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Wednesday, September 25, 2019, by Lorien Pilling

GBGC spoke on a panel at the MannBenham Online Gaming Conference which discussed the topic of international regulatory creep in gambling. Across all gambling sectors in the last 18 months, GBGC has found more than 40 instances of increased regulation, the introduction of a licence ban or increased taxes. The trend for extra regulation shows no sign of slowing down.  Read More

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, by Lorien Pilling

Developments in artificial intelligence (AI) could pose a threat to the future viability of internet poker. It all started in 1997 when IBM’s Deep Blue computer beat world chess champion Garry Kasparov.  Two decades later and Deep Mind’s (the Google owned AI company) Alpha Zero has taught itself how to play chess to a high standard in just four hours.   Read More

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, by Lorien Pilling

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee’s inquiry into “addictive and immersive technologies” has called for loot boxed to be banned for children and for in-game spending to be regulated by gambling laws. Those in the gambling business following the inquiry will be sadly familiar with way the cards are falling for the video games sector.  Read More