Tag Archives: Neil McArthur

Winning Post: Changing perceptions of animal betting sports

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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. US: Florida greyhounds – dog days are over Florida, home to the oldest continually operated dog track in the world (and one of the largest) has banned wagering on greyhound races in …

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Neil McArthur – ‘The race is on for the industry to know its customers’

Speaking at the UK Gambling Commission’s ‘Raising Standards Conference’  hosted at the ICC in Birmingham, UKGC Chief Executive Neil McArthur states that all industry stakeholders have to improve operational standards and cooperation in order to ‘know their customers better’. McArthur spoke to an audience of 170 executives from 100 gambling businesses, addressing public/political concerns during a disruptive year in which the …

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UKGC warns sector of tougher LCCP consumer & advertising code

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reminded industry stakeholders of upcoming consumer protection policies, which will be implemented from 31 October 2018. Last August following an open consultation, the UKGC revealed that it would implement a new consumer protection framework, compulsory to UK gambling ‘Licence conditions and Codes of Practice’ – LCCP. UKGC governance focuses its new directive on two …

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Regulators unite to tackle video game skins and loot boxes

Global gambling regulators have joined forces in an attempt to address concerns over the “blurred lines between gambling and video games”. Also stressing issues regarding skins and loot boxes in such titles, fifteen gambling regulators from across Europe, in addition to the Washington State Gambling Commission, have signed an agreement to address the risks. A pledge to tackle “unlicensed third-party …

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RGSB report attempts to highlight gambling-related harms

A new Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) report has been published with the aim of gauging a greater understanding of the full range of harms gambling can have on society. Led by Dr Heather Wardle, and in collaboration with the Gambling Commission and GambleAware, the report examines how the social cost of gambling-related harms can be measured and better understood. …

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Winning Post – The importance of timing for UK gambling regulation

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. UK: In Parliament – Timing is Everything There are few sure things in matters of gambling regulation but it is looking increasingly likely that the reduction in maximum stakes on betting shop …

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UKGC urges betting leadership to set the right tone on fair practices

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published its ‘Enforcement Report – a new guidance to help operators make gambling fairer, safer and crime free’. The UKGC urges betting leadership to pay close attention to the document which outlines the enforcement actions taken against UK licensed operators in the past year. Presenting the Enforcement Report, Neil McArthur new Chief Executive of …

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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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