Tag Archives: Neil McArthur

UKGC underlines full commitment to ‘making gambling safer’

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has upped its commitment to reducing gambling-related harm in 2020, placing particular emphasis upon the online gambling sector. Publishing its ‘2020/21 Business Plan‘, the UKGC outlined five strategic priorities which will be ‘centred around making gambling safer’. The regulator highlighted the need for improved consumer protection, prevention of harm, improvements to the way the UKGC …

Read More »

Neil McArthur: ‘Best behaviour is paramount during this time of crisis’

Neil McArthur

Neil McArthur, Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has written to betting leadership urging the industry to maintain the highest operating standards during ‘uncertain and unsettling times’. Updating stakeholders, McArthur explained that the UKGC’s executive team is carrying out an assessment of the industry-wide impact of the coronavirus, which will influence the Commission’s regulatory approach during 2020.   McArthur …

Read More »

Rohini Sardana: Betting needs to find its Z appeal

Entering a new decade, industry leadership faces the challenge of developing stronger consumer propositions and engaging products, as the sector hits its ‘peak betting phase’. The industry’s 2020 agenda began with UKGC Chief Executive Neil McArthur outlining concerns that the industry’s consumer confidence had ‘reached its lowest ebb’, whilst participation shrinks.  Amid these prominent concerns, Generation-Z enters working life as …

Read More »

UKGC hosts tech expert meeting on safer gambling

consultation

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has hosted a two-day meeting between industry executives and technology experts, seeking to make progress on the development of a ‘single industry-wide solution’ reducing gambling harms. Forming a ‘single customer view’ of UK gambling has been previously outlined as a major strategic initiative of the UKGC’s ongoing ‘National Strategy’ regulating the UK gambling incumbents The …

Read More »

Lords Select Committee to probe UKGC’s regulatory approach

Neil McArthur

Leadership of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) will be questioned tomorrow by the House of Lords Select Committee researching the ‘social and economic impacts’ of the gambling industry. UKGC Chief Executive Neil McArthur and Chairman Dr Bill Moyes have been scheduled for a two-hour ‘evidence session’ on Tuesday 11 February (start-time 15:20) detailing insights on governing the UK gambling sector. …

Read More »

Twitter partners with UKGC to ‘support responsible advertising priorities’

In a bid to offer information on how to limit gambling-related content across its platform, social media giant Twitter has partnered with the UK Gambling Commission to ‘support their responsible advertising priorities.’ The guidance is expected to explain the different methods in which Twitter’s safety tools and settings can be adjusted within an individual account, which is hoped to ‘to …

Read More »

APPG criticises UKGC’s collaborative approach on VIP conduct

The UKGC has come under criticism for allowing GVC Holdings to lead the development of a ‘code of conduct on high-value customers’ (VIP programmes). MPs of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Gambling Related Harm criticised the UKGC’s decision as revealed by Chief Executive Neil McArthur at last week’s ‘CMS Gambling Conference’, where he addressed industry leadership on the UKGC’s 2020 …

Read More »

Neil McArthur – Industry cannot disconnect from its consumer responsibilities

Neil McArthur

Neil McArthur, Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has challenged UK betting leadership to improve all-round consumer protections in 2020 or face further regulatory consequences. McArthur addressed an audience of industry leaders and wider stakeholders at yesterday’s ‘CMS Gambling Conference’ in London, in which he underlined the UKGC’s obligation of protecting consumers first and foremost. A stern McArthur opened …

Read More »

UKGC forms three groups to address safer gambling standards

consultation

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed that it will create three new focus groups to help facilitate the implementation of safer gambling standards. Led by senior leaders in the gambling industry, the three collaboration groups will focus on game and product design, advertising technology and high value customer incentives to gamble. The initiative, which is said to be the …

Read More »

UKGC confirms credit card ban inbound for 14 April 2020

Neil McArthur

Issuing its first regulatory enforcement of 2020, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has this morning confirmed that it has sanctioned its widely anticipated ban on credit card transactions carried across all UK gambling verticals. The Commission plans to implement its credit card ban from 14 April 2020, giving licensed incumbents three months to undertake all necessary adjustments. Citing that UK …

Read More »