Tag Archives: UKGC

Winning Post: UK racing… what road follows Cheltenham?

Like all industry stakeholders, Regulus Partners looks forward to the events, excitement and drama of this week’s Cheltenham Festival. Nevertheless, the festival’s success and mass appeal cannot hide racing’s structural problems which must be confronted head-on in 2019…     This week, the Cheltenham Festival marks the apex of GB jumps racing, one of the biggest mass engagement opportunities that GB …

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Mishcon de Reya: Navigating the industry’s ‘Enforcement Action’ plan

Leading international law firm Mishcon de Reya details in-depth insight and stakeholder advice on mitigating the industry’s upcoming ‘Enforcement Action’. Outlining precautions online incumbents should be taking/assessing to reduce the risk of a compliance assessment becoming a licence review. Document authored by:  Niki Stephens – Managing Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP Nick Nocton– Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP Matthew Hancock– Legal Director, Mishcon de Reya LLP ____________________ On …

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UKGC seeks wide business input on National Lottery contract

Addressing an audience of executives at the ‘Media & Telecoms 2019 & Beyond’ event in London, UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) CEO Neil McArthur has urged media, technology, telecoms and publishing stakeholders to offer vital input on the next National Lottery licence. In 2019, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) working alongside the UKGC will launch the initial framework …

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Winning Post: Betting absorbs a bumper week of UK funny games

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners reviews a week of UK parliamentary debate on the future of betting/gambling’s regulatory structure,  which appears to be turning into a game of political manoeuvring and posturing… _______________ UK: Regulation – Labour speaks softly but carries a big stick UK gambling operators awoke yesterday to the sight of two senior parliamentarians striding towards them, wielding big …

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The Senet Group: UK gambling responsible strategy needs collective business input

Industry independent watchdog The Senet Group has published its response to the UKGC’s stakeholder consultation on developing new policy initiatives/directives for the ‘National Responsible Gambling Strategy – NRGS’. Seeking to develop a new cooperative framework, the UKGC’s three-year national strategy will primarily focus on i) reducing gambling harms, ii) expanding stakeholder cooperation, iii) improving UK health and community networks’ knowledge and …

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Mims Davies signals end of Under-18s gambling

Mims Davies, UK Minister for Sports & Civil Society (DCMS), has detailed that the National Lottery will have to make adjustments, as the government continues to push for higher standards across all UK gambling disciplines. Speaking to the Commons ‘House Magazine’, Davies has stated that she seeks to terminate all current forms of under-18s wagering/betting. The Minister for Sports seeks …

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UK Finance joins efforts to support responsible gambling

UK Finance, a trade association for the UK banking and financial services sector, has vowed to join the efforts in combating problem gambling, after the UK Gambling Commission had announced the launch of its consultation on using credit cards to gamble. The gambling regulator has supported the idea that consumers should not have the ability to gamble with money that …

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BetConstruct secures ADM approval for Italian market

BetConstruct - Law and justice in Italy concept with a 3d rendering of a gavel on a wooden desktop and the Italian flag on background.

BetConstruct has made the latest licensing list for the Agenzia Dogane Monopoli (ADM) – the agency responsible for both the collection of taxes and the protection of citizens’ rights through gambling licensing and regulation in Italy. Trading as Vivaro Limited, the Online Gaming Licence will enable BetConstruct to deliver online sports betting, horserace betting, casino games and poker, as well …

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UKGC calls for advice on customer interactions, ADR & gambling blockers

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Calling on all industry operators and stakeholders to participate in its latest consultation, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has sought advice, information and knowledge on the following three disciplines: Safeguarding customer interactions – The Commission seeks to asses how gambling businesses identify and interact to help customers who may be at risk of or experiencing harms associated with gambling. Developing …

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David Clifton – Licensing expert: Could affordability checks follow age & identity verification changes?

SBC News has already reported on last week’s Gambling Commission “consultation response” confirming the forthcoming LCCP changes on age and identity verification for remote gambling. In adding my own take on those changes, I also include a comment below on another highly relevant matter flowing from this latest emanation from the UK’s gambling regulator, namely its encouragement to remote gambling …

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