The Commission, meanwhile, said in a June progress report that – after the working group fell “significantly short” of its requirements – it was considering measures such as mandatory loss and stake limits. Regions: UK & Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The measures will be implemented by BGC members by the end of the month. BGC members to set new curbs on slot speed and gameplay The code will limit spin speed to 2.5 seconds per spin as well as banning turbo play, which allows players to speed up games and multi-slot play, where players play multiple games at once. 25th September 2020 | By Aaron Noy Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Earlier this year, BGC members have also agreed initiatives including a voluntarily pause on all television and radio advertising in April while the country was under lockdown and implemented the working group suggestions on advertising in August. “The BGC was set up last year with the aim of leading a race to the top in terms of standards within the regulated betting industry,” BGC chief executive Michael Dugher said. “The new Game Design Code of Conduct is yet another example of our determination to address concerns head on and meet our safer gambling commitments. “We’ll be publishing the outcome of that consultation soon.” However, the Commission said at the time the work did not go far enough, and called for the industry to “go further and faster” in making changes to game design. Regulation Dugher added that the move shows the industry is working to improve standards at a time when major changes to British gambling legislation is expected. The game design working group was one of three industry groups intended to create a safer gambling environment in Britain. A group on advertising agreed that social media and “pay-per-click” (PPC) advertising should also only be targeted at those aged 25 or over when possible, a move that divided the affiliate sector, while a group on high-value customers agreed to end VIP schemes for those aged 25 and under. Topics: Legal & compliance Casino regulation Regulation Members of British industry standards body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) will implement limits on slot spin speeds and bans on slot features such as turbo play and multi-slot play, as part of a new code of conduct unveiled today. The BGC said it is working with “academics, regulators, consumers and individuals with lived experience of betting-related harm” in order to continue to work on best practices for game design going forward. The regulator said today that it will publish the results of this consultation soon. The features were the product of a Gambling Commission working group led by suppliers Playtech and Scientific Games, which published its suggestions for the industry code in April, with the industry agreeing to adopt the changes by September. It then set up a consultation on game design in July, which included proposals to add all of the measures set out in the code of conduct in the Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP), making them mandatory for all GB licensees, rather than only BGC members. In addition, the consultation – which closed this month – included a proposal to ban auto-spin and “false wins”, where a player receives a messaging implying a win, despite winning less than their stake. “I’m sure that our members will embrace this approach and commit to its objective of improving player safety,” he said. “And as we prepare for the forthcoming Gambling Review, it is further evidence of our industry’s commitment to improving standards – unlike the completely unregulated black market.” ‘’We challenged the industry earlier this year to work together to make games less addictive so today’s announcement from the BGC shows progress,” the Commission said. “There are some areas of the industry code where we do not consider the industry have gone far enough to protect players which is why we have recently consulted on permanent changes to make products safer. Email Address
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Government AssemblyMember Holden Statement on Revised Budget Bill Published on Friday, June 19, 2015 | 3:08 pm Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Community News Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) released the following statement on today’s passage of a final budget for the 2015-16 year. It now goes to Governor Brown for signature before going into effect July 1.Making the first meaningful steps to reinvest in California since the recession, the Legislature today gave final approval to the 2015-16 budget bills. Thanks to the state’s growing economy our education system was a primary beneficiary. This budget invests $14 billion more than last year in California’s K-12 and community college systems.Throughout the recession, skyrocketing costs and increasing out-of-state enrollment made attending a UC or CSU almost unattainable. Recognizing that a robust and accessible higher education system is critical for the growth of our state, this budget expands Competitive Cal Grants by 15% and lowers in-state tuition for middle class families by 20%.Jobs and the economy are two of our highest priorities. One of the reasons I am proud to support this budget is because it represents an effort to uplift the working poor and children of the working poor. It doesn’t raise taxes or complicate our business climate. Rather, we accomplished this through the earned-income tax credit and the local control funding formula.California is mired in the worst drought in recent history. Recognizing the need for immediate action, the budget allocates the first round of the Water Bond, spending $2.38 billion on groundwater resources, desalination technology and projects to preserve our water supplies.And, as part of the state’s commitment to a sustainable environment, this budget provides millions in new funding to hire 42 new well inspectors to ensure that any drilling activity in California is conducted in a safe and responsible manner.” Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News
NewsLocal NewsBH Great Limerick Run gets off the starting blocksBy Alan Jacques – January 24, 2014 924 #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Print Advertisement WhatsApp Previous articleGenerous response to sick Limerick mother’s appealNext articleNo room at the Mansion House for Limerick man Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Twitter Facebook #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy TAGSBarrington’s Hospitalgreat limerick runMusic Limerick Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Sanctuary Runners are back training for the Great Limerick Run THE fifth annual Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run got off the starting blocks this week with its official launch in the city.The hugely popular event will go through its paces on the streets of Limerick on Sunday May 4 next. Established as one of the highlights of the city’s sporting calendar, over 11,000 people have already registered for this year’s race over the RiverFest holiday weekend.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking at the launch, race director, John Cleary enthused, “Limerick more than any other city in the country is renowned for its sporting excellence and our objective remains to create a world class running event in our native city. With the support of local athletics clubs, city and regional authorities, the Gardaí, Civil Defence, our sponsors and the people of Limerick, we have managed to create an event that does the city proud.”This year’s race will include the hugely popular marathon team relay and kids fun run in addition to the Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 6 mile.Co-organiser of the Great Limerick Run, Cllr Joe Leddin revealed, “We have continued to review and introduce new additions every year to ensure that those participating have a memorable positive experience and the team are delighted it has become one of the largest annual participation events held in the country.”“The run brings great colour and excitement to the city not just on race day but also in the weeks and months building up to it as every neighbourhood becomes a training ground for experienced and novice runners alike,” said Leddin.For more details log onto www.greatlimerickrun.com.
NewsLocal NewsThe battle has just begun, says group opposing Shannon pipelineBy Staff Reporter – April 26, 2018 1980 TAGSDublinFight the PipeGerry SineyHousingIrih Water’sKennedy AnalysisPlanning and Local GovernmentRiver ShannonRiver Shannon Protection Alliance (RSPA) Previous articleBob Geldof and Marian Keyes for UL’s Creative Writing FestivalNext articleAdare Manor 6/4 favourite To Host Ryder Cup 2026 Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Students warned of rental scams in Limerick Linkedin Twitter Advertisement Facebook Limerick county house prices to rise 5% in 2021 Print River Shannon The campaign against Irish Water’s plans to extract water from the River Shannon to pump to Dublin will only now truly begin, those leading the fight to prevent this “environmentally and economically bankrupt” plan have stated today.Speaking following a Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government meeting on the matter, the group said it was energized and emboldened by the support it has received over recent days.The Chairman of the River Shannon Protection Alliance, Gerry Siney, said: “This is the third biggest public infrastructure project ever undertaken in Ireland’s and despite the best efforts of Irish Water to blindside the public with false facts, our message is getting through, principally around the fact that 57% of all water in the Dublin system leaks through its ageing pipes.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Thanks to media coverage in the last 24 hours we have been able to clarify a number of the misleading and false statements that Irish Water has made. We have had a huge number of declarations of support from members of the public across the country, including large numbers from Dublin who know that replacing the pipes is inevitable. They’re essentially asking ‘why not do it now and avoid spending €1.3bn bringing water from the Shannon’.“We have also been bowled over by significant pledges of financial support, support that we will need to fight this, not least given Irish Water’s history of spending big on failed campaigns. We will now regroup over the coming days and plot our next steps but the public support is certainly encouraging us for the fight and we won’t stop fighting until we see this proposal off in the same way as it was twice seen off further up the River Shannon.”Emma Kennedy of Kennedy Analysis, one of a number of entities coming together to oppose the proposal, said that while today’s Joint Committee meeting was welcome, Irish Water continue to make misleading and false statements in an effort to support their bid to bring a pipe 170km across the country.“The fact is that Irish Water’s CEO Gerry Grant has at least now accepted, albeit only when asked to clarify in a media interview yesterday, that their 38% leakage figure only covered network leakage – it didn’t include a drop of leakage from the customer’s side of the stopcock. Once that leakage is included, Dublin’s total leakage is almost certainly at least 57%. That’s an undeniable and staggering amount. But as bad as that is, a point that is being lost in the last two days is that the ancient pipes are the single key cause of Dublin’s outages. These outages, as during Storm Emma, are leaving businesses and households without water and that won’t change until Irish water undertakes an overhaul of Dublin’s pipes.“It was proposed at the Joint Committee meeting that an independent analysis should take place to clarify the facts. This is something that we have been looking for all along but Irish Water have avoided any discussion on. Based on the inaccuracies I heard from them today, I suspect they will continue to avoid that option.Liam Minehan, a member of the Fight the Pipe group and whose Tipperary farm will be divided twice by the 7ft diameter pipe concluded, “I could just about accept this pipe if it was needed but I cannot when it’s not needed. Sometimes you have to pinch yourself when you think that they are seriously trying to get a proposal across the line to pump all this water 170km across the country for three hundred million litres a day to be spilt through creaking pipes. That’s the equivalent of sending 12,000 water tankers a day into Dublin only for the water to be poured down the drains. Even thinking about the amount of time that would take is mind boggling.”More local news here. WhatsApp Limerick city house prices rise 4.9% as time to sell falls Email Mortgage payment break for local authority home loan borrowers will be extended by a further three months Covid crisis impacts building of new homes in Limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Average Limerick city house prices rise 2.5% in past year
Gardai hunt gunman who shot at Moyross home A SEPTEMBER date has been set out for work to start on the Coonagh to Knockalisheen section of the controversial Limerick Northern Distributor road.At an information meeting on the project in the Greenhills Hotel this week, Limerick City and County Council and the contractors involved revealed that they hope to have work start this Autumn.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A new link road with the existing Cratloe road will be created and a new roundabout constructed close to Shannonvale. Another roundabout will be constructed to allow a link with Moyross.The project involves the construction of 2.1 km of dual carriageway and 3.5km of link roads.Thomas Horan of MRG, who will be delivering the project, said that depending on funding, the council hopes that they can go to tender in September of this year, with work on the ground starting in spring and around two and a half years to completion of the project.The project, which forms half of the Northern Distributor Road project, was originally set to start in 2010 but was shelved when the recession hit.Concerns have been raised about the levels of dust and noise, both at construction stage and when the road is opened to traffic and local councillors have said these issues have already surfaced with preparatory works going on.These works have been ongoing at Coonagh and Shannonvale. Local representatives say they want to see a planned sound barrier extended to include residents of Shannonvale, which is currently not in the blueprint.Click here for more local news. Previous articleConway and Scannell brought in for second test in MelbourneNext articleAfter Dark – Ballyneety mid summer ball Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. TAGSCoonaghCratloe RoadGreenhills HotelLimerick Northern Distributor RoadMoyrossMRGShannonvaleThomas Horan Limerick council to install CCTV camera in Thomondgate Advertisement Flying the flag with Moyross Youth Academy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsLocal NewsSeptember start for work on distributor roadBy Bernie English – June 14, 2018 3245 Email WhatsApp Print Facebook Blood donors from across the Mid West receive awards Steve makes magical return to Electric Picnic OPW expected to take responsibility after flood leaves homes and GAA club underwater Linkedin Twitter