Tag Archives: UK Gambling Commission (UKGC)

UKGC outlines changes to society lotteries and LCCP conditions

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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Winning Post: UK racing must put its best foot forward …

Regulus Partners begins the week by looking at the highly anticipated reopening of UK casinos and the law of numbers behind the rise in betting on esports. Betting on esports: the law of small numbers Tucked away in the detail of the GB Gambling Commission’s latest (May) data on customer behaviour and revenue patterns during lockdown is a breakdown of …

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UKGC launches public consultation on slot design

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has launched a public consultation into online slot design, aiming to gain public views on greater protection for vulnerable players. The UKGC has outlined a series of proposals, including new controls aimed at reducing the potential for consumers to be harmed by their gambling on the most intensive products, online slots, and removing the ability …

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VIP schemes to come under scrutiny in UKGC consultation

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has launched a two-month consultation on proposed measures which would change the way that operators interact with high-value customers. The consultation will consider the seven propositions made by a working group led by the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) and GVC, which aim to make gambling safer and reduce harm across the sector. It includes …

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Cross-party MPs call for gambling overhaul in new report

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Gambling Related Harm (GRH APPG) has called for a blanket ban on gambling advertisements as well as an overhaul of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) as part of its final report into online gambling harms. Following a year-long inquiry, the 50-strong group of MPs – which has emphasised it is ‘not anti-gambling or prohibitionist’ …

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AFC Bournemouth terminates M88 sponsorship

English Premier League football club AFC Bournemouth has confirmed that it has terminated its current sponsorship agreement with online gambling group Mansion’s subsidiary, M88. The sponsorship termination comes as the predominantly Asian-facing brand is reported to be under investigation by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). Bournemouth had previously secured a two-year partnership with the online operator, which was then extended …

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Gambling Commission toughens lockdown guidance

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued new guidance and measures which aim to further protect consumers during lockdown. The Commission said that tighter measures were needed, as new evidence revealed that certain gamblers may be at risk of greater harm during the lockdown period. Protecting the most vulnerable, the UKGC has made it clear that operators must carry out …

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YGAM hires UKGC comms exec as Head of External Affairs

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has strengthened its senior leadership after confirming the appointment of Daniel Bliss as its new Head of External Affairs. Bliss joins the charity after working as part of the UK Gambling Commission‘s (UKGC) communications team for the last three years. During his tenure at the UKGC, Bliss was involved in key projects …

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UKGC suspended Matchbook licence over AML & Risk assessment failures

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has revealed that the Triplebet licence was suspended ‘as part of a package of sanctions for social responsibility and money laundering failings’. Trading as Matchbook, the UKGC suspended the operator’s licence on 17 February, following an investigation by the regulator, which uncovered ‘serious failings’ relating to anti-money laundering protocols. The UKGC found that Triplebet failed to …

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UKGC orders Caesars to pay £13m following ‘serious systemic failings’

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has ordered Caesars Entertainment to pay £13m in a regulatory settlement ‘following a catalogue of social responsibility, money laundering and customer interaction failures’. As a result of its investigation, three senior managers at Caesars have surrendered their personal licences, with the UKGC’s investigations into Personal Management Licence holders still ongoing. The UKGC has confirmed that …

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