Tag Archives: 2005 Gambling Act

Winning Post: UK Government silent on several key reviews

Regulus Partners observes that the UK government has remained silent on several key reviews ahead of the pending publication of its White Paper on Gambling Review recommendations… As with Monty Python’s Spanish Inquisition, it is extremely hard to know when to expect key events in the government’s review of the 2005 Gambling Act. This week’s non-barking dog was the Government …

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BGC lauds industry’s efforts as Commission reports 0.2% problem gambling rate

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has revealed that the country’s problem gambling rate has dropped for another year to 0.2%, prompting the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) to praise the industry’s efforts.  Issuing an update, the UKGC demonstrated that problem gambling rates had consistently fallen year-on-year from 2020 onwards, with the March 2020 figure standing at 0.6%, falling to 0.4% …

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DAZN BET further enhances management as Gemma Burge takes safer gambling lead

DAZN has hired another industry veteran to the leadership team of its sports betting venture DAZN BET, appointing Gemma Burge as Head of Safer Gambling.  Burge specialises in risk management and safer gambling for the online and land-based betting and gaming sectors, having accumulated experience over a 15 year career, which included employment at Sky Bet and William Hill. At …

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BGC delivers debut Gambling Anti-Money Laundering Group workshop

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has completed the first Training Day for the Gambling Anti-Money Laundering Group (GAMLG), in a bid to drive high standards and encourage best practice. Topics of discussion during the day-long session was consideration of key emerging risks, best practice and developments, which the standards body stated was a reflection of ‘the diversity of compliance …

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888 pursues shareholder approval to create ‘global gaming leader’

888 Holdings has issued an update on the progress of its acquisition of William Hill in a prospectus on the development, detailing the timetable and risk factors involved.  Approved by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the prospectus explained that the international gambling group will hold an Extraordinary General Meeting on 16 May to seek approval from its shareholders. Although the …

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GambleAware reiterates calls for mandatory gambling harm levy

GambleAware has repeated its calls for the introduction of a mandatory levy to support gambling harm prevention and treatment, ahead of the publication of the Gambling Act review White Paper. The problem gambling prevention organisation has argued for a levy of 1% as a licensing condition for betting firms wishing to operate in the UK, something which the group claims …

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YGAM collaborates with Portsmouth Uni on loot box education

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has entered into a new academic partnership with the University of Portsmouth, focused around loot boxes. Specifically, the partners aim to develop educational material focused on potential financial and psychological harms that can result from loot boxes – virtual assets within video games that contain unspecified items, which can be purchased for …

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Winning Post: Collaboration gone missing on National Strategy to reduce gambling harms

In 2019 the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) launched its three-year National Strategy placing stakeholder collaboration at the forefront of minimising gambling harms. Come 2022, Regulus Partners observes that collaboration is no longer a desired discipline as stakeholders pursue individual actions to tackle gambling’s most complex and pressing matter.   Today is the final day of the National Strategy to Reduce …

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GambleAware Comms Chief welcomes CAP betting marketing clampdown

The decision by the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) to prohibit featuring of high profile sports figures in betting marketing campaigns has been welcomed by GambleAware’s Chief Communications Officer. Writing for marketing news site Campaign, Alexia Clifford – who also serves as Director of Marketing for Public Health England – argued that advertising and marketing regulations have failed to keep …

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Andrew Rhodes: Outcome of UK Gambling Review will be significant on a global basis 

The global significance of the pending outcomes of the Gambling Review were laid out by Andrew Rhodes, Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), to industry leaders attending the ICE 2022 World Regulatory Briefing.  Opening his address, Rhodes welcomed ICE audiences to a ‘much-changed world’, adjusting to the aftermath of the global COVID-19 pandemic and its radical change in …

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