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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

SBC News 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

SBC News 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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