The UK Gambling Commission will be holding operators responsible for the business practices of affiliates, UKGC CEO Sarah Harrison has told the industry:
In recent months the [Information Commissioner’s Office] has launched a wide-ranging investigation targeting more than 400 affiliates associated with the gambling industry. We know that the gambling sector is one of the worst offenders when it comes to spam SMS (which breaks the law) – and these practices are often associated with affiliates.
My message to those businesses is that they need to get their house in order. But far more importantly, my message to operators is there is no ‘fudge’ around this, no equivocation – the affiliates who promote your brand and who drive business to your websites are your responsibility, and it is you who are accountable.
After having been “unofficially” published on Wednesday, State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff’s response to Senate questions on the remote gaming bill has entered the official record.
As William Hill’s annual operating profit fell 10 percent following a “challenging year,” the company is reportedly extending its search for a new CEO – even though other sources report that interim chief Philip Bowcock will soon get the nod.
The iGaming Cloud subsidiary of Gaming Innovation Group (GIG) has confirmed the launch of new sports betting operator, Wetten.com, which will focus on the Austrian, German and Swiss markets.
Playtech has reported a 12 percent year-on-year revenue increase in 2016.
Scientific Games has signed a new contract with Norsk Tipping, the National Lottery of Norway, to provide instant games and related marketing services.