Tag Archives: Gambling Commission

UK problem gambling rates drop 0.2% but data shows higher intensity amongst  16-24s 

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Year-on-year problem gambling rates have continued to decline, according to the latest data sets published by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) monitoring gambling prevalence.   The latest survey results covering the 12-month period up to June 2022 indicated that general problem gambling rates have further declined from 0.4% in 2021 to 0.2% in 2022. Results were gathered from the Commission’s quarterly …

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UKGC changes management policy on licences

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has changed its internal policy on the management of licences ‘to make better use of its resources to govern the gambling sector’.    Changes will see the Commission move away from its existing model in which it has assigned a ‘dedicated account manager’ for individual licences. The working model will be replaced by the use of …

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Andrew Rhodes: “It’s time everyone faced facts on Safer Gambling duties” 

SBC News Andrew Rhodes: “It's time everyone faced facts on Safer Gambling duties” 

Andrew Rhodes, the interim Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has offered his first reflections on the industry’s regulatory developments during Safer Gambling Week (1-7 November).  Publishing a blog post on the Commission’s website, Rhodes stated that his department still required “to see much greater compliance from the industry across the board”. Drawing on parallels, Rhodes reflected that …

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Rank aiming to appeal UKGC’s £5.85m fine for Daub failures

SBC News Rank aiming to appeal UKGC's £5.85m fine for Daub failures

The Gambling Commission is playing hardball with the Rank Group as it imposes a £5.85m fine for social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures at subsidiary Daub Alderney. The regulator is adamant  that gambling operators will face the full consequences of regulatory failures, even if breaches occurred prior to ownership, however Rank believes that there are both equity and public policy …

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David Clifton: What does the future hold with a new UKGC CEO?

SBC News David Clifton: What does the future hold with a new UKGC CEO?

Licensing expert David Clifton, Director at ‎Clifton Davies Consultancy, tries to read the runes (or the many strategy documents) to discern what the new Gambling Commission (UKGC) CEO has to deal with during his 18 month tenure. The last month has seen the arrival of a new, albeit ‘interim’, Chief Executive at the Gambling Commission. With an employment background of …

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Safer gaming figures remain stable as online gambling registers its Grand National bump

SBC News Safer gaming figures remain stable as online gambling registers its Grand National bump

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published its latest ‘impact report’ tracking online gambling behaviours during the COVID-19 pandemic as the UK government eases National Lockdown orders. Tracking the month of April, the Commission recorded a total online gambling GGY of £560 million, up 3% on March’s corresponding results of £546 million.  April’s total GGY growth was attributed to ‘a …

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UKGC provides full evidence disclosure on credit card ban

SBC News UKGC provides full evidence disclosure on credit card ban

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published its full consultation and evidence disclosure on its decision to ban gambling credit card transactions from 14 April 2020.  A key 2020 judgement, The Commission stated that its review had been undertaken focusing on the objectives of its ‘Business Strategy 2018-2021’ – to protect the interests of consumers, raise all-round industry standards and …

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Tim Miller: Fairness and affordability will lead UKGC’s new corporate strategy

SBC News Tim Miller: Fairness and affordability will lead UKGC’s new corporate strategy

Tim Miller, the Executive Director of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) leading research and policy development, has outlined the regulator’s principal objectives which will spearhead its new ‘Corporate Strategy’.    The first UKGC executive to speak following this month’s abrupt departure of chief executive Neil McArthur, Miller addressed industry executives and wider business stakeholders at the CMS Law Gambling Conference. The …

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UK online gambling trends normalise following holiday’s peak uptake

SBC News UK online gambling trends normalise following holiday’s peak uptake

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published its latest ‘market statistics report‘, as it continues to monitor gambling trends under lockdown. The Commission has published its market statistics since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, tracking the UK’s gambling activity from March 2020 onwards. Publishing January and February statistics, the UKGC cites a continued decline in online gambling participation as …

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UKGC begins recruitment for advisors by forming ‘lived experience advisory’ unit

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has alerted its network of partners that it seeks to recruit ‘12 lived experience advisors’, helping its research unit gain a deeper understanding of the social intricacies of gambling addiction.    The roles have been promoted on the UKGC’s job board, with the advisors forming a critical component of the Commission’s ongoing ‘Lived Experience Advisory Group’ …

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