In the latest episode of the SBC News 90, the top stories are:
Svenska Spel CEO Patrick Hofbauer and Swedish FA General Secretary Håkan Sjöstrand have called for an overhaul of Sweden’s ‘match-fixing council’.
In a joint article written, the pair called for Swedish agencies to recognise and adopt an international framework for combating match-fixing, alleging Sweden has neglected its duties by not signing up to the ‘Council of Europe Convention against Manipulation in Sport’.
At present, Sweden is the only Scandinavian country not to participate in the Convention’s integrity schemes.
The two executives said the council has failed to improve coordination between stakeholders regarding the complexities of tackling match-fixing, adding that the ‘council functions more as a discussion forum than as a task force’.
The UK Advertising Standards Authority has upheld three complaints against Profit Accumulator, following suggestions the advert in question was ‘socially irresponsible’.
Concerns were raised over the advert wording, which was alleged to infer that casino bonus hunting could be a way to achieve financial security.
The ASA ruled that the company, which trades as Bonus Accumulator, must ‘ensure that future marketing communications did not present gambling as an alternative to employment or a way to achieve financial security’.
GambleAware is inviting tenders for the design and creation of a ‘UK-wide network of people with experience of gambling harms’.
The charity has underlined the holistic benefits of its so-called ‘lived experience network’ in providing a crucial level of support, while further helping welfare research, policy and legislation formation.
GambleAware aims to provide an inclusive network that represents all those affected by gambling harm and the experience of addiction.