Age Verification

The Reign of E-Sports & Gaming During the Pandemic

The rise of e-sports gaming. It is fair to say that Covid-19 has presented challenges for sports and for traditional sports betting gaming operators. As live sports events start to emerge again it presents a great opportunity to address the rise of e-sports, the opportunities it presents and the risk that goes with it. Particularly …

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Age Verification

The challenges for Age Verification both online and offline

As reported by SBCNEWS last week, the licenses of seven UK on-course bookmakers are now under review by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) for allowing a 16-year old to place a bet at this year’s Royal Ascot event in June.  Although on-course bookmakers across the UK are carrying out checks to ensure that under-aged persons …

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Age Verification

The importance of age verification for online businesses

As more and more of our daily transactions are taking place online, it has never been easier for young people to buy products and access services and content that are age-restricted. Although online businesses include basic age checks such as ‘tick boxes’ for users to confirm that they are old enough to buy products and …

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W2 contributes to the GC Consultation on age and ID verification

The Gambling Commission has launched a public consultation on age and identity verification procedures in online gambling. This aims to address underage gambling. The consultation was first outlined in Commission’s Review of online gambling and subsequently confirmed in the response to Responsible Gambling Strategy Board’s report on children, young people and gambling. The consultation applies …

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