Responsible Gambling Week took place from 12-18 October 2017 and was a national, cross-industry initiative to promote responsible gambling. During the week, all sectors of the gambling industry (arcades, bingo clubs, bookmakers, casinos and online), in partnership with specialist charities, GambleAware and GamCare, came together under the theme “Let’s Talk About Responsible Gambling”.
We at the Remote Gambling Association have produced a five minute video entitled ‘An Introduction to Online Gambling’ which explains in very simple terms how online gambling works, is regulated, taxed and kept crime free.
The IGRG today announced a number of enhancements that have been made to the Industry Code (‘the Industry Code’) for Socially Responsible Advertising. These improvements will form part of the third edition of the Code which is to be implemented by the end of 2017.
1st June 2017 - The Remote Gambling Association (“the RGA”) announced today that GAMSTOP would be the name of the national online self-exclusion scheme which it agreed to design and implement to meet the aims of the Gambling Commission’s Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice.
On the second anniversary of the introduction of the Portuguese taxation and licensing regime, The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) is calling for an urgent review of the system after its failure to attract almost no licensees.
In August 2016 the RGA commenced a scoping study for the development of a national online self-exclusion scheme. The work has been undertaken with an industry steering group made up of RGA members as well as engagement with stakeholders such as the Gambling Commission, GambleAware and GamCare.
The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) urges the Polish Government to change its online sports betting tax regime to one based on gross profits rather than turnover.
The government announced at Budget 2016 that it would align the tax treatment of free gaming subject to Remote Gaming Duty with the treatment of free betting within General Betting Duty.
The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) announced today that it has retained the services of KPMG to (i) undertake a scoping study which will help to shape the development of NOSES; and (ii) to support and advise the RGA during the implementation process.