RAiG welcomes new Gambling Act review

RAiG welcomes new Gambling Act review

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Responsible Affiliates in Gambling (RAiG) has declared that it will welcome the Government’s review of the Gambling Act 2005. RAiG’s goal is to promote social responsibility and ensure a safer and more secure environment for any consumers within the gambling industry.

RAiG, which was founded in 2019, has industry leaders as members including Better Collective, Bonus Finder, Racing Post, Oddschecker, Natural Intelligence and Moneta Communications. Members from the RAiG have been at the forefront of voluntary industry action over the past two years in order to make sure that online gambling is safe and well-regulated.

The latest Gambling Act 2005 review is allowing both the Government and experts in the industry to assess any new laws and regulations that suit the changing consumer consumption of gambling products.

Members of RAiG, including outgoing chairman Clive Hawkswood, have highlighted the importance of the involvement of any iGaming affiliates in this review. RAiG will be appointing a stronger advisory team that will help the Gambling Act review in order to make sure that everything goes seamlessly for all the parties involved.

Clive Hawkswood said: 

“I urge everyone in the affiliate sector to get behind RAiG and get involved with the gambling review. Through the review, established industry practices, some of which did not exist in their present form back in 2005, will be put under scrutiny.”

“To sit on the side lines and hope for the best would be a terrible gamble for affiliates. This is only right and proper as such commercial practices did not exist in their present form back in 2005. RAiG is leading the way in ensuring the sector raises standards and demonstrates that it can be relied upon to act responsibly.”

Hawkswood is set to be replaced by Cian Nugent from Racing Post. Cian is happy to take on this role and has stated that the focus for RAiG in 2021 will mainly be on education and lobbying.

Nugent said in a comment on the review: “Affiliates play a key role in providing enjoyable and safe environments for consumers – facts which we want to see recognised in any new laws governing our industry.”