Tag Archives: British Gambling Commission

Compliance for UK gambling businesses: What changed in 2020 and what to expect for 2021

As the world ground to a halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the online gambling industry has seen a rapid increase in the number of players, and as a consequence more compliance and fraud breaches, writes Sumsub co-founder Jacob Sever (pictured). The lockdowns imposed to halt the spread of the virus were a “recipe for disaster” for the gambling industry, …

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David Clifton – Licensing expert – Crystal ball gazing for 2019

After a tumultuous 2018, what does 2019 hold in store for the UK sports betting sector? I have dusted down my crystal ball. It may be a bit cloudy in areas, with perhaps the odd crack beginning to show in parts, but here is my best bet on what the regulatory future may bring. On the plus side, I do …

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UKGC reports growth of mobile betting in 2017 report

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published its latest Gambling Participation Report covering the year of 2017. The report provides a unique and comprehensive update on gambling trends across the UK, examining the rates of participation, at-risk gambling and the effectiveness of self exclusions. Breaking down overall gambling participation, the report revealed that in spite of online participation in gambling …

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ESSA agrees integrity partnership with Lithuanian regulator

ESSA and the Gaming Control Authority under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania have agreed an information sharing agreement to guard against betting related corruption. The cooperation arrangement will see the exchange of information concerning any suspicious betting identified on ESSA members’ regulated markets within the Lithuanian regulator’s operational remit, in a move which further increases ESSA’s international information …

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