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UK – Gambling Commission introduces new rules to curb ‘irresponsible VIP customer’ practices

The Gambling Commission has announced strict new guidance for operators in order to clean up the malpractice of so-called VIP schemes – stating that if the guidance is followed there should be no irresponsible incentivisation of high value customers in the future. As part the Commission’s work to strengthen consumer protection, the ...

US – US House passes anti-doping bill to reform American Horse Racing

The US House of Representatives passed H.R. 1754, the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act, with the promise to end the era of widespread doping of horses in Thoroughbred racing in America. The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act includes a ...

UK – Gambling Commission partners with Facebook to limit gambling related adverts on the platform

The Gambling Commission has partnered with Facebook to create guidance aimed at limiting the number of gambling-related adverts users see on the social media platform. The guidance explains the different ways in which Facebook’s safety tools ...

Brazil – New Integrated Resort bill put forward

A senator has put forward a new bill that would allow for casinos in integrated resorts. PL 4,495 / 2020 was put ...

UK – BGC launches Game Design Code of Conduct for online games

Standards body the Betting and Gaming Council has unveiled a new code of conduct for the design of online games in ...

US – Exacta announces system modification following Kentucky Supreme Court decision

Exacta Systems will introduce a new Historic Horse Racing system in Kentucky following a decision of the Kentucky ...

Europe – Industry-led memorandum leads to reduction in unintentional advertising

A new European Commission report has found that an industry-led memorandum of understanding on online advertising ...

UK – Racing faces ‘severe threat’ warns British Horseracing Authority

The delay to the public’s return to sporting events is a serious blow to the horseracing industry and to the people ...

The Netherlands – Kansspelautoriteit outlines important steps taken for Koa licensing

Dutch gaming regulator Kansspelautoriteit said it is 'well on track to be able to process license applications ...