Tag Archives: Andrew Rhodes

“Exemplary” push-to-web GSGB methodology endorsed in latest UKGC independent review

Sarah Garnder: UKGC consultation conclusions due this summer

The UK Gambling Commission’s (UKGC) Gambling Survey for Great Britain (GSGB) has received an endorsement for its push-to-web methodology from an independent review.  Patrick Sturgis, professor at the London School of Economics and review leader, highlighted the developments in the GSGB as “exemplary in all respects”. According to him, push-to-web will also introduce “a number of important benefits”. Sturgis was …

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Andrew Rhodes: Balance is the academic challenge of the Gambling Review

SBC News Andrew Rhodes: Balance is the academic challenge of the Gambling Review

Andrew Rhodes has reiterated that the Gambling Review’s underlying challenge is to find the right balance to govern a commercially evolving UK gambling marketplace and its engagement with the public. The observation led the Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission’s (UKGC) address to delegates of the ‘Consumer Protection Zone’ at ICE London 2024. The address began by acknowledging that …

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Andrew Rhodes: Review of data and evidence leads UKGC 2024 agenda  

SBC News Andrew Rhodes: Review of data and evidence leads UKGC 2024 agenda  

Andrew Rhodes, Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has claimed that the regulator has succeeded in its initial objective to eliminate the gaming sector’s most extreme compliance failings. Yesterday, following a two-year interval, Rhodes addressed delegates of the GambleAware Conference, stating that the “Gambling Commission has seen a step change in the gambling industry’s commitment to meeting our …

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UKGC launches ‘Tell us’ confidential service for reporting gambling crimes

SBC News UKGC launches ‘Tell us’ confidential service for reporting gambling crimes

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has launched a new ‘online confidentiality service’, allowing users to report criminal or suspicious activities related to gambling. The service will be hosted under a ‘Tell us something in confidence‘ segment of the Commission’s website. The UKGC detailed: “The new service provides a one-stop service allowing users to anonymously upload supporting information connected to their …

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Safer Gambling Week gathers widest support for 2023 edition 

SBC News Safer Gambling Week gathers widest support for 2023 edition 

The UK gambling sector has pledged the highest participation and coverage to promote Safer Gambling Week (#SGWeek23) taking place from 13th – 19th November 2023. Organised by the trade bodies of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), bacta and the Bingo Association, Safer Gambling Week is now in its seventh year, which sees “the whole industry coming together to further …

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Andrew Rhodes: UKGC wants a transparent relationship with Gambling operators

SBC News Andrew Rhodes: UKGC wants a transparent relationship with Gambling operators

Andrew Rhodes, Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission, has admitted that “the debate around gambling has not become an easier one. I have found myself saying a number of times how polarised different positions sometimes are”. The statement was made at the Commission’s largest-ever gathering of industry stakeholders’, in which Rhodes addressed the audience on common challenges at a …

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Andrew Rhodes: Bold ideas needed to combat ‘shared threat’ of illegal gambling  

Andrew Rhodes, UKGC

 Andrew Rhodes, Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has stated that combating illegal gambling should be an arena of collaboration and forming best practices for all regulatory counterparts. The statement was made by Rhodes as the keynote speaker of this year’s International Association of Gambling Regulators (IAGR) Conference (16 October, Gaborone, Botswana).  Opening his address, Rhodes cited: “The …

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Tim Miller: Evidence leads UKGC on Gambling Review’s most contentious issues 

SBC News Tim Miller: Evidence leads UKGC on Gambling Review’s most contentious issues 

Addressing the ‘Regulating the Game Conference’ (25 September 2023), Tim Miller, Executive Director of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has shed detailed insights on the regulator’s progress towards settling the most contentious issues of the UK Gambling Review.  The Commission’s Executive Director for policy development addressed an international audience providing in-depth context on the UK government’s generational review of laws …

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BHA and Racing media launch public survey on affordability checks

SBC News BHA and Racing media launch public survey on affordability checks

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA), in participation with the media stakeholders of Racing TV, At The Races, and the Racing Post, has launched a survey to gather views from the betting public on affordability checks proposed by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC).  Initiating a combined survey, racing stakeholders seek to shed light on the diverse views of betting audiences on …

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UKGC hits back at Racing Post criticism of financial checks

SBC News UKGC hits back at Racing Post criticism of financial checks

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) states that it has been forced to defend itself against unwarranted criticism and daily attacks from the Racing Post. This afternoon, the Commission published an open letter from its Chief Executive, Andrew Rhodes, as a ‘right of reply’ to ‘imbalanced stories’ published by the Racing Post concerning financial risk checks as part of UK gambling’s …

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