UK Affiliates Push Back Against Idea Of Licensing

The chair of an affiliates trade group has pushed back against calls by some of the world’s largest operators for affiliates to be licensed, calling the idea "ill informed and bonkers".

"What's the gap licensing would fill? It's hard to see," said Responsible Affiliates in Gambling (RAIG) chairman Clive Hawkswood. "We can't even agree on what an affiliate is."

The three founding members of the trade group, which was launched last year, illustrate that diversity, according to Sarah Ramanauskas of Gambling Integrity, a consulting firm hired by the group to perform "responsibility audits" on business practices, processes and website content.  

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