In the News - International

This section contains select links to media releases on issues related to gambling and gaming from around the globe.

In the News

Changes to the Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice on Age and Identity Verification for Remote Gambling : Consultation Response (UK)

The Gambling Commission (UK) have considered responses to their consultation and decided to strengthen requirements on remote gambling licencees in order to ensure gambling is fair and safe for consumers. 

ASA Introduces New Advertising Guidelines

The UK advertising regulator the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has presented new guidleines in an attempt to protect problem gamblers and prevent underage gambling. The new guidleines came into effect on the 2nd of April.

Gamble Aware launches its largest Safe Gambling Campaign in the UK

"Bet Regret" is a safer gambling campaign to increase awareness about impulsive betting. It will assist to remove the stigma associated with gambling addiction and encourage people to look for help.

Gambling Commission calls for evidence on gaming machines and gambling online with credit cards (UK)

The Commission is seeking feedback from stakeholders to consider whether the use of credit cards for online gambling should be restricted or prohibited. The Commission is also calling for evidence especially in regards to the effectiveness of player protections on Category B gaming machines.

Changes to the licence conditions and codes of practice on age and identity verification for remote gambling: consultation response (UK)

The Gambling Commission (UK) has issued its consultation response following the proposal of changes to the licence conditions and codes of practice on age and identity verification for remote gambling. 

Consumer Protection in EU Online Gambling Regulation: Review of the Implementation of Selected Provisions of European Union Commission Recommendation 2014/4787/EU across EU States

This review evaluated the extent to which the online consumer protection principles recommended by the EU Commission were adopted by EU member states. The underlying objective was to see whether the recommendation was sufficiently influential to encourage greater regulatory convergence and a high level of consumer protection across the EU.

Declaration of Gambling Regulators on their Concerns Related to the Blurring of Lines Between Gambling and Gaming

This Declaration was discussed at the annual meeting 2018 of the Gambling Regulators European Forum. There is increasing concern about the blurring of lines between gambling and other forms of digital entertainment such as video gaming. Concerns have been raised relating to skin betting, loot boxes, social casino gaming and gambling themed content in video games available to children.