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US federal betting oversight ‘doesn’t make sense,’ says G2E panel

first_img Scott Longley reports on the debate over federal legislation of sport betting from from G2E Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: US US federal betting oversight ‘doesn’t make sense,’ says G2E panel In the wake of last month’s house sub-committee hearing on federal legislation of sport betting in the US Scott Longley reports on the debate from G2E.The moves made by the US Congress to re-impose a degree of control over sports betting in the wake of the striking down of PASPA got short shrift among panellists speaking on the first day of G2E in Las Vegas.At the end of September the House sub-committee on crime, terrorism, homeland security and investigations held a hearing on sports betting where Republican representative James Sensenbrenner stated that if Congress were do “do nothing” it would be the “worst possible alternative.”At the same time a separate move came from Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer from New York who joined up with Orrin Hatch, the Republican senior senator from Utah, to issue a call for Congress to seek oversight with regard to sports integrity.Both moves have been vocally supported by the US sport leagues despite, as the American Gaming Association (AGA) pointed out, PASPA only “enabling a massive illegal sports betting market that recently exceeded $150bn dollars a year.”Speaking on a panel at G2E in Las Vegas yesterday, Joe Asher, the chief executive of William Hill in the US, said such moves were unwelcome, particularly given the progress being made at state level to legislate for sports betting.“I’m not a fan of additional congressional legislation, to put it mildly,” he told the audience. “Why do sports leagues want to submit themselves up to the whims of the Congress, especially given the ability of Congress to hold hearings? It’s something I don’t quite understand.”The issue of Federal oversight with sports integrity has also become tied up at state level with that of potential data or integrity fees but Asher said he was sceptical of state legislatures moving to “divert money from tax payers and give it to the sports leagues and teams.”George Rover, managing partner at Princeton Global Strategies and previously attorney general and deputy attorney general in New Jersey, said that Federal oversight “doesn’t really add up.”“What you will see is the states will form something collaboratively to deal with integrity monitoring,” he said. “They have the same in Europe. That will put to rest the arguments.”Sources yesterday pointed out that despite the public support from the leagues with regard to the Federal moves, there was no consensus between them on the issues being discussed.It is notable that while Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the PGA Tour put out one statement, the National Football League (NFL) and the national Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) went with their own public comments.“It should be remembered, they are competitors,” said one source on the sidelines at the conference. “A spectator at the basketball is one less fan at the hockey.”The potential for further Federal moves on sports betting was also raised by another panel yesterday which looked into the tribal response to the post-PASPA sports-betting environment.Aurene Martin, president at Spirit Rock Consulting, said that she “didn’t really see Federal legislation happening.”Martin noted that the legislative calendar and next month’s midterms mitigated against the risk of Congress agreeing on any moves once the elections were over. “There’s nothing they can do to force a change, at least not in a lame duck (session),” she said.She added, though, that if there was any evidence of states falling down on problem gambling or sports integrity, it would trigger Congress to take more of a stand.Martin noted that the tribes had so far stayed on the out of the Federal debate but Steve Bodmer, general counsel of the Pechanga Band of Luseno Indians, did warn that the tribes should be prepared to argue their case over sports betting, particularly as it related to arguments about their various compacts and exclusivity agreements.“If there is a federal level, how would the tribes feel about relegating some of their sovereign authority?” he asked.Stephen M. Hart, partner at Lewis Roca, agreed. “What complicates it for Indian tribes is exclusivity,” he said. “It’s something the tribes hold dearly and it is very tough (when it comes to) sports betting.”Looking specifically at California, Bodmer suggested that if sports-betting was to be considered then the issue of the compact with the state and the exclusivity granted to tribal gaming would likely have to be addressed.“What makes this so difficult for tribal is the issue of what does exclusivity cover,” he said. “There is a discussion to be had about that. Is there no choice but to go forward given public opinion? In California, if you want to open sports-betting, tribes will have to be looked at.” Casino & gamescenter_img Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Tribal gaming 9th October 2018 | By Hannah Gannage-Stewart AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

Connecticut committee chair files sports betting proposal

first_img7th March 2019 | By contenteditor Connecticut committee chair files sports betting proposal Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Race Track and Racino Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Lottery Sports betting Tribal gaming Horse racing Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The chairman of the Connecticut House Public Safety and Security Committee Joe Verrengia has filed a proposal to regulate online and land-based sports betting in the state.Verrengia’s HB7331 allows in-person wagering and remote betting via electronic wagering platforms, with oversight for the market entrusted to the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.Those applying for sports wagering operating licences will pay a $100,000 (£76,000/€88,400) non-refundable application fee, then a $500,000 for a two-year licence. It is one of three licences available, alongside sports wagering vendor licences, which come with a $100,000 application fee and $300,000 licence fee, and sports wagering lottery sales agent licences, accompanied by a $250,000 fee.Those aged 21 years old and above will be allowed to bet on sports, with operators required to offer voluntary self-exclusion and the ability to set spending limits. It also blocks anyone involved in professional sports from team owners to employees of sports governing bodies, from betting.Operators will be taxed at 9.89% of gross revenue, with the state to establish the Sports Wagering Account, a new fund alongside the Connecticut General Fund. Money raised from sports betting will be deposited in this fund, and used to cover the Department of Consumer Protection’s regulation- and licensing-related costs.At the end of each year, half of 1% of money in the account will be allocated to Connecticut’s five Regional Behavioral Health Action Organizations, as designated by the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services. The remaining money will then be transferred to the state General Fund.HB7331 will also create a new compact with the state’s tribal casino operators, the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes. The pair currently hold the exclusive right to operate casino gambling in the state, and Verrengia proposes creating a new sports betting-specific compact. This would have to be approved by the US Department of the Interior, under the terms of the the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.The compact appears to be under the same conditions as the existing agreement, under which the tribes contribute 25% of operating revenue to state coffers.Verrengia’s bill also takes an unique approach to integrity fees, by mandating the Connecticut Commissioner of Economic and Community Development seeks partnerships with professional sports leagues and governing bodies, using funds generated from legal wagering.This will be with the ultimate goal of scheduling at least three major league professional sports events in the state each year, which reflect Connecticut’s geographic and demographic diversity.The bill has been assigned to the House Public Safety and Security Committee, of which Verrengia is chair, for further discussion. Should it make it through the committee – then House, Senate and Governor – it would come into law from July 1, 2019.Image: Max Hester Email Address The chairman of the Connecticut House Public Safety and Security Committee Joe Verrengia has filed a proposal to regulate online and land-based sports betting in the state. Casino & games Regions: US Connecticutlast_img read more

Svenska Spel promotes Franzén to IT director role

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Svenska Spel has appointed Mikael Franzén as the company’s new IT director, replacing Jörgen Olofsson in the role.Franzén currently serves as vice president of Svenska Spel’s Sport & Casino igaming subsidiary, responsible for its B2B pool betting offering. He will assume his new position on September 1, 2019, joining the operator’s management team and reporting directly to chief executive Patrik Hofbauer.“I am very happy to welcome Mikael Franzén to his new role of IT director,” Hofbauer said. “I am also proud that we have found an internal candidate [for the role], as it proves that we have solid competence within the business.“Mikael’s extensive experience of both Svenska Spel and the gaming industry will be valuable in the continued development of our business,” he added.Franzén has worked in the gaming sector since 1993, first joining the Penninglotteriet, which was then merged with state-owned betting operator Tipstjänst to create Svenska Spel in 1997. Since then he has held a number of roles within the business, working on the development and launch of its igaming offering.“I am very pleased to be trusted to lead Svenska Spel’s IT team,” Franzén  said of his new role. “They are the ones who together develop, implement and manage the solutions that enable Svenska Spel to offer customers fun and exciting gaming experiences in a safe and responsible manner.“I hope to contribute with my long experience of the gaming industry and my insights into what is required to create a competitive offering in an increasingly digitised and fast-paced gaming market,” he added. Svenska Spel has appointed Mikael Franzén as the company’s new IT director, replacing Jörgen Olofsson in the role. Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Topics: Casino & games Lottery Sports betting Strategy Tech & innovation Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Svenska Spel promotes Franzén to IT director role 18th June 2019 | By contenteditor Email Addresslast_img read more

Sports betting slump hits Spanish igaming GGR

first_img Email Address Finance 27th August 2019 | By contenteditor A slump in sports betting in the second quarter of 2019 led to a 7.85% quarter-on-quarter fall in gross gaming revenue (GGR) for the Spanish igaming market over the three months to the end of June.However, the continued growth of online slots helped the market to register an overall increase of 6.69% to €178.35m (£160.76m/$196.91m) in comparison with the corresponding period in 2018, according to Spain’s igaming regulator, La Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ).After posting a 26.2% year-on-year increase in sports betting GGR in the first quarter of 2019 to €101.8m, the total dropped to €86.45m in the three months until the end of June – a 1.32% year-on-year fall, but a 15.08% drop on the previous quarter.The DGOJ cited a 31.76% decline in traditional fixed-odds wagering and a 4.55% drop in in-play betting in comparison with the first quarter.The slump meant that sports betting accounted for less than half of the online GGR in the second quarter – 48.47%, down from 52.6% in the first three months of the year.Online casino GGR increased from €66.40m in Q1 to €69.04m in the second quarter, with the segment accounting for 38.71% of the total igaming GGR in the country, up from 34.7% in the previous quarter.The growth of online casino revenue – boosted, according to the DGOJ, by continuing momentum behind slots – helped to mitigate declines across a number of key metrics.Marketing expenditure of €82.5m represented a 1.18% increase year-on-year, but a 10.3% fall in comparison with the previous quarter, with the regulator citing quarter-on-quarter falls of 24.37% and 14.62% in sponsorship and advertising spend, respectively.Online poker generated €19.36m of igaming GGR in Q2, down from €21.17 in the previous quarter, with bingo also falling from €3.21m to €3.03m.The number of active igaming accounts was 861,237 in the three months until June 30, a 0.18% increase year-on-year, but the number of new accounts dropped by 12% to 235,920 in comparison with the second quarter of 2018. Topics: Finance Regions: Europe Southern Europe Spain Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Online Gambling A slump in sports betting in the second quarter of 2019 led to a 7.85% quarter-on-quarter fall in gross gaming revenue (GGR) for the Spanish igaming market over the three months to the end of June. Sports betting slump hits Spanish igaming GGR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

Interwetten announces Greek Super League sponsorship

first_img Regions: Europe Southern Europe Greece Austrian online gambling operator Interwetten has signed a deal with the Greek Super League, the top level of football in Greece, to become the league’s official sports betting partner for the 2019-20 season.The company’s branding will appear on LED boards at stadiums and interview boards as well as in other locations, while the company can also take advantage of digital integrations with Greek Super League channels and a hospitality package for every league match.“Greece is and will remain a very important market for us. That’s why we want to continue to invest in the sport here and expand our position,” Interwetten chief executive Dominik Beier said. “The Super League is an ideal partner in this respect thanks to its national and weekly presence.“It opens up a multitude of communication and activation opportunities for us throughout the country.”The deal follows the announcement in August that Interwetten would sponsor Greek Super League team Asteras Tripolis. The company also revealed in August that it would sponsor Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg. Austrian online gambling operator Interwetten has signed a deal with the Greek Super League to become the league’s official sports betting partner for the 2019-20 season. Email Address Sports betting AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img Topics: Sports betting Strategy Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 1st October 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle Interwetten announces Greek Super League sponsorshiplast_img read more

GC warns operators over in-game ‘feature buy-ins’

first_img Regions: UK & Ireland 17th January 2020 | By contenteditor The GB Gambling Commission has warned operators to ensure their products meet transparency and online safety standards, after discovering that operators were offering games that featured a ‘buy-in’ option for bonus features.This saw players able to pay money to access games’ bonus feature without playing the games’ normal rounds.Six operators were found to be offering the feature, with one charging more than £3,000 for immediate access to the bonus round.The regulator noted that its remote gambling and software technical standards require operators to provide an explanation of applicable rule stop customers, as well as prohibition them from active encouraging customers to chase their losses.Licensees must also refrain from encouraging players to chase their losses, increase their stakes or amounts they have chosen to gamble with.All six operators were contacted by the Commission over the use of the buy-in feature, and have since removed it from their sites.The warning comes after a week in which the regulator has moved to strengthen player safeguards by banning the use of credit cards to fund gambling, and made access to the GamStop self-exclusion system a mandatory requirement for all licensees. GC warns operators over in-game ‘feature buy-ins’ Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Slot Machines Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates Slots Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The GB Gambling Commission has warned operators to ensure their products meet transparency and online safety standards, after discovering that operators were offering games that featured a ‘buy-in’ option for bonus features.last_img read more

Nektan removed from London’s AIM

first_img Email Address 18th May 2020 | By contenteditor Nektan removed from London’s AIM Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Topics: Finance Strategy Financecenter_img Trading in shares of struggling B2B supplier Nektan on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market has been cancelled, after the company failed to appoint a new nominated advisor. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Trading in shares of struggling B2B supplier Nektan on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market has been cancelled, after the company failed to appoint a new nominated advisor.On 15 April, when the Supreme Court of Gibraltar appointed Steven de Lara of Signature Litigation and Ian Defty of CVR Global as joint administrators of the business, Shore Capital and Corporate resigned as nominated adviser to the business.Shore Capital Stockbrokers resigned as Nektan’s joint broker at the same time, with trading of its shares suspended since it announced its intention to appoint administrators on 14 April.Under AIM Rule 1, if a new nominated adviser is not appointed within a month, a company’s securities will be removed from the exchange. Nektan said at the time it had “no current intention” of appointing a replacement to Shore Capital and Corporate.The supplier was forced to bring in administrators – for the second time this year – after failing to raise necessary funds to continue as a going concern.In January Mark Phillips and Julie Swan of PCR London were appointed joint administrators of its B2C division Nektan Gibraltar (NGL) subsidiary by court order. The pair sold off the B2C division to Active Win Media’s Grace Media subsidiary for a total consideration of £200,000.The supplier had already seen trading of its shares suspended, also in January, after failing to publish its accounts for the year ended 30 June 2019 by the exchange’s deadline. Trading resumed from 27 January, after it published full-year results that revealed net loss grew 31.4% year-on-year to £9.2m.However its results for the six months to 31 December 2019 were positively impacted by a £157,000 gain from discontinued operations, resulting in net loss for that period falling 42.3% to £2.8m. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

NZ Racing Industry Bill set for Royal Assent

first_img Email Address New Zealand’s Racing Industry Bill is set to become law after it passed a third reading in parliament and will now proceed forward for Royal Assent. NZ Racing Industry Bill set for Royal Assent AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 25th June 2020 | By contenteditor New Zealand’s Racing Industry Bill is set to become law after it passed a third reading in parliament and will now proceed forward for Royal Assent.Filed in December last year, the bill is the second part in a two-step process that saw the Racing Reform Act implemented from 1 July 2019.The bill was set to come into effect from 1 July this year, but progress stalled as lawmakers switched their focus to responding to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. This also saw the country’s Minister for Racing Winston Peters to extend the terms of the board of the sector’s temporary governing body, the Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA), to whichever comes first of 30 June 2021, or when the Racing Industry Bill comes into effect.RITA remains confident the bill could be implemented from 1 August this year, however. Major components of the bill include RITA being dissolved and replaced by a new entity, Racing NZ, while the Tab would be established as a pure betting, broadcasting and gaming entity.Racing codes are also now set to take on greater roles and responsibilities for developing and promoting their sport, rather than having this coordinated by Racing NZ.Approval in parliament means that Royal Asset, usually a formality, is the only thing standing in the way of the bill coming into law.“The passing of the bill delivers generational reform of New Zealand racing by providing the power to the industry to move forward in a way that hadn’t been previously possible,” RITA said jointly with New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing, Harness Racing New Zealand and Greyhound Racing New Zealand.“The bill clearly sets out the roles and responsibilities of each industry body, and it is the intention of each organisation to take up these roles and responsibilities with a positive and collaborative outlook from day one after commencement of the bill.“While there will always be continual challenges ahead for racing, the reform and support provided by this Government has given this industry the opportunity to reassert the relevance of the sport and put racing on a sustainable footing.“Earlier in June, New Zealand’s Transport and Infrastructure Select Committee put forward a number of proposed changes to the bill, including that Racing NZ should be established immediately after the bill becomes law.Other changes adopted included the removal of a clause that granted Tab NZ exclusive use of racing industry intellectual property, as well as making it easier for the industry to strike content supply deals with offshore bookmakers, to ensure they pay for use of New Zealand racing products.The first bill filed in the process to overhaul the governance structures for New Zealand racing, the Racing Reform Act, introduced a point of consumption tax – though no licensing system – for offshore operators, and revamped the racing fees structure. It also established RITA as the temporary successor to the New Zealand Racing Board. Tags: Race Track and Racino Horse racing Regions: Oceania New Zealand Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Horse racinglast_img read more

GambleAware launches latest phase of Bet Regret campaign

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 11th September 2020 | By contenteditor Problem gambling charity GambleAware has announced the launch of the next phase of its Bet Regret national safer gambling campaign. Regions: UK & Ireland Problem gambling charity GambleAware has announced the launch of the next phase of its Bet Regret national safer gambling campaign.From today (11 September) ahead of the English football season starting at the weekend, the campaign will continue to target men aged between 18 and 34 who frequently gamble on sport.The latest phase of the project will comprise two television adverts, alongside a radio and digital campaign. The first TV ad will premiere during the televised Premier League season-opener between Fulham and Arsenal tomorrow.The advert will feature a wrestling theme, based around the concept of ‘tapping-out for time out’ and encouraging punters to pause before making an impulsive bet.“This new campaign is designed to help fans steer clear of Bet Regret and reduce potential gambling harms,” GambleAware trustee and chair of the Safer Gambling Campaign Board Sian Griffiths explained.GambleAware said the second phase of the campaign took into account research by Ipsos, which evaluated the first year of the initiative. Findings included that self-awareness among the main target audience of men aged 18-35 is increasing and their behaviour is changing, but still require specific advice on safe betting.This research revealed that following the return of football in June after a three-month shutdown caused by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, 27% of respondents were betting more than before the lockdown, while 62% had bet on football online in the past month.GambleAware also took into account new research from the Football Supporters Association (FSA), which surveyed male fans to learn more about their attitudes and behaviours.This poll discovered that 83% of fans were more likely to bet on a game they are watching at home than if they were there in person, with 73% saying it is easier to place a bet when at home. Fans in the UK are not currently able to attend matches due to Covid-19 restrictions.“The first year of the Bet Regret campaign had a positive impact on our target audience,” Griffiths said. “We are looking to build on that success by influencing behaviour change through encouraging sports bettors to ‘tap out’ of their gambling app and take a moment to reflect before placing a risky, impulsive bet.The campaign has also received backing from the government, with a number of Ministers coming forward to praise GambleAware for its the efforts to address problem gambling,Jo Churchill MP, Minister for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care, said: “It is excellent news that the Bet Regret campaign is entering its second year and encouraging those who may be placing a bet to pause and reconsider. It also helps ensure that anyone who needs it can get advice and support to protect them from gambling related harm.”Nigel Huddleston MP, Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage Nigel Huddleston added: “Safer gambling messaging has a vital role to play in protecting people from gambling-related harm. This new GambleAware campaign is a creative and engaging way to urge people to pause and reflect on the implications of their actions.”The launch of phase two comes after GambleAware earlier this month revealed that it had secured a number of new partners to support the ongoing campaign.Men’s weight loss charity Man v Fat and Supporters Direct Scotland, a group looking help fans gain influence and ownership of their clubs, both committed their support, while existing partnerships with the FSA and Scottish Football Supporters Association were renewed.Bet Regret launched in February 2019, followed by a second wave of activity in August that year, the latter backed by GVC Holdings, which donated branding rights from its partnerships with football clubs to the campaign.GambleAware has supported the ongoing campaign by launching a new online portal in January 2020 to provide punters with information on how to gamble safely and sustainably, as well as links to the Bet Regret assets.In addition, a special campaign ran when football returned after the Covid-19 shutdown, encouraging punters to think twice before they placed a bet.center_img Marketing & affiliates Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Strategy GambleAware launches latest phase of Bet Regret campaign Email Addresslast_img read more