Tag Archives: UK Gambling Commission

Yggdrasil Gaming obtains UK licences

Gaming and software developer Yggdrasil Gaming has been awarded the necessary licences by the UK Gambling Commission to enable the firm to offer its services to British residents. Yggdrasil has recently extended its offerings across Europe with a host of deals signed in the latter part of this year. The firm has offices in both Malta and Poland, and will look …

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iSoftBet gains UKGC Level 3 Certification

online and mobile games supplier iSoftBet is pleased to announce that its entire gaming portfolio has successfully achieved full UK Level 3 certification from the UK Gambling Commission. iSoftBet acquired its UK continuation licence in November 2014, after which it was allotted a 12-month period to bring its gaming suite to level 3 compliance for the UK. The supplier was …

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UKGC – Have your say on new controls to prevent crime in gambling

Operators and members of the public are being invited to take part in a consultation on proposed regulation changes aimed at preventing crime linked to gambling. The proposals focus on improving practices to keep gambling free from crime and being associated with crime. A spokesperson for the Gambling Commission said: “Advances in technology and changes in consumer preference are posing …

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666Bet notifies customers to open Skrill accounts for withdrawal payments

Following more than a month without being able to process its player withdrawals following its temporary license suspension by the UK Gambling Commission. Embattled sports betting operator 666Bet has issued a statement on its website instructing customers to open third party payment provider accounts with online wallet Skrill in order for the company to begin processing its payments The statement …

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Dan Waugh – Regulus Partners – Time to think outside the box

“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.” Erich Fromm It may seem strange to suggest it now at a time when gambling is once again at the centre of a fairly major public policy debate – but there may come a time when even the Daily Mail recalls with misty eyes a time when gambling was part of the fabric of …

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Ladbrokes withdraws from Switzerland, Hungary and Norway

Ladbrokes is set to withdraw its betting services from Switzerland, Hungary and Norway as the operator reviews its international operations. The operator stated that it would leave these jurisdictions after undertaking legal and regulatory reviews of European igaming frameworks. The withdrawal from the above mentioned territories comes as the United Kingdom prepares for the start of the new Point of …

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Trader conflict of interest sees ABB members review terms

The UK Gambling Commission has been working with the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB)  and betting operators to reduce the risk of potential conflicts of interest when a trader encounters information that might indicate suspicious betting activity. This follows unusual betting activity at horse races early this year. As a result ABB members have agreed to adjust their betting terms …

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Asian operators await decision on UK sports sponsorships

The forthcoming UK Gambling (Licensing & Advertising) Act will come into play from October 1st and may force online gambling operators to obtain a UK gambling license should they wish to continue their partnerships with sports franchises in the nation. This act is being put in place to ensure that all companies who accept bets from customers, or, importantly, market …

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ESSA’s Khalid Ali: long and challenging process to remove ‘betting right’

Khalid Ali, Secretary General of ESSA, the regulated betting industry’s integrity body, comments on the passage of the Council of Europe’s convention on the manipulation of sports competitions. “The industry has worked hard over the last couple of years to work constructively with policymakers on the Council of Europe’s proposed text, most notably including the removal of the promotion of …

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Gambling Commission concern with BetButler player issues

The UK Gambling Commission has expressed its concern with operator BetButler amidst continuing reports it is failing to satisfy customer withdrawal requests. A spokesperson on behalf of the Gambling Commission told eGaming Review: “We remain considerably concerned about a range of issues in relation to this operator and we are continuing to engage with them closely.” A significant amount of …

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