Tag Archives: Gambling Act 2005

University of Bristol launches £4m Gambling Harms Research Centre

SBC News University of Bristol launches £4m Gambling Harms Research Centre

The University of Bristol has launched Britain’s ‘first academic research centre’ dedicated to developing ‘multidisciplinary approaches’ examining gambling harm, addiction and social complexities. Launched as The Gambling Harms Research Centre (GHRC), the unit aims to transform research of gambling harms by developing deeper academic resources and evidence-led insights to share learnings with domestic and international stakeholders. The GHRC will operate …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Musings on a pending White Paper

SBC News David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Musings on a pending White Paper

As I write this, the global gambling industry community has this week once more descended on London for the return of the ICE 2022 conference. Many of them may have thought that, by now, the potential future UK gambling regulatory landscape would already have been made clear, bearing in mind initial indications that the Government White Paper on the Gambling …

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Winning Post: New UK stats tell an ex-growth story…

SBC News Winning Post: New UK stats tell an ex-growth story...

Regulus Partners observes new UK gambling sector realities drawn from improved granular statistics monitoring industry disciplines. Meanwhile, the strategic consultancy analyses the many binding narratives which will drive the forthcoming government review of the 2005 Gambling Act… __________________ The GB Industry Statistics to March 2020 have further improved granularity, especially in quarterly reporting. Adjustments still need to be made (especially …

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Winning Post: Political flip-floppery leads to uncertainty for casinos

SBC News Winning Post: Political flip-floppery leads to uncertainty for casinos

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners looks at the government u-turn to postpone the reopening of casinos in England, the growing support for a ban on online gambling and the upcoming publication of Social Market Foundation’s report on the Gambling Act 2005. UK: regulation – new poll finds growing support for online gambling ban The polling firm Survation this week released …

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Cross-party MPs to review Gambling Act

SBC News Cross-party MPs to review Gambling Act

The Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group (APBGG) has confirmed that it has launched its review of the Gambling Act 2005, pre-empting the review to be launched by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). The review, which will take place online, will consider written evidence from industry stakeholders and hold a series of meetings with experts …

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Regulus Partners: Britain’s gambling review signals time for industry to go high

SBC News Regulus Partners: Britain’s gambling review signals time for industry to go high

Following the confirmation of the UKGC’s anticipated credit card ban, industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners focuses on how the gambling industry should embrace diversity of outlook when it comes to the imposition of new policies, while at the same time insisting on intellectual rigour and honesty.  The subject of independence and the need to exclude bias from vested interest are …

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UKGC launches consultation on society lottery reform

SBC News UKGC launches consultation on society lottery reform

The UK Gambling Commission has launched a new public consultation which will consider the current regulatory requirements in place for society lotteries to ensure that issues related to the fair and open licensing objective, regarding transparency to consumers, are addressed. The consultation, which was launched on 19 December and will run until 12 March 2020, will make proposals to strengthen …

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UKGC suspends EveryMatrix licence with immediate effect

SBC News 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 News 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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