Tag Archives: UKGC

ASAP Italia confirms appointment of Paolo Farinella as new CTO

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ASAP Italia, the company behind new DFS platform Sportito, has confirmed the appointment of Paolo Farinella as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Farinella will be responsible for leading the technological development for ASAP Italia across Sportito, Bettingrunner, Superscommesse, and a portal dedicated to citizen journalism, Super News. Farinella’s experience in working with top brands such as eBay will help …

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GambleAware secures record breaking £8 million, but charity urges industry stakeholders for deeper contribution

Updating the media and markets, Industry charity GambleAware has today confirmed that it has raised record-breaking £8 million in the 12 months ending 31st March 2017. However, despite the upturn in its funding, the charity has detailed that the figure still represents a 20% shortfall of the target set by the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board. An industry policy and best practices …

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Concerns arise for 888 operations as UKGC reviews firms self-exclusion provisions

FTSE-listed online gambling group 888 Holdings has informed the market and its investors that its UK operator licence is being reviewed by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) relating to the firm’s compliance provisions with regards to preventing problem gambling. The UKGC is set to evaluate whether 888 operates an effective self-exclusion process for its customers across its platforms.  Self-exclusion is the player protection …

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PKR appoints administrators as company files for bankruptcy

The management of embattled online poker room PKR (PKR.com) has informed the market that it has appointed administrators as the company officially files for bankruptcy. Issuing a website update, PKR has informed that following a review of its financial arrangements, the operator has appointed David R Taylor and Matthew RM Wild of RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP as joint ‘PKR Technologies’ …

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UKGC appoints David Pemberton as Chief Operating Officer

Updating the market, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed the appointment of David Pemberton as the body’s new Chief Operating Officer. Pemberton is expected to join the UKGC’s leadership team at the end of June, and will be tasked with managing the regulator’s corporate services including HR, finance, IT, planning and risk. For the past 13-years Pemberton has acted …

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BetConstruct adds Casino & Pools to UKGC licensing provisions

European industry platform and software supplier BetConstruct has announced that it has strengthened its UK market regulatory provisions by securing both ‘Casino and Pool Betting’ B2C UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) licences. Updating investors, BetConstruct detailed that its two new licences would serve to strengthen its UK market presence, adding further gambling provisions to its existing UKGC remote betting licence granted …

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UKGC gets tough on Advertising standards fining BGO £300,000 for misleading affiliate promotions

Updating the market, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has warned industry stakeholders that its body will not tolerate advertising falling ‘foul of social responsibility rules or deceiving consumers’. Stating its intent to improve industry advertising and promotional standards, the UKGC has imposed a £300,000 penalty on igaming operator BGO Entertainment Ltd (BGO) for misleading advertising on its own portal and …

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UK Government freezes free play tax on 2017 Finance Bill

The UK government will not introduce a tax on industry ‘free plays’ and customer bonus incentives, as Parliament shuts down and prepares for the 8 June General Election. Last December, HMRC introduced new provisions accounting for duties on customer free plays issued by operators which would be attached to the 2017 Finance Bill. Updating industry stakeholders, the government has chosen …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)…Change is on the way

Last month the Gambling Commission announced the results of its review of complaints processes in the gambling industry, carried out one year after the introduction of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) scheme. As matters stand, ADR providers can look only at disputes about the outcome of a gambling transaction, rather than the way a gambling business is being run, which …

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Input wanted…UKGC launches 2017/2018 ‘key focus’ business plan

Updating the market this morning, The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published its Business plan for 2017/2018 outlining its regulatory and industry focuses and priorities for key areas of the next financial year. The UKGC outlines that this year’s business plan will focus on five key areas: Empower and protect consumers Raise standards across all gambling sectors Build partnerships and understanding Ensure fair …

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