC Lifts LEBOM Suspension After Operator Integrates GAMSTOP

UKGC Lifts LEBOM Suspension After Operator Integrates GAMSTOP
Summary LEBOM was suspended earlier this month for failing to integrate GAMSTOP The UKGC has now lifted the suspension citing “remedial action” taken by the firm The regulator gets tough on offenders as the Gambling Act Review continues The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has decided to lift the license suspension it earlier imposed on football...

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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 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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