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UKGC to proceed with pilot test on customer affordability checks

Sarah Garnder: UKGC consultation conclusions due this summer

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has announced that it will proceed with the next steps to implement affordability checks on remote gambling operators. The decision was announced this afternoon by Tim Miller, Executive Director of Policy Development for the Gambling Commission. Affordability checks were deemed a key protection needed to “identify and take action for customers who may be financially …

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Tim Miller: UKGC views competition and choice as a consumer right and protection

SBC News Tim Miller: UKGC views competition and choice as a consumer right and protection

Tim Miller reflected on the journey and the scale of work undertaken on the UK Gambling Act review and its subsequent White Paper consultations as the most comprehensive examination of a gambling market undertaken by a regulatory agency. Many believe that the process of the Gambling Review had been triggered before the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) …

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Legal Eye: White Paper… Where are we now, and what will come next?

SBC News Legal Eye: White Paper... Where are we now, and what will come next?

Legal Eye, featuring Gemma Boore and David Whyte Senior Associates for Gambling at Harris Hagan, returns to examine the passage of the White Paper in the nine months since its publication. 2024 sees UK gambling stand at a pivotal juncture, marked by the diverse scrutiny, opinions, and feedback submitted in response to the proposed changes of the White Paper. Boore …

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David Yatom Hay: The evolution of gambling compliance…

SBC News David Yatom Hay: The evolution of gambling compliance...

Ahead of a high-profile appearance at the World Regulatory Briefing on the changing role of gambling compliance at next month’s ICE London, David Yatom Hay, General Counsel of Soft2Bet, spoke to SBC News about all things regulation and innovation.  SBC: With ICE London fast approaching, can you tell us more about your participation in the World Regulatory Briefing on the …

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UKGC launches ‘Tell us’ confidential service for reporting gambling crimes

SBC News UKGC launches ‘Tell us’ confidential service for reporting gambling crimes

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has launched a new ‘online confidentiality service’, allowing users to report criminal or suspicious activities related to gambling. The service will be hosted under a ‘Tell us something in confidence‘ segment of the Commission’s website. The UKGC detailed: “The new service provides a one-stop service allowing users to anonymously upload supporting information connected to their …

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UKGC opens next phase of White Paper consultation on Gambling reforms

Sarah Garnder: UKGC consultation conclusions due this summer

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has launched its second round of consultations to review the proposals outlined in the Gambling Review’s White Paper Seeking feedback from all gambling stakeholders, the next phase of the consultation will run for 12 weeks, implying a deadline of 21 February 2024. The second set of consultations on proposals contained in the White Paper calls for …

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UKGC: Youth Report finds 0.7% problem gambling rate in 11-17 age group

SBC News UKGC: Youth Report finds 0.7% problem gambling rate in 11-17 age group

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has released its “Young People and Gambling Survey for 2023,” which investigates the gambling behaviors and experiences of young individuals aged 11-17. Prior to the 2023 survey, a research program was initiated to enhance the collection of official gambling participation statistics. Stakeholders were reminded that the datasets for 2021 and 2020 were not updated due …

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UKGC to hold 7 White Paper consultations for 2024 agenda   

SBC News UKGC to hold 7 White Paper consultations for 2024 agenda   

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has notified stakeholders of its plans to hold seven new consultations as part of the continued regulatory review of recommendations put forward by the Gambling Review’s White Paper. As detailed by Tim Miller, the Executive Director on Policy Development for the Gambling Commission, the consultations will address the topics of “socially responsible incentives, customer-led tools, …

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Harris Hagan: Legal Eye – Accountability deepens on PML

SBC News Harris Hagan: Legal Eye - Accountability deepens on PML

The Gambling Review’s White Paper has proposed broadening the scope of duties and requirements for those holding a Personal Management Licence (PML). Chris Biggs, Gaming Associate of Harris Hagan, provides his legal eye on the changes needed by PMLs to meet the White Paper’s new accountability standards and rationale for stricter management of licensed incumbents. Individuals who hold a personal …

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IDnow: Beyond the Review… What will change for UK players?

SBC News IDnow: Beyond the Review... What will change for UK players?

Roger Redfearn-Tyrzyk, VP Global Gaming at IDnow provides a perspective on consumer changes and likely adjustments once the UKGC finalises its consultations on compliance and standards governing UK gambling.  Almost half (44 per cent) of UK adults have gambled at least once in 2023, with around 14 million active online gamblers in the country. The number of UK adults who …

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