Tag Archives: The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC)

UK betting commits to new ‘five core’ safer gambling measures

Chief Executives from a number of UK betting companies have signed up to a new package of safer gambling commitments, which will place a focus on mitigating the associated risks of gambling.  The CEOs from Aspers, bet365, Caesars, Flutter Entertainment, Genting, GVC Holdings, Playtech, Rank Group, Sky Betting & Gaming and William Hill have all committed to the new set …

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Cross-party MPs call for £2 stake limit on online slots

In a bid to mitigate the risks associated with online gambling, the Gambling Related Harm All-Party Parliamentary Group (GRH APPG) has requested that a £2 limit is introduced on all online slot machine games. The request follows on from a six-month review into the impacts of problem gambling, with the group underlining that further action from the Government and the …

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UKGC requires e-wallet evidence on the next phase of its Credit Card review

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued a reminder to industry stakeholders that its call for evidence on its ‘gambling with credit cards consultation’ will close on 6 November. The UKGC officially launched its credit card consultation on 14 August, having completed its initial responses on 24 July, establishing wagering with borrowed money as a risk factor, as consumers can …

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Betfred Gibraltar to pay £322,000 after UKGC AML investigation

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Betfred’s Gibraltar trading subsidiary ‘Petfre’ has been forced to pay £322,000 as part of a ‘regulatory settlement’ having been found to have ‘shortcomings in the application of its AML controls and its policies and procedures.’  The Gibraltar unit is due to make the payment in lieu of a financial penalty following an investigation by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). The UKGC investigation …

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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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Neil McArthur praises ‘demonstrable progress’ in combating problem gambling

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) CEO Neil McArthur has praised the ‘encouraging increase’ of gambling operators which are utilising both algorithms and machine learning to crack down on gambling related harms. Speaking at the Southbank Centre yesterday, McArthur confirmed that the UKGC plans to launch its next Raising Standards Conference early next year, however called for a bi-annual meeting of CEOs …

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UKGC – ‘white label compliance cannot be transferred’

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued a reminder to its remote operating licence holders regarding their obligations relating to compliance when operating gambling websites, including white labelled sites. The regulator has warned white label solutions providers that they hold the responsibility for the actions of their clients and that requirements on compliance – ‘cannot be transferred to any other …

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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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UKGC outlines changes to LCCP following open consultation

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has outlined a number of new licence conditions and codes of practice (LCCP) following an open consultation with the wider industry.  The new LCCPs will look at ‘raising standards for alternative dispute resolution (ADR), strengthening requirements on how licensees identify and interact with customers who may be at risk of or experiencing gambling harms, and …

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Rebecca Pow to oversee gambling industry following cabinet reshuffle

As part of last week’s Cabinet reshuffle following Boris Johnson’s appointment, it has been confirmed that MP for Taunton Deane Rebecca Pow will be tasked with overseeing both the horseracing and gambling sectors rather than sports minister Nigel Adams.  Pow was re-appointed as the parliamentary under secretary of state for arts, heritage and tourism at the Department for Digital, Culture, …

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