Tag Archives: UK Gambling Commission

Sarah Harrison – UKGC – Diversity can help tackle the industry’s ‘ugly side’

Issuing her final industry address as Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), Sarah Harrison reflects on her two and half year leadership tenure, stating that she has seen ‘the good, the bad and ugly’ of the sector. Speaking at today’s ‘World Regulatory Briefing’, ahead of ICE 2018. Harrison seeks to breakdown the current industry priorities, that UK betting …

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LiveLotto launches affiliate programme with Income Access

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UK based iLottery operator LiveLotto has launched a new affiliate programme with Income Access, Paysafe’s marketing technology and services provider. Following LiveLotto’s integration, Income Access’ affiliate management team will run the programme, with its network allowing the brand to be connected to over 25,000 affiliates. Lorenzo Pellegrino, CEO of Income Access and Digital Wallets at Paysafe, said: “We’re excited to …

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UKGC strengthens its stance on protecting children from betting-related harm

An article published in the Times on Sunday 8 October accusing online betting operators of using cartoons to ‘lure kids to online gambling’, has caused the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) to reaffirm its stance on protecting children from betting-related harm. The article claimed that gambling operators utilised flaws in the guidelines enforced by the UKGC and promoted games that appeal specifically to …

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UKGC fines Lottoland £150,000 for unclear communication of services


Updating the market, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has announced that Gibraltar-based online lottery operator Lottoland has been fined £150,000 for advertising failings of unclear communication of its services and promotions. The UKGC details that Lottoland advertising ‘did not make it clear to consumers that they were betting on the outcome of a lottery draw and not actually taking part …

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UKGC wants operators to get tough on customer ID checks

Issuing an industry update, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reminded operators that if they only request identity documents when a customer withdraws their funds, they could be putting their business at risk of failing to meet anti-money laundering (AML) and social responsibility standards thus breaching the conditions of their licence. The UKGC details that it is concerned following a …

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Darren Moore – Betting Gods – Connecting with major partners in Malta

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In December 2016, professional in-house and third party tipping resource Betting Gods extended its reach in Europe with a successful move into the Maltese sports betting market. We caught up with Darren Moore, Founder and Director of Betting Gods, to discuss the advantages of operating from a Malta office, the reasons behind the company’s recent growth and preparation for their …

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UKGC – Figures show online gambling is Britain’s largest gambling sector

Issuing an industry update the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has revelead that online gambling is the largest gambling sector for Britain, with 33% of all wagers processed digitally as the commission publishes its new figures today. Publishing industry statistics between April 2015 – March 2016 the UKGC reveals that total digital ‘Gambling Gross Gambling Yield (GGY)’ accounted for £4.5 billion surpassing National Lottery GGY of £3.4billion and …

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UKGC seeks closer interaction with gambling consumers

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has called for consumers and industry bodies , to help shape how its organisation will work with the general public. Updating the market, the UKGC has published its ‘two-way conversation: our plan for communicating with consumers‘ which aims to set out its approach to those who gamble or have an interest in gambling. Furthermore, In a …

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World Regulatory Briefing – The industry has come far but must go further

Totally Gaming delivered the World Regulatory Briefing (#WrBriefing) in London’s iconic OXO tower yesterday with a packed out agenda of speakers both endemic and non. An impressive line up included Sarah Harrison, CEO of the UK Gambling Commission, as Keynote Speaker. Harrison delivered a pinpoint 45 minute talk which was refreshingly frank. Discussing the new National Responsible Gambling Strategy developed …

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