Tag Archives: Andrew Rhodes

UKGC highlights lack of ‘means to replace funds’ as reason behind Football Index downfall

Andrew Rhodes, Interim CEO of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has issued a full response to a number of questions asked of the regulator by former customers of football player exchange platform Football Index. Following the collapse of the operator, and its parent company BetIndex, a number of criticisms of the UKGC’s regulatory oversight were raised – although the Commission …

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Rhodes offers UKGC perspective on Football Index enforcement  

Andrew Rhodes, the interim Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has published a video response to the independent review of the collapse of Football Index.  As noted last week, the Commission has established new practices in how it evaluates the risks of novel products recommended by the review and to strengthen its working relationship with the Financial Conduct Authority …

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UKGC alters digital oversight following Football Index investigation

In response to an investigation into the collapse of BetIndex, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has announced that it will make changes to its regulatory oversight of digital gambling products. The Independent Review highlighted a number of areas for improvement from both the UKGC and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). In response to the review’s recommendations, the UKGC has introduced …

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APBGG probes UKGC’s competence and effectiveness

The Parliamentary All Party Betting and Gaming Group (APBGG) has initiated an investigation into the ‘competence and effectiveness’ of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), as the regulating and licensing authority  of UK gambling. Under the inquiry, licensed operators will be able to issue complaints to the APBGG concerning three categories – whether the UKGC has acted ‘ultra vires’ and gone …

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Tim Miller: Data exchange will be the key remit in gambling’s era of highest expectations 

Tim Miller, Executive Director of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has warned industry leadership to adjust to a ‘new normal of highest expectations’ in how the gambling sector will be governed.  Delivering the keynote speech at the ‘Know Now 2021’ conference on social responsibility for gambling operators, Miller reflected on the work of the UKGC during a frenzied 18-month pandemic …

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Lord Chadlington joins the shortlist for UKGC Chairmanship

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published a shortlist for its vacant Chairman position including Conservative peer Lord Chadlington (Peter Selwyn Gummer), former Deloitte board member Marcus Boyle and Responsible Gambling Strategy Board Chair Anna van der Gaag. One of the key responsibilities of the new Chairman will be to coordinate the recruitment process for the new Chief Executive, with …

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Rhodes defends UKGC against blowback of Football Index’s administration

Andrew Rhodes, the Interim Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has defended the regulator from criticism of remaining silent during the ongoing administration of Football Index. Rhodes, who took charge of the UKGC last June replacing ousted leader Neil McArthur, took to Twitter to defend the regulator from criticisms related to the administration’s proceedings. “Many have assumed the …

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David Clifton: What does the future hold with a new UKGC CEO?

Licensing expert David Clifton, Director at ‎Clifton Davies Consultancy, tries to read the runes (or the many strategy documents) to discern what the new Gambling Commission (UKGC) CEO has to deal with during his 18 month tenure. The last month has seen the arrival of a new, albeit ‘interim’, Chief Executive at the Gambling Commission. With an employment background of …

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UKGC appoints Andrew Rhodes as Interim CEO ahead of government probe

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed the appointment of Andrew Rhodes as its new Interim Chief Executive. Rhodes will replace Sarah Gardner as the acting CEO of the Commission. Gardner took leadership of the regulator following the abrupt departure of Neil McArthur last March in light of regulatory failings surrounding the high profile collapse of Football Index.  Updating stakeholders, …

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