Tag Archives: UKGC

GambleAware study recognises deep contrasts of UK online gambling

GambleAware has published the findings of its ‘interim research’ conducted by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) on the gambling habits of ‘close to 140,000 active online gambling accounts’. The research undertaken between July 2018 and June 2019 was commissioned to provide gambling stakeholders with a greater understanding of online gambling customer behaviours and habits. The intelligence, gathered in …

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David Clifton, Licensing Expert: Vital Statistics – Measuring the extent of gambling reforms required in the UK

As the well-known saying goes, “there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics”. It was wrongly attributed to the nineteenth century UK Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, but that’s not going to stop me from using it as the starting point for this monthly round-up of UK gambling law and regulation. Fast forward 150 years from Disraeli’s time …

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Football Index suspends business as it enters administration

Football Index has this morning confirmed that it has entered administration, suspending all trades on its platform.  Issuing a player update, Football Index confirmed that the decision had been taken following consultations with the Gambling Commissions of the UK (UKGC) and Jersey (JGC).  Last weekend, Football Index was hit by a ‘customer exodus’, as traders withdrew accounts from its platform …

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Baillie and Seddon renewed as UKGC commissioners

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has extended the tenures of John Baillie and Catharine Seddon as commissioners of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) for a further year.  Baillie and Seddon have served on the UKGC board since 2016, having been appointed by former DCMS Secretary John Whittingdale under the cabinet of PM David Cameron. A former …

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UKGC deepens Lived Experience Panel’s policy feedback role 

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has cited a successful first meeting of its Lived Experience Advisory Panel, which will maintain a prominent role in how the Commission reshapes its public policies.  This week, panel members held their first meetings with the Commission’s Experts by Experience Group, providing first-hand accounts of lived consequences of gambling harms and addiction. Established as a …

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Winning Post: Coming out of lockdown… Here comes the tricky part!

As UK business and society have been provided with their pathways out of lockdown in H2 2021. Regulus Partners states that UK gambling is in for a rude awakening as covid triggers the industry’s generational change. Over the course of the last week, Britain has been given its (likely) path out of lockdown, statistics on online gambling activity which provides …

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Tim Miller: UK gambling still requires its ‘single customer viewpoint’

Tim Miller, the Executive Director of Research and Statistics for the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has presented the findings of the first ‘National Strategic Assessment’ which evaluates the Commission’s response to risks and duties.   The assessment was framed on the evidence of the four key elements of the person gambling, the places where gambling occurs, the products available to customers …

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UKGC extends research consultation until the end of February

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has extended the consultation phase of its feedback on its research methodologies with regards to gambling participation and how problem gambling prevalence is measured across the country.     The consultation, which was originally due to close on 12 February, has been extended by a further two-weeks to Friday 26 February. It will give respondents more time …

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Donoughue cuts ties with All-Party Betting & Gaming Group

The All-Party Betting & Gaming Group will no longer host independent seminars debating and analysing UK gambling industry policies after a decision was made to restrict the group’s activities.  Steve Donoughue, Group Secretariat, sent an email to members confirming the closure of the APPG following the appointment of Laurence Robertson, Conservative MP for Tewkesbury, as the group’s new Chair. The email …

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UKGC to close data and research consultation 

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued its final call on evidence with regards to how it should reshape its research methodologies measuring UK gambling participation. The consultation was launched on 18 December 2020, with the Commission seeking input from diverse stakeholders on its approach to gathering data and information on UK gambling participation and problem gambling prevalence statistics. Closing …

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