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Responsible Gambling Campaign Launched by Senet Group

A major responsible gambling campaign has been launched by gambling industry watchdog the Senet Group. This campaign has been rolled out to coincide with the launch of the UK’s national Responsible Gambling Week. During the campaign, and in tandem with GambleAware, the Senet Group will place stand-alone responsible gambling adverts in various live football matches as well as over 2,000 advertisements, which will be strategically placed on channels and programs where it is probable a high percentage of viewers are likely to engage in online gambling. The goal is to have these messages seen 30 million times on TV...

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UK Council Wants to Restrict Gambling Adverts

According to research cited by the Local Government Association (LGA) on their website, nearly one in nine children aged 11-15 are "following" gambling companies on social media. This same research also noted that people aged 16-24 show the second highest rates of problem gambling in the UK. The LGA, formed of local councils in the UK, also pointed out that figures from the UK broadcast regulator, Ofcom, showed that gambling adverts soared by a whopping 5,000% between 2007 (when gambling firms were first permitted to advertise on TV) and 2012. The discovery of this research and the statistics has...

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SlotsMillion VR Casino Secures UK License Approval

, the first 3D virtual reality online casino, has successfully launched in the UK after its parent company, ALEA.com, acquired the necessary license from the UK Gambling Commission to operate in the country. What this means for players who hail from the United Kingdom, is that they will now have access to SlotsMillion VR casino as well as the non-VR version of SlotsMillion with its extensive library of over 700 slots. The quantity of slots is improved by the number of developers who have contributed to the iGaming operator's massive collection. There are 26 developers in total! What's more,...

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UKGC Reveals Problem Gambling Hit New High

Problem gambling has become more rampant in the UK. Recent research has revealed to the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) - the United Kingdom's regulator that licenses the gambling industry in the nation - that over 2 million Britons are problem or at-risk gamblers. The UKGC found that, last year, 63% of British adults gambled. Of these adults, 400,000 were problem gamblers. The statistics showed that an estimated 1 in 50 British men between the ages of 16 and 34 were identified as having a full-on gambling addiction. Meanwhile 3.9% of the total population were believed to be at-risk. According...

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William Hill, Founder Of The William Hill Empire

The question on everyone’s mind is who is William Hill and how did the company William Hill that we know today actually begin? Well it was a long and gradual process, Hills interest in the industry and dedication and commitment began at young age. Let’s take a look back over the years and learn about William Hill history and who he was. Click To View The Timeline Of William's Hill Empire Info-graphic.   It started back in 1903, William Hill was born on July 16th 1903 in Birmingham England to a family of 13 children. He attended Old Know...

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New Full Tilt Marketing Campaign Has Been Launched

Full Tilts partnership deals with Gus Hansen and Viktor Blom have recently come to an end, and instead of signing new deals they have used this as an opportunity to launch a new marketing campaign. Simply Zesty advertising agency came up with the concept behind this new marketing campaign. The concept focuses on the player’s perspective of playing at Full Tilt. In a press release from Full Tilt they stated the following ‘Moving forward the Full Tilt product, marketing and branding will focus will focus very much on sharing the experiences of players.’ The Full Tilt marketing campaign will...

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Online Gambling Agreement for Isle of Man & UK

The new UK gambling laws will officially be in place from December 2014. For online gambling companies that are licensed by offshore jurisdictions but that reach the UK markets; this has become a grey area. Isle of Man is one of the main offshore jurisdictions that licenses these companies. The government of Isle of Man has come to a positive agreement with the United Kingdom government, which will come into effect under the gambling duty act 2012 According to this agreement online gambling companies that are licensed in the Isle of Man that attract customers from UK markets are...

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Industry Insider: Interview with GameAccount Network CEO

The English supplier of gaming software and content GameAccount Network is now providing operators with a choice of slot machines from some of the industry's leading games creators, including major names like IGT, Bally, SHFL, Aristocrat, NetEnt, Ainsworth, SG Gaming and now also Novomatic, building up a very impressive portfolio of over 200 slots. We have published our review of GameAccount nearly six months ago, but many announcements have been made since, and it's quite time to get some fresh insight into what is happening in the company. Dermot Smurfit GameAccount Chief Executive Officer, has been kind enough to...

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Will English Themed Casino Come to Vegas?

Vegas has a reputation for its ultra-modern casino resorts and flashing street signs. Now the desert gambling hub will go back to basics by building an English themed casino on the Las Vegas Strip. …Or at least that was the rumor this week after tabloid magazine the Daily Mirror posted a satirical article claiming that a British casino would open in Vegas. In an article better suited for The Onion, the Mirror’s fictional casino was named Ye Olde England Casino and promised over the top kitsch as its main attraction.   Cocktail waitresses in police helmets, refreshment booths under...

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