Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting The Minister-Presidents of Germany’s 16 federal states have ratified the third amended State Treaty on Gambling, paving the way for operators to apply for sports betting licences in the market, while Schleswig-Holstein will be allowed to run its own, liberal regulatory regime.At the Minister-Presidents’ Conference earlier today (March 21), the lawmakers agreed to sign the Treaty, with licences to come into force from January 1, 2020 and run until June 30, 2021. This will effectively act as a placeholder, with a view to a complete overhaul of Germany’s gambling regulations by 2021.The Treaty will also be submitted to the European Commission to be ratified, which is expected to take place in April this year, with a view to beginning the licensing process later in 2019.The third amended State Treaty has undergone few changes from the 2012 edition, though the controversial 20-licence limit has been removed. While there is no limit on the number of operators that can be licensed, licensees will be taxed on 5% of turnover, in-play betting is prohibited, and players will not be allowed to spend more than €1,000 (£868/$1,137) each month. As before, sports betting is the only vertical permitted.Schleswig-Holstein will be permitted to continue with its own liberal regulatory model until 2021. First introduced in 2011, the state has does not impose any restrictions on product verticals, and sets a 20% gross revenue tax. Steps towards renewing licences issued in 2012 began last week, with a view to having these run until June 30, 2021. The state will effectively act as a testing ground for a more liberal model, which from 2021 could be rolled out across the rest of the country.Dr Wulf Hambach of leading German law firm Hambach & Hambach suggested that due to the short-term nature of the amended Treaty, it would be difficult to enforce the prohibition on live betting.“There is also also big question over whether the online casino ban will be obeyed from January 1, 2020 onwards,” Hambach added. “If, for instance, other federal states are in favour of online casino regulation, they are unlikely to enforce the ban.”Hambach said that with varied stances on gambling regulation across a number of states, the 2021 overhaul could give states the choice to opt in or out of a more liberal framework.“I think it’s is likely that after 2021 you will see a fully regulated market, so this one step in the right direction, and there are already a lot of discussions between states, but I think these talks are very fruitful. If you look back two or three years, there haves never really been serious discussions about major reforms [to gambling regulation],” he continued. “This is the first time that it feels like a major step forward has been taken.”Hans-Jörn Arp, parliamentary leader of the Christian Democratic Union in Schleswig-Holstein and one of the State Treaty’s most vocal opponents, described today’s agreement as a “breakthrough”.“Today’s decision of the Minister President Conference to present the foundations for follow-up regulations to the State Treaty on Gambling, means we have finally achieved a breakthrough after ten years, and gained recognition from the other federal states,” Arp said.“For Schleswig-Holstein, this is a great success, after the state had long met with resistance to its forward-looking solution in the field of gambling,” he said. “Now the other federal states are pulling in the same direction, after they were finally convinced that the Schleswig-Holstein model is expedient.”Arp said this had been aided by a cross-party consensus in the Schleswig-Holstein state parliament.He said the decision was not only good news for those who play online, who would be better protected when gambling, but also for professional sports clubs, which could be supported by additional investment generated through gambling taxes.However German operator association the Deutscher Sportwettenverband took a less positive approach, with president Mathias Dahms describing the Treaty’s ratification as an insufficient first step towards regulating the country’s sports betting market.“The third amendment to the State Treaty on Gaming is only a temporary measure for the short transitional period until 2021,” Dahms said. “It does not solve the structural deficits of the State Treaty, but gives the countries time to continue negotiating the urgently needed modernisation of German gambling law.”Dahms said that even as a short-term measure the restrictions imposed under the State Treaty would prompt bettors to flock to illegal sites.“In Germany there is a strong sports betting market,” he explained. “Customers have clear expectations of their sports betting product.“If states completely ignore social realities and customer demand, they run the risk of failing again with their regulation. Unattractive conditions threaten to marginalise the licensed offerings in Germany compared to the black market.”Dahms said that a thorough and transparent process to develop new regulations was vital, one that involved industry stakeholders, sports clubs, as well as medical professionals, noting that the last public hearing had taken place in May 2010.“Since then, the Treaty has only been developed behind closed doors,” he said. “We and many other associations are therefore offering states the opportunity to contribute our decades of expertise in a cooperative and constructive manner in order to develop successful German gambling regulations.”The German association of slot machine manufacturers Deutsche Automatenwirtschaft also urged states to use the time before the expiry of the Treaty in 2021 to develop new regulations.“The consensus that has been reached is a first step. However, the main goal, namely the much-needed, coherent regulation of all forms of gambling, is still pending,” Deutsche Automatenwirtschaft chief executive Georg Stecker said.Stecker said that only an attractive legal offering would succeed in drawing players away from a “rampant” black market.“Only when all forms of gambling, including commercial slot machines, are regulated according to quality standards, can the black market be contained, consumers sustainably protected and legal businesses strengthened.” The Minister-Presidents of Germany’s 16 federal states have ratified the third incarnation of the State Treaty on Gambling, paving the way for operators to apply for sports betting licences in the market, while Schleswig-Holstein will be allowed to run its own, liberal regulatory regime. The new Treaty will effectively act as a stopgap measure, with the states agreeing to completely overhaul regulations for 2021. 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Gamstop said women now account for 31% of self-exclusions compared to 26% in March 2020, a change it attributed to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Regions: UK & Ireland Tags: Gamstop Self-Exclusion Females 8th February 2021 | By Richard Mulligan More than 55,000 women have self-excluded from online gambling sites through Gamstop as new figures from the self-exclusion tool suggest problem gambling may be growing among female players. According to national gambling support charity Gamcare, the number of women reporting gambling problems is increasing at double the rate of men, but only 1% of women who experience gambling-related harm contact the National Gambling Helpline. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Problem gambling “50,000 female registrants is a significant number and we are pleased that they have found the Gamstop self-exclusion scheme and that it is a useful practical tool to help with their gambling issues.” Gamstop records 55,000 self-exclusions among women Anna Hemmings, chief executive of GamCare, said: “We must get to grips with the unnecessary shame and stigma women feel around asking for help with gambling. Gambling is not just a male activity, and it can affect women in significant, potentially life-changing ways. The organisation said surpassing the 50,000 mark in registrations is “significant” and argued that the statistic demonstrates that online gambling addiction – often regarded as solely being a problem among men – is having an increasing impact on women. Gamstop chief executive Fiona Palmer said: “As we begin to understand the demographic make up of our register it is important to feed back to the various support agencies and work together to encourage those women who have registered with Gamstop to access the help they may need going forward. Gamstop cited statistics released by the National Gambling Treatment Service which have shown an increasing portion of women among those receiving treatment, up from 19% in 2015/16 to nearly 25% in the year to the end of March 2020. A larger portion of the group than ever also faced problems related to online gambling, at 69%, up from 57% in 2015/16. Topics: Problem gambling “Our dedicated Women’s Programme has told us that we need to remove barriers for women to access help with gambling-related harm – the issues that women are facing are often hidden from support services. “GamCare is pleased to be able to work with Gamstop so people registering for online self-exclusion can also be swiftly connected through to specialist support and treatment services, which greatly increases the chance of sustaining a recovery from gambling harms.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address
Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) 2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileStanbic IBTC Plc is a financial services company in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the retail, corporate, investment and wealth management sectors. The Personal and Corporate Banking division provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts to residential accommodation loans, vehicle and equipment finance and instalment finance. The Corporate and Investment Banking division offers products and services for foreign exchange, fixed income and equity trading as well as transactional banking, corporate and property lending and custodial and trade finance services. The Wealth Management division provides services for investment management, pension management, portfolio management, unit trust/fund management and trusteeship services. Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc undertakes venture capital projects and private equity investments; acts as an executor and trustee of wills and trusts; and provides agency, insurance brokerage and stockbroking services. Founded in 1989, Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc is a subsidiary of Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Stanbic IBTC Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Swan Life Ltd (formerly The Anglo Mauritius Assurance Society Ltd) (ANGM.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Swan Life Ltd (formerly The Anglo Mauritius Assurance Society Ltd) (ANGM.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Swan Life Ltd (formerly The Anglo Mauritius Assurance Society Ltd) (ANGM.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Swan Life Ltd (formerly The Anglo Mauritius Assurance Society Ltd) (ANGM.mu) 2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileSwan Life Limited (formerly The Anglo Mauritius Assurance Society Limited) offers services such as life assurance, pensions, actuarial, and investment businesses in Mauritius. The company also provides life, car, home, health, travel, and boat insurance products, education and retirement plans, investment plans, wealth management, and stockbroking services for individuals. Swan Life Limited is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. Swan Life Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
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Howard Lake | 12 November 2004 | News Treena Jones and Sue Muttock have joined HDRA, the Warwickshire-based organic organisation, to raise funds for a number of new initiatives, including education projects and further horticultural developments.Treena Jones has joined as Corporate Fundraiser and will be developing relationships with new and existing business partners to generate income and promote corporate responsibility. She was previously Regional Fundraising Manager for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. She is currently studying for a PG Diploma in Marketing (CIM).Sue Muttock is the new Major Gifts Fundraiser and will be developing relationships with charitable trusts and individual supporters. Sue was formerly a Telemarketing Supervisor for the Stroke Association. Advertisement 33 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Major gift Recruitment / people Two new fundraisers at HDRA About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
16 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Directory of Social Change has published The Guide to Educational Grants 2013/14, a detailed list of sources of non-statutory help and other support available for people in education or training. All levels of education are covered, up to and including first degree level.The tenth edition of The Guide to Educational Grants 2013/14 covers nearly 1,500 trusts and foundations which give a total of over £54 million a year in grants to individuals.In researching the latest edition, Directory of Social Change researchers found that applications to educational charitable trusts for financial support had risen, yet many trusts had experienced a drop in income as a result of the recession. Further and Higher education students and schoolchildren are particularly affected due to the escalating costs of higher education, the scrapping of Education Maintenance Allowance and the decline in statutory school uniform grants. Advertisement 12th edition of The Guide to Educational Grants published Howard Lake | 30 April 2013 | News Lucy Lernelius-Tonks, DSC researcher and author of the guide said: “This forces us to consider if it is right that trusts should step in and do their best to fill the gaps, as state support for education rolls back? Is the government taking enough responsibility for making sure that a lack of money does not act as a barrier to education and training?” On the other hand, 23% of trusts surveyed had managed to increase their grant giving over the past year. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
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Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Donegal food companies to join trade mission to China A number of Donegal companies are to accompany Agriculture and Marine Minister Simon Coveny on a trade mission to China next week.The list includes Marine Harvest, Atlantic Dawn, Hannigans and Mc Brides.Donegal North East TD Joe Mc Hugh met with Marine Harvest last evening ahead of the trip. He says it’s significant that Donegal is well represented on the first food and livestock mission since significant political ties were established with China in recent months…………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/joe1pm.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest Newsx Adverts RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Google+ Previous articleConvoy man has pain relief treatment restoredNext articleBurtonport slipway to be strengthened and resurfaced News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – April 13, 2012