Tag Archives: UKGC

Gambling Commission publishes UK industry & market stats

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published industry statistics for the five-year period 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2014. The figures provided for April 2013 to March 2014 are provisional (6) at this stage. The Gambling Commission has also published an Excel version of the statistics to provide more transparency and an element of interactivity with the figures. Findings …

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UKGC implements fund protection ratings for licensed operators

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has announced that it will require UK licensed online gaming and betting operators to display a customer fund protection rating on their terms and conditions page. The three tiered rating system will provide UK online gaming consumers with further information regarding operator player fund protection, payment processing and operator fund terms. The UKGC will require …

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White Hat gains UK licence

White Hat Gaming, the bingo and casino content provider, has been granted a UK gambling license for its online bingo network. White Hat says the licence from the UK Gambling Commission emphasises its commitment to providing a safe and secure online gaming environment. Only the most trusted igaming companies have been approved for a UK licence, which is the gold …

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UKGC guidance on betting sponsorship will create significant technical challenges

UK law practitioners have questioned the legality of new advertising and marketing guidance set by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) with regards to sports betting sponsorship. Legal commentators have questioned the monitoring procedures of the new guidance and whether it can be applied to current sponsorship deals within UK sports. The UKGC’s new guidance on sponsorship states that sports clubs …

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Jenny Williams to depart as UKGC Chief Executive

The UK’s Gambling Commission is starting the process of finding a replacement for chief executive Jenny Williams, whose second five-year term in charge of the regulator will come to an end next year. Chairman Philip Graf has been contacting  industry operators and trade bodies informing them of the plans to search for an new Executive to head up its operations. …

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UKGC revokes BetButler’s operating licence

The Gambling Commission has announced that it has revoked BetButler’s remote operating licence ‘having considered all the available information’. Given that the website stopped operating at the end of August, the Commission’s actions is unlikely to have too much of an effect other than to mark the card for other regulators should those behind the operation pop up elsewhere. The …

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UKGC extends B2B licensing deadline

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has extended the licensing deadline for software providers by two months, in order for igaming technologies and services/provisions providers to comply with upcoming changes to UK gambling laws. The UKGC has extended its licensing deadline from the 31st of January to the 31st of March 2015, the deadline extension will allow for technology and provisions …

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SBOBET & Mansion exit UK betting market

 Asian focused betting operators Mansion and SBOBET have announced that they will no longer accept wagers from UK customers; the move sees both operators withdraw operations and marketing from the UK ahead of new industry regulations. Both operators will stop betting services to their UK player bases as of the 15th of September, the day before the UK Gambling Commission …

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UKGC – Weaknesses persist in underage gambling controls

The latest round of underage gambling test purchasing conducted by local authorities in partnership with the Commission continues to demonstrate that many operators have inadequate controls for preventing underage gambling. In 20 out of 40 tests of adult gaming centres and betting shops, a supervised test purchaser under the age of 18 was allowed to play on a gaming machine and …

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UKGC imposes penalty on Camelot

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has found Camelot UK Lotteries Ltd (Camelot) in breach of its licence to operate the National Lottery and has imposed a financial penalty of £100,000, following the initial miscalculation and subsequent communication and publication of an incorrect National Lottery Lotto jackpot prize amount in October 2013. After a full investigation, and taking account of representations …

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