Tag Archives: UKGC

Shirt sponsorship ban most likely outcome of 2021 Gambling Review  

The Daily Telegraph has reported this morning that PM Boris Johnson will likely support a ban on gambling industry shirt sponsorships across football.  Citing sources ‘close to Downing Street’, the Telegraph stated that Johnson’s senior cabinet are determined to press ahead with drastic reforms to the UK gambling sector. A ban on shirt sponsorships by gambling brands has been pitched …

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GambleAware pushes for flexibility on deposit limits following BIT study

GambleAware has backed new findings published by the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT), urging for more operators to provide customers flexibility in setting their own deposit limits.  A BIT study, conducted on 1,700 bet365 customers, analysed whether behavioural tweaks on sign-up would impact customers’ playing habits, with a view to provide effective information on reducing player risks.  The trial set out …

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Money and rights section added to UKGC website

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has launched a new dedicated section on its website, informing the general public about understanding their rights and protections when participating in gambling. A new ‘Money and Rights’ section has been added to the GamblingCommission.gov.uk website hosted under the ‘Public and Players’ information category. The section offers detailed information on opening accounts, ID verification and …

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SAZKA appoints Justin King as National Lottery bid advisor

Justin King (CBE) has become the latest British business figurehead to join SAZKA Group’s bid to ‘refresh and revitalise’ the National Lottery.  The former Group CEO of Sainsbury’s Plc (2004-2015) will sit on the SAZKA ‘advisory board’ to provide counsel to Sir Keith Mills’ ‘bid team’, which is competing to win the government’s Fourth National Lottery Competition. King will play …

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Neil McArthur: UKGC holds ‘zero tolerance’ on lockdown misconduct

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Neil McArthur, Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has reminded licensed operators of their responsibilities and duties in protecting customers as the UK’s regional governments enforce tougher lockdown measures during the winter period.  Writing to betting leadership, McArthur warned operators that “no one should be in any doubt about how closely we are monitoring issues or our willingness to …

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GambleAware launches targeting phase of ‘Start to Regain Control’

GambleAware launches targeting phase of 'Start to Regain Control'

Kicking off a new year, GambleAware will launch the ‘next phase’ of its marketing strategy to promote the National Gambling Treatment Service. The gambling harm prevention charity will promote its  ‘Start to Regain Control’ campaign during the first half of 2021, with the aim of raising awareness of the National Gambling Treatment Service among vulnerable audiences within the UK’s most ‘at-risk …

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Michael Dugher: ‘Gambling review needs to be led by facts not fiction’

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

Writing in Commons news source Politicshome.com, Michael Dugher – Chief Executive of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) – has warned MPs that there is ‘too much fiction swirled around the debate of gambling’.  As the review of the 2005 Gambling Act goes through its ‘call-for-evidence’ phase, Dugher and the BGC have welcomed the government’s ‘determination to drive big changes’ …

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Winning Post: Q4 betting margins… Feeling lucky?

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Regulus Partners kicks off 2021 by analysing how the pent-up demand for sports betting from Covid restricted consumers enlarged betting’s Q4 margins, as well as the House of Lords’ deep interest in the Gambling Act’s review…   In the depths of the first wave of lockdowns, online sports betting was among the beleaguered sectors of the gambling industry, lacking key …

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UKGC opens consultation on research methodology

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is seeking feedback and guidance on changing the ‘research methodology’ used to collect data on gambling participation and problem gambling prevalence statistics. The Commission has launched a consultation for feedback on its new approach, which aims to establish a new ‘standard on research into gambling behaviours’. As part of its regulatory function, the UKGC is …

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November to December 2020 in Review: Frantic conclusion sees betting prepared for another year under the spotlight

Betting leadership was provided no time to reflect on the events of an unpredictable year, as November and December developments placed the industry’s future on the line… SBC – Betting shakes off its seasonal slumber as UK government triggers long-awaited gambling review…   Betting faces an uncertain end of year close, as country-by-country European governments reviewed their national lockdown policies seeking …

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