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UKGC publishes ‘2019 Business Plan’ focusing on improving industry game protections

Issuing an industry update, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published its ‘2019 Business Plan’ outlining its key strategic priorities and focuses for its sector 2018-2019 guidance. The Commission’s plan forms part of a ‘three-year strategy’, seeking to improve industry standards, consumer protections and further prevent gambling-related harm on consumers and the general public. A key development in the UKGC’s …

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Winning Post – Gambling debate rages on in British Parliament

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. Belgium and Australia: Fiscal-regulatory policy – The house doesn’t always win Gambling operators have been on the wrong side of global fiscal-regulatory developments with alarming regulatory of late; but trends are there …

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Sky Bet fined £1m by UKGC for social responsibility failures

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Sky Bet is to pay a £1m penalty package for failing to protect vulnerable customers, the Gambling Commission has stated. The regulatory body has detailed that the failures relate to customers who had self excluded from gambling, highlighting three key weaknesses in Sky Bet’s self exclusion scheme, meaning that: 736 self-excluded customers were able to open and use duplicate accounts …

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UKGC outlines plans to further safeguard minors from gambling

The Gambling Commission has outlined fresh plans to make gambling online in Britain safer, undertaking an overhaul to gambling marketing whilst also delivering a fresh approach to age verification.  A key focus of the new plans involves further protecting children from potentially being exposed to gambling, by banning operators from providing free-to-play demo games until a consumer’s age has been …

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CMA continues bonus promotions clean up

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BGO Entertainment has agreed to change the way in which it offers bonus promotions, following a Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation. Relating to consumers who play “casino-like games online”, the adjustments give users the ability to access and release their own money. The study, carried out in conjunction with the Gambling Commission, aims to ensure that the £4.7bn online gambling …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – First thoughts on UKGC’s FOBTs & social responsibility recommendations

It’s been a long wait, and an even longer debate, but in an announcement that will undoubtedly have a very strong influence on Government gambling policy, the UK Gambling Commission has advised that whilst a stake reduction for FOBT (category B2) machines is appropriate to reduce the risk of gambling-related harm, that alone is unlikely to have more than a …

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Gambling Commission recommends £30/£2 FOBT stake limits to Government

The Gambling Commission is recommending that the stake levels on FOBT (B2) gaming machines be cut to £2 for slots-based games and £30 for non-slots games such as roulette. The recommendation would be a fillip for bookmakers who are fearing that the staking levels on the machines would be cut to £2 across both types of game, a move which would …

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Britain’s sports integrity strategy outlined in 2018 Action Plan

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The Sports Betting Integrity Forum (SBIF) has published its Sport and Sports Betting Integrity Action Plan 2018 (SBI Action Plan), outlining Britain’s ongoing approach to the integrity of sport and sports betting. Stating that “we do not believe that we have an endemic problem in Britain,” the necessity to eradicate complacency and raise awareness and education in the fields of …

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Winning Post – British gambling industry undergoes structural changes

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Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, gives an insight into some of the key developments in the gambling industry as part of its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: 2017 Participation statistics – profound structural change continues The latest Gambling Commission Participation Data demonstrates a GB sector continuing to evolve along relatively established lines. There are few …

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William Hill extends Doncaster racecourse connection

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UK bookmaker William Hill has secured an agreement with the Arena Racing Company (ARC) and Doncaster Racecourse, to strengthen its sponsorship arrangements with the Yorkshire track. William Hill’s involvement marks an extension of their connection with Doncaster, with the firm announced as sponsors of the two day Grimthorpe Chase meeting, which is set to take place on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 …

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