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Monday 23 August 2021

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June 2021 data shows the impact of COVID-19 on gambling behaviour using operator data 

The Gambling Commission has published further data showing how online gambling behaviour is reacting to the easing of lockdown measures in Great Britain.

The operator data reflects the period between March 2020 and June 2021, inclusive, and covers both online and, where relevant, some offline gambling operator data, noting that land-based premises have only recently been able to open since closing in December.

Read more about the June 2021 operator data

ASA calls on advertisers to make better use of online targeting tools   

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is calling on advertisers to make better use of online targeting tools to minimise children’s exposure to age-restricted ads in mixed-age audience sites. 

The call follows publication of its findings of its latest proactive monitoring sweep, making world-leading use of Avatar technology to assess the distribution of ads for alcohol, gambling, and high fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) products in websites and YouTube channels attracting a mixed-age audience, predominantly composed of adults. 

Read more about the ASA’s call on advertisers to make better use of online targeting tools

New podcast: virtual assets 

The United Kingdom’s Financial Intelligence Unit (UKFIU) has released a further podcast where they discuss virtual assets.

Further information and a link to the podcast can be found by visiting the Anti-money laundering section of the Commission’s website.

New booklet: suspicious activity reporting

The UK Financial Intelligence Unit’s (UKFIU) latest publication provides a snapshot how law enforcement agencies utilise Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) intelligence to initiate investigations and inform existing ones.

Read more about the Suspicious Activity Reports booklet

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