Tag Archives: Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)

CMA gives the green light to Evolution’s proposed NetEnt acquisition

Evolution’s acquisition of NetEnt has been given the green light from the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) almost two months after an investigation was launched to analyse if the transaction would lessen the competition in the region’s igaming market. Launching its investigation in September, the competition watchdog announced that it would be launching an inquiry in response to merger …

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UKGC and CMA push operators to prioritise commercial compliance

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In a joint letter published by The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), it has been emphasised that gambling firms must place more focus upon commercial law and compliance. The letter follows the conclusion of a ‘joint programme’ between the UKGC and CMA, which investigated suspected breaches of consumer protection law in the remote gambling …

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Ian Sims – Rightlander: Playing by the rules

Ian Sims, founder of affiliate landing page tracker, Rightlander, discusses how operators and affiliates can ensure compliance during the World Cup The World Cup is set to be the betting event of the year. Operators will be keen to leverage the opportunity to increase new player sign-ups, boost wagers and, ultimately, drive a significant uptick in bottom line. Affiliates will …

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Betting shops facing bleak future as numbers keep dropping

The latest statistics from the UK Gambling Commission released at the end of last year contained with them some figures for betting shop closures that might yet be a sign of things to come for UK bookmakers. The total number of shops as of the end of September 2017 stood at 8,502, down 304 from March this year and 412 …

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Ladbrokes Coral merger to be completed in autumn after CMA ruling

The merger between Ladbrokes and Coral is set to complete this autumn after the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) confirmed that the two firms must divest between 350 to 400 shops. In its final judgement, the CMA said: “Having considered responses to its provisional findings published in May and further analysed the evidence, the group of independent panel members investigating the …

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