Gala Bingo on a Mission to Raise Responsible Gambling Standards

Gala Bingo joins Senate Group.

Gala Bingo becomes the first bingo operator to help raise responsible gaming standards in the UK. (Image: wdwbingo.co.uk)

Gala Bingo has become the first online bingo site to join the Senate Group and will now work to improve player safety standards.

To earn a UK iGaming licence, an operator must comply with certain standards with regards to responsible gaming options.

Operators Looking to do More

Offering simple features such as accounts self-exclusions, permanent exclusions and self-imposed betting limits all fall under the umbrella of responsible gaming.

However, with gambling addiction and its portrayal in the mainstream media an ongoing concern for operators, Gala Bingo has joined the Senate Group’s gambling watchdog division.

The aim of the watchdog is to bring together industry operators and formulate new standards of responsible gaming in order to further the provisions of both its members and the iGaming industry as a whole.

Gala Bingo will join some of the industry’s biggest operators, including bet365, Ladbrokes and William Hill, and help raise responsible standards throughout the UK’s iGaming market.

Gamble on Britain’s Got Talent

In other UK gambling news this week, software developer Gaming Realms has struck a deal with reality TV show Britain’s Got Talent to produce a fully branded online casino.

Featuring familiar sights and sounds from the ITV show, BGTgames.com offers a range of slots, table games and mobile options and follows a similar format to the X Factor branded casino that Gaming Realms launched in 2015.

The new site launched on April 9, just ahead of the first episode of the new season of Britain’s Got Talent and the developers hope it will open up its online casino platform to a whole new demographic.

bet365 Continues Expansion

While Gaming Realm is embarking on a new venture, bet365 is looking to bolster its existing products by opening a new satellite office in Manchester.

Looking to expand its European empire, bet365 will use the hub to launch more productions and innovations for its players.

Currently recruiting up to 70 members of staff to support its development team, bet365 will be using the reputation of Manchester as a technology hub in order to support current projects and offer technical support on future projects.

“We will start in the areas where we have the work backlog but the remote office will be a great opportunity to extend resource across each of our product areas,” said bet265’s head of software development, Dom Hawley.

As well as expanding its empire in the UK, bet365 has continued to dominate in Italy during the first quarter of 2016.

According to a recent report by Agimeg.it, the operator’s sports betting division accounted for €346 million (£274 million) of the €970 million (£769 million) generated by Italy’s sports betting sites between January and March, 2016.

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