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Neil McArthur: Finance industry has a key role to play in player protection

Neil McArthur, the chief executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has urged the UK finance industry to join a ‘multi-sector collaborative approach’ to tackle gambling-related harms, stating that ‘there is always more that can be done’ to protect vulnerable customers. Building on the previous efforts to ban gambling with credit cards, the UKGC CEO addressed the ‘important role’ that …

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Treasury praises UKGC for contribution on AML research

Publishing its ‘Anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing supervision report 2017/18’, the HM Treasury has praised the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) for its contribution to research and insights on UK AML concerns. The Treasury publishes its seventh ‘AML/CTF report’, seeking to improve compliance transparency and accountability for UK supervisory stakeholders, across multiple business disciplines. In its report, the HM Treasury consults …

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UK watchdog warns of “serious risk of harm” from spread-betting

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Britain’s financial watchdog has warned spread-betting firms of poor practices, following a review by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) related to the industry’s use of contracts for difference (CFD) A warning letter has stated consumers are “at serious risk of harm,” after finding that the majority of customers lost money through their trades. The regulator revealed that it found 76% …

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Playtech targets €50 million in share buyback programme

FTSE-listed gambling technology provider Playtech Plc has today informed investors that it plans to issue a 6 million ordinary share buyback programme, representing approximately 1.85% of the company’s equity. The share sale is valued at circa €50 million and will be conducted by investment bank Canaccord Genuity in accordance with FTSE rules. Confirming its planned buyback programme Playtech stated that …

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