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British Airways under fire for airing an ad that glamorises gambling

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UK’s Advertising Standards Association (ASA) has been flooded with complaints against British Airways (BA) for airing a television ad that irresponsibly glamorised gambling.

Anti-gambling campaigners and members of parliament are at the forefront of scrutinising the BA Holidays advertisement.

The ad features a couple pleased as punch with themselves as they return to their hotel room. They are happy that they made money from a casino after spending some time in a swimming pool. “We had a bit of spare change so we put it in the slot machines… and won a couple of dollars. So we put it back in and the next thing we knew we’d won $493. Luckiest dip ever,” they said.

The former Conservative leader, Iain Duncan Smith, has slammed the ad, stating he is “stunned” by the subject matter, before announcing that he will be taking the matter further with cross-party colleagues.

He commented: “Utterly appalling. What were they thinking?”

Following Smith’s criticism, a cross-party parliamentary group of MPs is expected to contact the BA to condemn the ad for making gambling attractive.

The complaints come in the wake of a recent backlash against a surge in gambling ads.

After mounting pressure to protect children, vulnerable people and addicts from overexposure to gambling, at the end of 2018, the gambling industry confirmed plans for a voluntary ban on betting adverts during sports programmes.

A spokeswoman for the ASA confirmed that the ad had received several complaints, for promoting gambling and “portraying it in a glamorous and frivolous way, and that it’s therefore irresponsible.”

However, the complaints are still in the assessment stage.


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NSoft’s DPO among top 5 Data Protection Officers

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GamblingCompliance has announced the official shortlist for the Global Regulatory Awards 2019.  NSoft is proud to announce that Mr. Zlatan Omerspahić, NSoft`s Data Protection Officer (DPO), has been shortlisted in the category: Data Protection Officer or Team of the year.

The nomination complements to all activities Mr. Omerspahić and NSoft, as a company, performed in order to not just be in compliance with the GDPR, but to promote the importance of data integrity and data protection per se.

Zlatan is an acknowledged expert within the legislation field and very fruitful panelist at expert conferences with specific know-how that he gladly shares with other industry professionals. Commenting on the nomination, he said: “This is very exciting! It is a great honor to be nominated for GamblingCompliance´s award and I am very emotional about it. NSoft put trust in me, and all I’ve accomplished in my field of expertise would not be possible without the great support from my colleagues.”

The GamblingCompliance Global Regulatory Awards 2019 will take place at De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in Central London on May 1st, 2019. This year’s event will host over 400 industry specialist who will celebrate the success of the best ones in 17 award categories.

“This nomination and the awarding ceremony will actually be a wonderful way to celebrate my work anniversary at NSoft which is also on May 1st. I am looking forward to the event,” concluded Mr. Zlatan Omerspahić.

 

To find out more on NSoft contact us at info@nsoft.com or visit NSoft web site and book a meeting.


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Eldorado Resorts and Caesars mull over merger

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US casino operators Eldorado Resorts Inc. and Caesars Entertainment Corp are in the early stages of discussion on a possible merger, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Caesars has recently agreed to allocate billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who has been pushing the company to sell itself, three board seats to his representatives, and a say on the selection of its next chief executive officer.

Caesars is providing some limited confidential financial information to Eldorado, which is carrying out due diligence on the potential combination of the two companies, the sources said.

Eldorado has yet to make a binding offer for Caesars, and there is no certainty any bid will materialise or that a deal will be successfully negotiated, the sources added, asking not to be identified because the matter is confidential.

Caesars and Eldorado have market capitalizations of $5.4 billion and $3.6 billion, respectively. They also had debt piles of $9.1 billion and $3.3 billion, respectively, as of the end of December.

Caesars declined to comment, while Eldorado did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


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Betsson signs partnership with CompetitionLabs

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Swedish online betting company Betsson has signed a partnership agreement with CompetitionLabs, a real-time engagement software provider based in the UK. As per the agreement, CompetitionLabs’ tools will power live real-time tournaments and gamification for the Betsson Group.

Julian Steinwender, CompetitionLabs CPO, said this collaboration was one of the software providers most significant. He added: “We are delighted to be powering a whole new approach to engagement with Betsson. Seeing activity going live is really exciting for us and continues our plans for expansion and innovation together.”

Joey Hurtado, Managing Director for the Casino Brands at Betsson Group, said: “The CompetitionLabs platform has given us a powerful and easy to use solution that allows us to provide true real-time engagement and gamification to our customers. Starting with tournaments, we have seen immediate uplift in both customer engagement and GGR. The ability to leverage our whole portfolio of games and their data has enabled a new set of opportunities for innovation and differentiation. This is in line with our strategy of offering our customers with quality products.”

 


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