Tag Archives: Neil McArthur

UKGC hosts tech expert meeting on safer gambling

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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 …

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Lords Select Committee to probe UKGC’s regulatory approach

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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Neil McArthur – Industry cannot disconnect from its consumer responsibilities

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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 …

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UKGC forms three groups to address safer gambling standards

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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 …

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UKGC confirms credit card ban inbound for 14 April 2020

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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 …

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EveryMatrix terminates Danish white label services

Industry platform and systems provider EveryMatrix has communicated that it has withdrawn its white label services for the regulated market of Denmark. Updating corporate stakeholders, EveryMatrix informs that it will be closing turnkey provisions for its partner white label brands of casinohouse.dk, 777.dk, victoriamilan.dk and JetBull. Via its closure statement, EveryMatrix underlines that the firm has ‘changed overall direction’ shifting …

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UKGC signs memorandum of understanding with Spelinspektionen

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with its Swedish counterpart, Spelinspektionen. The new agreement is hoped to strengthen the collaboration between the two regulators, having come into effect on 11 November 2019. Under the terms of the partnership, the duo will collaborate in sharing best practice on areas such as regulatory policies and procedures. …

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Gambling Commission pushes standards agenda to Maltese operators

Neil McArthur, chief executive of the UK Gambling Commission, has emphasised the need for standards to be raised among overseas gambling businesses targeting British consumers. Speaking at the ARQ Gaming Compliance Forum in Malta, McArthur highlighted three key strategic focus areas to drive the standards of the latter, stressing that “the MGA share our concerns”. This follows a study undertaken …

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