Tag Archives: UKGC

bacta underlines responsibility commitment in updated charter & code

bacta – the trade association for UK amusement and gaming machine industry stakeholders has moved to update its social responsibility charter and code of practice. Seeking to develop its strongest responsibility code, starting this month bacta will demand that all its 490 members abide by ‘thirteen pledges’ on principals relating to player protections, staff training, premises maintenance and age verification. Supporting …

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UKGC forces Paddy Power & Betfred to terminate new retail games

Issuing a short industry update, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has forced bookmakers Paddy Power and Betfred to terminate their newly launched retail betting products. On Monday, The Guardian newspaper accused Paddy Power and Betfred of trying to circumvent the government’s enforced FOBTs £2 reduction, launching new ‘roulette-style’ games ‘Pick-n-36’ and ‘Virtual Cycling’. The Guardian reports that the Pick-n-36 game …

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RGSB begins new era as ‘Advisory Board for Safer Gambling – ABSG’

The Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB), the policy and standards advisory unit for the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has rebranded as the Advisory Board for Safer Gambling – ABSG to reflect its deeper focus on safer gambling initiatives and protections. The independent advisory undertakes its rebrand as Dr Anna van der Gaag CBE begins her tenure as new chair, replacing long-term …

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Winning Post: Is horseracing + slots a cold turkey?

Have global racing stakeholders, hidden the sport’s structural shortcomings through a dependence on gaming machines to generate revenues. Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners investigates this complex dependence partnership… ____________________ Horseracing and gaming machines have a curiously intertwined history on both sides of the pond. In the UK, the reduction in LBO gaming machine stakes from this week is already causing a …

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Neil McArthur: UKGC expects highest standards post FOBTs

From today (Monday 1 April), UK gambling will enforce its £2 stake limit on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs – B2 Machines). Neil McArthur, Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has written to betting leadership, reminding all stakeholders of their responsibilities in ensuring consumers are protected. The UKGC Chief Executive, warns leadership that safer gambling enforcement will be …

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Jade Daniels: Degree 53 – UX the bridge between the industry & design standards

Jade Daniels Design Director at industry innovation, design and development studio Degree 53, details that as betting operators face higher regulatory and responsibility demands, incumbents have to be smarter than ever on UX guiding principals and strategies… ____________ The gambling industry is undergoing significant changes to improve the standards for responsible gambling. Besides advice and various initiatives, there are lots …

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Winning Post – Germany’s fudged regulation signals a potential ‘untergang’

Germany’s Bundesrat has finally agreed on the make-up of its inter-state mandate moving to revamp its federal gambling framework by 2021. However, featuring an overly complex licensing procedure and muddled policies, strategic consultancy Regulus Partners finds little to cheer on ‘German progress’… __________ Germany has done what it was expected to with regard to online gambling policy, possibly for the first time …

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BetConstruct Live Casino suite secures UKGC accreditation

Industry technology supplier BetConstruct has secured a major operating mandate, confirming that it has been granted a UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) licence for its live casino suite. The BetConstruct Live Casino offering now features Baccarat, Speed Baccarat, Super Six Baccarat, Roulette, Blackjack, Bet On Poker, Russian Poker and Dragon Tiger games, all broadcasted in many languages featuring the exciting multi-camera …

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UK Policy Committee – DCMS’ FOBTs policy fits purpose but assumptions cannot be tested

The UK government’s independent Regulatory Policy Committee (RPC) has published its assessment of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) policy enforcement on ‘FOBTs wagering and social responsibility standards’. The RPC has reviewed whether DCMS inbound UK gambling FOBTs regulatory policy (to be enforced 1 April 2019), has effectively assessed social costs/benefits, industry impacts and further macro dynamics. …

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UKGC sheds light on BetBright abrupt closure

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued a statement on the closure and sale of former licensed incumbent BetBright. On Wednesday 6 March, BetBright announced its closure, having sold its entire technology stack and assets to London-listed online gambling group 888 Holdings for £15 million. In its statement of closure, BetBright confirmed that all player funds and winnings would be …

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