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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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Genius Sports strikes US data partnership with WynnBet

Genius Sports Group has inked a data partnership with Wynn Resorts’ online sportsbook which will cover three US states. Sports data supplier Genius Sports Group has struck a multi-state data partnership with Wynn Resorts’ online sportsbook brand WynnBet. Genius’ deal with WynnBet The deal will see Genius supply WynnBet with its LiveData and LiveTrading services …

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