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Published 08.10.2021 Author: Jake Category: News
Ofcom, also known as The Office of Communications, is a government approved regulatory body which moderates broadcasting in the UK. They body has recently announced a series of upcoming regulation changes which will be implemented across a number of social media platforms, in an attempt to mitigate hateful content.
The regulator has listed a number of measures that video-sharing platforms such as TikTok, Twitch and YouTube must follow in order to protect their users. These online-based giants will be ordered to take “appropriate measures” to protect users on the platform from content that is related to child sexual abuse, terrorism and racism. The action of Ofcom came following results of research showing a third of users have seen hateful content on these sites.
The video sharing platforms will be required to ...Read More
Published 08.10.2021 Author: Stephen Category: News
The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has changed its rules for the reporting of suspicious betting. Due to the changes, the regulator’s Sports Integrity Unit will require suppliers to report any suspicious betting activity through its Suspicious Betting Reporting Mechanism (SBRM), which originally became a requirement for operators at the beginning of the year.
Without revealing its source of information, the MGA’s Sports Integrity Unit will now inform licensees of any suspicious betting activity related to ...Read More
Published 07.10.2021 Author: Jake Category: News
The Nairobia Country Assembly in Kenya is currently making a decision on whether they should ban gambling during daytime hours. The bill that was proposed by Waithera Chege at a recent hearing, has plans to completely ban all forms of gambling between the hours of 6am and 8pm. In addition to this, the bill will look to further regulate mobile betting and introduce a strict ban on advertising gambling near betting venues.
A survey by Geopoll was carried out in 2017, which found that Kenya has the highest number of youths engaging in gambling in sub-Saharan Africa, with an estimated 76% of the population being involved.
The survey also revealed that Kenyan youths also placed more bets in comparison to other sub-Saharan countries, spending an average of ...Read More
Published 07.10.2021 Author: Stephen Category: News
Today (Wednesday, October 7), sports betting was due to launch in Connecticut. However, the Department of Consumer Protection have confirmed that the launch of retail and online sports betting has been delayed. The delay is due to it taking longer than expected for the necessary publication of memorandums of understand on the federal register.
Although Connecticut’s two Native American tribes have already started offering in-person sports bets, all other sources, including online, Lottery, and ...Read More
Published 06.10.2021 Author: Jake Category: News
The act of sports betting has finally been legally launched in Louisiana, however many gamblers were frustrated that they missed the start of the new NFL season. Paragon Casino in Marksville will begin accepting wagers later today, Wednesday October 6th. The original plan was for the market to go live prior to the new season, however a handful of issues caused delays including some last minute changes to the Louisiana Gaming Control Board as well as hurricane Ida.
In addition to in-person sports betting going live, the Louisiana Lottery is expect ed to launch both online and mobile sports wagering, however this ...Read More
Published 06.10.2021 Author: Stephen Category: News
British gambling harm awareness charity, GamCare have issued a call for more support to be provided to university students in an attempt to help educate them about the risks associated with gambling.
GamCare referred to a study from the British Gambling Commission which found that young people are most vulnerable when it comes to experiencing gambling harm "after achieving independence from parents". Almost one quarter of student gamblers are at some degree of risk from gambling.
GamCare make many efforts in an attempt to raise awareness of gambling harm involving students, including their ...Read More
Published 05.10.2021 Author: Jake Category: News
The affiliate network Awin released the results of their latest study, which found that around 76% of influencers on Instagram are hiding advertising disclosures in their promotional posts. According to the Advertising Standard Association, it is required for influencers to disclose when they have been paid to make a post or publish content, these posts must include one of the following hashtags: #ad, #advertisement, #sponsored, #affiliate or #gifted.
The Awin study analysed over 20 million posts on Instagram, which include these hashtags and decided whether or not the hashtag was visible in the original post, or whether the user would need to expand the amount of text visible before they can see it. Across all of the posts checked, 76% of these posts had hidden one of the key hashtags from view.
It was found that 59% if creators ...Read More
Published 05.10.2021 Author: Stephen Category: News
Thirty of the US states have already legalised some form of sports wagering, however, Massachusetts looks unlikely to legalise sports betting any time soon. Some senators say that although the house has approved a sports betting bill, it isn’t a priority for the state senate.
Senate President Karen Spilka told the State House News Service that the chamber won’t consider sports betting this year unless it determines that it has the "bandwidth" to do so.
Governor. Charlie Baker said in a Tweet in September: ...Read More
Published 04.10.2021 Author: Jake Category: News
The Netherlands have finally seen the launch of the newly regulated online gambling market, following a couple of unfortunate delays. The newly licensed operators were due to be accepting players on the 1st of the month, but due to a technical fault with the self-exclusion system (Centraal Register Uitsluiting Kansspelen) they were only able to begin operation on October 2nd.
On Friday, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the local regulator said: “Due to a technical malfunction of Cruks, it is not possible for online providers, such as Holland Casino and Toto, to allow players on their websites. The cause of the malfunction has been identified. We are working hard to fix it.”
The following day, the regulator was pleased to announce the problem had been resolve and operators could begin the process of accepting players.
Regulating a gambling market usually comes with ...Read More
Published 04.10.2021 Author: Stephen Category: News
As of September 29, one of the top social media platforms, Facebook, have launched their short-form video reels after seeing success from the launch of reels via Instagram.
Facebooks competitors, TikTok, have designed their entire platform around the short-video content system, and after seeing such incredible success, Instagram very quickly followed suit. Facebook actually own ...Read More
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