The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) has said that it filed 631 alerts to its partners in 2018, with football responsible for more than 75% of the cases. Sports betting AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS), the organisation tasked with upholding sports betting integrity in the lottery industry, has said that it flagged 631 alerts to its partners in 2018, with football responsible for more than 75% of the cases. The lottery body submitted 482 alerts relating to suspicious betting activity on football to its members and partner associations around the world, according to its 2018 intelligence monitoring report. GLMS also alerted football governing bodies about 81 matches as a result of the levels of suspicious activity. Of these games, 46 matches organised by Uefa, the governing body of football in Europe, were flagged, while 18 match alerts were sent to the sport’s global governing body, Fifa. Basketball was second to football in terms of suspicious activity, with 69 alerts, followed by tennis with 30, then ice hockey on 17. Europe was by far the most active region in terms of irregularities caught by GMLS, with the body sending 459 alerts to members about sporting events across the continent. Football was responsible for 359 of European alerts, ahead of basketball with 45 and tennis on 18. Asia ranked second with 69 alerts, 40 of which were related to football, while South America came in third on 63 alerts, with all but two – one each for tennis and basketball – for football. GLMS said that the majority of alerts were for irregularities noted before an event, with just 19% taking place during play and 7% after. In terms of the reasons why the alerts were triggered, the large majority were down to a significant change in odds, with 231 sent to partners. A total of 124 were related to team news, with 51 filed for a suspicious change in betting odds. GLMS also noted that 87 alerts were filed in response to a specific request, with 44 submitted after the body received certain information from a partner. The GLMS reporting system works by the organisation generating an alert when a betting pattern is detected. This then leads to consultation with its members, as well as an investigation on potential grounds that could justify the irregularity. If the GMLS is unable to identify a valid reason for the shift in betting patterns, it can then issue an official report. The GMLS intelligence monitoring report offers a significantly different view on betting irregularities in sport than international betting integrity body ESSA. Earlier this month, ESSA’s 2018 publication said that the organisation flagged 267 instances of unusual wagering activity from operator partners, to gaming regulators and sports governing bodies. More than half of these suspicious activity alerts concerned tennis, with 52 generated for football. In December, the GLMS introduced an updated set of rules in an effort to better protecting consumers. The code applies to all GLMS members, partners, employees and executive committee members. GLMS members include the likes of Danske Spil, Svenska Spel, the Hong Kong Jockey Club and Française Des Jeux. 26th February 2019 | By contenteditor Email Address Football tops GLMS regulatory alerts in 2018
Regions: UK & Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates Slots Tags: Online Gambling Slot Machines Gamblers aged 25 and under will be banned from joining operators’ VIP schemes in the UK while those permitted to join will be subject to new controls, as part of a series of voluntary reforms intended to reduce gambling-related harm in Great Britain. Gamblers aged 25 and under will be banned from joining operators’ VIP schemes in the UK while those permitted to join will be subject to new controls, as part of a series of voluntary reforms intended to reduce gambling-related harm in Great Britain.The new restrictions on VIP schemes were announced alongside significant changes to advertising practices, as well as new guidelines for game design, including a minimum 2.5-second slot spin speed.The Gambling Commission will now launch a consultation on adding the restrictions agreed upon by operators to the Licensing Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP). However, it expects Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) members to restrict and prevent under-25s from joining high-value customer schemes within three months. Furthermore, all customers eligble to join VIP schemes will be required to pass a series of checks relating to spend, safer gambling and enhanced due diligence, before they can take advantage of incentives. Reward programmes will also be required to have full audit trails, detailing operators’ decision-making processes and specifiying management oversight and accountability. VIP schemes have proved particularly controversial, after Gambling Commission data published in January this year revealed that while just 2% of customers at nine leading operators are VIPs, they account for 83% of deposits.This agreement was reached through one of three industry working groups established by the Commission in January this year, involving over 30 operators and suppliers, and coordinated by the BGC. This saw the Commission run workshops with those that had experienced gambling related harm first-hand, supported by input from problem gambling charity GamCare and its service users. The VIP working group was led by GVC Holdings, while Sky Betting and Gaming oversaw a group looking at changes to advertising practices, while efforts to develop new standards for responsible game design were led by Scientific Games and Playtech.Through these working groups, further changes to advertising practices and processes, and changes to game design, have also been agreed.The advertising working group’s efforts have resulted in the industry committing to taking action to reduce the amount of online advertising seen by children, young people and vulnerable adults.These actions include compiling a list of common “negative search terms” such as those around self-exclusion. The industry also agreed to gather “better and more consistent” data, in order to make sure that targeted ads do not target vulnerable groups.Like VIP schemes, the industry agreed that social media and “pay-per-click” (PPC) advertising should also only be targeted at those aged 25 or over when possible. Gambling-related YouTube channels and content must also feature age restrictions going forward.In addition, the industry also said that it would adopt and send to all affiliates a new code of conduct, which the Commission said will be amended and updated regularly.The industry working group added that it would establish a permanent cross-industry Adtech Forum, which it said would “ensure an on-going focus on making further progress in this area, including conducting and evaluating trials of advertising technology”.The Gambling Commission said it was satisfied with these commitments and would expect them to be enforced from July.The game design working working group, meanwhile, agreed to set a minimum spin time of 2.5 seconds for all slot games. It has also committed to removing features which “may encourage intensive play”, including slam stops and turbo buttons, as well as split screen slots which the Commission said were “associated with potential loss of control”.A more detailed plan of work is to be released in September 2020, alongside a final code of conduct.However, the regulator said that it believed the group needed to do more work to remove harm in the area of game design.“The Gambling Commission’s view is that while some progress has been made, this work must now go further and faster, in particular around using demographics and behaviours to indicate risk,” it said. “The Gambling Commission will now consult on the priority areas for immediate action as soon as possible.”“By working together with operators and seeking the views of people with lived experience of gambling harm we have been able to make significant progress, although there is always more to do,” Gambling Commision chief executive Neil McArthur added. “We will now consult on the necessary changes to our rule book to ensure all operators have to meet the new standards.”Brigid Simmonds, chair of industry body the Betting and Gaming Council, said she was pleased to see the industry come together to help tackle key problem areas.“I am pleased with our members’ hard work and continued commitment to delivering substantial progress on the three safer gambling challenges set by the Gambling Commission on high value customers, advertising and game design,” Simmonds said. “These measures, along with our recently announced 10 pledge action plan for Covid-19 safer gambling and our 22 industry safer gambling commitments, will significantly transform and improve the environment for our customers and the wider public.“We agree with the Gambling Commission that there is still more work to do and we will rise to the ongoing challenge.”McArthur said it was important that the changes were implemented quickly.“We have been encouraged by the progress on VIP incentives, safer advertising and safer products,” McArthur said. “We set these challenges in order to deliver real and rapid change for consumers in key areas of risk. However, it is important these commitments are implemented as soon as possible. It should not take months to implement safeguards many would expect to be in place already.”McArthur added that the implementation of the new rules may be difficult for some operators while many are still affected by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.“I recognise that the Covid-19 outbreak will impact on next steps and actions, in particular land-based operators,” McArthur said. “I welcome the fact that the operators involved and the BGC have remained committed to progressing this work during these difficult times. That is a positive sign of their commitment to make the industry safer.“Ultimately actions speak louder than words and any operator that does not put consumer safety first will find itself a target for enforcement action.” 1st April 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle GC working groups agree to ban under-25s from VIP schemes Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Casino & games
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address ANJ fills out senior team with govt and ARJEL veterans France’s new gambling regulator L’Autorité nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has announced a series of new senior appointments. Topics: Legal & compliance People Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Legal & compliance France’s new gambling regulator L’Autorité nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has announced a series of new senior appointments.ANJ appointed Rémi Lataste as director general, where he will deal with management of the regulator’s budget and recruitment of staff.Lataste had previously served in the French treasury and as head of corporate restructuring at the Ministry of the Economy and Finance, as well as lecturing at the Bordeaux Institute of Political Studies.Olivier Tournut will serve as secretary general, where he will ensure procurement processes follow the public procurement code and the day-to-day organization of the regulator. Tournut had worked at the National Commission for Data Protection for more than eight years before joining ANJ, most recently as an administrative director.Albert Allo will join the ANJ as its head of anti-money laundering and countering terrorism financing. Allo had served as a financial advisor to France’s delegation at the United Nations and as deputy director of anti-fraud group Traficin.Imman Toufik, meanwhile, will serve as budget public procurement director. She had previously worked at the Ministry of the Economy and Finance and at the Ministry of Ecology.Meanwhile, Jean-Baptiste Menguy will serve as head of human resources and deputise for Tournut. Menguy held the same role at online gambling regulator L’Autorité de régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL) before it was superseded by ANJ.Legal director Frédéric Guerchoun, director of markets, compliance and players protection Jérémy Terrasson and director of controls and information systems Hélène David all also retain their roles from ARJEL.As announced in February, Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin is ANJ’s first president. Falque-Pierrotin was previously chairwoman of France’s National Commission for Data Protections (CNIL).ANJ officially took over as France’s lone gambling regulator on 22 June, covering the country’s 14 licensed online operators, all online and point-of-sale lottery and betting games sold by Française des Jeux (FDJ), as well as the country’s 202 land-based casinos and Pari-Mutuel Urbain’s network of retail betting outlets and on-course bookmakers. Regions: Europe Western Europe France 6th July 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle
25th March 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Tags: Better Collective Therese Hillman Email Address However, it was confirmed that Søren Jørgensen will not seek re-election to the board, but will instead take on consultancy role with Better Collective founders Jesper Søgaard and Christian Kirk Rasmussen. Affiliate business Better Collective has proposed electing Therese Hillman, the former chief executive of NetEnt, as a new board member. Overall revenue for the 12 months to 31 December 2020 was up 35.3% year-on-year to €91.2m, while profit also increased 57.6% to €21.9m. Hillman stepped down as CEO of slots specialist NetEnt this month following its SEK19.6bn (£1.67bn/€1.93bn/$2.28bn) acquisition by Evolution. The proposition from Better Collective’s nomination committee will be discussed at the affiliate’s annual general meeting on 26 April. “Therese’s experience from the igaming market is highly relevant for Better Collective,” Better Collective chairman Jens Bager said. “Therese will, among other things, support the company in its ambitious strategy to continue consolidating the market and growing in new markets such as the fast growing US sports betting market.” “I would like to thank Søren for his outstanding efforts on the board since 2014,” Bager said. “Søren has been instrumental in shaping the M&A strategy and building the in house knowledge that has led to 20 acquisitions so far.” Better Collective’s nomination committee also proposed re-electing Bager as chairman of the board, as well as Todd Dunlap, Klaus Holse, Leif Nørgaard and Petra von Rohr as board members. Ranked as one of the industry’s most influential women by iGB in 2019, Hillman joined NetEnt in January 2017 as chief financial officer. She went on to become interim CEO in April 2018, before moving into the role on a full-time basis in the following month. People The proposed board appointments come after Better Collective last month said that merger and acquisition activity during its 2020 financial year helped drive year-on-year growth in both revenue and profit. Topics: Marketing & affiliates People Affiliates People moves Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Better Collective proposes adding former NetEnt CEO Hillman to board Prior to this, she had a spell as CEO of sports nutrition business Gymgrossisten and spent time serving on the board of Unibet Group, which later became Kindred.
Regulation The case concerned a training match played on 28 March, 2020 between Kronängs IF and Mariedals IK, for which Bet365 offered odds. A review of the match by Spelinspektionen showed that 24 of the 34 participants were under 18. Spelinspektionen hands Bet365 warning and penalty fee for offering underage match Considering the mitigating factors, Spelinspektionen opted to set the penalty fee at SEK1m. Fredrik Holmberg, Per Håkansson, Håkan Wall, Madelaine Tunudd, Andreas Prochazka and Doris Högne Rydheim will all remain on the board, with no new appointments. Håkansson will continue to serve as chairman. “The fact that a majority of the players then turned out to be under 18 years was an unfortunate coincidence that could have occurred in any senior league at any time and which could not be foreseen,” Bet365 argued. Bet365 operator Hillside Sports has received a warning and a SEK1m (£85,000/€98,000/$116,000) penalty fee from Swedish regulator Spelinspektionen after offering bets on a friendly match in which the majority of players were under 18. Tags: Bet365 Spelinspektionen However, it also pointed out that Hillside’s action to prevent further underage betting and the fact that this was a one-off event were mitigating factors. 25th March 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle However, Spelinspektionen said that the Act was clear in prohibiting betting on events where the majority of participants are underage, rather than referring to bets on underage competitions. The operator also disputed the base used to determine the sum of any penalty applied. Spelinspektionen argued that the penalty should be based on total stakes from Sweden, which for Bet365 totalled SEK11.2m for 2019. The operator argued it should be based on its Swedish revenue, SEK683.9m, but this was rejected. It added that if it was in violation of the Gambling Act, a warning was the only suitable action, as the offer was only for a single match and was due to error. It added that the violation was serious and that therefore the action taken should amount to more than a warning. Email Address Hillside contested that offering odds on the match was permissible, as it was not a match specifically for underage players. It added that it took immediate corrective action to ensure odds would not be offered on similar matches, including stopping betting on lower-division friendlies. All bets on the match were declared void. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter In related news, Spelinspektionen also appointed its board for 2021-22. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Legal & compliance Social responsibility Sports betting Compliance Regulation Sports integrity Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden The warning and penalty follow a similar SEK10m sanction handed down in June 2019, as part of action against eight operators, all for betting on underage matches. Hillside appealed this decision in the Administrative Court, and after its first appeal was dismissed, appealed it again in the Court of Appeals. Chapter 8 section 2.2 of the Swedish Gambling Act says that betting may not be offered on “occasions where the majority of participants are under 18 years of age”.
Email Address “Spain is an important market for IBIA members, many of which are also part of Jdigital,” IBIA chief executive Khalid Ali said. “A closer alliance between our associations therefore makes perfect sense, especially with the expected offshore channelisation challenges to the Spanish market from the recent advertising and sponsorship restrictions.” Sports integrity 4th May 2021 | By Robert Fletcher “IBIA will be working closely with our colleagues at Jdigital to utilise our unique international data to inform and enhance the integrity of that market and its sporting events.” Tags: IBIA Jdigital The agreement will provide a framework for cooperation and coordination between the two parties, focused around ensuring sporting integrity in the Spanish market. IBIA pens betting and integrity MoU with Spain’s Jdigital AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Two reports in Q1 related to activity of Spain, with both of these in reference to betting on tennis. Regions: Spain The new MoU comes after the IBIA last week revealed that it reported 64 suspicious betting events to authorities during the first quarter of 2021, with tennis and esports the main sports of concern. “We are excited to start collaborating with IBIA, who we consider the best partner in this crusade.” Topics: Sports integrity This will include projects aimed at promoting regulated betting markets with high consumer channelling and related consumer, sports and operator integrity protection measures. The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has signed a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Spanish online gambling trade body Jdigital. Jdigital director general Andrea Vota added: “This partnership is a clear sign of Jdigital’s commitment with safe and responsible gambling. Betting is the main activity of online gambling in Spain and it is the industry’s will to keep this segment a safe, trustworthy one. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter
Sponsorship Betting sponsorship in football has received significant opposition in the UK, with the Big Step campaign – supported by League Two team Forest Green Rovers – looking to ban all gambling promotion in football. Premier League football club Norwich City has announced the mutual termination of its commercial partnership with betting operator BK8 Sports – three days after announcing the deal. The club say they anticipated unfavourable reactions to partnering with a betting company, but have subsequently apologised for an ‘error in judgement’. The initial deal was announced on 7 June, with BK8 set to become the team’s shirt sponsor for the 2021/22 season, after the club ended its previous agreement with Dafabet. 10th June 2021 | By Nosa Omoigui “We want to continue to embed a highly inclusive culture across the club, together with an accessible and welcoming environment free of demeaning and discriminatory behaviours.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “On this occasion, we made an error of judgement. Our standards were not at the levels we demand of our football club. We can now only apologise to our supporters and former players, Grant Holt and Darren Eadie, who were across the BK8 promotional launch campaign, for any offence caused. However after negative reactions from fans and other partners, Norwich and BK8 came to a mutual termination agreement. Norwich’s chief operating officer Ben Kensell said: “As a self-financed club there is always a fine balance between generating the revenue levels required to help maintain that model, whilst working within our visions and values. Regions: Europe UK & Ireland Norwich City terminates BK8 sponsorship after three days Topics: Marketing & affiliates Social responsibility Marketing Sponsorship The club added that an update on a replacement sponsor would come in due course. Tags: Norwich City BK8
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