Tag Archives: Gambling Commission

David Clifton – Licensing expert – Crystal ball gazing for 2019

After a tumultuous 2018, what does 2019 hold in store for the UK sports betting sector? I have dusted down my crystal ball. It may be a bit cloudy in areas, with perhaps the odd crack beginning to show in parts, but here is my best bet on what the regulatory future may bring. On the plus side, I do …

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Year in Review: Industry overcomes regulatory hurdles

As the year draws to a close and the betting sector prepares for an exciting 2019, SBC is looking back on 12 months that was filled with innovation, regulation and an abundance of landmark moments. The Gambling Commission released its biannual report for September 2018, detailing the latest statistics in the gambling industry from throughout the year. The report covered …

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Winning Post – Assessing the climate around UK regulation

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Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: Regulation – Talking About Their Generation; The Kids Aren’t All Right Another week, another shoeing for Britain’s beleaguered gambling industry as fresh outrage arrived in the shape of the Gambling Commission’s …

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Winning Post: Changing perceptions of animal betting sports

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Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. US: Florida greyhounds – dog days are over Florida, home to the oldest continually operated dog track in the world (and one of the largest) has banned wagering on greyhound races in …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Who are you & how old are you?

We all knew it was coming. Back in March, the Gambling Commission published its “Review of Online Gambling”, expressing the clear opinion that “progress by the online industry to minimise harm has been significantly slower than we expected and required”. I wrote about it in my “No surprises from UKGC’s review of online gambling” article for SBC  that month. So …

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ASA upholds “irresponsible” Gala Interactive ad

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The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld one complaint against Gala Interactive, for suggesting gambling involved skill rather chance, as it promoted its new Britain’s Got Talent Slingo game. Featuring a man playing on his tablet, before making a gesture with his arm and going on to spin plates on his fingers, one individual “challenged whether the ad implied that …

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Jumpman Gaming and Progress Play fall foul of the CMA

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Jumpman Gaming and Progress Play have agreed to remove terms and conditions prohibiting players from obtained their money in one go, after an investigation by the the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). The CMA has been working UK regulator the Gambling Commission, to improve terms and conditions for players online and to help ensure firms do not break consumer protection …

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UKGC issues Camelot a £1.15 million penalty package

Camelot UK Lotteries Limited has accepted a £1.15 million penalty package for various shortcomings, including with the firm’s mobile app and the publishing of an incomplete list of raffle prizes following a Lotto draw. The Gambling Commission has ruled that as part of the company’s sanctioning, the sum of  £1.15 million will be distributed to National Lottery good causes. The …

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Winning Post – Deals continue to be secured in the US market

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Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. US: post PASPA positioning – first mover advantage? It has been a very busy week of deal-making, launches and planning in the US, as well as the Q2 reporting season. The biggest …

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Revamped levy system boosts British racing in 2017/18 report

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Reforms implemented by the government to the levy system have generated positive returns for racing stakeholders, as the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) published The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) annual report & accounts 2017-18. Coming into force in April of this year, the new levy forced all UK licensed bookies, whether that be land-based or …

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