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UK Gambling Commission publishes latest combined Health Survey

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The Gambling Commission has published the latest combined Health Survey, which outlines participation, at-risk gambling and problem gambling rates across Great Britain. The data, drawn from field research carried out in 2016, shows that the rate of problem gambling across Britain was 0.7%

Tim Miller, Executive Director at the Gambling Commission said: “The Health Survey, along with all of our evidence and data, indicates that the problem gambling rate in Great Britain is stable. However, we want to see a sustained and significant reduction in the levels of problem gambling and will continue to drive the industry to build momentum towards this goal.

“Understanding the level of problem gambling is an important part of making gambling safer, but what this data won’t show is the extent of the harm someone may be experiencing, or the wider impact upon their families and their communities.”

Tim adds: “That is why, together with our expert advisers the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board, we recently published a ground-breaking approach to understanding the full range of harms gambling can have on society.”

This work, alongside the recently published research programme marks an important step in informing the direction of the next National Responsible Gambling Strategy, which will launch in April 2019. Comments on how the social cost of gambling-related harms can be measured and better understood, along with feedback on the research programme are welcomed by email: research@gamblingcommission.gov.uk

 

Key figures

  • 1.2% of gamblers were classed as problem gamblers (0.7% of the population) – this is statistically stable, and consistent with both 2012 and 2015 reports
  • 2.4% of people were classed as low risk gamblers, and 1.1% of people as moderate risk gamblers
  • Problem gambling was more prevalent among people who had participated in multiple gambling activities in the past year, than those that had just participated in one
  • 57% of adults (aged 16 and over) in Great Britain had gambled in the past year – this is down by 6% compared to 2015
  • Men (62%) are more likely to participate in gambling than women (52%)
    Most popular gambling activities were: National Lottery draws (41%), scratchcards (21%) and other lotteries (14%)
  • Gambling participation (excluding National Lottery draws only) was highest among 25 – 34 year olds
  • Gambling participation was lowest among non-drinkers (36%), followed by those who drank up to 14 units of alcohol per week (59%) and were highest for those who drank more than 14 units per week (69%)
  • Problem gambling rates were higher among those with probable mental ill health (according to the GHQ-12 score), than those that indicated no evidence of probable mental ill health.

 

Source: Gambling Commission

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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Loto-Québec Chooses Alice POS to Modernize its Lottery Kiosk Retail Operations

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Loto-Québec Chooses Alice POS to Modernize its Lottery Kiosk Retail Operations
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Alice POS, a cloud retail point-of-sale solution, is proud to have completed a new agreement with Loto-Québec as its technology is now used in 113 lottery kiosks across Quebec.

“Loto-Québec was looking for a solution to optimize and simplify the management of its kiosks throughout Quebec. Alice POS enables centralized data, while providing the state-owned enterprise complete visibility over their network. Alice POS is a network owner’s right arm. We are proud to work with NEOPOS and to have been selected by Loto-Québec as their technology partner of choice. We believe that our adaptive approach to customer needs makes the difference,” declares Charles Beaupré, CEO of Alice POS.

Alice POS is specifically designed for multi-site stores such as franchises, purchasing groups and corporate networks. From customer experience to virtual and physical harmonization, Alice POS meets the needs of tomorrow’s businesses.

Successful Deployment

The full deployment of Alice POS in Loto-Québec‘s Lottery Kiosks was successfully completed last November.

“The point of sale (POS) management software that we’ve integrated in our lottery kiosks was designed specifically with our needs in mind. Alice POS helped us to efficiently train employees assigned to points of sale managed by non-profit organizations throughout Québec. It was vital that we be able to operate some of the system’s features ourselves, but also be able to rely on a supplier for all the necessary support”, said Sylvain Henri, Retail Sales Manager at Loto-Québec. Loto-Québec’s mission is primarily to allow the province to oversee the activities surrounding games of chance and to lessen organized crime’s control of these activities. All profits are returned to the public in the form of services provided by the government.

The request for proposals, launched by Loto-Québec in April 2017, was presented by NEOPOS, leader in the implementation and maintenance of computerized systems for Quebec businesses. “Alice POS is a next-generation point-of-sale solution whose core business is retail chains. It is ideally suited for multi-store networks, offering a powerful POS system to merchants while allowing network operators to have full control over their performance and administration”, concludes Steven Raymond, vice president of sales at NEOPOS.

 

Source: Alice POS

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LeoVegas launches GoGoCasino – with eye to take market shares in growing target group

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LeoVegas launches GoGoCasino - with eye to take market shares in growing target group
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LeoVegas is launching GoGoCasino as the first brand on its proprietary multibrand platform. GoGoCasino complements and diversifies the Group’s brand portfolio, which is operated under the collective name “Brands of Leo”.

“Shortly after going live with our multibrand portfolio we are now launching GoGoCasino. The brand has a modern and fun tone that conveys a smooth experience and fills a hole in the market,” comments Gustaf Hagman, LeoVegas’ Group CEO. “For customers who value simplicity and speed, GoGoCasino sets an entirely new standard for the industry. The start and response from customers have been very positive and we are capitalising on the Group’s strengths, experience and economies of scale. GoGoCasino is initially being launched in Sweden, but will go live in more markets soon.”

GoGoCasino – First brand to be launched on the Group’s multibrand platform
GoGoCasino combines the best functions in casino with a high level of user friendliness and alluring design. The brand features an inventive and innovative product that offers one of the industry’s smoothest gaming experiences. Try it here: GoGoCasino.com.

GoGoCasino has been developed by a small team that has used existing resources within the Group, all in line with LeoVegas’ plan to increase efficiency in the Company with existing resources. The aim of the proprietary multibrand platform is to launch more customised brands.

The multibrand strategy and Brands of Leo are part of the Company’s expansion strategy and will contribute to the achievement of the financial targets for 2021 of EUR 600 m in revenue and EUR 100 m in EBITDA.

 

 

About the LeoVegas mobile gaming group
LeoVegas’ passion is “Leading the way into the mobile future”. LeoVegas is the premier GameTech company and is at the forefront of using state-of-the-art technology for mobile gaming. A large part of this success can be credited to an extreme product and technology focus coupled with effective and data-driven marketing. Technology development is conducted in Sweden, while operations are based in Malta. LeoVegas offers casino, live casino and sports betting, and operates two global and scalable brands – LeoVegas and Royal Panda – as well as a number of local brands in the UK. The company’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more about LeoVegas, visit www.leovegasgroup.com. 

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Vereeni Investments adds Moneyball stake to fast-growing portfolio

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Venture capital fund Vereeni Investments had made its latest move with a significant investment into Australia’s leading daily fantasy sports operator Moneyball.

The agreement will see Vereeni acquire a majority stake in Moneyball in return for a seven-figure investment.

Launching in 2015, Moneyball was the first Australia-facing daily and weekly fantasy sports operator and is powered by an innovative proprietary platform.

It holds licences applicable to all Australian states and offers a range of contests across multiple sports, including NRL, AFL, EPL, NFL, NBA, PGA, MLB, horse racing, and cricket.

The operator is also expanding internationally with a growing presence in India since 2016, and expects to be live in the US soon with other markets set to follow.

Timothy John Heath, founder and CEO of Vereeni Investments, said: “Acquiring a stake in Moneyball adds another important and complementary asset to the Vereeni ecosystem.

“Moneyball is already established as Australia’s number one daily fantasy sports platform, and we see huge potential for further growth, both in Australia and internationally.

“As an operator that has innovated from the outset, Moneyball is a perfect fit with Vereeni and we are excited to see what the future holds.”

James Fitzgerald, co-founder and co-CEO of Moneyball, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have Vereeni Investments onboard.

“Becoming a part of the Vereeni family positions us strongly for further growth, giving us access to unparalleled global reach and expertise within the gaming sector.

“Daily fantasy sports is still a massively underserviced sector with potential to grow much faster than the broader market. We have spent the last three years searching for a partner to help us deliver on this potential, and in Vereeni we have finally found one.”

Moneyball joins Vereeni’s €100million ‘Level Up’ tech fund alongside a range of other promising early-stage ventures across the fintech, online gaming, business intelligence, insuretech and blockchain verticals, including Global Gaming, OneTouch and Singular.

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