Connect with us
SIS

Latest News

UK Gambling Commission: make gambling in Britain the fairest and safest in the world

Niji Narayan

Published

on

UK Gambling Commission: make gambling in Britain the fairest and safest in the world
Image Source: casinotopsonline.com
Reading Time: 2 minutes

 

Neil McArthur, the chief executive of UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has urged the betting companies to serve their customers better to make gambling in Britain the fairest and safest in the world.

He was talking at the Raising Standards Conference at the International Conference Centre in Birmingham, conducted by UKGC. About 170 leaders from more than 100 gambling businesses attended the event, which aims to encourage the most senior members of the industry to take action to boost fairness and safety.

He said: “I want consumers in Britain to be able to enjoy the fairest and safest gambling in the world and to achieve my aims I need your support: I need you to work together to make sure you are the best – the fairest, safest – gambling operators in the world.”

McArthur told delegates he wanted gambling businesses to collaborate and focus on three areas: understanding the early signs which could indicate a customer is experiencing or developing problems; interacting with those customers to ensure they can receive support and advice and rebuilding public trust by changing advertising strategies.

“This is a call to action to join the race to the top,” he said. “A race to put your customers, their enjoyment and their safety at the top of the agenda for your management meetings, your board meetings and meetings with your investors.

“A race to approach the minimum requirements we impose as exactly that: minimums not maximums. A race to look for real solutions to the public health issue of gambling-related harm.”

The conference also heard from Jeremy Wright, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and representatives from the Advertising Standards Authority, the Competition and Markets Authority, and Twitter UK.

Guy Parker, ASA chief executive, said: “The existing rules that regulate the content and targeting of gambling advertising are working effectively, but there is public concern about the timing and quantity. The Gambling Commission conference is a great opportunity for gambling firms to discuss how those concerns might be addressed.”

 

Source: iterGameOnline

eSports

Lamborghini Enters eSports Arena

Niji Narayan

Published

on

Lamborghini Enters eSports Arena
Reading Time: 2 minutes

 

Car manufacturer Lamborghini has entered the world of esports with The Real Race, a global esports competition open to Assetto Corsa Competizione players of all levels. Assetto Corsa Competizione is an extraordinary racing simulation game developed by Kunos Simulazioni.

The tournament started on 29 May with five qualifier weekends, before culminating in a live final at Lamborghini’s headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy.

The Real Race will be Lamborghini’s first official entry into eSports, delivering a new sim racing championship blending the real and virtual worlds of racing. Assetto Corsa Competizione was developed alongside car manufacturers and provides a dynamic platform for Lamborghini’s latest racing series.

The top three players from the tournament’s live finals will enjoy a three-day experience in Italy, the home of Lamborghini. Players will have a chance to train alongside Lamborghini Squadra Corse drivers and to drive a real Lamborghini race car at an internationally- renowned racetrack. The competition is open to all experience levels.

Five qualifier weeks take place from 29 May to 2 August. The top three players from the first and last qualifier weekend and top two players from the second, third and fourth weekend, will be whisked away by Lamborghini to the live final on 18 September, where the best drivers will be determined.

“Sim racing is one of the fastest growing sectors in eSports, with eSports increasingly important to younger generations. I also follow it closely! This is an opportunity for us to combine the excitement of virtual racing with the appeal of Lamborghini cars and our motorsports program. ESports creates an environment where race heroes and top drivers can be challenged by anyone. This encourages wider engagement with real-life racing, reflected by Lamborghini’s investment in this new sports platform,” Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Automobili Lamborghini, said.

“I’ve paid close attention to the rise of eSports. Seeing the realism of racing games and how drivers are using racing simulators to practice, or professional eSports players going from simulation to the real thing, is just incredible. The Real Race is designed to portray realism and professionalism. Skills in sim racing are so transferable, which is why Lamborghini wants to give players an opportunity to test drive the real thing as part of the prize. There’s nothing quite like getting behind the wheel of a Lamborghini,” David Coulthard MBE, former Formula One racing driver, who will be the studio-based commentator for the live event, said.

Continue Reading

Latest News

UK Gambling Industry Reveals Safer Gambling Week 2020 Strategy

Niji Narayan

Published

on

Safer Gambling Week: British Gambling industry unites once more for ground breaking campaign
Reading Time: 2 minutes

 

The UK Gambling Industry, led by the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), the Bingo Association (BA) and the British Amusement Catering Trade Association (bacta), has announced that Safer Gambling Week 2020 will take place from November 19 to November 25.

The annual campaign builds on the success of Responsible Gambling Week, which began in 2017 – the first campaign to unite all sectors of the gambling industry – and marks the successful growth and evolution of the on-going awareness and education campaign, participants and supporters of which now extend far beyond the gambling sector.

Operators promote responsible gambling 365 days of the year, but Safer Gambling Week creates the opportunity for all businesses and organisations to start a conversation about safer gambling not only with their customers, but also with their staff and in turn their friends and family.

Michael Dugher, Chief Executive, Betting and Gaming Council, said: “As the new body representing the betting and gaming industry, the BGC is committed to driving up standards and promoting safer gambling.

“Safer Gambling Week is a fantastic initiative which the BGC are proud to play a leading role in. This awareness campaign is now in its fourth year and it has achieved a significant increase in engagement at all levels on the tools and support available to customers.

“We achieved over 25 million impressions on social media in 2019, setting a new benchmark for the campaign, which demonstrates the breadth and reach of the campaign.

“Our members are determined to raise standards and as part of this year’s campaign can point to significant changes that we have introduced, including new cooling-off periods on gaming machines, substantially increased funding for research, education and treatment; a ‘whistle to whistle’ ban on advertising during sport; new ID and age-verification checks and a ban on betting with credit cards.

“And during the covid-19 outbreak, we have published a 10-pledge action plan to promote safer gambling, while our members also voluntarily agreed to remove TV and radio gaming advertising, replacing their slots with safer gambling messages or donating them to charity.

“As businesses emerge from lockdown, I’m looking forward to this year’s Safer Gambling Week being a tremendous success.”

“Safer Gambling Week allows bacta members to highlight their year-long commitment to safer gambling, the safer gambling tools available to customers and the quality of the staff that engage with our customers on a daily basis,” John White, Chief Executive of bacta, said.

Continue Reading

Baltics

New Report Says Lithuanian Online Casinos, Bookmakers and Offline Venues are at Risk of Money Laundering

Niji Narayan

Published

on

New Report Says Lithuanian Online Casinos, Bookmakers and Offline Venues are at Risk of Money Laundering
Reading Time: < 1 minute

 

A new report by the analysts revealed that Lithuanian online casinos, bookmakers and offline venues are at the risk of money laundering.

According to analysts, the risk of money laundering for land-based casinos in Lithuania on a scale of 1 to 4 is estimated at 4, for lotteries – at 2, and for the online gaming, slot machine simulators, online betting – at 3.

The casino sector is at risk because its operations are based on a significant amount of cash flows that are attractive to organised crime groups, politically significant persons and people arriving from high-risk countries for money laundering, the report says.

The online gambling industry is attractive to criminals due to the high volume and fast execution of transactions, as well as low identification requirements, which allows them to easily convert illegal funds into legitimate gambling earning.

The report also indicates that the gambling supervisory authority in the country is not sufficiently prepared to deal with the threat of money laundering in casinos.

“The number of investigations conducted by supervisors during 2016-2018 is insufficient and not proportional to risk. This may be due to a lack of human resources in the department, in which three employees devote only 15% of their time to supervision of money laundering issues.”

The report proposes casinos, slot machines and bookmakers to introduce debit cards to easily track the transactions, set limits on cash deposits, use customer cards to control gaming activity, and conduct checks in the style of a “mystery shopper” by the supervisor.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
NSoft
Advertisement

Global Gaming Industry Newsletter – Weekly Digest (sent every Wednesday)

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from European Gaming Media and Events:

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here. Read more about European Gaming Media and Event's Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

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.