Tag Archives: UK Gambling Commission

UKGC under assessment in government Football Index review

The UK government has announced an official independent review into the collapse of Football Index, which will further include an assessment of the UK Gambling Commission‘s (UKGC) regulatory actions. An ‘independent expert’ will participate in the investigation into the demise of Football Index, which operated as a trading platform where users could purchase ‘shares’ in active professional footballers, receiving payments based …

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Premier League clubs to discuss their betting sponsorship futures

Premier League football clubs will examine and discuss the future of betting sponsorships at a meeting scheduled for this Thursday. Sky News has this morning reported that EPL leaders will receive an ‘update on findings around shirt sponsorships and gambling addiction’. Football’s relationship with betting operators has become a prominent concern of the government’s ongoing review of the 2005 Gambling …

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UKGC responds to Football Index backlash

Following public concerns, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has this afternoon published further information on its investigation and licence suspension of BetIndex – the operating company of under administration Football Index.  The Commission states that its formal license review proceedings began on 20 May 2020, following concerns about the business. Initial review proceedings focused on ‘issues in relation to the …

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Entain launches consumer representation initiative ‘The Player’s Panel’

Entain plc has launched ‘The Player’s Panel,’ a new initiative aimed at ‘giving consumers a voice’ on issues relating to betting and gambling in the UK. The Panel consists of a range of Entain’s customers from across the UK, who participate on a voluntary, unpaid basis. The members will interact with ‘political decision -makers, stakeholders and the media to give …

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Peter Murray: W2 affordability takes central role in the safer gambling arena

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The ‘laser-like’ focus of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) on player protection, combined with the likely compliance updates from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) led review of the UK Gambling Act, could mean that adoption of W2’s new real-time affordability solution becomes vital for the country’s gaming operators. We spoke to W2 Head of Sales Peter …

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W2 releases first real time affordability solution for UK operators

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W2 has launched a new real-time affordability check solution to support the needs of operators adapting to evolving compliance guidance from the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). UKGC guidance requires licensees to put affordability at the heart of their safer gambling commitments for 2021, and will undoubtedly become a central focus in the Gambling Act review, particularly as so many fines …

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Keep your affiliates in check: How automated tools can help operators stay compliant

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Hordes of affiliates queuing up to push your product may seem like the ideal situation for an iGaming brand, but as told by GiG Media, it can actually be daunting in the face of new regulations across the globe. A new wave of regulation has crashed across Europe, with Germany being the latest to enforce new rules. Germany’s new rules …

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Nigel Huddleston and Neil McArthur back Safer Gambling Week 2020

Nigel Huddleston MP, Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage, and UK Gambling Commission Chief Executive, Neil McArthur, have committed to raising awareness of responsible gambling by backing this year’s Safer Gambling Week. Taking place from 19 -25 November, Safer Gambling Week 2020 is led by the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), The Bingo Association (BA) and the British Amusement Catering …

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GambleAware opens tender on the creation of a lived experience network

GambleAware has today released an invitation to tender for the design and creation of a ‘UK-wide network of people with lived experience of gambling harms’. Establishing its new project initiative, GambleAware aims to provide an inclusive network which represents all people affected by gambling harms and the experience of addiction.  The charity maintains that ‘there is no single, inclusive network …

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Neil McArthur: Finance industry has a key role to play in player protection

Neil McArthur, the chief executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has urged the UK finance industry to join a ‘multi-sector collaborative approach’ to tackle gambling-related harms, stating that ‘there is always more that can be done’ to protect vulnerable customers. Building on the previous efforts to ban gambling with credit cards, the UKGC CEO addressed the ‘important role’ that …

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