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DCMS confirms September application of £2/£5 stake limits on online slots

Paul Scully joins DCMS BGC

The UK government has confirmed that staking limits will be applied to online slot games from September as a guaranteed player protection measure following the Gambling Review, under its White Paper consultation. The decision was announced by Stuart Andrew MP, Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), a judgment deemed as a “landmark moment for …

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UKGC to proceed with pilot test on customer affordability checks

Sarah Garnder: UKGC consultation conclusions due this summer

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has announced that it will proceed with the next steps to implement affordability checks on remote gambling operators. The decision was announced this afternoon by Tim Miller, Executive Director of Policy Development for the Gambling Commission. Affordability checks were deemed a key protection needed to “identify and take action for customers who may be financially …

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Heat dials-up on the conclusion of UK gambling’s staking limits and financial risk checks

Bacta to make land-based gaming case to Parliament

As the end of February approaches, speculation mounts on how the UK government will proceed to apply financial risk checks and staking limits as part of the Gambling Review, which remains under its White Paper consultation phase. Attention turns to the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) carrying out its seven White Paper consultations in 2024, examining technical elements related to: “Socially …

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Tim Miller: UKGC views competition and choice as a consumer right and protection

SBC News Tim Miller: UKGC views competition and choice as a consumer right and protection

Tim Miller reflected on the journey and the scale of work undertaken on the UK Gambling Act review and its subsequent White Paper consultations as the most comprehensive examination of a gambling market undertaken by a regulatory agency. Many believe that the process of the Gambling Review had been triggered before the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) …

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Legal Eye: White Paper… Where are we now, and what will come next?

SBC News Legal Eye: White Paper... Where are we now, and what will come next?

Legal Eye, featuring Gemma Boore and David Whyte Senior Associates for Gambling at Harris Hagan, returns to examine the passage of the White Paper in the nine months since its publication. 2024 sees UK gambling stand at a pivotal juncture, marked by the diverse scrutiny, opinions, and feedback submitted in response to the proposed changes of the White Paper. Boore …

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Andrew Rhodes: Balance is the academic challenge of the Gambling Review

SBC News Andrew Rhodes: Balance is the academic challenge of the Gambling Review

Andrew Rhodes has reiterated that the Gambling Review’s underlying challenge is to find the right balance to govern a commercially evolving UK gambling marketplace and its engagement with the public. The observation led the Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission’s (UKGC) address to delegates of the ‘Consumer Protection Zone’ at ICE London 2024. The address began by acknowledging that …

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UK Gambling registers highest slots activity in close of 2023 

New UK govt social media advertising rules welcomed by BGC

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published its latest datasets tracking  participation in UK gambling up to December 2023.  The Commission continues to gather data from the “biggest operators covering 80% of the online gambling market” – an initiative started in March 2020, monitoring gambling behaviours during the COVID-19 pandemic. As stated, “this release compares Quarter 3 (Q3) of financial …

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UKGC: Allwyn will advance National Lottery’s legacy for good causes

SBC News UKGC: Allwyn will advance National Lottery’s legacy for good causes

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has stated its confidence that Allwyn UK will achieve its objective of raising more money for good causes as the new operating steward of the National Lottery. On 1 February, Allwyn will take charge of the UK government’s Fourth National Lottery Licence, noted as a transformative event for UK gambling and the third sector, as …

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BHA: Parliament must address racing realities on affordability checks 

SBC News BHA: Parliament must address racing realities on affordability checks 

The Petitions Committee has confirmed that Parliament will debate British horseracing’s concerns on affordability and financial risk checks on 26 February. The date was scheduled following a petition led by Nevin Truesdale, Chief Executive of The Jockey Club, reaching the requirement of 100,000 signatures needed for parliamentary debate. Endorsed by British racing stakeholders, the petition called on the UK government …

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IGT ends legal challenge of National Lottery competition

SBC News IGT ends legal challenge of National Lottery competition

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has informed that IGT Plc has discontinued its legal challenge against the tender process of the Fourth National Lottery competition. In July 2022, the NYSE-listed gambling technology group was granted permission by the Court of Appeal to challenge the Gambling Commission’s awarding of the Fourth National Lottery tender to Allwyn UK. The technology partner Camelot …

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