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10 arrested for alleged match fixing in Welsh Premier League

SBC News 10 arrested for alleged match fixing in Welsh Premier League

South Wales Police has arrested 10 people in relation to allegations that a Welsh Premier League fixture involving Port Talbot Town Football Club was fixed. Seven men and three women are currently in police custody, charged with conspiracy to defraud. Only two of those involved are from Port Talbot, with seven from Swansea and a 28-year-old man from Neath. The …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Drilling down into the latest Industry Statistics

SBC News David Clifton: Licensing Expert - Drilling down into the latest Industry Statistics

An article has already been published by SBC News about the latest gambling industry statistics, recently published by the Gambling Commission and covering the period April 2011 to March 2015 (but updated to include October 2014 to September 2015); (see http://www.sbcnews.co.uk/retail/2016/07/04/gambling-commission-reveals) However, I am going to drill down a bit deeper into those figures with a particular focus on the …

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Gambling Commission reveals £12.6 billion gross gambling yield

SBC News Gambling Commission reveals £12.6 billion gross gambling yield

The Gambling Commission has revealed that the total gross gambling yield (GGY) for the Great Britain gambling industry was £12.6 billion between October 2014 and September 2015, an increase of £1.4 billion on the figure recorded for the previous 11-month period (April 2014 – March 2015). This was a key part of the figures released by the Commission to provide a more …

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UKGC & Portugese SRJI form information partnership

SBC News UKGC & Portugese SRJI form information partnership

The UK Gambling Commission has confirmed that it has entered a strategic bilateral cooperation agreement with Portuguese gambling regulator, the Serviço de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos of Instituto do Turismo de Portugal (SRIJ). Working together both regulatory organisations will seek to strengthen their legislative codes and combat illegal gambling activities through knowledge and information sharing, Both parties stressed that …

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BetConstruct plans to challenge the status quo in UK market

SBC News BetConstruct plans to challenge the status quo in UK market

Multi-channel supplier BetConstruct has said that it is going to challenge the status quo in the UK supply chain now that it has been granted a Combined Remote Operating Licence by the UK Gambling Commission. Vahe Baloulian, BetConstruct CEO, commented: “The Combined Remote Operating Licence by the UK Gambling Commission widens the path for BetConstruct to one of the most important …

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Under the boardwalk – GVC gets the green light in New Jersey

SBC News Under the boardwalk - GVC gets the green light in New Jersey

The New Jersey regulator has now approved both Bwin.party and GVC to offer gaming services in the state, when previously it was thought that such an outcome was unlikely. Scott Longley looks at the development. Jim Murren, the chief executive at MGM Resorts International, proclaimed after his company bought out erstwhile partner Boyd Gaming’s half share in the Borgata earlier …

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David Clifton – Licensing Expert – A month of major UKGC regulatory developments

SBC News David Clifton – Licensing Expert – A month of major UKGC regulatory developments

The last month has seen a large number of regulatory developments that will have direct bearing on operators licensed by the Gambling Commission. Although it was not the first in chronological terms, my starting point is a speech given by Sarah Harrison, the Gambling Commission Chief Executive, at the Bingo Association AGM. It represented a summary of: what she called …

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BOFCON 2016 – Is the betting industry doing enough in the fight against corruption?

SBC News BOFCON 2016 – Is the betting industry doing enough in the fight against corruption?

BOFCON afternoon schedule begins with a panel discussion on the betting industry’s ongoing fight against corruption and match-fixing. Presenting a diverse panel, Suzanne Davies (Director of Clifton Davies Consultancy) outlines the level of multi-stakeholder cooperation needed to undertake any effective fight on the matter. Davies introduces a panel representing the diverse actors/organisations needed in the battle against match-fixing and wider …

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Culture Secretary appoints new Gambling Commissioners

SBC News Culture Secretary appoints new Gambling Commissioners

The Culture Secretary, John Whittingdale, has appointed five new Gambling Commissioners. As reported on Gov.uk, Sarika Patel, John Baillie and Catharine Seddon will join for five years, with Simone Pennie and Stephen Cohen for a period of four years. Sarika Patel is a business leader with over 25 years of public and private organisational experience. She is currently a partner …

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Bookmakers ‘think local’ to reduce the risks of problem gambling

Bookmakers must now set out how they will reduce social risks in their local area, such as if they are located near a school or homeless shelter, in order to reduce incidence of problem gambling. The new guidelines will see operators consider their individual betting shop environments and introduce sufficient safeguards for any particular areas of concern specific to each premises. …

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