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(RGT), has commissioned Sophro to complete “a study of online gambling behaviour which will investigate the causes of harm in online gambling.”
Unibet Provides Data Access for Responsible Gambling Research

The Responsible Gambling Trust research project will be conducted by Sophro Ltd.

Sweeping changes to PokerStars' VIP program for 2016. New knockout formats at PokerStars TCOOP.
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Tournament innovations at PokerStars, MPN and Svenska Spel, mobile updates at Full Tilt, and a VIP program overhaul.

As reported by Poker Industry PRO earlier this week, tools that can help with the fight against problem gambling might not be as widely distributed in the EU…
Is Privacy More Important than Identifying Problem Gambling?

Data protection laws in EU hold more sway than initiatives to tackle gambling addiction.

Hesse Administrative Court accelerates review process of gambling treaty in Germany. Mexican gambling law expected to receive Senate vote before the year is out.
Regulation Insight

The week’s regulatory updates include Germany, Italy, Romania, Sweden, Mexico and more.

The Swedish state licensed online poker and casino operator Svenska Spel has fallen foul of Sweden’s strict data protection rules.
Sveska Spel Responsible Gaming Measures Breach Data Privacy Rules

Privacy is more important than identifying problem gambling according to Sweden’s data regulator.

has introduced additional features to its responsible gaming platform, SpelKoll. The new features consist of three technical modifications that give layers more control over their gambling and more information to determine whether their risk profile has changed.
Svenska Spel Introduces Cutting Edge Responsible Gaming Features

Technological innovation to reduce problem gambling is in its infancy, but is likely to become more important as regulators realize what is possible.

PokerStars is putting on a demonstration to convince Californian politicians to vote for regulation.
Regulation Insight

The German Interstate Treaty has proven to be legally impossible to implement after a court ruling in Wiesbaden.

With the slogan “bet on responsible gaming,” Evaluejeu has launched as the French state sponsored web site dedicated to reducing problem gambling.
ARJEL Launches Responsible Gaming Online Portal

Dedicated web sites can provide useful independent advice for players to help them avoid becoming problem gamblers.

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) and European Lotteries (EL), have both welcomed the EU’s new Digital Single Market Strategy; although, the two organizations are focusing on different aspects of the proposal.
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Belgium adopts a policy of fining players that gamble on sites without a national license.

EU Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska has given a written answer to an EU Parliamentary question saying that children’s online gaming does not appear to be lined with future gambling problems.
EU Commissioner Says That Online Games Do not Link to Future Gambling Problems in Children

The written answer was issued in response to an EU Parliamentary question.

In a new paper, Dr. Sally Gainsbury explores the relationship between online gambling and the newly defined medical condition of “disordered gambling.” She…
Research Finds Internet Gambling “Not Predictive of Gambling Problems”

Scientific study indicates online gambling may have lower rate of problem gambling.

In a new paper, Dr Sally Gainsbury, concludes that “internet gambling does not cause gambling problems in, and of, itself,” debunking the arguments presented by the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling (CSIG), which presents online gambling as the “crack cocaine” of gambling.
Australian Research Finds that “Internet Gambling Does Not Cause Gambling Problems in and of Itself”

No link between gambling prohibition and the prevalence of problem gambling was discovered.

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