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Anyone that has dabbled with online slot games will have come across their fair share of film-themed slots that have used these blockbuster titles to create an exciting game. Leading slot providers often choose to tie in classic blockbuster titles with their slot games for a number of reasons, including some that are obvious and others that are far…
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Dark Patterns in Gambling?

In a recent article, we looked at the concept of so called "dark patterns" and the increasing scrutiny it is receiving from regulators in the UK and EU across consumer law, competition law, advertising and data protection. In this article, we focus specifically on the application of dark patterns in the gambling industry and the pressure the sector…
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UK’s CAP: New Content Restrictions on Gambling and Lotteries Ads

New rules with tougher protections for under-18s came into force on October 1, further strengthening the Committee of Advertising Practice's (CAP) commitment to safeguard young people and vulnerable audiences. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has revealed that it will now consider complaints about the content of gambling and lotteries ads…
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Local campaigner not impressed by gambling ads ban

A campaigner fighting to change the gambling addiction laws in the North says there's still plenty to do despite two betting adverts from major firms being banned by authorities last week. After his son Lewis died by suicide in November 2013 because of a serious gambling addiction, Pete Keogh and his wife Sadie established the Gambling With Lives…
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PlayOJO Launches New Global Advertising Campaign "Feel the Fun"

PlayOJO has launched a new advertising campaign designed to increase the brand's presence in regulated markets it's active in, specifically the United Kingdom. The company focuses on two specific verticals, to wit bingo and casino products and it has worked with McCann Demand marketing agency to ensure that the new advertising campaign will…
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How will the UK Government Change the Gambling Laws?

Estimated figures show around 30000 Welsh people who experience problems with their gambling. It's figures such as that which are behind moves to review the 2005 Gambling Act. It's a process that has taken at least a couple of years as evidence has been gathered. July is due to see the UK government release the long-awaited White Paper on gambling…
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British footballers are not allowed to advertise Curaçao gambling sites

WILLEMSTAD - British football players are not allowed to advertise Curaçao gambling sites. This has been determined by the British Advertising Standards Authority, ASA. Renowned footballer Michael Owen used his Twitter account on May 16 to promote an illegal crypto casino to the British public. This is against UK gambling advertising laws. Only…
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Michael Owen 'breached UK law by promoting an unlicensed cryptocurrency casino on Twitter'

Michael Owen has deleted tweets which breached UK laws on gambling advertising, according to reports. The former England, Liverpool and Real Madrid striker made two posts which promoted unlicensed cryptocurrency casino'Punt Casino'. And, as reported by The Athletic, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ordered Owen to delete his promotion…
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Michael Owen breached UK law by promoting unlicensed cryptocurrency casino

Michael Owen used his Twitter account to promote an unlicensed cryptocurrency casino to the British public, in breach of UK laws regarding gambling advertising. He has also been instructed by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to delete a promotion for a controversial non-fungible token scheme for breaching rules about advertising…
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The 'dodgy dossier' of evidence that could mislead government in gambling review

Dan Waugh of Regulus Partners, a strategic advisory business, examines the quality of the evidence on which the government will base its gambling review white paper The government is reportedly close to publishing its white paper on the reform of Britain's gambling laws and has stressed that changes to legislation will be evidence-based. The…
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Is it legal to play in a casino in Ireland

21 April 2022 By Roger Kennedy [email protected] Who is responsible for regulating gambling in Ireland? Are players really allowed to gamble legally? and what is the government's attitude towards online gambling? Many people in Ireland love gambling entertainment, so it's not surprising that it's legal here. The horse racing, sports betting and…
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UK Online Casino Is under Scrutiny by the ASA over Misleading Promotion

Online gambling operators have been under scrutiny by UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and now, casino sites are facing a crackdown after ASA's investigation into "hot or cold" games. The Guardian reports that the regulator will uphold a complaint about an irresponsible and misleading feature. PlayOJO Casino, which is licensed and…
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Safety regulations for online gaming in the UK

In this article, we'll discuss how to stay safe while gaming online. Here are some things that you need to consider for staying safe while gaming online in the UK. Be mindful of your surroundings and who is around you in the game or chat room. Do not sharepersonal information such as bank account numbers. Make sure that any games/accounts offered…
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Gambling companies await law review

The UK has a long history when it comes to gambling, and in past centuries, many forms of it were heavily controlled, regulating where you could participate. It is fair to say that gambling has never been the subject of an outright ban in Great Britain, and in the past 50 years, it has flourished. With the explosion in online betting, the UK is one…
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Gambling firms among biggest spenders on school-run radio ads

Gambling companies are potentially exposing millions of children to gambling by pouring money into radio advertising during the'school run', data shows. According to research by market analysis firm Nielsen on behalf of the Guardian newspaper, the gambling industry is responsible for spending the second-highest amount of all industries on radio ads…
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Gambling Firms’ Adverts are Among the Most Aired Radio Commercials During School Run Hours in the UK

Gambling firms' Adverts are among the most aired radio commercials during school run hours in the UK, according to an analysis for the Guardian by market analysis firm Nielsen. Data shows gambling came second in a list of industries that spend the most to appear on commercial radio between 7 am and 8 am and from 3 pm to 4 pm. The analysts found…
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Pioneering research reveals powerful lure of gambling adverts on social media to children

Newswise - A new report has exposed how children and young people are vulnerable to the growing popularity of gambling adverts on social media, prompting calls from leading experts for much tighter regulations. The research, published today as part of a policy briefing led by the University of Bristol, found gambling advertising is vastly more…
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Research reveals powerful lure of gambling adverts on social media to children

A new report has exposed how children and young people are vulnerable to the growing popularity of gambling adverts on social media, prompting calls from leading experts for much tighter regulations. The research, published today as part of a policy briefing led by the University of Bristol, found gambling is vastly more appealing to children than…
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Portugal considers a day-time ban on gambling ads

Portugal is debating four bills that suggest the ban of advertising gambling and betting between 07:00 and 22:30. The rule is similar to existing regulations regarding alcoholic beverages and is being debated in the Assembly of the Republic (by the Left Bloc, PCP, PAN, and by the non-registered deputy Cristina Rodrigues) and is also calling for the…
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Regulation In The Online Casino Industry Increasingly Eats Up Operator Profits

The online casino industry has been around since the 1990s. Antigua and Barbuda became the first overseas licensing jurisdiction with the Free Trade & Processing Act in 1994, and developer Microgaming helped spearhead the launch of the industry as the first functional casino software company. By 1996, over 200 gambling websites had launched, but…
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ASA Bans Ladbrokes Ad for Showing Socially Irresponsible Gambling Behaviour

The UK advertising watchdog Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a TV ad of Ladbrokes for depicting socially irresponsible gambling behaviour. The ad, seen in April, began with a voiceover that stated: "I'm a nodder: up to the football, down to the app like a dog on a dashboard." The next scene showed a man at a train station who…
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ASA’s responsible ads warning to bingo operators

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ASA Upholds Foxy Games And Rejects Betfair Casino Allegations

One allegation against Foxy Games has been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority and another has been rejected at Betfair Casino in the most recent round of judgments. The former refers to a Foxy Games paid-for Google search ad, shown on July 11, 2020, which was seen when the search word'make money online' was used, and mentioned'Earn Money…
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