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GambleAware reveals that awareness of the National Gambling Treatment Service is increasing

The British gambling industry charity, GambleAware, has said that awareness of the National Gambling Treatment Service (NGTS) is continuing to grow. This comes after a series of promotional campaigns were recently carried out by the organisation. NGTS awareness is growing Back in spring last year, GambleAware launched the NGTS awareness campaign, with four bursts of …

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University of Bristol Research Recommends eSports Gambling Ad Ban

Research from the University of Bristol has argued that gambling operators should be banned from advertising in eSports.  The findings found that ads of this kind are more appealing to youngsters than they are to older audiences by a considerable distance.  What Did the Research Reveal?  To complete the research, 210 children between 11 and …

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New Data Reveals that Complaints to UK Operators Dropped in 2020

Data published by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) revealed that consumer complaints to gambling operators dropped by 14.4% in 2020. The year was marked primarily by the difficulties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, which saw concerns about protecting users online as the country repeatedly went into lockdown. How many complaints did operators receive in 2020?  Over …

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Entain completes acquisition of the esports-focused operator Unikrn

The online gambling giant Entain has completed its acquisition of the technology, products, platform, and brand of the esports operator Unikrn. This comes after the deal was announced back in August of this year, which according to Entain, would help make the business a leader in esports. Entain completes Unikrn purchase Today, the online operator …

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Aristocrat Agrees Terms for £2.7bn Acquisition of Playtech

The Australian slot machine manufacturer Aristocrat has agreed on terms to acquire Playtech in a deal worth approximately £2.7bn (€3.2bn/$3.7bn). According to Aristocrat, the acquisition will provide the business with “material scale” in the online gambling and online sports betting segments. Aristocrat to acquire Playtech According to the announcement, Bidco, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aristocrat, …

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Gambling Commission suspends BGO Entertainment licence for “failing to protect” customers

On Friday, the UK Gambling Commission announced it had suspended the operating licence of BGO Entertainment Limited. According to the UK regulator, the operator’s licence was suspended as the operator failed to protect consumers. Commission suspends BGO’s licence The UK Gambling Commission announced on Friday that it has suspended BGO Entertainment’s licence as it reviews …

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BGC launches its new “Take Time to Think” safer gambling campaign

The UK gambling industry’s standards body, the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has launched its new “Take Time to Think” campaign to promote safer gambling. This comes after GamCare launched the Big Deal campaign to advise university students on the risks associated with gambling earlier this month. The BGC’s campaign The BGC’s “Take Time to …

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The UK’s ICO supports a single customer view approach in consultation response

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has come out in support of efforts to build a single customer view, which will see data on an individuals’ spending shared between businesses to reduce potential harms. The Information Commissioner’s Office is the UK’s regulatory body for data protection issues. ICO back single customer view The ICO’s support …

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