Twitch to Ban Streams from Unlicensed Gambling Sites

Popular streaming platform, Twitch, has finally buckled under the pressure and agreed to ban channels who stream games played on unlicensed websites. The streaming of gambling activity has been the topic of many debates over the last few years because it is still a relatively new concept, so there are no specific laws about it….

Calls to Regulate Video Game Loot Boxes

It’s a subject that keeps coming up without any meaningful conclusion, but a new report from the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) has found that gamers are being ‘manipulated’ into spending more and more on loot boxes. Why is a study from Norway carrying any weight on this UK based website? Well because the report has…

Problem Gambling Drops Again in the UK

Despite all the noise about a problem gambling crisis in this country, the statistics are painting a very different picture. For the second time since February, the number of people classified as problem gamblers has dropped significantly. However, all is not as it seems, because the number of people using black market gambling sites is…

Scientific Games Becomes Light and Wonder in Rebrand

The online gambling industry loves a rebrand, doesn’t it? PaddyPower Betfair became Flutter, Ladbrokes Coral (and friends) became Entain, and now, popular software developer Scientific Games has decided to change their name too. It makes a lot of sense since the business is switching its focus, and this new name better reflects what they are…

The Gamification of Online Casino Platforms

I went to have a go on Evolution’s new game, Cash or Crash, the other day, and for no particular reason I used my Ladbrokes account to do it. They have a new tab in their menu list specifically for Game Show Games, so I clicked it and was greeted with the image you can…

Popular Online Gaming Credit Card Ban Has Been A Success

In April 2020, the United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) outlawed the use of credit cards as a way for bettors and gamers to make a deposit with an online gambling platform. Now, 18 months later, the UKGC’s own evaluation on the credit card ban, which admits that more research is required, suggests that it has…