Retail

UKGC launches mobile self-service portal for personal licence holders

Swish - Copyright: yuran-78 / 123RF Stock Photo

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has launched a new service which will allow personal licence holders to manage their licences via an online account or through their mobile. The new service, available on the Commission’s website, allows personal licence holders to quickly change personal details, report key events linked to their licence, and download e-copies of the licence itself. Helen …

Read More »

Updated AML regulations to come into force in January says UKGC

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed that the updated Money Laundering Regulations, which will oversee the implementation of the EU 5th Money Laundering Directive, will come into force on 10 January 2020. The changes to the AML requirements will mean that all land-based and remote casino operators licensed by the UKGC must continue to carry out business reviews ‘and …

Read More »

RSPH calls for government to classify loot boxes as gambling

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has called for the introduction of legislation which would prevent gambling operators from acting as title sponsors for sports clubs in a new report published today. The report, entitled Skins in the Game, surveyed 1,025 young people between 11 and 24 across the UK. In this report, RSPH has called upon the new …

Read More »

Closure of Belle Vue dogs likely after planning approval

acceptphoto / 123RF Stock Photo

The UK greyhound racing industry has taken another blow after a Manchester Planning and Highways committee approved proposals that would close Belle Vue Greyhound Stadium.  The track, was the first purpose-built greyhound track in the UK, and was the last remaining greyhound stadium in the North West.  Having been built in 1926, the infrastructure is synonymous with the Belle Vue …

Read More »

Four more sign turnover-based streaming and data deal with ATR

BetVictor, Betway, BoyleSports and Unibet have joined Betfred in signing a turnover based streaming and data deal with At The Races (ATR), which will begin in January 2020. The agreement will cover the delivery of streaming and raceday data, which ATR sells as a licensee for its racecourse rights holders across the platform’s UK horseracing content. Under the terms of …

Read More »

Mark Bird, GBGB: The closure of Belle Vue ‘would be a huge loss for the sport’

The future of Manchester’s Belle Vue Greyhound Stadium is to be decided today, which could see the track demolished and the site redeveloped to build 247 houses. The proposals made by Countryside Properties were recommended for approval by the local officer at Manchester’s Planning and Highways Committee earlier this week after a consultation report highlighted the track’s decline in revenues …

Read More »

SAZKA CEO confirms 2020 National Lottery bid

SAZKA Group Chief Executive Robert Chvátal has confirmed that the growth-hungry gambling conglomerate will launch an official 2020 bid competing to win the UK’s fourth National Lottery contract starting in 2023. Stating SAZKA’s intent, Chvátal underlined that ‘investing in the UK is the next stop’, following a busy 2019 in which the Czech gambling fund secured majority shareholdings in OPAP …

Read More »

BHA and HRI to carry out non-standard race times trial

In collaboration with Horse Racing Ireland (HRI), the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) will carry out a four-week trial of non-standard race times which will be held in February 2020. Non-standard race times refers to races not programmed on the standard 5-minute marks (e.g. 3:08pm). The trial seeks to explore the potential benefits to the sport and its customers of adopting …

Read More »

Tote will return to Chester and Bangor-on-Dee

The Tote will make a return to Chester Racecourse in 2020, after the UK Tote Group and Chester Race Company agreed a four-year partnership. The return of the pool betting operator will supplement the existing on-course betting provision from Chester Bet and will see the Tote assume the sponsorship of the Chester Cup as part of an exclusive Boodles May …

Read More »

Liquor & Gaming NSW sanctions Betchoice for gambling inducements

Betting operator Betchoice, trading as Unibet, has been ordered to pay a penalty of $25,000 for offering illegal gambling inducements to residents in New South Wales. The sanction was issued by Sydney’s Downing Centre Local Court on 15 December after the operator was found to display an advert on the Unibet website in February 2019 offering “Earn $50 CASH For …

Read More »