Gambling Industry Urged to Improve on Age Verification

The UK gambling sector has been urged to improve its standards on age verification, as a result of research into the problem. Gambling organisation GambleAware commissioned the research, which was carried out by polling agency Ipsos MORI and the University of Stirling’s Institute for Social Marketing. According to the findings, the regular exposure of children […]

Global Gambling Hit

There was further confirmation about the potential impact on the betting sector of the COVID-19 virus at the weekend when a leading European industry organisation published new research. The European Gaming Commission (EGBA) has issued a warning that global revenues in the gambling sector could fall by as much as 11% on previous forecasts. According to […]

GVC Announces Problem Gambling Effort

Major gambling group GVC Holdings has announced an arrangement with a new partner in its efforts to do more to tackle problem gambling. GVC will be working with Epic Risk Management across the US, in an arrangement that will be funded by non-profit group GVC Foundation US. The subsidiary is focused on promoting responsible gambling and will fund […]

Gambling Industry Calls on Chancellor to Take Action

Leading UK gambling industry body, the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has urged Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, to take more action against to tackle to problem of illegal gambling sites, while also increasing the threshold on tax relief for small businesses. Sunak is set to deliver his first Budget on Tuesday and […]

Norway Betting Group Criticises Advertising Ban

A leading Norwegian betting industry group has criticised the decision of the Norwegian government to close a loophole that allowed offshore firms to advertise to Norwegian clients. The trade organisation Norsk Bransjeforening for Onlinespill (NBO) said that the measure was not surprising, but that it was disappointing, and he called for the government to move […]

Ban on Australians Betting with Credit Cards Proposed

Australian lotto fans could face a new ban on the use of credit cards in future, if a recommendation under consideration by the banking industry is adopted. According to reports in the Australian media, the Australian Banking Association is actively considering a new recommendations that would apply to all banks in the country and that […]