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UKGC appoints Nick Rust as Chair of Industry Forum for expert insights

SBC News UKGC appoints Nick Rust as Chair of Industry Forum for expert insights

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has announced that Nick Rust (OBE), the former chief executive of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) will serve as inaugural chair of the Industry Forum.  Rust, who led British racing’s regulatory and corporate affairs from 2016-2021, will take charge of the role in November, and will serve a two-year term as Chair. This summer, UKGC …

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UKGC leads on international collaboration for globalised online gambling

SBC News UKGC leads on international collaboration for globalised online gambling

The Global Gaming Expo (G2E) has witnessed a call for greater international cooperation by regulatory authorities led by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). Yesterday, Tim Miller, the Executive Policy Director of the UKGC, addressed G2E delegates, outlining the entwined realities and responsibilities of governing gambling as a globalised marketplace. The executive provided an overview of the Commission’s regulatory actions governing …

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UKGC to set-up Forum for better industry insights

SBC News UKGC to set-up Forum for better industry insights

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has initiated its recruitment of members to form a new Industry Forum.  Made of members with experience working in the UK gambling sector, the Forum will provide the Commission with improved insights into the views of licensed operators. The UKGC continues its initiative to bolster the range of stakeholder feedback provided by special advisory groups …

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UKGC lauds year of operational and efficiency improvements

SBC News UKGC lauds year of operational and efficiency improvements

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has branded the financial year of 2022/2023 as “demanding but successful” for the regulatory body under the new leadership of Andrew Rhodes (Chief Executive) and Marcus Boyle (Chairman). Publishing its 2022/2023 accounts, the Commission has revealed the economic and operational breadth of the British betting and gaming sector in 2022, but also the extent of …

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UKGC accounts reveal high costs of 4th National Lottery competition  

SBC News UKGC accounts reveal high costs of 4th National Lottery competition  

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has cited progress on achieving the priority areas of its new ‘three-year Corporate Strategy’, helping improve the governance of licensed gambling businesses. corp The Commission published its 2021/2022 ‘Annual Report & Accounts (April 2021-March 2022)’ assessing its performance, measures and compliance work to make gambling safer in Britain. The compliance work was undertaken over the …

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DCMS maintains Baillie & Seddon as UKGC commissioners

SBC News DCMS maintains Baillie & Seddon as UKGC commissioners

DCMS has extended the tenures of John Baillie and Catharine Seddon as commissioners, providing policy guidance and regulatory oversight to the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC).  The tenures have been extended for the period covering 31 December 2022 until 10 April 2024.  Baillie and Seddon have served as UKGC advisors since 2016, having been appointed by former DCMS Secretary John Whittingdale, …

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UKGC to launch summer consultation on penalties and accountability measures 

SBC News UKGC to launch summer consultation on penalties and accountability measures 

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) will launch a new stakeholder consultation reviewing penalties for regulatory breaches and exploring how to improve operator accountability across gambling businesses.  The decision was announced by Senior UKGC Policy Director Tim Miller, speaking at Wednesday’s CMS Tax/Law Gambling Conference in London. Miller stated that planned reviews ‘should come as no surprise”, as the Commission has …

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Andrew Rhodes takes full leadership of Gambling Commission

SBC News Andrew Rhodes takes full leadership of Gambling Commission

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed that Interim Chief Executive Andrew Rhodes has been appointed to the leadership role on a permanent basis.  Rhodes was appointed Interim CEO last June, following the abrupt resignation of Neil McArthur last Spring due to the Commission’s regulatory failings that were brought to life by the administration of Football Index. The former Chief …

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Marcus Boyle: “Operator Accountability comes first in new era for the UKGC”

SBC News Marcus Boyle: "Operator Accountability comes first in new era for the UKGC"

Making his first public statement as Chairman of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), Marcus Boyle has outlined that UK gambling requires a tougher regulatory supervisor. Writing an op-ed for The Times, Boyle stated that his initial focus had been on “identifying beneficial changes for both consumers and the industry”, in which the sector requires better regulation.    Appointed last September to …

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Sarah Gardner: Refreshed UKGC committed to improving all levels of gambling protection

Sarah Garnder: UKGC consultation conclusions due this summer

Sarah Gardner, Deputy Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has stated that the regulator and industry must share an ‘understanding of the task at hand’ to improve UK gambling for the benefit of society.    Delivering the keynote address at the Annual Convention for BACTA members, Gardner underlined that 2021 has been a year of wholesale changes for the …

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