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UKGC: Experts by Experience interim group created

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The UK Gambling Commission has announced that it is working with an interim Experts by Experience Group who will provide advice, evidence and recommendations to the Commission to help inform decision making and raise standards, along with co-creating a permanent Experts by Experience Advisory Group to advise the regulator on a more established basis.

The creation of the interim forum follows a workshop in March, in which people with lived  experience were asked to offer perspectives on key topics including High Value Customers,  Advertising Technology and Safe Game design – three areas the regulator had challenged the industry to make progress on quickly. The Commission also publishes a report on these areas of work which includes Expert by Experience input on progress made so far.

The group also discussed ideas about how the Commission could better work with people with lived experience and the need for more effective engagement and collaboration to benefit consumers, working together to prevent harm and make gambling safer.

Gambling Commission Chief Executive, Neil McArthur, said: “Our goal is to make gambling safer for consumers and the creation of the interim group is another important step in helping us bring a wider range of perspectives into our work.

“We will work with the interim group to co-create a formal Advisory Board, which will allow us to involve Experts by Experience more closely in the development of our regulatory framework.

“I am really grateful for the open and constructive way in which members of the interim group have shared their personal experiences of gambling related harm and for everyone’s commitment to work together to tackle these important issues.  It is early days and we are learning along the way to ensure that feedback and advice is utilised in the most effective way.  This week we looked at the subject of affordability and we’ll be focused on other areas of player protection online in the weeks ahead.’

A spokesperson for the Interim Group said: “The Interim Group comprises a group of people who have suffered a wide range of gambling harms, including recovering gambling addicts, family and partners of addicts, and those who have lost children to gambling suicides.

“The role that is too often allocated to Experts by Experience (EbEs) of telling our stories and commenting on narrowly defined questions is ineffective, so the establishment of the group is long overdue.

“We are determined that EbEs should play a continuing and much more active role in the deliberations and decision making across the whole remit of the Commission as part of the National Strategy to reduce gambling harms. We bring a new and vital perspective on key issues of regulation and even how the Commission itself works.

“We and they are learning how we can best work together, but we feel that there is a genuine commitment all round to make it work. Some of our comments were incorporated into the progress update on the industry-led working groups, but in future we may issue our own comments on issues that we have consulted with the Commission. We appreciate that the Commission recognises the value of our input, but we differ on certain key issues. Notably on how far and how fast improvements can be made. We look forward to working with the Commission.”

The interim group will be in place for at least the next six months, when the Commission plans to move to a permanent Advisory Group, which will add to other advice that the regulator receives through groups such as the Advisory Board for Safer Gambling and the Digital Advisory Panel.

This valuable input will add to the Commission’s other approaches currently used to include the views of consumers in their work. This includes information and feedback received from the consumer contact centre, online consumer research panels and engagement and consultations on regulatory changes.

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Set sail for reel winnings in Captain Venture™: Treasures of the Sea

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There is a strong sea breeze blowing through the halls of Greentube’s Home of Games, and with it, the sequel to a true slot classic: Captain Venture™: Treasures of the Sea. The title has dropped anchor and is now available for all B2B partners!

Captain Venture™: Treasures of the Sea takes everything players loved about the original Captain Venture™ online casino game, and adds more features, more action, and of course, more treasures to win across 5 reels and 10 win lines.

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Captain Venture™: Treasures of the Sea awakens the adventurer in everyone. Spin the reels today!

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Pragmatic Play Rolls Out Slots With StarVegas.it

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Pragmatic Play, a leading content provider to the igaming industry, has seen its full slots offering go live on Greentube’s Italian B2C brand, StarVegas.it.

StarVegas.it customers will now have access to Pragmatic Play’s expansive slot offering, including the multi-award-winning Wolf Gold, smash hit Sweet Bonanza, and the supplier’s first Megaways title, Great Rhino Megaways™.

Pragmatic Play will also provide its full suite of gamification tools, Enhance, including its popular Drops and Wins prizes, which are proven to drive engagement and player retention.

The deal marks another important commercial agreement for Pragmatic Play in regulated European markets, with StarVegas enjoying an impressive reach among Italian players.

Yossi Barzely, Chief Business Development Officer at Pragmatic Play, said: “We’re delighted to partner with Greentube’s Italian operator brand, StarVegas.

“Growing in regulated markets has long been a priority for us and we’re very pleased to be launching our slots with such a renowned and popular operator.”

Adam Warren, Managing Director at StarVegas.it, said: “Pragmatic Play has a diverse and exciting slot offering and we’re thrilled to add it to our growing collection of products.

“Finding innovative content is vital to maintain growth in our industry and we couldn’t be happier with what Pragmatic Play is bringing to our casino.”

Pragmatic Play currently produces up to five new slot titles a month, while also delivering Live Casino and Bingo games as part of its multi-product portfolio, available through one single API.

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FeedConstruct’s NEW partnership to exclusively cover FeVA’s Beach Volleyball

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FeedConstruct and FeVA have just inked a deal that will allow FeedConstruct to provide exclusive data and video coverage for Circuito Argentino de Beach Volley.

The new partnership will provide FeedConstruct with 500+ strenuous and impromptu matches featuring female and male players from Argentinian National Team. The skilled players will demonstrate outstanding ball skills and court speed that require unique expertise.

From January to February 2021, young and ambitious players will compete in the most remarkable Argentine competition, showing the important meaning of beach volleyball.
With this new and promising partnership, FeedConstruct is delighted to cover the competition every weekend from the sunny Chapadmalal.

“We proudly greet FeVA as our exclusive partner and hope to reach mutually beneficial results by the end of the season. I am confident that the speed of our data and the quality of video streamings will be a great asset in the fulfillment of our goal.- says George Arabatlian, the head of FeedConstruct.

This year has just started, but FeedConstruct has already gained a valuable partner in this alluring sport.

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