Tag Archives: Gambling Act 2005

Northern Ireland launches public gambling consultation

A Northern Irish government department has confirmed that it will launch a public consultation on the creation of a new gambling policy and the effects of problem gambling. The consultation will form the basis of the advice which will be given to the next minister for communities, who will form a new gambling policy once the Northern Ireland Executive and …

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UKGC suspends EveryMatrix licence with immediate effect

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has this afternoon confirmed the licence suspension of industry platform and systems supplier EveryMatrix Ltd, enforced with immediate effect. The UKGC undertakes its decision following a review of ‘compliance activity’ examining the technology incumbent’s ‘customer interaction frameworks’. In its update, the UKGC states that it has undertaken its suspension in-line with Section 18.2 of the …

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The attack of the killer B’s and the threat of player tracking!

SBC America’s Chris Murphy wonders whether the gaming industry will get on track with the latest proposals around machine play and social responsibility. We can only hope that anyone from the Category B gaming machine sector was seated when they read through the Gambling Commission’s latest missive this week, calling for evidence on said machines. The implied message is that …

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UKGC’s AML guidance places high responsibility on industry officers

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) begins 2019’s legislative agenda publishing its industry guidance on ‘preventing money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism – (fourth edition)’. The UKGC’s report is led by the recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a European Union inter-governmental body responsible for setting international standards on anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing (CTF) frameworks and …

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UKGC opens consultations on 2019 ‘National Responsible Gambling Strategy’

Looking forward to developing new 2019 initiatives on gambling protections and player safeguards, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has opened discussions for its ‘National Responsible Gambling Strategy’. The UKGC’s open consultation on developing safer gambling protocols, structures, best practices and strategies will be open to stakeholders until March 2019. As mentioned in previous commission updates, the UKGC seeks to broaden …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Dealing with LCCP changes & Key Event reportings

4 April 2018 has seen changes to the Gambling Commission’s Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (“LCCP”) come into effect for UK licensed gambling operators. The up to date version of the LCCP is available on the Commission’s website, as too is an LCCP summary of the six key changes that have been made. Three of those changes relate to lotteries, …

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Britain’s sports integrity strategy outlined in 2018 Action Plan

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The Sports Betting Integrity Forum (SBIF) has published its Sport and Sports Betting Integrity Action Plan 2018 (SBI Action Plan), outlining Britain’s ongoing approach to the integrity of sport and sports betting. Stating that “we do not believe that we have an endemic problem in Britain,” the necessity to eradicate complacency and raise awareness and education in the fields of …

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UK gambling operators set for record advertising spend in 2016

The amount spent by UK gambling operators on TV advertising campaigns is set to reach a record £123.4 million in 2016 if trends continue from the first five months of the year. The figure, compiled by media analysts Nielsen for the Guardian, would represent a 52% increase from 2012. However, it is likely that this estimated figure may even be …

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Two year deadline for self-exclusion register

Online bookmakers have been given until 2017 to help develop a national self-exclusion scheme by the UK Gambling Commission in a series of measures aimed at tightening up standards around the gambling industry’s social responsibility. The latest update to the Commission’s Licence Conditions & Codes of Practice (LCCP), which are essentially the meat to the skeletal structure of the 2005 …

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Consultation on betting shop planning changes launched

The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has launched a technical consultation into proposed further planning reforms, outlining proposals for a wide range of changes aimed at simplifying and speeding up the planning process, although there are opposite repercussions for betting shops. The consultation is seeking views on the proposal to make a regulatory change to require a planning …

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