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UK TV gambling ad ban will start in 2019

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Ending an avalanche of conflicting reports, the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) has confirmed that the ban of gambling advertisements on television during live sports broadcasts will come into effect January next year.

When the ban comes into force, there will be no advertisements for gambling companies during a set time period, beginning from five minutes before a start of the event to five minutes after its end.

There will be other measures as well, such as an end to betting adverts being broadcast around highlight shows and re-runs. Bookmakers will not be allowed to sponsor sports programmes shown before the 9PM watershed.

Exceptions will be made for horse and greyhound programmes, which are seen as more reliant on betting than other forms of televised sport.

“Today the gambling industry is responding positively to public concerns about the amount of gambling advertising on television before the watershed,” IGRG chair John Hagan commented. “We are announcing a ‘whistle to whistle’ ban on gambling advertising during all televised live sport before the watershed, with the exception of horseracing and greyhound racing.

“We believe that these new voluntary TV measures, which have been approved by the trade associations representing every sector of the gambling industry, will drastically reduce the amount of gambling advertising on television and they complement the strict controls that already govern gambling companies around advertising on digital platforms,” Hagan went on. “We believe that this is itself a watershed moment as we strive to provide the ever, safer gambling environment which gambling consumers and the wider public expect, and which is so important to the future success and sustainability of our industry.”

The move comes after a week of speculation, with news of the ban – which was first discussed earlier last month – first revealed by the BBC amid growing pressure on the industry to amend its advertising strategies.

The move was welcomed by State Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Jeremy Wright.

“Gambling firms banning advertising on TV during live sport is a welcome move and I am pleased that the sector is stepping up and responding to public concerns,” Wright said. “It is vital children and vulnerable people are protected from the threat of gambling-related harm. Companies must be socially responsible.”

UKGC chief Neil McArthur described the announcement as a significant step towards showing that the betting industry was mindful of customer concerns.

“Importantly, it also demonstrates the value of collaborating across companies and across sectors to make gambling fairer and safer. I hope that this can be used as a model for future industry action to reduce and prevent harm.”


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PointsBet Partners With Catfish Bend Casino in Iowa

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PointsBet, the top-tier sportsbook operator, has entered a multi-year partnership with Catfish Bend Casino, one of Iowa’s leading casino, entertainment, and hotel destinations.

The partnership will include the launch of both premium retail and mobile sportsbook operations in Iowa, following proper licensing afforded by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission. PointsBet and Catfish Bend Casino will work in tandem to build out a multi-faceted sports entertainment venue centrally located on the Catfish Bend property.

“PointsBet is thrilled to announce this partnership, enabling us to create a first-class sportsbook for Iowa’s sports bettors at one of the best casino resorts in the Midwest. Catfish Bend Casino’s executives – Gary Hoyer and Rob Higgins – are two of the most progressive and forward-thinking operators in the industry. We knew they were the perfect match for PointsBet’s long-term vision of gaming in the U.S. from day one,” Johnny Aitken, PointsBet’s U.S. CEO said.

“We couldn’t imagine a better sportsbook to bring to Catfish Bend Casino and the state of Iowa. The potential legalization of sports betting in Iowa opens an exciting new opportunity for recreational and avid players, and PointsBet’s unmatched dedication to bettors makes them the ideal partner for our brand and go-to-market plan,” Gary Hoyer, CEO of Great River Entertainment said.

 


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AMATIC Industries Reports Excellent FER in Madrid, Presents Roulette Grand Jeu

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AMATIC Industries, an integrated supplier of premium gaming products, in collaboration with Comatel, has reported an excellent Fería International del Juego (FER) show in Madrid.

There was plenty to see as Comatel secured a large stand to house the AMATIC solutions. AMATIC Industries presented the latest Roulette Grand Jeu with the stylish, brand new Corona II overhead design that incorporates a large screen that can be viewed from both sides. This is an excellent way to portray the GO FOR GOLD bonus game which has been created especially for the Spanish market. Another highlight at the FER was the introduction of a further bonus game called LET’S PARTY.

Leopold Öller, Director at AMATIC Industries, summed up the response from the FER, stating, “It was a great opportunity to see our valued customers in Spain. Thanks to our unique partnership with Comatel our games have become extremely popular throughout the country. We are always focusing on bringing new innovations to strengthen our position here. We were able to do this in all areas – with our Corona II on the Roulette Grand Jeu, our new Amarox C24 Nero and new games for our Multiliner as well as the focus on our Landscape solution. We were very pleased with the response.”

 


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Delaware North Sues Miomni Gaming Over Fraudulent Claims

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Delaware North, the US based casino operator, has filed a lawsuit against its sports betting joint venture partner Miomni Gaming.

The operator is seeking monetary damages through the suit filed in the Chancery Court of Delaware, including Miomni’s 49% stake in the BetLucky joint venture, which the supplier is apparently refusing to give up. The joint venture was made to launch the BetLucky sports betting platform. Delaware North then terminated the contract earlier this month.

The operator claims Miomni made fraudulent claims to induce it to enter into a joint venture, as well as of wilfully breaching a limited liability company agreement governing the operation of BetLucky.

Delaware North claims that Miomni and chief executive Venner repeatedly claimed to own intellectual property rights to the platform, including the source code for the front end and back end of the platform.

 


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