Tag Archives: UK Gambling Commission (UKGC)

FansUnite further expands UK presence via Dragon Bet deal

FansUnite has entered into an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dragon Bet to supply its Chameleon iGaming platform to the Lovell Brothers Limited-owned Welsh sportsbook. The MoU covers a long-term licensing agreement that will enable Dragon Bet to utilise the Canadian sportstech group’s white-label software, which is due for launch in the UK later this year. FansUnite has been pursuing …

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Sarah Gardner: UKGC aware of blurred complexities governing novel product interactions

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The emergence of ‘new, novel products’ that have hit the UK’s online gambling market in recent years have presented a unique challenge for both regulators and operators. Speaking to industry stakeholders at last week’s ICE 2022 London expo, UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) Deputy CEO Sarah Gardner outlined ongoing concerns, noting that many of the products and their engagements are a …

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1account claims increased demand for digital ID among UK betting industry

KYC and AML validation services supplier 1account has claimed that digital ID technology has been broadly welcomed by the UK’s betting and gambling industry for player protection.  The company had earlier conducted a consultation exploring the “benefits, opportunities and challenges” of linking player accounts and activities across different operators to a digital ID. Participants in the consultation included online and …

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Camelot fined £3.15m for mobile app errors

National Lottery operator Camelot has been fined by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) for three errors occurring on its mobile app which affected thousands of players. The first failure which led to the £3.15 million penalty was an instance in which up to 20,000 NationaL Lottery app users were informed that their winning draw-based ticket was actually a non-winner when …

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Allwyn’s Russian connections and Watford employment raised in PMQs

Dean Russell, MP for Watford, has expressed concerns regarding the UK Gambling Commission’s (UKGC) decision to hand the next ten-year National Lottery licence to Allwyn. Sharing his opinions at Prime Minister’s Questions in Parliament yesterday, the Conservative MP focused on Allwyn’s alleged ties to Russia, at a time when international relations remain tense due to the invasion of Ukraine.  In particular, he …

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Allwyn outlines initial National Lottery strategy following licence victory

Upon securing the next 10 year licence to the National Lottery, Allwyn Entertainment has provided an update on its operating strategy to its new holding, detailing a pan-European approach.  In particular, Allwyn plans to share best practice in lottery operations and focus on improvement of draw-based games, leveraging its experience as an operator of several lotteries throughout the continent.  Allwyn …

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UKGC: Online gambling increasingly popular among women of all ages

Female consumers are becoming increasingly engaged with various forms of online gambling, but the National Lottery remains the most popular product.  According to a recent study by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), 42% of women gambled in the previous four weeks, with the most widely used verticals being the National Lottery, scratchcards and bingo, as well as other forms of …

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888: A responsible gambling strategy in tandem with market growth

888 Holdings has detailed growth across a range of existing and current markets, but has underscored a need to focus on safer gambling in tandem with this expansion – particularly following its recent fine in the UK.  Breaking down the company’s 2021 trading results in the 888 full year earnings call yesterday, CEO Itai Pazner focused on developments in Europe …

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Chris Philp: “Too many cases of operators failing on protection”

In light of recent fines levied against UK betting operators by regulatory authorities, Gambling Minister Chris Philp has argued that reform is “undoubtedly long overdue”. Ahead of the publication of the White Paper on the 2005 Gambling Act review, which the Minister asserted is due ‘very soon’, Philp spoke at the Gambling Reform Rally yesterday, organised by the Gambling Related …

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Paddy Power’s boxing refund: A case for a gambling ombudsman?

Last Saturday’s light-welterweight title fight between Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall ended in a controversial decision, garnering criticism from boxers, pundits and fans alike.  Many felt that England’s Catterall had done enough to win the bout for the undisputed light-welterweight title fight – including Flutter Entertainment’s Paddy Power.  The bookmaker made the decision to offer all refunds to its customers …

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