Tag Archives: UKGC

UKGC pushes for fee amendments

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is planning to advise the government to amend the current fees regulations, in order to take account of the significant changes in the population of operators that it regulates and to address identified problems in the current fees structure. The UKGC  is therefore developing its advice to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The commission …

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EveryMatrix adds UKGC software & betting Licenses

European igaming platform and software provider EveryMatrix are the latest igaming and sports betting provisions provider to announce that it has been granted a set of gaming license issued by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). This morning EveryMatrix executive  management announced that it had obtained a UKGC General Software License and a  General Betting Standard Real Event License , allowing EveryMatrix …

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UKGC – National Lottery raises £451 million to good causes in Q1 2015/16

Since its launch in November 1994, the National Lottery has raised over £33billion for good causes that include sports, arts and heritage, as well as health and education and the environment. In addition, National Lottery funding contributed £2.175 billion towards the costs of staging the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, including £750m from designated game sales. Funds are raised …

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UK Sports Minister welcomes tougher stance on TV advertising

Sports Minister Tracey Crouch has welcomed the gambling industry’s announcement that it will no longer advertise sign-up offers on television before 9 PM. The move follows the completion of a four strand-review of gambling advertising that was initiated by the government in 2014. The Industry Group for Responsible Gambling announced the measure today after completing a review of its own code …

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Racebets gains UKGC betting licence

German racing betting specialist RaceBets has confirmed that it has been granted a full UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) remote operator licence. The racing focused bookmaker will be allowed to offer sports betting provisions and services to UK consumers under UKGC conditions. Operating in the UK since 2012, RaceBets will look to bolster its UK race and services offerings in the …

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David Clifton – Licensing Expert – CJEU to rule on EU law issues raised by GBGA challenge to POC tax

Gambling industry legal expert David Clifton (Clifton Davies Consultancy), examines the GBGA’s tax and competition based challenge against the UK POC regime, as the case reaches the higher courts of European Union Law.    The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) has been celebrating what must by any account be regarded as an intermediate victory in its judicial challenge to the …

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UKGC & PIPCU tackle advertising on illegal websites

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reported that the number of gambling adverts on illegal websites has dropped by a third since the UKGC joined a police operation aimed at disrupting websites that break copyright laws. Earlier this year the Commission teamed up with the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) for Operation Creative – an operation aimed at reducing …

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National Casino Forum launches SENSE program across UK casinos

UK gambling trade association the National Casino Forum (NCF) aims to raise public awareness for responsible gambling by announcing the launch of SENSE – the Self-Enrolment National Self-Exclusion tool which it will roll out through its land based casino partners This national programme is being introduced by casinos in advance of the Gambling Commission’s licensing condition which is due to come into force …

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Alderney Court shuts down 666Bet

The UK Gambling Commission has informed the public that embattled sports betting operator 666Bet has been compulsorily wound up by its holding company Metro Play Limited. The company had been served an Alderney Court Order on 2 July forcing it to close its remaining operations and begin the liquidation of existing assets. The Alderney Court has informed that KPMG Channel …

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Mr Green gains UKGC operator licence

Mr Green & Co the holding company of Mr Green casino has confirmed that it has been allocated a UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) licence to operate igaming services. The company will continue to promote its Mr Green online casino brand in the UK, a market which the operator’s governance has identified as crucial for its future growth. Following its operator …

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