Tag Archives: UKGC

UKGC – Betwatch bids to make Birmingham bookmakers a safer place

As part of a new Betwatch scheme to make Birmingham bookmakers a safer place, five people have been banned from 24 betting shops across Birmingham City Centre. Launched 18 months ago, Betwatch is a partnership between the Gambling Commission, the police, local council and bookmakers designed to tackle localised anti-social and criminal behaviour in and around betting shops. Betwatch issued …

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GoWild prepares for UK launch having gained UKGC licensing

A relaunched GoWild Gaming is preparing to enter the UK online gambling market have been granted a Remote Gambling Operating License by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). The news of GoWild’s UK market entry follows a busy H1 2017 period for the operator, in which the company opened offices in Malta and launched its new services utilising its proprietary in-house …

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UKGC launches ‘Resolver’ consumer gambling complaints tool

Updating the market, The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has announced the launch of its new consumer online support tool ‘Resolver’ to help players make complaints related to gambling Planned to be launched on 1 August, Resolver is a free, independent tool for consumers. It provides information about the issue the consumer wants to complain about, and support to help the …

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EU warns member states to get tough on gambling AML compliance

Toughening up European laws and practices against money laundering and organised crimes, the European Union may force bookmakers to implement ID-checks on customers that wager more than €2000. The tougher provisions form part of the EU-wide anti-money laundering directive, aimed at minimising terror organisations and criminal gangs’ ability to launder money through legitimate enterprises. The EU Council had previously warned …

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UKGC warns fantasy football operators not to get caught out by gambling rules

  Ahead of the start of a new football season this August, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued an industry note warning fantasy football operators to ensure that their leagues, prizes and promotions are in accordance with UK gambling laws. The risk for those organising fantasy football leagues is that it could require a pool licence from the Gambling Commission, as …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Grave new world order for British gambling operators

At the end of May, Tim Miller, Executive Director at the UK’s Gambling Commission made a speech at the IAGA International Gaming Summit in New York. Just over a month later, the Commission unveiled its new enforcement strategy, intended “to ensure operators put customers first and raise standards” in the words of Sarah Harrison, the Commission’s Chief Executive. These two …

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UKGC alerts industry stakeholders of new money laundering & financial regulations

The UK Gambling Commission has alerted industry stakeholders to new regulations implemented on money laundering and financial transfers by the UK Government. This week the UK Government published the “The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017”, with new EU-wide regulations set to come into effect from 26 June. The new publication is set …

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Ladbrokes launches investigation into Glasgow ‘player information’ incident

Ladbrokes Coral Group governance has launched an internal probe relating to confidential player self-exclusion information being found outside a Ladbrokes Glasgow Central betting shop. The incident has hit national headlines, with The Guardian newspaper reporting that Ladbrokes may face an investigation by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). It has been reported that the player information related to Ladbrokes customers who …

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Aleš Gornjec – Comtrade Gaming – Understanding business & the regulation of sports bonusing

From a platform provider to client perspective, Aleš Gornjec General Manager of Comtrade Gaming details that the industry has to rethink and re-understand its all-round strategy with regards to bonuses and player incentives. __________________________________ More than 8.5 million pages on Google are devoted to online gaming promotions, which means that there is both strategy and opportunity when focusing on this …

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UKGC fines Lottoland £150,000 for unclear communication of services

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Updating the market, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has announced that Gibraltar-based online lottery operator Lottoland has been fined £150,000 for advertising failings of unclear communication of its services and promotions. The UKGC details that Lottoland advertising ‘did not make it clear to consumers that they were betting on the outcome of a lottery draw and not actually taking part …

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