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Gambling Commission to support Bacta’s Social Responsibility Exchange

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UK’s Gambling Commission extends its support to the Social Responsibility Exchange, a new initiative launched by the British Amusement Catering Trade Association (BACTA). It is an inclusive free-to-participate event designed to provide a platform for business owners, operators and their staff to figure out the best practice.

A number of leading professionals will offer their insights in the event, scheduled to be held on 21 November 2018, the day before the BACTA Annual Convention and AGM. UK Gambling Commission Programme Director Helen Rhodes will be one of the key speakers, she will participate in the panel discussion for the session entitle: Improving The Customer Journey For the Problem Or At Risk Customer.

She is leading the Gambling Commission’s safer gambling team, responsible for creating the Commission’s policy and work connected with protection of children and those in vulnerable circumstances.

The session will offer insights into how staff can provide a positive and safe experience for those customers who may be particularly vulnerable to harm through impaired decision-making skills such as through poor mental health or dementia.

She said she is looking forward to attending the event: “Making gambling fairer and safer is a cornerstone of our work here at the Commission so we were very pleased when we heard that bacta was hosting a social responsibility conference. I’m very much looking forward to be on a panel focused on looking for solutions that prevent harm to consumers.”

 

To register for this landmark event, contact Linda Malcolm at bacta on +44(0)20 7730 6444 or at LindaM@bacta.org.uk

Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.

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Spain’s Ombudsman Calls for Gambling Ad Ban

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Francisco Fernández Marugán, Spain’s acting Civic Ombudsman, has recommended the Spanish government to issue a complete ban on advertising gambling products and services. Marugán addressed the recommendations to the Ministries of Finance and Health, Consumer Affairs and Social Welfare.

The ban would mean that operators would be prohibited from displaying any form of broadcast pertaining to gambling products and services before a particular time, in addition to the prohibition of celebrity endorsements and gambling signage at sporting events.

Marugán has stated that any operator found to be in contravention of the proposed ban could result in the cancellation of an operator’s license, however, this can only be justified if a total ban is imposed.

Marugán considers that the advertising of gambling and bets “should not be considered protected in the freedom of business, as it is not in products such as tobacco or addictive substances.”

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Authentic Gaming Partners with Volcanobet

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Authentic Gaming, the Malta-based gaming solutions provider, has signed a deal with Volcanobet, the leading Montenegro online sportsbook and casino provider. As per the deal, Authentic Gaming will be the exclusive provider of live casino games to Volcanobet.

Volcanobet can now access the Authentic Gaming’s full suite of games including Authentic Roulette, Blaze Roulette, Casino Floor Roulette and Live ARENA games.

“We really enjoy creating solutions for niche and emerging markets which is why I’m delighted that we can demonstrate our full capabilities to Volcanobet, a company that has proven to be a real market leader. To be the exclusive partner of Volcanobet is also a fantastic opportunity for us to help create a new trend within the Montenegro player community and we can’t wait to play such an integral role in the company’s future strategy,” Jonas Delin, CEO, Authentic Gaming said.

“We are famed within Montenegro for providing the best online betting and casino product in the market. Adding Authentic Gaming to our portfolio ensures that we are continuing our position as market leader whilst evolving our product range to provide more choice, added excitement and bespoke solutions to keep our players coming back. This is especially interesting as the Montenegrin market is very receptive to roulette, and we will now be working with a live roulette provider that offers that widest variety in the industry,” Sveta Vasiljevic, CEO, Volcanobet said.

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Slot Revenue Decreases in Connecticut Tribal Casinos

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The slot revenue of two Connecticut tribal casinos has decreased by 12% in April 2019. Both Mohegan and Foxwoods have posted year-over-year decrease in slot machine revenue and April 2019 was the worst month for the Connecticut casinos.

Foxwoods Resort Casino totalled US$36.2 million in slots revenue after paying prizes, down from the US$41.2. On the other hand, Mohegan Sun reported US$45.2 million in slot revenue, down from US$51.4 million.

Revenues from Foxwoods and Mohegan have been affected by MGM Springfield, the casino located in neighbouring Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission reported that the faction totalled US$15.5 million in slots revenue last month and US$6.3 million in table-games revenue. However, slots revenue was also down in that facility 17% over the previous month.

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