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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – All eyes focused on on gambling’s A-Factor

January 2019 famously saw the introduction of the gambling advertising ban in Italy, with forecasts of the disaster that would befall the industry if similar prohibitions spread across Europe. The following year a new Royal Decree on Commercial Communications imposing strict limitations on gambling advertising in Spain was approved by the European Commission. Only the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed its …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Musings on a pending White Paper

As I write this, the global gambling industry community has this week once more descended on London for the return of the ICE 2022 conference. Many of them may have thought that, by now, the potential future UK gambling regulatory landscape would already have been made clear, bearing in mind initial indications that the Government White Paper on the Gambling …

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UKGC to apply new rulebook on Customer Care duties

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has announced new rules that will require all licensed online gambling operators to actively identify and directly intervene with at-risk/harm players.  Coming into effect from 12 September, remote operators must monitor a “specific range of indicators as a required minimum to identify gambling harms“. New guidance will be issued to operators by June, outlining the …

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Slotegrator: How to get a UK online gambling licence

Slotegrator, the igaming software and business solution provider for online casino and sportsbook operators, has produced a comprehensive guide for companies seeking a UK online gambling licence. Titled How to get a gambling licence in the UK 2022, it covers in detail the scope and cost of all five types of online gambling licences available (casino, virtual events, real events, pool …

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UKGC issues feedback notice on licensing and enforcement consultation  

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reminded industry stakeholders that its consultation on its approach to licensing, compliance and enforcement policy will close on Wednesday 9 February 2022.  Launched on 17 November, the Commission seeks guidance on its ‘Statement of Principles’ that have led UK gambling’s regulatory policy with regards to risk assessment, licensing operators and key personnel, carrying out …

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UKGC orders Greentube to pay £685,000 AML settlement

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has taken regulatory action against Greentube Alderney, demanding the operator pay a £685,000 penalty in relation to social responsibility and money laundering failures.  An investigation launched by the Commission on 16 December 2020 found that Greentube subsidiaries Admiralcasino.co.uk and Bellfruitcasino.com had failings in money laundering and player protection safeguards. The Commission’s report stated that between …

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Rhodes offers UKGC perspective on Football Index enforcement  

Andrew Rhodes, the interim Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has published a video response to the independent review of the collapse of Football Index.  As noted last week, the Commission has established new practices in how it evaluates the risks of novel products recommended by the review and to strengthen its working relationship with the Financial Conduct Authority …

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Tim Miller: Data exchange will be the key remit in gambling’s era of highest expectations 

Tim Miller, Executive Director of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has warned industry leadership to adjust to a ‘new normal of highest expectations’ in how the gambling sector will be governed.  Delivering the keynote speech at the ‘Know Now 2021’ conference on social responsibility for gambling operators, Miller reflected on the work of the UKGC during a frenzied 18-month pandemic …

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