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Playtech calls for internal review following PTES failures

first_img UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Related Articles Submit Share Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Playtech will implement a review of the ‘group’s position’ led by Interim chair Claire Milne, in response to the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) publishing its investigation into ‘systemic failings’ of defunct subsidiary PT Entertainment Services (PTES). The Board of FTSE technology group confirmed that it ‘takes full responsibility and apologises for the regulatory breaches’, emphasising that the AML and social responsibility failings were not reflective of the high standards the Playtech Group set.Yesterday, the UKGC published damaging investigation findings highlighting systemic player neglect and AML failings by PTES during the period from May 2015 to September 2017. The UKGC highlighted that PTES failures had led to the death of an unnamed gambling addict, aged 25, whose family had reported PTES  triggering the Commission’s investigation. PTES, the operating company of TitanBet and Winner.co.uk, withdrew from the UK market in 2019. Milne said: “The findings of this investigation do not reflect where Playtech stands today. But while the company has made many positive and important changes, we feel it is only right for us to recognise these historic failings by offering this increased amount. “In speaking with many of our stakeholders, it was clear they felt the failings were not representative of the Playtech they know. Through this action, we want to send a message to them and the wider industry of who we are today and aspire to be.“Raising industry standards on safer gambling and being a leader in responsible business is central to our strategy as a technology partner. In my new role as Interim Chairman, I am fully committed to this continuing to be a key focus of ours going forward.”Having previously donated £619,395 in recognition of PTES’ regulatory breaches to charities that are dedicated to reducing gambling-related harm as well as supporting education and treatment, Playtech also confirmed that it would be increasing the amount to £3.5m. This matches the figure deemed appropriate by the regulator had the PTES business not subsequently been closed. The statement noted that the decision to close its subsidiary “was made prior to the commencement of the Gambling Commission’s investigation as part of a strategic decision to focus the group’s efforts on B2B activities in the UK”.In addition to the increased amount of £3.5 million, Playtech has also committed £5m to five key areas to promote better understanding of ‘healthy online living’ and the relationship between mental health and online gambling.Operating as the leading technology supplier for the igaming sector, Playtech underlined further safer gambling commitments implemented across the firm’s product development units – including its ongoing expansion of BetBuddy, further investment in safer gambling R&D and developing an ‘industry code’ for designing safer gambling products.Mor Weizer, Playtech CEO, added: “We take full responsibility for these regulatory breaches. As a technology specialist, Playtech focuses on harnessing its capabilities in data-driven intelligence to place consumer protection at the centre of every stage of the player experience from game design to real-time engagement and messaging. In recent years, we have invested significantly to seek to ensure that these types of breaches do not happen again, including addressing the specific issues raised by the Commission.”last_img read more

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FL police dog finds missing autistic toddler in less than 30 minutes

first_imgA deputy bloodhound followed the scent of a missing Florida three-year-old with autism, leading police to the boy in less than thirty minutes, police said.According to the boy’s mother, he went missing Sunday Pace, near Pensacola, when his grandmother briefly left him unsupervised to use the restroom.While unsupervised, the boy, identified only as Aedric, wandered out the front door of his family’s home and into the woods.After investigators searched for two hours, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office released their bloodhound.The dog led authorities to the boy in about 28 minutes, deputies said during the news conference.The boy had a few bug bites and minor scratches but was otherwise uninjured, according to deputies.The woods where the boy was found were so thick that crews needed a machete to reach him.He was found about 200 yards from his home.“The most terrifying words a mother can get on the phone is your child is missing, get home right now,” said the boy’s mother Audra Hughes, who was working when Aedric went missing. “And then a couple of hours later, the best news I’ve ever heard in my life. We found your kid.”Hughes also said that a lot of her neighbor’s helped search for Aedric.last_img read more

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Sandstone Distillery Welcomes Andrew Landers to “Whiskey Nights – Music at…

first_imgFacebook18Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Sandstone DistillerySandstone Distillery is at it again, bringing yet another great night of summer music to the distillery for their “Whiskey Nights – Music at the Stills!”  The first two events, featuring country rock powerhouse Littlerock Band and the profoundly talented Ethan Tucker, were sold-out successes!Sandstone is excited to welcome another locally-grown, nationally known artist, Andrew Landers and his band on Friday night, August 21 at 6:00 p.m.  Remarkably talented and versatile, Andrew has spent two decades living out his story in the unsung Americana Folk genre.  He’s a premiere singer songwriter who has shared the stage with countless nationally known artists.  His music has been heard all over the United States, in Europe, Africa, and Latin America.No superfluous lines, he tells the truth with soulful conviction that sets the table to see the world with more hope and beauty.  “Music is my compass, it teaches me about who I am, it guides me in who I long to be, and it leads me into providential moments that dare to see the world with fearless hope.” Come on out, dance and laugh and enjoy some Music at the Stills!Tickets are available online and admission includes a complimentary four-flight tasting of Sandstone craft spirits and a gift bag filled with coupons, invitations, and a deliciously decadent Bacon-Whiskey Chocolate Truffle, courtesy of Aunt Kates’s Chocolates.last_img read more

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