Tag Archives: UKGC

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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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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