Tag Archives: UKGC

UKGC opens consultations on 2019 ‘National Responsible Gambling Strategy’

Looking forward to developing new 2019 initiatives on gambling protections and player safeguards, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has opened discussions for its ‘National Responsible Gambling Strategy’. The UKGC’s open consultation on developing safer gambling protocols, structures, best practices and strategies will be open to stakeholders until March 2019. As mentioned in previous commission updates, the UKGC seeks to broaden …

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DCMS ups sports integrity dynamics as new Macolin member

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has this morning confirmed that UK sports will join the ‘Macolin Convention’ – a European wide initiative seeking to prevent, detect and punish match-fixing. Mims Davies signs off her first directive as new UK Sports & Civic Society Minister, which sees the UK join the inter-state cooperative convention/body dedicated to eliminating …

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Mims Davies: DCMS – Industry must show ‘accountability for business’ in 2019

Speaking at this morning’s ‘GambleAware Conference’  – Mims Davies, the UK’s new Minister for Sports & Civil Society shared her first reflections on the various challenges facing the gambling sector. Davies brands 2018 as a ‘progressive year of policy developments’, despite UK-licensed operators garnering negative headlines for multiple compliance failures on social responsibility, gambling-harm protections, player due diligence and interactions. Overseeing …

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UKGC revamps online licence application portal

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has today announced the launch its improved ‘online licence application’ portal. The improved application system seeks to provide its participants with all-around enhanced services helping streamline and improved procedures for UK betting and gambling incumbents. The redesigned portal is in-line with the UK government’s GOV.UK style and functionalities, making it quicker and easier to submit …

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Videoslots and SafeEnt take Swedish licence count to 18

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The licence count in Sweden has reached 18 after two more companies – Videoslots Ltd and SafeEnt Ltd, a subsidiary of Global Gaming, secured approval to service the market from 1 January 2019. On 3 and 4 December, Videoslots was granted a licence for online games, while SafeEnt secured a five-year licence for betting and online gaming through Ninja Casino …

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David Clifton – Licensing Expert – Remember this November as the month that changed gambling

November 2018 what a month! So let’s start with some good news – This year’s Responsible Gambling Week represented the biggest ever industry-wide campaign to promote responsible gambling. Involving every major operator in the UK and Ireland and supported by the two biggest gambling charities, it was rounded off with the encouraging news that, even before its official launch, 38,000 …

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BetConstruct Casino aggregator gets fresh update from Evoplay Entertainment

The industry’s first 3D/VR slot games from Evoplay Entertainment have delivered a fresh update to the BetConstruct Casino aggregator. The game development studio has agreed a deal which sees its most innovative titles made available to BetConstruct’s casino customers. Evoplay’s portfolio includes over 50 slots, table and instant games, including the first 3D/VR slots game, ‘Necromancer’, which was debuted at …

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GambleAware seeks open discussion on football & betting launching #CanWeHaveOurBallBack

Presenting its latest social media initiative – #CanWeHaveOurBallBack, industry charity GambleAware seeks to encourage public discussion related to football’s relationship with betting. #CanWeHaveOurBallBack comes off the back of recent financial analysis by GambleAware and industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners which details that ‘80% of marketing spend by gambling companies is focused on online verticals’. Leading the social campaign, Marc Etches, Chief …

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Nigel Birrell: Lottoland – High Court has missed the opportunity to help innovators

Nigel Birrell, Chief Executive of Lottoland, has published an official statement following the High Court of England & Wales’ rejection of the combined ‘EuroMillions appeal’ against DCMS and its interested parties – the UKGC and National Lottery operator Camelot UK. This week, Lord Justice Green and Justice Gross rejected Lottoland and Multi Lotto UK’s February High Court appeal seeking to annul DCMS approved ‘Gambling …

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UKGC seeks to broaden stakeholders in reducing under-age gambling

Publishing its annual ‘Young People & Gambling’ report, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has re-emphasised that stronger partnerships and diligence are needed by multiple stakeholders to protect under-age consumers from engaging with gambling products. Researching the gambling behaviour of young people within Great Britain for 2018, the UKGC reveals that 14% of 11-16-year-olds had participated in gambling activity in the …

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