Tag Archives: UKGC

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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Trader conflict of interest sees ABB members review terms

The UK Gambling Commission has been working with the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB)  and betting operators to reduce the risk of potential conflicts of interest when a trader encounters information that might indicate suspicious betting activity. This follows unusual betting activity at horse races early this year. As a result ABB members have agreed to adjust their betting terms …

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UKGC joins forces with UK Crimestoppers

The Gambling Commission has joined forces with the independent charity Crimestoppers as part of a strategy to protect against match fixing impacting GB sports and the betting industry. Crimestoppers will now pass on any reports from the public about gambling-related criminality or corruption to the Commission’s Intelligence Unit at the same time as they are reported to the police. Nick …

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Gambling Commission seeks views on social responsibility controls

The Gambling Commission has launched a consultation asking for views from the public and the industry on the levels and nature of social responsibility protections that gambling operators must provide. The consultation comes at a key point for gambling regulation in Great Britain. Public concern about gambling is heightened. Advances in technology and changes in consumer preference are offering new …

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UK Gambling Commission reports growing concern over problem gambling affecting 18-24 age group.

Research published by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has found a growing risk of problem gambling amongst young British males aged 16-24. The UKGC research reports that men aged 16-24 are twice as likely to be “in the at risk category of problem gambling”. The report title “Further analysis of the Health Survey for England 2012 and Scottish Health Survey …

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Canbet loses UK operating licence

Struggling igaming operator Canbet has surrendered its UK operating licence in the face of mounting financial concerns.  The UK Gambling Commission stated that Canbet’s operator licence had been removed on the 7th of May 2014. The operator had been struggling since the closing months of 2013, at the end of January 2014 a number of the operators customers had made …

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Premier League clubs face £90m Asian betting clampdown

Asian facing football sponsorship  deals by sports betting operators have come under threat from the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), as it ruled that from August it would grant licences only to operators that are “a British facing business and either currently transact with British consumers or have a clear business plan for doing so” Barclays Premier League football clubs may …

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UKGC monitor BetButler withdrawal issues

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is monitoring UK online betting/wagering aggregator – BetButler.com, after having received multiple complaints regarding customer withdrawal issues. The UK gambling regulator has made the issue public, after customers of BetButler took to social media channels to complain about the operators poor service and issues when attempting to withdrawal money from the operator. A UKGC statement …

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UK Gambling Commission strengthens Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice

New changes to the Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP) were published this week by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). These changes are set to come into effect on August 1 2014, and will relate to anti-money laundering and widening the scope for detecting suspicious betting patterns which may relate to match fixing. The changes that are set to be …

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