Tag Archives: Sarah Gardner

UKGC outlines changes to society lotteries and LCCP conditions

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed that changes relating to licence conditions and codes of practice (LCCP) will come into force from October 31. Following a 12-week consultation, in which the UKGC received 70 responses, the regulator has outlined 22 changes to LCCP conditions, regulatory returns and official statistics. According to the UKGC, the proposed changes will ‘make data …

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UKGC supports local community through LoveBrum partnership

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has ensured that it is continuing to ‘support the local community’ after forging a new partnership with Birmingham-based charity, LoveBrum. The charity, first established in 2015, has utilised its funding from the National Lottery Community Fund to support local causes, volunteer-led initiatives as well as helping projects across the city reach funding. Sarah Gardner, executive …

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Industry told to take ‘immediate steps’ to clean up bonus promotions

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Operators will need to take ‘immediate steps’ to comply with consumer protection law or face enforcement action, after a joint investigation between the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and the Gambling Commission into bonus promotions. The CMA report states gambling firms must “stop unfair online promotions that trap players’ money,” with changes now having to be adopted across the sector. Three operators have …

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UKGC invites comments on its gambling proposals

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The United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) has invited comments on its proposals “to make gambling more fair and open,” at the same time as welcoming a new report by Citizens Advice. Consumers, gambling businesses, stakeholders and members of the public are all able to voice opinions on proposed changes, related to marketing and advertising, unfair terms, and complaints and disputes. …

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ABB defends Multi-Operator Self Exclusion Scheme

The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has defended the government’s current Multi-Operator Self Exclusion Scheme (MOSES), claiming that a recent  BBC Radio 5 Live investigation, which criticised the scheme “was conducted in artificial circumstances.” The scheme has come in for criticism after an undercover reporter managed to place bets in 19 of 21 Grimsby betting shops, even after he had signed …

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UKGC fines Camelot £300,000 for results mishap

Updating the market, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has fined UK National Lottery operator £300,000 for publishing inaccurate ‘Lotto Millionaire Raffle’ results on its website property. Following an investigation into the results publishing, UKGC officials stated that Camelot had placed ‘public confidence at risk’. Issuing further details, The Commission’s investigations into this error found that Camelot had breached the terms of …

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