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Local Gambling Legislation Asked to Be Toughened Up

Local Gambling Legislation Discussed

Local gambling legislation has been asked to be changed to reflect strict gambling measures. A Belfast Councillor, John Kyle, has shared with the media that the gambling laws in Northern Ireland are not strict enough. The Councillor has asked to have these regulations toughened up. The Councillor also shared that the local gambling legislation in […]

OPAP Signs New Sports Gambling Deal with Playtech

OPAP Signs New Deal

OPAP has signed a new sports betting contract with Playtech. The terms of the agreement state that the Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) will provide the Greek sports betting operator access to its digital platform, Quantum. OPAP will be the first company that will be using the newly established sports betting digital platform. OPAP hopes that […]

Fianna Fáil Promises to Ban Credit Card Use on Online Gambling Transactions

Finna Fail

Fianna Fáil has promised Irish citizens that they will ban the use of credit cards for gambling transactions. It has also pledged to create a gambling regulator in Ireland if they are elected the governing party. The Irish Republican political party has further promised to impose the “whistle-to-whistle” wagers when they are elected. This week, […]

St. Albans’ Bishop Suggests New Bill on Link Between Gambling and Suicide

St. Albans' Bishop - Alan Smith

St.Albans’ bishop has suggested a new bill that will mark gambling addiction as one of the causes of suicide. The Bishop, Dr. Alan Smith, has created a campaign to bring awareness to the effects that gambling addiction has on people who have taken their lives. Dr. Smith was part of the campaign that urged the […]

UKGC Reminds Gambling Operators to Stay Responsible Concerning Compliance

UKGC Asks for Compliance and Responsibility

The United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) released a statement earlier this week, reminding gambling license holders about compliance. In the statement, the gambling regulator told the gambling operators that they need to remain responsible and comply with the corporate change and source of funds practices. These gambling license holders need to be able to provide […]

John Alexander Stripped of Executive Position

John Alexander - Crown Resorts

John Alexander has been stripped of his executive responsibilities at Crown Resorts amid investor pressure. The removal of Alexander as chairman is part of a larger scale corporate reshuffling. The corporate restructuring was announced last week. Helen Coonan is tasked with taking over John Alexander’s non-executive responsibilities. She is currently the Minerals Council Chair. Ken […]

Ireland Encouraged to Impose Stricter Gambling Regulations

Stricter Gambling Regulations in Ireland

Stricter gambling regulations have been called for in Ireland. Many anti-gambling campaigners have called for Ireland lawmakers to follow the UK and impose stricter gambling regulations. It was just days ago that the UK revealed that it would ban credit cards from use at online gambling sites. The UK has been implementing measures to ensure […]

Crown Resorts May Have Breached Regulations of its casino License

Crown Resorts Under Investigation

Crown Resorts have been found to have potentially contravened the rules of its casino license by not informing regulators of its Melco deal. The New South Wales (NSW) counsel has been working in the investigation of the well-known gambling facility, Crown Resorts. The counsel has disclosed to the media that the gambling facility’s failure to […]

Gamstop Participation Will Be Required for Online Gambling Sites

Gamstop required for online gambling sites

Gamstop participation, the self-exclusion platform for gamblers, will be required for all online gambling operations in the United Kingdom. As of March 2020, all gambling sites that operate within the UK will have to ensure that they sign up with the self-exclusion platform. The Gamstop scheme was developed for the sole purpose of allowing gamblers […]

UKGC to Investigate FA Cup Media Rights Deal

UKGC to Investigate the FA Cup Media Rights Deal

The FA Cup media rights are under investigation following the announcement. The UKGC was forced to investigate the nature of the deal that saw several sports betting companies obtaining rights to broadcast the much-loved FA Cup matches. Since the deal was announced, it had received a lot of criticism from the public. UK Ministers were […]