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norways ministry of culture seeks to end gamblings triple guardianship

Norway’s Ministry of Culture has confirmed its support for a consultation to consolidate the nation’s gambling laws into a single legislative framework.  Endorsed by Culture Minister Abid Raja, the consultation will form the basis for a new bill to merge

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gamcare launches chatroom for individuals of the criminal justice system

GamCare has expanded its dedicated chatroom series to help those in contact with the Criminal Justice System (CJS) maintain problem gambling support and seek advice from its dedicated specialist teams. The problem gambling treatment and support charity currently runs a

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rank to begin phased reopening of mecca venus on 4 july

Rank Group has announced that it will begin the ‘phased reopening’ of its Mecca Bingo venues operating across England from 4 July.  In accordance with the government’s public safety measures, 36 Mecca venues will reopen on 4 July across England,

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sis expands into the numbers game with 49s takeover

Sports Information Services (SIS) has confirmed that it has acquired the full shareholding of daily live draws and virtual horseracing operator 49’s Limited (www.49s.co.uk).   Reaching an agreement with co-owners GVC Holdings and William Hill, SIS will take over the

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parliamentary report brands gambling commission as toothless

The UK Gambling Commission has come in for extreme criticism from a group of MPs reporting on how gambling regulation is protecting vulnerable people. The regulator is described as ‘toothless’ and in need of a ‘radical overhaul’. In a report

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highlight games goes live with maxbet

London-based video virtual sports specialist Highlight Games has continued to strengthen its portfolio of partnerships after agreeing to supply its video virtual sports products to MaxBet Entertainment Group. Under the agreement, Highlight Games will supply English and Italian league versions

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shadow charity minister praises ygams resilience under lockdown

Rachael Maskell, the Shadow Minister for UK Charities, has branded the Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) as ‘a leading example of how charities have innovated’. The Labour MP for York Central praised the work of YGAM staff who

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racing dirsg launches lgbt awareness module for pride

The Diversity in Racing Steering Group (DiRSG) has launched a new ‘e-learning module’ to improve LGBT+ awareness and inclusivity with UK racing. The digital module has been launched to coincide with the month of PRIDE and has been further sanctioned

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sis greyhound service returns to pre lockdown levels

Sports Information Services (SIS) has outlined plans to return to ‘full strength’ with the resumption of its greyhound service from 29 June. In line with the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) guidance, which will see the removal of the

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paddy power insures hectors arsenal tree pledge

Following back-to-back Premier League defeats against Manchester City and Brighton FC, Paddy Power have responded to Arsenal leftback Hector Bellerin’s environmental pledge. Prior to the Premier League recommencing on Wednesday 17 June, Bellerin promised his social media followers that he

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