Tag Archives: UKGC

666Bet customers given 24 May deadline for withdrawals

Customers of the beleaguered Metro Play Ltd, owner of the 666Bet brand, have been given until 24 May to make withdrawal requests from their account or risk losing their money altogether. A statement from the firm said: “We have made arrangements to enable our customers to withdraw outstanding balances from their accounts with www.metroplay.com and www.666bet.com. All withdrawal requests made …

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Cameron cabinet reshuffle sees John Whittingdale appointed as Culture Secretary

Following Prime Minister David Cameron second term cabinet reshuffle, John Whittingdale the current Chair of the House of Commons Culture , Media and Sports Committee has been appointed UK Culture Secretary replacing Sajid Javid.   Whittingdale who will take on the government’s media, cultural and sporting initiatives will work closely with the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) on political concerns regarding …

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666Bet back up as Gambling Commission issues update

The Gambling Commission has issued  a statement containing information is for consumers and businesses who have transacted with Metro Play Limited trading as www.metroplay.com and www.666bet.com. What is the current situation on customer withdrawals from Metroplay and 666Bet? The Commission understands the current position to be: Metroplay casino customers:   Website is live. Facility available for customers to request withdrawals. Customer …

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666Bet notifies customers to open Skrill accounts for withdrawal payments

Following more than a month without being able to process its player withdrawals following its temporary license suspension by the UK Gambling Commission. Embattled sports betting operator 666Bet has issued a statement on its website instructing customers to open third party payment provider accounts with online wallet Skrill in order for the company to begin processing its payments The statement …

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UKGC responds to 666Bet customer withdrawal statement

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has responded to the statement made by temporarily suspended operator 666Bet regarding its  customer withdrawals of funds. 666Bet have claimed that the UKGC’s actions were misleading their customers, as its operations would need to have their website up and running in order to process customer payments. “While the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) have stated that …

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666Bet issues customer withdrawal statement

Temporarily suspended online betting operator 666Bet has issued a statement addressing its customer withdrawal issues. The operator who had been operationally suspended by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), wished to calm concerns regarding outstanding customer balances. This week a group of angry 666Bet customer filed a petition on campaign site Change.org demanding that the bookmaker to pay back outstanding customer …

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David Clifton – Licensing Expert – The Betting Right: How did we get here & where are we going?

In his Budget announcement on 18 March 2015, the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced the Government’s intention to replace the Horserace Betting Levy with a new Horserace Betting Right administered directly by the racing industry that will apply to all bookmakers wherever they are located. This has been a long-running saga. In 2000, the then Government stated its …

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666Bet customers launch ‘Give Us Our Money Back’ online petition

An online petition on campaigning site Change.org has been launched by angry 666Bet customers, who have been unable to withdraw their personal funds from the operator since its operational license was temporarily suspended by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) on 19 March. The 666Bet customers are livid at the lack of communications that the operator has offered during its suspension. …

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Betsson AB brands gain UKGC operational licence

European Malta based igaming and sports betting operator Betsson AB has confirmed that it has been granted a UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) operational license. The operator will continue to service the UK betting market through its Betsafe sportsbook and Mr Smith igaming brands. Betsson AB governance were pleased to announce the conformation of its UKGC license approval, the operator stated …

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UKGC delays appointment of Jenny Williams Chief Executive replacement

Industry news source EGR Magazine has revealed that the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) will not name a successor to outgoing Chief Executive Jenny Williams until the conclusion of May’s UK General Election. The UKGC had announced in September 2014, that Williams was due to depart as its Chief Executive following 10 service leading UKGC operations. The regulatory body had hoped …

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