Tag Archives: UK Gambling Commission

GVC tops the list of GambleAware donations for Q1-Q3

Recent figures released by industry charity GambleAware have listed GVC Holdings, William Hill and Flutter Entertainment as the top three donors to the charity for the period 1 April 2019 – 31 December 2019. For the first three quarters of the year, the industry charity had received £7.6m in voluntary contributions, however this does not include funds received through regulatory …

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UKGC launches mobile self-service portal for personal licence holders

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has launched a new service which will allow personal licence holders to manage their licences via an online account or through their mobile. The new service, available on the Commission’s website, allows personal licence holders to quickly change personal details, report key events linked to their licence, and download e-copies of the licence itself. Helen …

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STS gets green light to expand into UK

Building on its European and global expansion strategies, STS has been given the green light by the UK Gambling Commission to provide services across the UK, based on an ‘independent licence’. Polish bookmaker STS has subsequently gone live with its own UK licence, 10 months after initially launching as a licensed white-label brand on the BetConstruct platform. STS now operates in …

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Soft2Bet gets green light to enter Swedish market

Sportsbook operator group Soft2Bet has been given the green light to launch its Campobet and YoYo casino brands in Sweden after receiving the necessary approval from the Swedish Gaming Authority.  The launch follows a number of ‘successful’ inspections and audits, which have ensured that both platforms are in line with the Swedish gaming regulations. The two platforms have since been …

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BetConstruct’s Live Casino games get MGA approval

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Soft Construct (Malta) Limited, trading as BetConstruct, has secured approval from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) to supply Live Casino games to MGA licensed operators and B2C customers.  Malta, said BetConstruct, is one of the key jurisdictions for gaming. It explained that the latest certification “powers the company to extend its scope of operation by offering a unique live casino …

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UKGC reports drop in underage gambling but maintains its concerns

Publishing the results of its 2019 Young People & Gambling survey, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has found a decline in participation of gambling activities among 11 -16-year-olds in Great Britain.  The research, carried out by Ipsos MORI, looks at forms of gambling and gambling style games that young people legally take part in along with gambling on age restricted …

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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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Rank finalises Stride Gaming takeover

London-listed gambling operator The Rank Group (Rank) has confirmed this morning that it has successfully completed its take over of online gambling group Stride Gaming. Confirmed in a statement, Rank will now hold the entire issued ordinary share capital of Stride, which was valued at £115.3m in May of this year. John O’Reilly, Rank Chief Executive, commented on the announcement: …

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UKGC reminds licensees of expectations when leaving the market

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reminded all licensees that it should have measures in place to ‘make sure that consumers are not unnecessarily disadvantaged’ if the licensee leaves the market. The reminder comes a little over six months after Irish sports betting operator BetBright’s closure meant that a number of customers were left in limbo as to the status …

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IGRG to promote ‘open and inclusive conversation’ during Responsible Gambling Week 2019

The Industry Group For Responsible Gambling (IGRG) has outlined plans to bring the UK and Irish gambling industries together as part of this year’s Responsible Gambling Week 2019. The aim of the campaign, which will take place from November 7 – November 13, is to promote an industry-wide conversation regarding safer gambling methods, as well as the promotion of tools, …

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