Tag Archives: Gambling Commission

GBGA makes move for Point of Consumption Judicial Review

SBC News GBGA makes move for Point of Consumption Judicial Review

The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) has followed through with its threats and written to the UK Government  and Gambling Commission placing them on notice of a claim for judicial review, giving them 14 days in which to respond. The GBGA, which represents Gibraltar-based online gambling operators, has instructed the law firm Olswang to write to the Secretary of …

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Has gambling advertising reached its watershed?

SBC News Has gambling advertising reached its watershed?

Today Helen Grant MP described gambling advertising as ‘pervasive’ while announcing a set of measures clamping down on the betting industry, put together as much for enhanced player protection as they have with one eye on next’s year’s General Election. While it obviously isn’t a good sign for the gambling industry (or indeed the TV companies), the government has actually …

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Ministerial statement: Betting shops and gambling

SBC News Ministerial statement: Betting shops and gambling

Minister for gambling Helen Grant MP has made this statement to Parliament: “The 2005 Gambling Act was introduced by the then Government with the aim of liberalising the gambling market in Great Britain. Nearly seven years on from the Act’s implementation, the gambling industry has developed in innovative ways, with new products now marketed and made available on a greater …

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Commission begins review of conditions and codes

SBC News Commission begins review of conditions and codes

The UK Gambling Commission has started a review into strengthening the social responsibility and player protection/harm minimisation elements of its Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice, and its Guidance to Licensing Authorities. This review was referenced at page 8 of the LCCP responses document published on 31 March. The review, which is being led by Gambling Commission Commissioner Rachel Lampard, takes …

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Bodugi licence fully revoked

SBC News Bodugi licence fully revoked

Social sportsbook solution Bodugi has had its operating licence revoked by the UK Gambling Commission. The licence had been suspended since late February over concerns about the withdrawal of funds and the lack of response to official communications. The regulator issued a statement saying: “Following a review the Gambling Commission has revoked remote operating licence number 028788-R-310237-001 (Bodugi Limited). Having …

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RGA ire at Treasury ignorance on remote tax

SBC News RGA ire at Treasury ignorance on remote tax

The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has restated its view that (i) a rate of 15% for the new point of consumption tax is too high; and (ii) the regime still does not appear to make allowances for bonuses and incentives. This heightens the risk that British licensees will lose significant market share to black market operators and that this will …

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Ladbrokes pay to be linked to social responsibility

SBC News Ladbrokes pay to be linked to social responsibility

Ladbrokes have reacted to the prevailing concerns over problem gambling in betting shops by altering the pay structure of its executives to take social responsibility targets into account. With the campaign against bookmakers, and B2 gaming machines in particular, in full force since the turn of the year, Ladbrokes have taken the smart move to underline how important the firm …

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Bodugi get licence suspended

SBC News Bodugi get licence suspended

Social betting operators Bodugi have had their licence suspended by the UK Gambling Commission after complaints that users could not access their money. Bodugi’s lack of dialogue with the regulator has forced the Commission to suspend the operating licence. In a statement, the regulator said: “The Gambling Commission has commenced a review under section 116 of the Gambling Act 2005 …

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UK Gambling Commission ‘concern’ on social

SBC News UK Gambling Commission 'concern' on social

Gambling Commission chairman Phil Graf has admitted that the UK regulator is concerned about some aspects of social gaming and has called on the sector to use the information it collects on its players to protect against any risks. Speaking at the World Regulatory Forum earlier this month, Graf commented: “While we have always maintained that we have no desire …

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Commission launch online licence application

SBC News Commission launch online licence application

The UK Gambling Commission have launched an online application service. Prospective operators applying for a remote licence or for a non-remote licence alongside a remote licence are required to use the online service available via the Gambling Commission website. The move is aimed at improving the service provided by the Commission. Applicants can navigate through the application in a way that reflects …

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