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‘Zero Days to Expiration’ Options: Investment or Gambling?

May 11, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Researchers at the Univerity of Münster have found that a hot trend in short-term investments is causing traders to lose more money than they earn. Zero-days-to-expiration options (0DTEs) have become increasingly popular with retail investors. However, the study’s findings – released March 30, 2023 – raise the question of whether trading these products bears more resemblance […]

Sounds of Nature Reduce Stress in Gambling Disorder Sufferers: Japanese Research

May 5, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

A new study out of Japan found nature therapy lowers the stress levels of people struggling with problem gambling. The research by Yoshifumi Miyazaki, out of Tokyo’s Chiba University, confirmed “nature sounds” have a similarly calming effect on people experiencing problem gambling as those who aren’t. While further investigation is needed, the study’s preliminary findings […]

New Research on Gambling Harm Backs Multi-Operator Self-Exclusion Benefits

April 28, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

A new study from Ipsos backs earlier evidence that multi-operator self-exclusion schemes can help counter gambling harms. Commissioned by UK gambling addiction charity GamCare, the study suggests self-exclusion is often effective in combination with other intervention strategies. Researchers conducted 30 follow-up interviews with self-excluders who had participated in a previous study funded by GambleAware. Ipsos published […]

UKGC White Paper Recommendations Include Affordability Checks, Online Stake Limits

April 27, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

The United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) has finally released a white paper it has been promising since December 2020. As expected, it contains several recommendations for reforming the country’s gaming industry, some of which may be unpopular with operators. The most substantial proposed changes target the online casino industry, while their retail counterparts could see a […]

2022 Online Gaming Report Offers a Deeper Understanding of Pennsylvania Gambling

April 7, 2023 | By: Robyn McNeil

According to a new report from Pennsylvania State University (PSU), Pennsylvania online gambling rates remained stable in 2022 while problem gambling numbers decreased. The study, a follow-up to 2021’s initial Pennsylvania Interactive Gaming Assessment, also found fewer Pennsylvanians visiting illegal betting sites. However, results also showed that players engaging in multiple online gambling types are […]

IGI And Sightline Payments Identify Problematic Patterns in Gambling Transactions

April 6, 2023 | By: Chav Vasilev
The International Gaming Institute (IGI) at the University of Nevada and Sightline Payments have teamed up to analyze payments, spot risky patterns, and support responsible gambling. Sightline provided data from nearly 100 million transactions across various gaming platforms. IGI researchers sought to use that data to categorize customers based on risk level. The study concluded [...]

Penn State Study Shows Impact of Regulated Gambling on Black Market

March 30, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Data from a Penn State study supports the claim that fewer people bet illegally on offshore sites when local, regulated options are available. Diverting players from unsafe, illegal sites to comparatively safer regulated ones is one of the most common arguments for legalization. The university’s 2022 Online Gambling Report shows that far more Pennsylvanians now bet online legally […]

AGA Tunes Marketing Standards, Reflecting Move Away From ‘Risk-Free’ Language

March 28, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has updated its Responsible Marketing Code for Sports Wagering for the first time since its creation in 2019. The changes reflect adjustments already being made by operators and regulators in response to media criticism. These include a ban on using the words “risk-free” and most college partnerships. The AGA is a trade […]

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