Tag Archives: Gambling Act

Peter Murray: W2 affordability takes central role in the safer gambling arena

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The ‘laser-like’ focus of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) on player protection, combined with the likely compliance updates from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) led review of the UK Gambling Act, could mean that adoption of W2’s new real-time affordability solution becomes vital for the country’s gaming operators. We spoke to W2 Head of Sales Peter …

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W2 releases first real time affordability solution for UK operators

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W2 has launched a new real-time affordability check solution to support the needs of operators adapting to evolving compliance guidance from the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). UKGC guidance requires licensees to put affordability at the heart of their safer gambling commitments for 2021, and will undoubtedly become a central focus in the Gambling Act review, particularly as so many fines …

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Neil McArthur: UKGC holds ‘zero tolerance’ on lockdown misconduct

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Neil McArthur, Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has reminded licensed operators of their responsibilities and duties in protecting customers as the UK’s regional governments enforce tougher lockdown measures during the winter period.  Writing to betting leadership, McArthur warned operators that “no one should be in any doubt about how closely we are monitoring issues or our willingness to …

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Keep your affiliates in check: How automated tools can help operators stay compliant

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Hordes of affiliates queuing up to push your product may seem like the ideal situation for an iGaming brand, but as told by GiG Media, it can actually be daunting in the face of new regulations across the globe. A new wave of regulation has crashed across Europe, with Germany being the latest to enforce new rules. Germany’s new rules …

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Winning Post: ’tis the season for a Gambling Act review

'tis the season for a Gambling Act review

With the launch of the Gambling Act review dominating the betting industry’s agenda last week, Regulus Partners observed that initial reactions suggest the government debate is off to a good start. Can betting remain on the government’s good list this year, or will the festive spirit be short-lived? UK: In Parliament – the Great British Gambling Act Review – off …

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SBC delivers experts take on the UK Gambling Act Review

The SBC Webinars series continues on Friday 11 December with Unpicking the Terms of The UK Gambling Act Review, an in-depth examination of the potential impact of the review on the betting and gaming industry.  This week the UK Government finally announced the start of the long-awaited review into the Gambling Act 2005, a piece of legislation once touted as …

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Ex-FA chief executive condemns gambling sponsorships in football

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The Football Association’s (FA) former chief executive Mark Palios has affirmed his stance to decrease gambling sponsorships in football. Speaking to BBC Radio 4, Palios explained why he refuses to accept gambling sponsorships at Tranmere Rovers, a club he chairs, and how the relationship between football and the betting industry has gone ‘too far’. The ex-FA boss stated: “This (Tranmere) …

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Gambling-related harm APPG outlines 2020 strategy

The Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (GRH APPG) has outlined its 2020 strategy, as it continues to campaign for a reduction in gambling related harm. Carolyn Harris MP was re-elected as Chair of the Group. The Rt Hon Sir Iain Duncan Smith MP, Ronnie Cowan MP, Lord Foster and Sammy Wilson MP were also elected as Vice-Chairs of …

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Conservative manifesto brands Gambling Act as analogue

Mirroring Labour and Lib-Dem pledges, the Conservative Party states that it will sanction a review of the Gambling Act after publishing its ‘Get Brexit Done – Unleash Britain’s Potential’ General Election 2019 manifesto. Speaking in Telford (Shropshire) this Sunday, PM Boris Johnson presented the 60-page document outlining how the Conservative government would ‘forge a new Britain’ outside of EU restraints. …

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Swedish regulator shows new make-up for revamped marketplace

Swedish gambling authority, Lotteriinspektionen has provided a public briefing detailing the internal and external changes the organisation will undertake to service Sweden’s full ‘Gambling Act’ re-regulation in-bound for the start of 2019. Last week, Lotteriinspektionen Legal and Integrity policy advisor Katarina Abrahamsson presented a guidance on regulations, guidelines, transition and accreditation processes that will impact all Swedish gambling stakeholders. Preparing …

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