Tag Archives: UK Gambling Commission

UKGC data reveals ‘notable recovery’ for sports betting

Data from the UK Gambling Commission has revealed a ‘notable recovery’ in sports betting revenues during May, which has been partly attributed to the return of the German Bundesliga and other top-flight leagues. The data, collected from the largest online operators and the YouGov Covid-19 tracker, built upon data published by the UKGC on 12 May and further data published …

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Winning Post: Prohibitionists, government u-turns and parliamentary tittle-tattle

Regulus Partners kicks off the week by reviewing the much anticipated GRH APPG report released last week, and Parliament’s continued tittle-tattle on reviewing the rules related to online and TV advertising, as debate on UK gambling heats up this summer.   _________________ UK: politics – with liberals like these… who needs prohibitionists? It is a cliché of the age that expressions …

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EPIC gains UKGC approval for problem gambling funding

Gambling harm prevention consultancy EPIC Risk Management (EPIC) has become one of the first private companies to be listed on the UK Gambling Commission’s RET register. EPIC joins counterparts GambleAware, GamCare and YGAM on the list of approved organisations to which gambling companies are required to make social responsibility financial contributions in order to meet their licence conditions.  Under UKGC licence …

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Aurum cements place in gaming industry with rebrand

Reconciliation specialist Aurum Solutions has reiterated its place in the gaming industry after confirming a rebrand and the launch of its new website. The site, which will include a dedicated gaming section, will offer information on the ways in which Aurum helps automate reconciliations to ‘improve accuracy and compliance’. Phil Hall, Director of Aurum Solutions, explained: “Our new website contains …

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UKGC wipes ‘disproportionate’ Royal Ascot fines for on-course bookies

In light of the challenges facing on-course bookmakers as a result of the coronavirus crisis, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed that it will review the fines issued to seven bookmakers at last year’s Royal Ascot. The seven bookmakers had reportedly allowed a 16-year old to place a £5 bet at the Royal Ascot festival. Initially, the UKGC ordered the bookmakers …

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GVC backs UKGC’s safeguarding approach

GVC Holdings has backed the UK Gambling Commission‘s (UKGC) decision to enforce additional industry lockdown measures to protect vulnerable consumers. Yesterday, the UKGC published a series of immediate operator requirements on customer interventions, player monitoring, due diligence and affordability checks. The temporary requirements approved by the Department of Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) relate to concerns that UK consumers could …

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GambleAware secures £9m UKGC emergency fund to help maintain support network 

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has transferred £9 million in industry penalties to help its problem gambling, support, research and treatment charities cope with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.  The UKGC has directly allocated £9 million to lead gambling-harm prevention charity GambleAware, who will be tasked with distributing funds to its partner network. The UKGC and GambleAware have prioritised ensuring that …

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DCMS demands further ‘proactive steps’ to protect punters during lockdown

The government has urged UK gambling operators to ramp up its protection measures during the COVID-19 lockdown in a bid to mitigate what it has described as a “heightened risk of problem gambling”. In a letter to five chief executives of the largest gambling companies, the sports minister Nigel Huddleston (DCMS) has emphasised that “messages warning of risks and signposting …

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GambleAware donations top £10m for 2019/20

GambleAware has revealed that donations to the charity have surpassed its £10 million minimum target for the first time. Publishing the full list of donations received between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020, it revealed that gambling operators and suppliers had made £10.05 million in voluntary donations to the charity, which is not inclusive of money received through regulatory …

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Consultation opens assessing licensee data practices

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) will assess its licensee data and information requirements, after confirming the launch of its new industry stakeholder consultation. The new consultation aims to evaluate operator data requirements and reporting procedures adhering to conditions established by the Commission’s Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP). In addition, the consultation will require stakeholders to submit the details …

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