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Labour Party Announces New Gambling Act In Election Manifesto

Labour Party Announces New Gambling Act In Election Manifesto

The Labour Party has announced that it would introduce a new gambling act should it win the upcoming UK General Election. The political party published its election manifesto this week for the upcoming General Election on December 12th. In it, the party revealed plans to introduce a new gambling act to replace the current 2005 …

Microgaming, Play’n GO, NetEnt, and Yggdrasil Release New Slots

Microgaming, Play’n GO, NetEnt, and Yggdrasil Release New Slots

This week saw the release of several brand new slots from Microgaming, NetEnt, Play’n GO, and Yggdrasil. The brand new slots are based on all new themes including rockstar Ozzy Osbourne, an adventurous merchant named Aldo, as well as two opposing slots with a Christmas and summer Tiki theme. Microgaming released its new slot Tiki …

EveryMatrix Launches New Game Development Firm Spearhead Studios

EveryMatrix Launches New Game Development Firm Spearhead Studios

EveryMatrix has announced the launch of its brand new game development studio. The casino operator, which owns sites such as PlayFrank and Fantasino, announced the news this week, revealing that the firm had created a brand new game development studio known as Spearhead Studios formed from an existing and experienced team from the recently acquired …

Responsible Gambling App BetBlocker Approved As Charity In UK

Responsible Gambling App BetBlocker Approved As Charity In UK

Responsible gambling app BetBlocker has been approved as a charity in the United Kingdom. BetBlocker is an app that can be installed on devices, allowing them to self-exclude from gambling. Once enabled, users select the length of their exclusion period, and the app will restrict the user’s device from access any of the gambling websites …

HSBC Bank Now Allows Customers To Block Gambling Transactions

HSBC Bank Now Allows Customers To Block Gambling Transactions

HSBC Bank now allows its customers to block gambling transactions made on gambling websites. The bank announced this week that it will now allow customers to prohibit themselves from spending money on betting sites and online casinos by self-excluding from gambling transactions. Once enabled, the block will last a minimum of 24 hours, after which …

Microgaming, NetEnt, Yggdrasil, Rabcat & Iron Dog Release New Games

Microgaming, NetEnt, Yggdrasil, Rabcat & Iron Dog Release New Games

We’re halfway through November and this week has been one of the busiest for casino game releases, seeing providers Microgaming, NetEnt, Yggdrasil, Rabcat, and Iron Dog Studios all launch their latest games. Microgaming spearheaded the week by releasing its Volatile Slot game, developed by Golden Rock Studios exclusively for Microgaming. The slot is Golden Rock …

Betting Shops Introduce New ‘Cooling-Off’ Measure On Gaming Machines

Betting Shops Introduce New ‘Cooling-Off’ Measure On Gaming Machines

A new cooling-off feature has been introduced on gambling machines in UK betting shops as part of a move to support responsible gambling. The Betting And Gaming Council (BGC), which replaced the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) and the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) when it formed earlier this month, introduced its Anonymous Player Awareness System …

Design Works Gaming Group Granted UK Gambling Commission License

Design Works Gaming Group Granted UK Gambling Commission License

The Design Works Gaming (DWG) Group has been granted a gambling license from the UK Gambling Commission. The game provider announced the news this week, revealing that it was finally granted a license from the UK Gambling Commission, allowing the firm to finally launch its games in the United Kingdom by providing online casinos in …

UK Football Clubs Sign Up To Support Responsible Gambling Week

UK Football Clubs Sign Up To Support Responsible Gambling Week

Several UK football clubs have signed up to support Responsible Gambling Week 2019. At least four UK football clubs have announced their support for Responsible Gambling Week 2019 (#RGWeek19) kicked off this Thursday (November 7th) and runs through to next Wednesday (November 13th). The various football clubs and casino operators have voiced their support for …

Microgaming, Playson, NetEnt and Play’n GO Release New Slots

Microgaming, Playson, NetEnt and Play’n GO Release New Slots

Microgaming, Playson, NetEnt and Play’n GO have all announced the release of new video slots this week. Leading provider Microgaming announced its new slot Jungle Jim And The Lost Sphinx this week. The developed revealed that the new slot, which was developed by Stormcraft Studios exclusively for Microgaming, uses a 5×4 layout with 50 paylines …

Only 10% Of UK People Consider Themselves Gamblers, New Study Finds

Only 10% Of UK People Consider Themselves Gamblers, New Study Finds

A new YouGov survey commissioned by the Industry Group For Responsible Gambling (IGRG) has found that only 10% of people who gamble regularly consider themselves gamblers. The poll questioned over 2,000 adults throughout the UK about their gambling habits over the last 12 months and was published this week to coincide with Responsible Gambling Week …

UK Gambling Firms Commit To Five New Responsible Gambling Measures

UK Gambling Firms Commit To Five New Responsible Gambling Measures

Several of the UK’s top gambling firms have announced their commitment to five responsible gambling measures as part of an effort to prevent the current government from imposing new, stricter regulations on the sector. The announcement was first reported by The Guardian today (November 6) which states that chief executives from firms including Bet365, William …

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