Tag: RGA

Regulation and Brexit key discussion points at KPMG Gibraltar summit

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The KPMG Gibraltar eSummit 2019 set its sights firmly on the future, with the 9 May event focusing on the opportunities ahead for the territory’s eGaming..

Is the gambling industry giving players enough control?

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Leading gambling researchers met in Westminster to discuss the thorny issue of player control, and review some of the current research into what measures..

Top UK gambling affiliates create new trade association

Clive Hawkswood RAIG
Top gambling affiliates in the UK have created a new trade association - Responsible Affiliates in Gambling as part of a wider industry initiative to promote socially responsible practices. The new UK industry trade association ‘Responsible Affiliates in Gambling' (RAIG) was launched Monday, as part of wider industry initiatives plans to promote the socially responsible marketing of gambling products. RAIG will...

Towards a sustainable global future

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In his role as Chief Executive of the Remote Gambling Association, Clive Hawkswood has spent almost a decade and a half guiding the industry’s efforts to develop best practices, educate regulators and unify the voice of the remote sector....

RGA’s Clive Hawkswood cites the ‘genius of ideas’ as innovators prepare for ICE London 2019

ICE London (5-7 February, ExCeL London, UK) is the key B2B event where gaming professionals will see the concepts and innovations that have the potential to change the way the industry does business, according to Clive Hawkswood, outgoing…

Comment: All eyes on the UK for the RGA in 2018

Clive Hawkswood RAIG
This year is set to be a busy one for the Remote Gambling Association (RGA), with a particularly strong focus on the UK market, where the industry is under pressure to improve its practices, writes RGA chief executive Clive Hawkswood.   In 2018 we won’t be taking our eye off the international scene and will, for instance be keeping up the...

RGA urges use of behavioural analytics to combat problem gambling

The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has published good practice guidelines to help operators recognise problematic online gambling behaviour.   The guidelines encourage businesses to make use of behavioural analytics to identify and reach out to problem gamblers. “Online gambling operators collect and retain a great deal of data about their customers,” The RGA said in a statement. “It is incumbent on...

Remote Gambling Association launch GAMSTOP

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Remote Gambling Commission unveil online self-exclusion scheme, GAMSTOP.   The Remote Gambling Association (RGA), the London & Brussels -based trade association whose members are all licensed for gambling purposes in Europe, has confirmed GAMSTOP as the brand title of the national online self-exclusion scheme which it agreed to design and implement in order to meet the aims of the Gambling Commission’s...

2017: A test of opportunity or challenge?

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As the industry steps up gear for another busy year, Clive Hawkswood, CEO of the Remote Gambling Association (RGA), addresses some of the major challenges that UK-based operators could face in 2017.   Will the next twelve - or indeed eleven months bring opportunities, or challenges? Every year, the question remains the same - and the answer is that it will...

UK tax body corrects online free-play flaw

Britain’s tax collector has made a minor, albeit important change to remote games duty, specifically for the area of free-play bets, that ensures the UK’s igaming sector retains its internationally competitive position. Gaming operators breathed a sigh of relief early December when the UK tax collector conceded to revising its approach to free-play, free bets and discounted betting - a...

RGA urges members to maintain high standards

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At the Remote Gambling Association’s annual general meeting in London last month, the trade body tackled some of online’s biggest issues head-on - from anti-money laundering measures to the new National Online Self-Exclusion Scheme - and stressed the need for best practice.   The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) urged its members to live up to their own high standards at this...

RGA pushes for changes in Polish sports betting tax

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The Remote Gambling Association wants the Polish Government to tax profits rather than turnover.   The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has urged the Polish Government to change its online sports betting tax regime to one based on gross profits rather than turnover. The Polish Government adopted a Bill on 19 July to amend the existing online gambling law. Despite the stated objectives,...

KPMG appointed to support RGA’s National Online Self-Exclusion Scheme

The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has announced the appointment of KPMG to undertake a scoping study which will help to shape the development of the National Online Self-Exclusion Scheme (NOSES).   In February this year the Gambling Commission wrote to all remote gambling licence holders to inform them that it had decided that the industry should now take forward the project...