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  • Gambling Commission set to introduce new UK rules

    The Gambling Commission has announced will be introducing new rules which online operators will have to follow to prevent problem gambling.

    Under the new rules, operators will need to confirm customers' age and identity before the previous 72-hour window.

    The operator will not be able to allow customers to withdraw any kind of winnings until age verification has been completed. Return stakes will be refunded back to the customer if they are found to be under the age of 18.

    The Gambling Commission claims its new changes will also help the operator, as it will be able to detect criminal actiivity faster than before.

    The new regulations will be implemented on 7 May.

    Neil McArthur, Gambling Commission Chief Executive, said: "These changes will protect children and the vulnerable from gambling-related harm, and reduce the risk of crime linked to gambling.

  • A bit confused,here.That doesn't seem to prevent under-18s from losing their stake money as they would only need to verify their age to withdraw winnings.Suppose a punter lost £100,then won £20 and had to admit to being under-18 when trying to withdraw the £20.Would they get the £100 back ?

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    • The original post omits to mention that the new legislation also states that, as from 7 May, you cannot deposit with a bookmaker until your age has been verified, otherwise, as you say Quincunx, this wouldn't make much sense.

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      • hi mate do you know much about 21.co.uk doing horse racing

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        • Yes, Chris, have started offering it - UK and Ireland only. Same odds and markets as all the other SB Tech sites. No best odds guaranteed concession at present.

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          • Originally posted by Trevrizent View Post
            Yes, Chris, have started offering it - UK and Ireland only. Same odds and markets as all the other SB Tech sites. No best odds guaranteed concession at present.
            cheers ,,going to open a few day before Cheltenham,,,if use now be gone by then,,,,cheers

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            • Interesting...

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              • The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), an advocacy organization for people and their families who are experiencing problem gambling and gambling addiction, has announced the selection of Deanna Wilken, MA, as its new Communications Manager. Wilken will oversee the organization’s external communications and public awareness and outreach efforts.

                “We are very pleased to announce this new appointment with NCPG,” says Executive Director Keith Whyte. “Deanna will bring new ideas and build on the Council’s existing structure to carry forward our communications work on all platforms. With her capabilities, I am confident we can target our communications efforts on increasing the depth and breadth of our work while continuing to engage our current members.”

                Wilken’s resume includes over five years of marketing, communications strategy and planning experience at both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining the National Council on Problem Gambling, she was the Communications Manager for a nonprofit environmental organization in Los Angeles, California, where she was responsible for developing and implementing strategies to market the agency’s programs, expand donor relationships, manage internal and external communications and plan special events. Additionally, she worked as a marketing strategist for Fox Home Entertainment for several years, heading over 40 advertising campaigns for the company.

                Ms. Wilken is a graduate of the University of California Los Angeles and the University of Nottingham (UK) and holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in international relations.

                “I look forward to working with NCPG’s team in their efforts to promote and expand their messaging on problem gambling and responsible gambling,” remarked Wilken. “NCPG is already doing good work in communicating to a variety of stakeholders and I am excited to shape these efforts as new trends evolve in the gambling industry and the field of behavioral health.”

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                • Interesting.....

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