BetMGM, one of North America’s leading betting operators, granted $180,000 to the International Center for Responsible Gaming (ICRG) to support the organization’s study on the ads’ impact on the bettors running to problem gambling behavior. The ICRG announced this in an official statement released on November 22. [Read more…] about BetMGM Partners With The ICRG For A Problem Gambling Research
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The Australian government has submitted a list of mandatory messages that gambling operators will be required to use in their advertising campaigns. This measure is directly aimed at warning bettors about the potential harm of gambling. [Read more…] about Australia Orders The Operators To Warn Bettors About The Harm Of Gambling In The Ads
British responsible gambling charities GamCare and the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) have reported that their joint Young People’s Gambling Harm Prevention Programme has already hit the mark of two million participants. [Read more…] about Report: About 2 Million People Have Used The Gambling Harm Prevention Programme In The UK
There was a real scandal in the gambling community of Australia this week. The Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC) issued a resolution announcing a monetary penalty for Crown Melbourne casino for violation of its Responsible Gambling policy. The operator will now be obliged to pay a record-breaking $AU120 million fine. [Read more…] about Crown Melbourne To Pay Record-Breaking AU$120 Million For Multiple Violations
The amount of online gambling advertising has been growing continuously, especially since sports betting officially became legal in Ontario this spring. [Read more…] about Counsellor: Demand For Problem Gambling Treatment Increases Due To The Bookmakers’ Ads
On Monday, October 31, Bet99 officially began its legal operation in Ontario. The company’s website is now available under Bet99.ca. [Read more…] about Bet99 Officially Launches In Ontario After Acquiring The AGCO License
About 1,400 self-serve lottery terminals are expected to appear across Ontario next year. This was announced by Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) in a statement issued last Tuesday. [Read more…] about OLG To Roll Out 1,400 Self-Serve Lottery Terminals In Ontario In 2023
Last week, six largest US iGaming operators gathered together to establish first ever responsible gambling standards. These operators are Bally’s, DraftKings, FanDuel, Entain, MGM Resorts International and BetMGM.
Ontario’s legal sports-betting market continues to grow, with Pinnacle becoming the latest brand to join it. According to multiple media reports, last week the company managed to receive the licence by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario. AGCO will reportedly make an official statement in the coming days.
Pinnacle’s CEO Paris Smith said that the company is really excited to join the Ontario market. He believes that local bettors deserve to be provided with the best betting opportunities. The Pinnacle.ca site is expected to be covering all major North American and global sports events.
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) issued a resolution on August 25, in which it announced a monetary penalty for Unibet betting operator for violations of the advertising rules. The company will now be obliged to pay $48,000.
Despite that, Unibet still have an opportunity to appeal the charge. In case this happens, Ontario’s Licence Appeal Tribunal (independent of the AGCO) will be handling the lawsuit.
Ontario’s sports-betting industry became fully legit on April 4, when the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario launched the process of licensing the online bookmakers. Canada Sports Betting conducted a survey about the residents’ interest in online-betting after its full legalization.