Tag Archives: Gambling Commission

GambleAware doubles annual spending to £16m

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GambleAware has announced significant increases in its annual spending in tracking gambling related harms, as the industry charity releases its Strategic Delivery Plan for 2018-20. Spending £32m over the next two years, representing a double of its annual spending, the figure exceeds that agreed by the Gambling Commission and the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board, of a minimum £10m target in …

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RGSB report attempts to highlight gambling-related harms

A new Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) report has been published with the aim of gauging a greater understanding of the full range of harms gambling can have on society. Led by Dr Heather Wardle, and in collaboration with the Gambling Commission and GambleAware, the report examines how the social cost of gambling-related harms can be measured and better understood. …

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UKGC maps out crucial industry lessons over rule 4 judgements

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has emphasised that if lessons aren’t learnt from the way Ladbrokes handled the Tango Sky rule 4 case, then it will be forced to intervene and exercise its regulatory powers. Issuing a corporate statement, the UKGC outlined that Ladbrokes had been misleading around the case of Black Dave, which occurred in January 2015. When placing …

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UKGC issues “call to action” in enforcement report

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has today published an enforcement report, in light of action it has taken against operators in the past year. Just last week 32Red were ordered to pay a £2m penalty package, for failing to protect a consumer from gambling-related harm and money laundering failures, following similar such actions against LeoVegas (fined £600,000 for self exclusion …

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Joe Jennings’ Richard Peett – Retail operations in an online jurisdiction

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Now in its 57th year of operations Joe Jennings bookmakers, established in 1961 in Harlow, Essex, currently in its third generation, has grown to see its operations located across 15 betting offices. Operating in a smattering of locations across its home territory, its retail estate also stretches offshore to both Jersey and the Isle of Man, the latter of which …

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UKGC statistics report that remote gambling remains resurgent

For the first time this year, The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published its latest set of industry statistics, which aim to provide a snapshot of activity, market changes and trends across all gambling sectors. The statistics, which detail the period from October 2016 to November 2017, reveal that the overall gross gambling yield throughout that time increased 0.7% from the …

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OPTIMA joins call for FOBTs transition period

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OPTIMA CEO Jacob Lopez has echoed a call from GVC for the government to afford UK bookmakers a reasonable transition period to adapt their retail business models. Lopez was consulted by SBC on yesterday’s announcement, which saw the government reject advice from the Gambling Commission by cutting stakes on B2 Gaming Machines (FOBTs) from £100 to £2. To cover the …

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GVC Holdings rules out judicial review of FOBT decision despite £160m hit

GVC Plc, the owner of Ladbrokes Coral, has appealed for time to implement the new £2 stake for B2 Gaming Machines, given that it will cost the company £160m as soon as the cut is implemented, and said that it does not intend to seek a judicial review of the DCMS‘ decision. In an update to the stock market, the …

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BetBull and Income Access strike affiliate programme deal

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Mobile sportsbook and casino operator BetBull has announced a partnership with Income Access, to launch an affiliate programme for its flagship native app. Licensed by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission BetBull, whose app is available via iOS and Android in addition to being accessible on the mobile web, aims to enhance user experience and maximise player engagement and retention through …

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LeoVegas to pay over £600,000 for self-exclusion & ads failures

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LeoVegas Gaming Ltd is to pay a penalty package in excess of £600,000, after being sanctioned by the UK Gambling Commission for failings related to misleading advertising, and the handling of customers at the end of their self-exclusion period. The firm, who hold a remote operating licence authorising it to operate an online casino, and provide facilities for real event …

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