Tag Archives: UKGC

Pavlos Sideris: Reducing online slot stake limits could lead to more problem gambling

Writing for SBCNews, Pavlos Sideris, director at Double Up Media, discusses the effects of stake limits when gambling and the potential side effects of a stake limit being applied to online slots. 2018 saw the reduction of fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) to maximum stake limits of £2. While this saw a limitation in high-street gambling spend, it’s debatable as to …

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Andrew Rhodes takes full leadership of Gambling Commission

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed that Interim Chief Executive Andrew Rhodes has been appointed to the leadership role on a permanent basis.  Rhodes was appointed Interim CEO last June, following the abrupt resignation of Neil McArthur last Spring due to the Commission’s regulatory failings that were brought to life by the administration of Football Index. The former Chief …

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Marcus Boyle: “Operator Accountability comes first in new era for the UKGC”

Making his first public statement as Chairman of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), Marcus Boyle has outlined that UK gambling requires a tougher regulatory supervisor. Writing an op-ed for The Times, Boyle stated that his initial focus had been on “identifying beneficial changes for both consumers and the industry”, in which the sector requires better regulation.    Appointed last September to …

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UK online gambling market  registers lowest GGY quarter since lockdown 

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) continues to monitor public engagement with online gambling verticals in light of regional governments easing the majority of COVID-19 restrictions.  Publishing its latest dataset tracking the UK’s online gambling marketplace, the regulator reported that total GGY in Q4 (January to March 2022) stood at £1.2bn, reflecting a decrease of 1% from Q3 (October to December …

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Goldchip ‘must keep customers fully informed’ following UKGC suspension

The operating licence of Goldchip Limited has been suspended by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), as a review under section 116 of the Gambling Act 2005 is carried out. The announcement follows reports that activities may have been carried out contrary to the Act, not in accordance with conditions of its licence and that the firm may be ‘unsuitable to …

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Winning Post: UK Government silent on several key reviews

Regulus Partners observes that the UK government has remained silent on several key reviews ahead of the pending publication of its White Paper on Gambling Review recommendations… As with Monty Python’s Spanish Inquisition, it is extremely hard to know when to expect key events in the government’s review of the 2005 Gambling Act. This week’s non-barking dog was the Government …

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Winning Post: Collaboration gone missing on National Strategy to reduce gambling harms

In 2019 the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) launched its three-year National Strategy placing stakeholder collaboration at the forefront of minimising gambling harms. Come 2022, Regulus Partners observes that collaboration is no longer a desired discipline as stakeholders pursue individual actions to tackle gambling’s most complex and pressing matter.   Today is the final day of the National Strategy to Reduce …

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Northern & Shell joins Camelot challenge of National Lottery tender 

Northern & Shell Plc, the publishing group of Richard Desmond, will appeal the UK Gambling Commission’s (UKGC) decision to award the 4th National Lottery operating contract to Allwyn Group.  According to a Financial Times report, Northern & Shell will join ousted incumbent Camelot UK in launching a High Court appeal against the UKGC’s decision to appoint Allwyn as National Lottery …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Musings on a pending White Paper

As I write this, the global gambling industry community has this week once more descended on London for the return of the ICE 2022 conference. Many of them may have thought that, by now, the potential future UK gambling regulatory landscape would already have been made clear, bearing in mind initial indications that the Government White Paper on the Gambling …

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