Tag Archives: UKGC

ESIC forms eSports advisory partnership with UK Gambling Commission

Non-profit Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) has detailed that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), which will see the organisation become an adviser on the detection and prevention of betting malpractice within eSports. Set-up in 2015, ESIC’s aim is to uphold the integrity of eSports and its related stakeholders against match manipulation and potential …

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Remote Gambling Association ‘GAMSTOP’ named as new brand for UK National Online Self-Exclusion Scheme

Industry body the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has today announced that it has named its national online self-exclusion scheme as ‘GAMSTOP’. The GAMSTOP scheme has been developed to meet the aims of the Gambling Commission’s Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice. The 2014 Gambling Act requires all remote gambling operators to have a player self-exclusion service as part of their UK …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – UKGC review of 888 is not necessarily a 999 scenario

The shockwaves have subsided a bit since the 15 May announcement by 888 Holdings PLC that the UK Gambling Commission has commenced a review of the operating licence held by one of its subsidiary companies. The Commission has so far made no public comment on the subject but that is not unusual, as it will only announce publicly that it …

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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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