Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Tag: Social Responsibility

Underage gambling in the regulatory crosshairs for 2020

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The New Year promises further regulatory tightening in mature markets; the impact of gambling on the young and under-aged is becoming a dominant theme. As..

‘Reputation Matters’ conference to address future of the gambling sector

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The 'Reputation Matter's half-day conference will discuss key issues around social responsibility, lobbying and public positioning. Clear Concise Media has announced that on 7 November it will be hosting the conference ‘Reputation Matters: The Gambling Sector in The Spotlight’ at the Soho Hotel, London. The half-day event will discuss the key issues linked to corporate and social responsibility, lobbying and public...

Bojoko: Should affiliates do more to protect players?

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With regulators increasingly shining light on the industry’s advertising and acquisition strategies, Joonas Karhu, chief business officer at Bojoko, talks up the evolving role for affiliates in responsible gambling.   iGAMING TIMES: Do you believe that affiliates are doing enough to promote responsible gambling?   JOONAS KARHU: I think publishers are starting to realise that their responsible gambling efforts must go...

32red fined £2 million by Gambling Commission for failing to protect a customer

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Online gambling operator 32Red has been fined £2 million for not protecting a consumer from gambling-related harm and money laundering failures. The Gambling Commission investigation focused on 32Red’s dealings with a customer who, between November…

GBG chief urges industry to join forces on social responsibility post FOBT fight

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Peter Hannibal, CEO of the cross-sector strategic body, the Gambling Business Group, has warned that all forms of gambling are in danger of being treated similarly to the tobacco industry unless it starts to take the lead in improving social responsibility

CasinoCoin herald dawn of Blockchain at Juegos Miami

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‘The most exciting thing we’ve seen since the early days of the Internet’ is how John Caldwell, Director of Advocacy at the CasinoCoin Foundation, describes the ever-expanding world of Blockchain.   Ahead of a dedicated panel on Blockchain technology at this year’s Juegos Miami (May 30 – June 1, Biltmore Hotel, Miami), Caldwell addresses the legalities for the solution in Latin...

Juegos Miami to put responsible gambling on the agenda

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The adaptation and implementation of social responsibility policies will go a long way to changing the negative narrative surrounding gambling according to Susan O’Leary, CEO of Alderney eGambling, ahead of her seat on the responsible gambling panel as part of the wide-ranging learning agenda at this year’s Juegos Miami conference (May 30 – June 1, Biltmore Hotel, Miami).   Discussing the...

Responsible gambling messages to be included for entirety of all TV ads under new rules

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The IGRG today announced a further enhancement to the Industry Code for Socially Responsible Advertising.   It requires that throughout each television advert a responsible gambling message or a reference to www.begambleaware.org will appear. The provision will come into force at the end of June 2018. The Code was originally produced in 2007. It was followed by second and third editions in...

Paddy Power founder: Industry must tackle online problem gambling

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The founder and former chief executive of Paddy Power has criticised the company’s response to online problem gambling, the Times has reported. Stewart Kenny, who co-founded the bookmaker and was on the board until 2016, also called on the industry to limit the amount of money people lose online. He told The Times that mandatory limits were needed on money...

Gambling Business Group endorse ICE Consumer Protection Zone

ICR - Peter Hannibal, CEO of the Gambling Business Group
Cross-sector strategic body, the Gambling Business Group, whose members account for a majority share of Gross Gaming Yield, has given its full backing to the introduction of the Consumer Protection Zone, which has been announced for ICE London 2018 (6th – 8th February, ExCeL London, UK).   The Consumer Protection Zone, which will feature a mix of commercial and non-commercial organisations...

ICE London to feature first Consumer Protection Zone

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Clarion Gaming will be promoting the social responsibility message at world gaming's most important business event, with the launch of the The Consumer Protection Zone at ICE London 2018.   The Zone will provide a focus for the social responsibility message and feature key organisations that are promoting social responsibility as well as a platform for presentations. The Zone is the...

WrB Chair calls for joined-up social responsibility

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Helen Walton says gaming needs to take responsibility for product, marketing and customer care beyond the letter of the law   Gamevy Chief Commercial Officer, Helen Walton, who is chairing the upcoming WrB symposium Responsible Gaming Innovation (September 12, OXO2, London), believes the gaming sector must have a shared and joined-up approach to responsible gambling if the industry is to avoid...

True social responsibility involves some team-work

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Following this year’s Betting on Sports Conference, IBAS’ John Samuels comments on the need for co-operation within gaming to truly tackle fraud and become a socially responsible industry. Too many operators still feel that their competitors aren’t playing fair on social responsibility. It’s time to ditch the dog-eat-dog attitude and work together to fight fraud. An interesting time was spent at...

Gambling Commission issues forthright challenge to operators

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The Gambling Commission’s Sarah Harrison calls to industry to aim higher in terms of consumer safety and social responsibility.   The Gambling Commission is calling for operators to accelerate the pace at which they are putting consumers at the heart of business decisions. The call came from Commission chief executive Sarah Harrison during a speech to operators at the Commission’s first Raising...

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