Tag: self-exclusion

Peter Hannibal: Is driving National Lottery revenues compatible with protecting the vulnerable?

Peter Hannibal Gambling Business Group National Lottery revenues
Peter Hannibal, chief executive of the cross-sector strategic body, the Gambling Business Group, is calling on the DCMS and the Gambling Commission to explain how they propose to balance the drive to maximise National Lottery revenues and deliver high returns at the same time as protecting the vulnerable

Betting gets behind gambling reform

Politics Home Michael Dugher,Betting and Gaming Council Gambling Reform
BGC’s CEO Michael Dugher went to the heart of political analysis - Politics Home - last week to convey his association’s response to the Lords report on Gambling Reform. Coinslot picks out the highlights.

Caesars hit with £13m fine over “systematic failings”

Caesars Entertainment fine
The Gambling Commission has fined Caesars Entertainment to the tune of £13m for social responsibility failures in its UK casinos, with three senior managers

Bacta launches landmark Self Exclusion Portal at EAG

Simon Bradbury Self-Exclusion Portal launch
Bacta has launched its new Self-Exclusion portal at this week’s EAG show, which will deliver vital services, quickly and conveniently via mobile devices

Novomatic UK selects Gamblewise SR tool for AGCs

Admiral Gamblewise roll out
Providing its customers with even more options for safer gambling, Novomatic UK has began rolling out Gamblewise, a social responsibility tool that uses..

Gambling Commission calls for small steps towards a giant stride

Helen Rhodes Gambling Commission Safer Gambling Team
Helen Rhodes heads up the Gambling Commission’s safer gambling team,leading the Commission’s policy and work connected with protection of children and those in vulnerable circumstances.

FEC operators turn to SmartHUB to record customer interactions for updated LCCP

Blackpool SmartHUB Seaside FEC
As well as being the industry’s leading self-exclusion solution, IHL Tech’s SmartHUB is being utilised by FEC operators as an affordable and easy to use...

Barclays Bank self-exclusion feature: The social responsibility bandwagon

Barclays, self-exclusion
Barclays Bank have launched a new self-exclusion feature for problem gamblers on their accounts. The biggest and first bank from the high street to do so, Ken Scott seems reluctant to applaud the banking behemoth for its initiative. Cashing in is probably the best way to describe Barclays Bank’s somewhat opportunistic announcement to launch a self-exclusion feature on its accounts. The...

Barclays implements new self-exclusion feature

Barclays, banks, self-exclusion, gamble aware
As of this month, Barclays has become the first British high-street bank to offer its customers a self-exclusion feature feature on all gambling transaction. The service, which can be accessed via the Barclays Mobile Banking app or enabled in-branch, allows the bank’s customers to either completely block all forms of attempted gambling spend from their account, or institute specific spending...

Frontline members make self-exclusion suggestions

GambleAware, self-exclusion
GambleAware took the opportunity to ask operators their views for improving self- exclusion strategy, using shared experience to develop the most effective and mutually-beneficial policies. When trade body Bacta confirmed its inaugural Social Responsibility Exchange, it recognised that its success would hinge on operator engagement. And that was in evidence at the self-exclusion section of the programme where Bacta members...

Bacta focuses on future with new website

As part of their commitment to transparency and meeting the needs of the fast-paced industry within which its members work, Bacta has this summer launched its new website. Chief executive John White explained: “The new website reflects how far Bacta has come as a trade association and with its intuitive functionality and new resources it also highlights our aim to...

Eduardo Antoja to join Euromat summit panel on self–exclusion

With the new style Euromat Summit scheduled for 4 - 6 June 2018, senior figures from the world of gaming and amusements are preparing for their roles as speakers and panelists at the event. Former Euromat president Eduardo Antoja is one participant who will certainly be familiar with the Summit; Antoja instigated the event on commencing his first term in...

Bacta announces deal to unify self-exclusion

Coinslot bacta self-exclusion
Bacta has announced a partnership with IHL, developers of SmartExclusion, the paper-less self-exclusion solution, as the duo prepare to integrate SmartExclusion with the Bacta self-exclusion service.   Once finalised, the integration will allow users of either system to notify other adult gaming centre operators in their locality of self-exclusions that have taken place in their premises. The project is planned to be complete...