Apple pauses gambling ads on App Store product pages after developer outcry
On Tuesday, Apple announced that companies could advertise their apps on the store pages for other apps, putting their icon in the “you might also like” section. Almost immediately, developers started showing examples of ads for gambling apps being recommended under their apps. Apple has paused them.
French regulators look to ban bonuses for “excessive gamblers”
The French regulator l’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (or ANJ) is looking at banning bonuses for what they call “excessive gamblers” in an attempt to curb gambling harm. There are also plans to implement a welcome bonus cap of €100.
ATG set to publish responsible gambling data
Swedish horseracing and betting operator ATG has confirmed that it will begin publishing data related to its processes to combat problem gambling in a bid to increase transparency. Starting next year, ATG will publish the data every six months, with a focus on four key areas.
Shopper Assistant and SSO Commerce increase account creation and conversion for retailers
With SSO Commerce, Bolt creates a store account on behalf of retailers alongside every Bolt account that is created. For shoppers, there’s no need to remember countless username and password combinations. Instead, they can quickly log in to their account with a secure, one-time password (OTP).
Walmart enhances digital shopping ahead of holidays
Walmart will now have a virtual queue allowing customers to continue browsing while they wait in line for high-demand products. The retailer is also expanding its augmented reality “View in Your Home” feature to include over 200 TVs on its iOS app, opening its outfit styling function. Walmart has also added a green tag to mark products on sale throughout the site and a “buy now” button for most products for faster purchase.
Gambling white paper is back on track with Rishi Sunak appointed PM?
Gambling operators are likely to be happy with the new Prime Minister position filled by Conservative leader Rishi Sunak, as it’s an indicator that the review of the Gambling Act white paper is likely to get back on track.