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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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Neil McArthur: UKGC will continue to push for diversity & inclusion

Neil McArthur has issued his first keynote address as leader of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). Officially appointed UKGC Chief Executive in April, McArthur takes leadership of the regulator at a turning point for the UK gambling sector and its wider stakeholders. In his first address, McArthur outlines that like his predecessor Sarah Harrison, he will push for further diversity …

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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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Neil McArthur takes full leadership of UKGC

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has this morning confirmed the appointment of Neil McArthur as Chief Executive. Since March, McArthur has been acting as UKGC interim CEO, following the departure of former Commission leader Sarah Harrison MBE. In previous executive roles for UKGC McArthur has served as the Commission’s General Counsel, leading the regulatory body’s legal oversight on licensing, enforcement …

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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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Sarah Harrison ends tenure as UKGC Chief Executive

Neil McArthur the General Counsel of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), will act as the interim leader of the regulatory body following the departure of Chief Executive Sarah Harrison at the end of this month. Last December, the UKGC announced that Sarah Harrison would not renew her tenure as Chief Executive of the Commission, choosing to join the UK Department …

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William Hill fined £6.2m for social responsibility & AML failures

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The William Hill Group (WHG) is to pay a £6.2m penalty package for “systemic social responsibility and money laundering failures.” A near two year Gambling Commission (UKGC) investigation, undertaken between November 2014 and August 2016, found that senior management failed to mitigate risks, with a sufficient number of staff members not on hand to ensure anti-money laundering (AML) and social responsibility processes were …

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