Tag Archives: UKGC

David Clifton: Licensing Expert – What to do if you received “that letter”…

SBC News David Clifton: Licensing Expert - What to do if you received "that letter"...

In my recent SBC News article “Be mindful of protecting children”, I commented on the Sunday Times article entitled “Cartoons lure kids to online gambling”,  published on 8 October. I had no knowledge that at the same time I was writing that, the Gambling Commission had joined forces with the Committee of Advertising Practice, the Advertising Standards Authority and the Remote …

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UK operators told to remove ‘child themed’ advertising inventory

SBC News UK operators told to remove 'child themed' advertising inventory

UK regulatory and licensing stakeholders have sent a joint-letter to online gambling operators demanding that adverts ‘appealing to minors’ be ‘immediately removed’ from websites and active marketing inventory (media, affiliates and third parties). The joint-letter was published by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), and supported by UK advertising bodies the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) and The Advertising Standards Authority …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Be mindful of protecting children

SBC News David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Be mindful of protecting children

As I write this, we await the Government’s review of gaming machines and social responsibility measures that is due to be published later this month, according to comments by the Secretary of State when she appeared before the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee on 11 October. She added that this would be followed by a full 12-week consultation that …

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‘Fair Spins’ – BGO commits to scrapping bonus wagering requirements

SBC News 'Fair Spins' - BGO commits to scrapping bonus wagering requirements

Backing its decision to ‘drop minimum wagering requirements’ on player bonuses, online casino operator BGO Entertainment (bgo.com) has launched new marketing campaign ‘Fair Spins’. Last September, BGO detailed that it would scrap ‘wagering requirements, maximum wins and maximum bets’ attached to its bonus promotions. Moving forward, the online casino will simply reward its active players through ‘real-cash bonuses’ or with …

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Timeline – How the fate of fobts became such a deep seated issue

SBC News Timeline - How the fate of fobts became such a deep seated issue

As the long awaited triennial review of gaming machines stakes and prizes looms, it’s seemingly becoming increasingly likely that the result will be a crippling clampdown on the maximum stakes on fixed-odds-betting-terminals (FOBTs). Since the introduction of the Gambling Act in 2005, the political maelstrom that has engulfed FOBTs has inevitably intensified the levels of tension, and decreased the levels …

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UKGC strengthens its stance on protecting children from betting-related harm

SBC News UKGC strengthens its stance on protecting children from betting-related harm

An article published in the Times on Sunday 8 October accusing online betting operators of using cartoons to ‘lure kids to online gambling’, has caused the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) to reaffirm its stance on protecting children from betting-related harm. The article claimed that gambling operators utilised flaws in the guidelines enforced by the UKGC and promoted games that appeal specifically to …

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New affiliate NoWagering.com aims for ‘full transparency’ on bonuses & promotions

SBC News New affiliate NoWagering.com aims for 'full transparency' on bonuses & promotions

New affiliate portal NoWagering.com has launched with the aim of bringing full promotional transparency to online casino players on bonuses and wagering requirements. The website is launched following a recent crackdown by the UKGC and UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) on online casino promotions deemed to have ‘misleading offers and predatory terms associated with bonuses and free spins’. Pavlos Sideris …

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Ladbrokes Coral reviewing ‘all options’ ahead of October industry judgement

SBC News Ladbrokes Coral reviewing 'all options' ahead of October industry judgement

Ladbrokes Coral Plc is reported to be reviewing all corporate options, as it prepares for this October’s much anticipated UK government triennial review of industry FOBTs wagering and advertising standards. This Weekend, The Sunday Times reported that Ladbrokes Coral governance has hired Deutsche Bank, Greenhill, and UBS as corporate advisors on ‘consolidation matters’ in preparation for the government’s decision. Industry executives …

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Jim Mullen – Industry is now in ‘burn the witch territory’

SBC News Jim Mullen – Industry is now in ‘burn the witch territory’

In an interview in the Racing Post, Ladbrokes Coral CEO Jim Mullen has again addressed concerns regarding this October’s industry review by the UK government of FOBTs wagering levels and advertising standards. As leader of the UK’s biggest retail bookmaker, Mullen admits to the Racing Post, that he has “probably invested far too much thinking time” on the outcome of …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Assessing a month of mounting challenges for the betting industry.

SBC News David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Assessing a month of mounting challenges for the betting industry.

August 2017 was not a kind month for the online gambling sector. David Clifton breaks down three standout events that have placed social responsibility practices at the forefront of industry debate and concerns…. _______________________ There are three standout stories in the betting licensing and regulatory sphere from the last month. There is a common social responsibility thread running through all …

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