Tag Archives: The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC)

Michael Dugher: No evidence to support gambling advertising ban

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

Michael Dugher, Chief Executive of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), has voiced his criticisms of calls for a ban on gambling advertising during the upcoming UEFA 2020 European Championship, stating that campaigners’ demands are ‘not backed up by the evidence’. Writing in parliamentary magazine The House, Dugher referenced ITV’s recent decision to ‘significantly reduce’ the number of gambling-related advertisements …

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Marathonbet cleared by ASA following UKGC consultation

A complaint against Marathonbet regarding two separate Facebook features has not been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), after consulting with the sports betting operator and the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). The operator posted a Facebook update on 12 August 2020 stating ‘we’re offering 0% margin on the Champions League’, whilst providing a link, with a featured image depicting …

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High Court sets date for Football Index fund distribution hearing

The High Court of Justice for England and Wales has set 19 May to 21 May as the date for the hearing regarding the distribution of funds from Football Index’s player protection account. There is currently a balance of £4.5 million in the player protection account, although £3.2 million is owed to customers who still have money in their Football …

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Football Index £4.5m claims hearing taken to High Court

The High Court of Justice for England and Wales has taken on the hearing regarding the distribution of over £4.5 million in funds to former customers of Football Index. Begbies Traynor, the insolvency practitioners for Football Index parent company BetIndex, initially began to process claims against the company in April, one month after the operators collapse.  After the firm initiated …

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IMGL widens global focus with gaming law magazine launch

In recognition of its global focus and growing membership base, the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) has launched a new magazine covering gambling law. Replacing the firm’s previous jurisdiction-based publication, the new IMGL Magazine will be released on a quarterly basis as a digital publication available to members, in addition to non members involved in partnerships with SBC Gaming, …

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UKGC warned over Football Index ‘pyramid scheme’ in January 2020

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) allegedly received a warning regarding betting exchange Football Index in January 2020, describing the website as a ‘dangerous pyramid scheme’. According to The Guardian, a document was sent to the UKGC, notably highlighted issues surrounding Football Index’s dividends, which it argued resembled the activities of a pyramid scheme. The report estimated that in January 2020, …

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Blueprint partners with PDC for latest iGaming launch

Slot developer Blueprint Gaming has partnered with the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) to launch a new World Darts Championship themed title. The new release sees the slot supplier make its debut into the sports-themed category of online casino products, demonstrating a broadening of its portfolio.  Officially licensed from the PDC, the slot will feature famous darts players including newly-crowned world …

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Young and male — is the iGaming player stereotype true?

Young and male — is the iGaming player stereotype true?

When considering what makes a ‘typical bettor’, many often imagine a male aged between 18-35, but – according to Slotegrator – “there’s more and more reason to consider female gamblers and those in other age brackets as well”. A new guide published by the iGaming software provider highlighted the importance of operators having an in-depth knowledge of their customers – …

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White Hat Gaming strengthens social responsibility standards following UKGC investigation

White Hat Gaming strengthens social responsibility standards following UKGC investigation

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has ordered White Hat Gaming to pay a £1.3 million regulatory settlement after an investigation identified ‘inadequate anti-money laundering and social responsibility procedures’. The operator’s payment has been made ‘in lieu of a financial penalty’ and will be directed towards delivering the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms. In a statement, the UKGC stated that …

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UK Gambling Commission reports online growth amid tightening restrictions

Close up of online mobile betting

The UK Gambling Commission has reported significant growth in the online market, after releasing new figures for the period between the months of March and October. Statistics demonstrated how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected betting trends in Britain, encompassing both online and in-person gambling activity, with data provided by Licensed Betting Operators (LBOs) from Britain’s high streets. The online market …

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