Each week, CasinoBeats breaks down the numbers behind some of the industry’s most interesting stories. In this latest edition we take a look at the US’ gaming recovery, a fresh GVC acquisition, New Zealand COVID protocols and German targets.
Bojoko has published its latest industry report as the online casino comparison site asks a variety of stakeholders whether impending changes to VIP schemes go far enough.
This follows the publication of revised rules by the UK Gambling Commission last month around how its licensees must operate and manage VIP schemes and high value customers, with the regulator asserting that it is striving to “clean up the malpractice of so-called VIP schemes”.
The rules come into force from October 31 and require operators to conduct enhanced affordability and responsible gambling checks before awarding VIP status to a player.
Furthermore, they are also required to keep up to date evidence of a player’s identity, occupation and where their gambling funds come from, as well as a full audit trail on all VIPs.
While the Bojoko team believes an outright ban is the only way to properly protect players, the firm says that the majority of operators do not believe that abolishing VIP schemes is the best way forward.
The American Gaming Association has revealed that August marked the fourth straight month of gaming’s recovery, with nationwide