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BGC reports ‘highly impressive’ compliance stats in Serve Legal checks

SBC News BGC reports ‘highly impressive’ compliance stats in Serve Legal checks

Members of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) have gained record compliance rates for age verification checks, according to leading industry auditor Serve Legal. Independent figures, provided by Serve Legal, report that bookmakers boasted a 91.4% age verification pass rate, across thousands of annual checks. Meanwhile, casinos have a near-perfect pass rate of 98%. This represents a 30% compliance increase …

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Betting shops act as top performers on ID verification

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum. Michael Dugher.

The Betting & Gaming Council (BGC) has stood by the record of UK betting shops in preventing the participation and engagement of under-18s. Findings published by independent analysts Serve Legal revealed betting shops as ‘top of the league’ with regards to verifying customer ages – outperforming UK convenience stores, supermarkets and petrol stations. The results were carried out by Serve …

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On-course bookies rail against ‘severe’ age-verification penalties

SBC News On-course bookies rail against ‘severe' age-verification penalties

Members of the racing industry have expressed concerns over the UK Gambling Commission’s ‘absolutely horrendous’ decision to make seven on-course bookmakers pay what amounts to 2.5% of their gross profit for an entire year, as a penalty for allegedly allowing a 16-year-old was able to place a £5 bet at Royal Ascot 2019. The seven bookmakers affected have been granted …

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On-course bookmakers ‘concerned’ about age-verification failures

SBC News On-course bookmakers 'concerned' about age-verification failures

Following the announcement that seven UK on-course bookmakers would be having their licences reviewed by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), representatives from the racing sector have called for further information on age verification measures to address under-age gambling.  The seven bookmakers had reportedly allowed a 16-year old to place a bet at this year’s Royal Ascot, which took place in …

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