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GLI getting ready for Spain; Ladbrokes not happy with card fees; Malta publishes exclusion list numbers

TAGs: Gaming Laboratories international, GLI, Ladbrokes, Malta, spain

spain flagGaming Laboratories International is readying themselves for the new Spanish gaming industry with a new lab in the Catalan capital Barcelona. The new premises means the country now benefits from what GLI calls the “world’s leading technical consulting and independent certification laboratory”. It’s no coincidence this move has taken place right before the country’s online market opens and the plans for a super casino gather pace. GLI Interactive MD Philip Barow commented: “We are absolutely thrilled to have welcomed such a large and enthusiastic crowd to the grand opening of GLI España. We are confident that an independent test lab of GLI’s calibre will be beneficial to the growing Spanish gaming marketplace, both terrestrial and iGaming,”

Ladbrokes has added itself to a list of retailers urging the U.K. government to take action over certain card fees imposed by card companies. ThisIsMoney report the fees have recently gone up and banks are now demanding an “interchange fee” that eventually filters down to the retailer. There is now the growing possibility that this will be passed onto the customer and to try and combat it CMS Payments Intelligence has written to retailers to call for some regulation of the sector. It currently costs £1.5 billion per year and will continue to rise with the advent of more premium cards.

Malta has seen 1,000 people ask to have their names added to a self-exclusion list related to the country’s gaming industry. The figure came out when finance minister Tonio Fenech presented a proposal for a fund to promote responsible gaming in the country and heard that scores of Maltese citizens already want a part of the list according to the Times of Malta.

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