Responsible Gambling & Regulation

New ABSG Report Calls For A Review Into Casino Game Stake Limits

New ABSG Report Calls For A Review Into Casino Game Stake Limits

A new report from the Advisory Board for Safer Gambling (ABSG) has called for a review in stake limits and game design. The report, titled Progress Report on the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms, called for tighter measures and urged for more research into gambling-related harm as well as a new national strategy pioneered …

Five UK Gambling Operators Pledge £100M To Help Problem Gambling

Five UK Gambling Operators Pledge £100M To Help Problem Gambling

Five of the UK’s biggest gambling operators have this week announced that they will spend £100 million to help improve problem gambling treatment services. Operators GVC Holdings,  Sky Betting and Gaming, William Hill, Paddy Power Betfair, and Bet365 all agreed to provide gambling charity GambleAware with the funds. According to reports, the firm will act …

Group Of MPs Call For A Complete Ban On Gambling Advertising

Group Of MPs Call For A Complete Ban On Gambling Advertising

A group of MPs have called for a complete ban on gambling advertising. The group, which consists of more than 50 MPs and peers, have released a report today calling for the ban after having spent a year gathering evidence on gambling-related harm. The cross-party group has urged for tighter controls on the gambling sector …

UK Government Launches Investigation Into Video Game Loot Boxes

UK Government Launches Investigation Into Video Game Loot Boxes

The UK government is reportedly launching an investigation into video game loot boxes. A new report from this week has revealed that the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is launching an investigation into video game loot boxes following the publication of a new report into “addictive and immersive technologies” of which …

UK’S Responsible Gambling Week Rebrands To Safer Gambling Week

UK’S Responsible Gambling Week Rebrands To Safer Gambling Week

The UK’s Responsible Gambling Week has been rebranded to Safer Gambling Week. Industry organisations the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), the British Amusement Catering Trade Association (BACTA), and the Bingo Association (BA) announced this year’s responsible gambling campaign which has been rebranded to Safer Gambling Week. The campaign, which first launched in 2017, will run …

Advertising Standards Authority Bans ‘Irresponsible’ Coral Ad

Advertising Standards Authority Bans ‘Irresponsible’ Coral Ad

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a Coral advertisement which it has deemed “irresponsible”. Coral’s advertisement appeared on the company’s Twitter account back in March 2020 and informed customers of a promotion in which they could get their stake back as a free bet if the horse they bet on fails to finish. Also …

UKGC Launches Investigation Into Mansion Group’s M88 Casino Brand

UKGC Launches Investigation Into Mansion Group’s M88 Casino Brand

The UK Gambling Commission has launched an investigation into the Mansion Group’s M88 online casino and sportsbook. A spokesperson for the UK Gambling Commission stated that the firm is investigating “various aspects” of Mansion Europe and M88’s “model and operations” but hasn’t revoked their operating licenses. Mansion Europe currently holds its own UK gambling license …

Gambling Operator PTES Closes After Gambling Commission Investigation

Gambling Operator PTES Closes After Gambling Commission Investigation

Gambling operator PTES has closed following an investigation by the UK Gambling Commission. The UK Gambling Commission launched an investigation into PT Entertainment Services, the operator of Winner.co.uk and Titan Bet, after the regulatory body was contacted by the family of a PTES customer who took his life in April 2017 at the age of …

Number Of Gambling Ads Seen By Children In 2019 Dropped, ASA Finds

Number Of Gambling Ads Seen By Children In 2019 Dropped, ASA Finds

The number of gambling advertisements seen by children in 2019 dropped from previous years, according to a new study by the Advertising Standards Authority. Figures released by the ASA this week in a report titled ‘Children’s Exposure To Age-Restricted TV Ads: 2019 Update’ revealed that the number of advertisements witnessed by children aged four to …

Almost Half Of All UK Problem Gamblers Avoid Help, New Report Says

Almost Half Of All UK Problem Gamblers Avoid Help, New Report Says

A new report from GambleAware has revealed that nearly all half of problem gamblers in the UK have not accessed any support or treatment services. The report, which released this week, was conducted by a group of researches which included the National Centre for Social Research. Around 12,161 adults were surveyed between September 24th and …

UKGC Announces New Guidelines To Protect Players During Lockdown

UKGC Announces New Guidelines To Protect Players During Lockdown

The UK Gambling Commission has announced new guidelines for gambling operators to better protect players during the UK’s COVID-19 lockdown. The UK’s gambling regulator published the guidelines yesterday (May 12) which they believe will help players during the pandemic, many of whom are at great risk of harm. According to the Commission, the new measures …

Gambling Related Harm All Party Group Calls For End To Gambling Ads

Gambling Related Harm All Party Group Calls For End To Gambling Ads

The Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (GRHAPPG) has called for an end to all gambling advertisements amid the COVID-19 lockdown. The plea was made in a letter sent by Chair of the GRHAPPG Carolyn Harris MP to Brigid Simmonds, the Chair of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC). In the letter, Harris urged …

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