Connect with us

Compliance Updates

BETER expands integrity services across live events

Published

on

BETER expands integrity services across live events
Reading Time: 2 minutes

 

BETER, the industry’s leading provider of next-gen betting and gaming solutions, has raised the bar further on the transparency of events for tournament organisers with a latest wave of integrity strengthening, developed by its Chief Integrity Officer, Andrii Nekrutov.

Instrumental since joining the company in 2021, Nekrutov has been key in evolving BETER’s credentials to ensure all events are conducted with the highest possible quality assurance.

Nekrutov explained: “The utmost reliability of tournaments and principles of fair play are core tenets of our business. To this end, we are constantly refining our integrity policy to ensure the safety of our community of sportspeople, employees and clients.

“We see the integration of our new procedures and systems as another layer of integrity on behalf of our operator partners – ensuring they can have absolute confidence in the transparency of all live events provided by BETER. In-house IT solutions and the chatbot ensure the safety of tournament participants and allow for confidential reporting of any suspicious activity.”

The company has developed a range of different, robust policies in accordance with the International Olympic Committee and other international sports federations for each of its popular live events programmes, the Setka Cup and ESportsBattle and a broader common integrity policy, which BETER imposes on any tournament organiser it cooperates with.

BETER has identified the main directions for implementing the company’s integrity mechanisms:

Detection of any suspicious performance behavior:  An integrity operation centre ensures a consistent information exchange with partners on unfair play issues. A fraud detection service is provided to all clients with a holistic analysis of suspicious in-game events along with the use of cutting-edge tools by an in-house team 24/7.

Improvement of  the integrity awareness campaign: This program includes required e-learnings, training, a whistleblowing platform and pre-employment personnel and tournament participant checks, including a thorough recruitment process and regular integrity examinations. An Ethics Committee will promote high integrity standards and collaborate with sports federations on related issues.

Development of an intelligence-led investigation: Should any suspicious behaviours be identified, these will be targeted. All integrity-related intelligence gathered will be investigated and tracked in an Integrity Incident Database in cooperation with law enforcement agencies and judicial authorities.

Compliance with sports integrity laws of each country where the tournament organiser is based: This new agenda will be constantly monitored to ensure it remains robust and fit for purpose. Regular reviews of existing regulatory environments will ensure strict alignment and compliance with international sports practices.

BETER’s comprehensive integrity policy is mandatory for all tournament organisers who partners with it.

Central Europe

ComeOn Gaming Secures GlüNeuRStv Sportsbook Licence

Published

on

Reading Time: < 1 minute

 

The registry of the Ministry of Sports and the Interior of Saxony Anhalt has confirmed that it has granted a German Fourth Interstate Treaty (GlüNeuRStv) licence to ComeOn Gaming.

Cherry AB’s B2C unit has registered the brands sunmaker.de, comeonwetten.de and mobilebet.de under its approved German licence.

Though having secured its GlüNeuRStv licence, ComeOn has yet to disclose whether it will launch a sportsbook property, accepting the terms of Germany’s conflicted sportsbook marketplace.

At present, Saxony Anhalt has chosen to serve as the GlüNeuRStv regime’s interim regulator, as the state’s executive proceeds to establish Glücksspielbehörde (GGL) – German gambling’s new federal regulatory authority by the end of 2022.

ComeOn joins 35 foreign and domestic operators that have been granted GlüNeuRStv sports betting licences.

Continue Reading

Compliance Updates

UKGC Unveils New Guidance to Help Combat Problem Gambling

Published

on

Reading Time: 2 minutes

 

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) updated its new list of rules on high-risk gamblers. The new consumer protection guidance, which gambling businesses are required to take account of, will help them comply with new rules coming into effect in September.

In April the Commission announced new rules to ensure online gambling businesses do more to identify and take action to protect customers at risk of harm. The updated consumer protection guidance will help gambling businesses understand and comply with the new rules, which come into effect on 12 September.

The existing guidance and additional guidance issued during the COVID-19 pandemic will still apply and be available for operators to refer to until 12 September.

The new guidance provides further information for remote gambling businesses on:

  • identifying vulnerable customers
  • indicators of harm they must monitor for, including what is considered a “strong” indicator of harm
  • when to use automated systems and processes
  • how to evaluate the impact of customer interactions.

UKGC Chief Executive Andrew Rhodes said: “Operators must take account of this guidance ahead of the stronger requirements coming into effect. We are giving the industry time to prepare for the changes and expect full compliance by September. Every gambling business has a role to play to prevent gambling harm and this guidance makes clear what we expect to see, which will be supported with enforcement action should we need it.

“In the current context, including the rise in the cost of living, it is more important than ever for operators to meet these requirements to identify customers at risk of harm.”

The new guidance forms part of the Commission’s ongoing drive to make gambling in Britain safer. The Commission will shortly be launching a further consultation on the ways to tackle three key financial risks for consumers: binge gambling, significant unaffordable losses over time and risks for those who are financially vulnerable.

Continue Reading

Baltics

Lithuania Sets New Lottery Age Purchase to +18

Published

on

Reading Time: < 1 minute

 

The Budget and Finance Committee of Lithuania’s Seimas (Parliamentary Assembly) has completed a draft decree proposing new standards on lottery play and advertising for the Baltic state.

The Committee’s headline measure has called on parliament to undertake a vote to raise the minimum age of purchase of lottery tickets from 16-to-18 years of age. If approved, Lithuania’s government will enforce a new lottery age restriction from 1 January 2023.

The decree has further ordered Olifėja, Lithuania’s state-sanctioned operator, to display age-range notifications and safer gambling warnings across its weekly lottery draws of Teleloto, Vikinglotto, Eurojackpot and further Instant-win games.

Olifėja serves as Lithuania’s national lottery steward, charged with raising funds for the National Olympic Committee, its business activities monitored by Lithuania’s Gaming Control Authority.

Since 2020, the successive Lithuanian governments of PMs Saulius Skvernelis and Ingrida Šimonytė have chosen to amend the laws of the 2016 Gambling Act.

Last year, the government ordered the Gaming Control Authority to ban all licensed operators from promoting any form of gambling incentive (bonuses, discounts, reward programmes).

Furthermore, the government granted the Gaming Control Authority direct powers to IP-block unlicensed operators and to issue bigger fines on non-compliant operators, changes that were sanctioned as a COVID-19 civic protection measure.

Lithuania carries amongst the strictest age laws for gambling in Europe, in which players must be +21 years of age to enter a gambling venue.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
EvoPlay
Advertisement

Subscribe to our News via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to our news and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Trending

Notice for AdBlock users

We are constantly showing banners about important news regarding events and product launches. Please turn AdBlock off in order to see these areas.