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theScore announces US IPO plans in time for Canada sports betting expansion

The Canadian sports media company turned US sportsbook operator theScore Media and Gaming, has announced plans to go public on the Nasdaq exchange. The Toronto-based business announced its US initial public offering (IPO) on Monday. This comes after the company’s board of directors and shareholders voted in favour of continuing with a dual listing in …

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Victoria to investigate Crown Resorts’ suitability for casino licence in Melbourne

Victoria’s Government has announced a royal commission into Crown Resorts to assess the casino operator’s suitability to hold its casino licence in Melbourne. State Premier Daniel Andrews announced that a royal commission will be held to consider whether Crown Melbourne should be allowed retain its Victorian licence that is used to operate its flagship casino …

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Gambling Commission publishes public guidance on gambling blocking services

The UK’s gambling regulator has launched its own public guidance campaign providing a breakdown of the gambling blocking services currently available to consumers at highstreet and digital banks. The UK Gambling Commission’s latest public guidance campaign forms part of the money and rights section of its site that was launched in early 2021.  This new …

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Flutter Entertainment to ban credit card usage in Ireland

Flutter Entertainment has announced plans to introduce several new measures to enhance its safer gambling protocols in Ireland. Flutter Entertainment, the company behind Paddy Power, has announced changes to its safer gambling policies in Ireland. Flutter to ban credit card usage According to the announcement, the Paddy Power operator will ban the use of credit …

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National Gambling Treatment Service improves PGSI scores for Scottish and Welsh users

The UK gambling charity GambleAware has published its first detailed reports on Scottish and Welsh users of the National Gambling Treatment Service (NGTS). According to the findings, more than half of the people that completed treatment with the NGTS are no longer classified as problem gamblers. It was also revealed that treatment with the NGTS …

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BGC calls for the reopening of the UK gambling industry after lockdown ends

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), the UK’s gambling industry standards body, has said that retail betting shops and land-based casinos should be allowed to reopen their doors to the public once the UK begins to exit the current national lockdown. The BGC’s call to action comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to …

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US commercial gambling revenue slumps to lowest point since 2003

According to The American Gaming Association’s (AGA) latest commercial gaming report US commercial gaming revenue slumped to $29.98bn in 2020, the market’s lowest figure since 2003. Slots accounted for the majority of revenue with $18.87bn, however this was down by 33.8% year-on-year. Table game revenue was also down to $5.09bn in 2020, a year-on-year drop …

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Irish Labour Party introduces bill that would ban gambling advertising

The Irish Labour Party has published a piece of draft legislation that would impose a ban on all forms of gambling-related advertising in the country. The bill, titled the Gambling (Prohibition of Advertising) Bill 2021, would prohibit all kinds of gambling advertising with the exception of sponsorship. The new bill According to the party, the …

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Canada’s single-event sports betting proposal passes second reading

Canada is one step closer to permitting legal and regulated wagering on individual sporting events. The Canadian Parliament has passed the second reading of Bill C-218, the Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act, which would bring single-event sports betting to Canada. Canada’s parliament passed the second reading of the bill with 303 votes for and …

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Monzo calls for all UK banks to offer gambling blockers in an open letter to government

The online bank Monzo has called for all UK banks to be forced to offer gambling blocks to customers. In an open letter to the government, the online bank Monzo has called for all UK banks to be forced to offer gambling blocks to customers in an effort to help people control their gambling habits. …

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