Share StumbleUpon Submit Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Related Articles Share UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service August 20, 2020 Fiona PalmerIndustry body the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has today announced that it has named its national online self-exclusion scheme as ‘GAMSTOP’.The GAMSTOP scheme has been developed to meet the aims of the Gambling Commission’s Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice.The 2014 Gambling Act requires all remote gambling operators to have a player self-exclusion service as part of their UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) licence and code of practice.Moving forward, the GAMSTOP website will offer player information on all UK licensed operator online betting and gambling self-exclusion schemes.The website will further set out other measures that are available to help people manage their gambling and will signpost specialist advice and support services for those who might benefit from it.Fiona Palmer, RGA Director of Social Responsibility, speaking on behalf of GAMSTOP said ‘We are at a very exciting stage in the development of GAMSTOP. With the branding now established and process design well advanced, the focus in the coming months will be on technology integration and industry communication. We are therefore confident that we will deliver self-exclusion on the truly national scale needed to assist consumers who need this kind of help to manage their gambling.’Speaking on behalf of the UK Gambling Commission, Paul Hope, Programme Director said ‘The ability for consumers to exclude themselves from all online gambling with a single request will be a powerful tool for those that need it. We welcome the work the RGA is doing to develop GAMSTOP and look forward to it becoming available.’
There is a context for the discussions between MLB and the MLBPA: Their relationship has been strained and the talks offer a glimmer that things have thawed, if even a bit. Still, with pitchers and catchers set to report next week and owners meeting this week, MLB’s free-agent market again is slow to develop, with even top players such as Bryce Harper and Manny Machado remaining unsigned as spring training looms.There will be plenty to discuss beyond these rules changes as the game heads to its next CBA. Three-batter requirement for all pitchers, universal DH among proposals that could bring big changes to baseball. Latest for The Athletic: https://t.co/bgAvZWkXly $— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 6, 2019The negotiations, unusual because they’re coming in the midst of a collective bargaining agreement, were confirmed by ESPN, which cited unidentified sources.Per ESPN: “Dueling proposals from MLB on Jan. 14 and the union on Friday covered a wide range of topics,” the most noteworthy among them include: Related News MLB and its players union are discussing major rules changes that, if implemented, would dramatically affect the game on the field and off it, according to multiple reports Tuesday.According to The Athletic, the sides are talking about changes that would include bringing the designated hitter to the National League and a requirement that pitchers face a minimum of three batters. MLB hot stove: Yankees not expecting to add any more players before spring training, Aaron Boone says MLB hot stove: Bryce Harper drawing 8 teams’ interest, some think short-term deal — A three-batter minimum for pitchers— A universal designated hitter— A single trade deadline before the All-Star break— A 20-second pitch clockOther potential rules changes would affect roster size, the MLB Draft and two-sport stars who seek to sign major-league contracts (a clear nod to A’s signee and 2019 NFL Draft prospect Kyler Murray). The sides also could consider a study to lower the pitcher’s mound in an effort to help batters.The three-batter minimum, expanded rosters and adding the DH in the National League all affect jobs, the latter two offering a counterbalance to the first, which basically would eliminate, for example, the one-batter, left-handed relief specialist.