Tag Archives: UKGC

BGC: Industry will maintain its safer gambling duties as problem rates fall

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has pledged that its membership will ‘keep the momentum’ on continuing to reduce problem gambling rates, following the positive results of 2021 gambling prevalence data published by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) Feedback of a quarterly telephone survey, conducted by Yonder Consulting, a nationally representative sample of 4,005 participants – aged 16 and over …

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UKGC: BAME gamblers more at risk of harm but community research remains limited 

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published further insights on the gambling behaviours of ‘BAME – black and minority ethnic’ communities. BAME analysis was gathered from a 2020 survey of 4,000 adults (aged +16), that included 473 interviews with BAME respondents. On gambling participation BAME respondents revealed that they were significantly less likely to gamble – as the survey reported …

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UKGC begins pilot of new research methodologies on gambling prevalence 

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed that it will be piloting its new research schemes on gambling participation and prevalence during the period of October 2021 and March 2022.  The Commission stated that it had moved onto the next phase of its headline project to improve the quality of adult gambling participation and prevalence statistics available to stakeholders.   Entering …

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UKGC orders immediate suspension of BGO Entertainment

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has suspended the operating licence of BGO Entertainment effective immediately – citing concerns that the operator may be unsuitable to carry out licensed activities. Issuing a statement, the Commission confirmed that BGO had been placed under its licensing review in accordance with Section 116 of the 2005 Gambling Act.  BGO’s immediate suspension has been authorised …

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UKGC fines VGC Leeds £450,000 for customer care and AML failures

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has handed a £450,000 penalty package to Leeds’s Victoria Gate Casino (VGC Leeds), trading as Global Gaming Ventures, having confirmed extensive duty of customer care failures. An investigation undertaken by the regulator, concerning the casino venue, identified failings in the way it identified and managed customers who were at higher risk of money laundering and gambling-related harm. …

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Sorare backs its non-gambling status under UKGC evaluation

Sorare has issued a response to the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) placing its blockchain fantasy football platform under investigation.   Yesterday the UKGC issued a warning, alerting the public that Sorare (Sorare.com) did not maintain a UK gambling licence.   The Commission confirmed that it was evaluating Sorare’s fantasy football game and digital collectables platform with regards to whether the business was …

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Winning Post: Digging in the Sandbox of privacy

Last week the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) granted the Gambling Commission its phase-1 sandbox approval to proceed with its Single Customer View (SCV) project.  Despite its GDPR greenlight, Regulus Partners outlines the foreseeable challenges the Commission will face in turning its headline project into reality. Meanwhile, in Manchester, Regulus observes another think-tank ‘echo chamber’ debate on gambling’s regulatory future take …

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TebWin prioritises responsible gambling in QPR partnership

TebWin has become the official betting partner of Queens Park Rangers (QPR) for the 2021/22 season. The collaboration sees the blue and yellow logo displayed around the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium along with other promotional material. King J. Entertainment is the marketing company behind the Tebwin.com sportsbook, and Business Manager, Pearl Dougal, commented: “We are delighted to be able to …

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UKGC Single Customer View project secures positive GDPR determination  

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published the phase-1 findings of a ‘Sandbox Review’, providing GDPR compliant feedback on the development of its ‘Single Customer View’ (SCV).  A regulatory objective of the UKGC’s new three-year national strategy has seen the commission seek to establish a SCV solution to provide a “holistic view of a customer’s online gambling behaviour and help …

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PHE indicates gambling harms interlinked cost with mental wellbeing

Ministers and betting leadership will be reviewing the findings of the ‘Gambling-related harms evidence review’ paper published today by Public Health England (PHE). In 2019, PHE was instructed to review gambling’s societal harms as a departmental duty, following on from DCMS’ review of FOBTs and social responsibility measures. In its remit, PHE was asked to examine the social impact of …

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