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Sarah Gardner: UKGC aware of blurred complexities governing novel product interactions

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The emergence of ‘new, novel products’ that have hit the UK’s online gambling market in recent years have presented a unique challenge for both regulators and operators. Speaking to industry stakeholders at last week’s ICE 2022 London expo, UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) Deputy CEO Sarah Gardner outlined ongoing concerns, noting that many of the products and their engagements are a …

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Andrew Rhodes’ role at UKGC reportedly set to become permanent

SBC News Andrew Rhodes’ role at UKGC reportedly set to become permanent

Interim UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) CEO Andrew Rhodes is reportedly set to take on a more permanent role at the regulatory body, according to The Guardian. The newspaper reported that the government has made the decision due to Rhodes’ commitment to cracking down on ‘recidivist behaviour’ by betting and gaming operators, ahead of the publishing of the 2005 Gambling Act …

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Sarah Gardner: Refreshed UKGC committed to improving all levels of gambling protection

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Sarah Gardner, Deputy Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has stated that the regulator and industry must share an ‘understanding of the task at hand’ to improve UK gambling for the benefit of society.    Delivering the keynote address at the Annual Convention for BACTA members, Gardner underlined that 2021 has been a year of wholesale changes for the …

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Lord Chadlington joins the shortlist for UKGC Chairmanship

SBC News Lord Chadlington joins the shortlist for UKGC Chairmanship

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published a shortlist for its vacant Chairman position including Conservative peer Lord Chadlington (Peter Selwyn Gummer), former Deloitte board member Marcus Boyle and Responsible Gambling Strategy Board Chair Anna van der Gaag. One of the key responsibilities of the new Chairman will be to coordinate the recruitment process for the new Chief Executive, with …

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Sarah Gardner: No customer viewpoint impacts UKGC’s understanding of public vulnerabilities

SBC News Sarah Gardner: No customer viewpoint impacts UKGC's understanding of public vulnerabilities

Sarah Gardner, acting Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), believes deeper collaboration is required between public bodies and business institutions to tackle the obscure risks of vulnerability faced by the general public. Gardner addressed the ‘The Shard Financial Vulnerability Summit 2021’, speaking to its virtual audience on ‘reducing risks and tackling harms’, in which she provided a first-hand account …

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Neil McArthur resigns as Gambling Commission CEO

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has this afternoon sent a communication to stakeholders announcing that Neil McArthur has resigned from duties as Chief Executive of the regulator. McArthur has chosen to end his 15-year tenure with the Commission, having joined in 2006 as a legal advisor, raising up the ranks to become Chief Executive in 2018 replacing Sarah Harrison (MBE).  …

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UKGC outlines changes to society lotteries and LCCP conditions

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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

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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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