Tag Archives: UKGC

Neil McArthur: UKGC expects highest standards post FOBTs

From today (Monday 1 April), UK gambling will enforce its £2 stake limit on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs – B2 Machines). Neil McArthur, Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has written to betting leadership, reminding all stakeholders of their responsibilities in ensuring consumers are protected. The UKGC Chief Executive, warns leadership that safer gambling enforcement will be …

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Jade Daniels: Degree 53 – UX the bridge between the industry & design standards

Jade Daniels Design Director at industry innovation, design and development studio Degree 53, details that as betting operators face higher regulatory and responsibility demands, incumbents have to be smarter than ever on UX guiding principals and strategies… ____________ The gambling industry is undergoing significant changes to improve the standards for responsible gambling. Besides advice and various initiatives, there are lots …

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Winning Post – Germany’s fudged regulation signals a potential ‘untergang’

Germany’s Bundesrat has finally agreed on the make-up of its inter-state mandate moving to revamp its federal gambling framework by 2021. However, featuring an overly complex licensing procedure and muddled policies, strategic consultancy Regulus Partners finds little to cheer on ‘German progress’… __________ Germany has done what it was expected to with regard to online gambling policy, possibly for the first time …

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BetConstruct Live Casino suite secures UKGC accreditation

Industry technology supplier BetConstruct has secured a major operating mandate, confirming that it has been granted a UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) licence for its live casino suite. The BetConstruct Live Casino offering now features Baccarat, Speed Baccarat, Super Six Baccarat, Roulette, Blackjack, Bet On Poker, Russian Poker and Dragon Tiger games, all broadcasted in many languages featuring the exciting multi-camera …

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UK Policy Committee – DCMS’ FOBTs policy fits purpose but assumptions cannot be tested

The UK government’s independent Regulatory Policy Committee (RPC) has published its assessment of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) policy enforcement on ‘FOBTs wagering and social responsibility standards’. The RPC has reviewed whether DCMS inbound UK gambling FOBTs regulatory policy (to be enforced 1 April 2019), has effectively assessed social costs/benefits, industry impacts and further macro dynamics. …

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UKGC sheds light on BetBright abrupt closure

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued a statement on the closure and sale of former licensed incumbent BetBright. On Wednesday 6 March, BetBright announced its closure, having sold its entire technology stack and assets to London-listed online gambling group 888 Holdings for £15 million. In its statement of closure, BetBright confirmed that all player funds and winnings would be …

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GambleAware launches ‘Bet Regret 2’ targeting Cheltenham audiences

Industry charity GambleAware has released its second ‘Bet Regret’ advertisement of its headline two-year ‘Safer Gambling’ nationwide campaign, targeting Cheltenham Festival 2019 audiences. Safer Gambling continues its high-impact / high-reach mandate, with the new Bet Regret advertisement being broadcast this week across Cheltenham Festival’s multiple media formats. Marc Etches, CEO of GambleAware, said: “We hope this new commercial will get people …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Pondering some opposites on either side of the pond

News from either side of the Atlantic Ocean within the last month shows a yawning gap between the UK on the one hand and the U.S. on the other, not only in terms of social responsibility and player protection requirements but also in relation to attitudes towards gambling generally. I am not for one moment suggesting that responsible gambling is not a matter of …

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Winning Post: UK racing… what road follows Cheltenham?

Like all industry stakeholders, Regulus Partners looks forward to the events, excitement and drama of this week’s Cheltenham Festival. Nevertheless, the festival’s success and mass appeal cannot hide racing’s structural problems which must be confronted head-on in 2019…     This week, the Cheltenham Festival marks the apex of GB jumps racing, one of the biggest mass engagement opportunities that GB …

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Mishcon de Reya: Navigating the industry’s ‘Enforcement Action’ plan

Leading international law firm Mishcon de Reya details in-depth insight and stakeholder advice on mitigating the industry’s upcoming ‘Enforcement Action’. Outlining precautions online incumbents should be taking/assessing to reduce the risk of a compliance assessment becoming a licence review. Document authored by:  Niki Stephens – Managing Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP Nick Nocton– Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP Matthew Hancock– Legal Director, Mishcon de Reya LLP ____________________ On …

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