Tag Archives: UKGC

eCOGRA launches free UK gambling dispute service

Online gambling independent watchdog eCOGRA has launched a free service to help settle disputes between UK consumers and licensed UKGC online gambling providers. eCOGRA has gained authorisation from the UKGC to become an Alternative Dispute Resolution provider for the UK online gambling market. The service will aim to become an additional consumer protection feature for the UK market. eCOGRA guidelines have been used …

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UKGC issues gaming machines reminder for fairground operators

With the approach of Easter next month signalling the start of the traditional summer season for fairground operators, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued a reminder on the rules for buying, maintaining and operating gaming machines at fairgrounds. The Commission has also reminded local licensing authorities, who run compliance checks on fairgrounds, of the law. Low-stake (category D) fruit …

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Point of consumption transition gone ‘pretty smoothly’

UK Gambling Commission CEO Jenny Williams believes that the transition to the UK point of consumption licensing has gone ‘pretty smoothly really’. In an interview with John Hagan of the Harris Hagan law firm at ICE, Williams revealed that the regulator now believes it has total coverage of the UK market. She said: “Nearly all the 150 plus overseas operators …

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UKGC – Commission licence needed by igaming software suppliers

Software providers across the globe are being reminded that they must apply for a Gambling Commission licence if the businesses they supply are licensed by the Commission. From 31 March 2015 Commission licensed operators are required to only source gambling software from Commission licensed software businesses. Software providers are being advised to apply for the relevant licence at the earliest …

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Gambling Commission publishes UK industry & market stats

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published industry statistics for the five-year period 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2014. The figures provided for April 2013 to March 2014 are provisional (6) at this stage. The Gambling Commission has also published an Excel version of the statistics to provide more transparency and an element of interactivity with the figures. Findings …

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UKGC implements fund protection ratings for licensed operators

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has announced that it will require UK licensed online gaming and betting operators to display a customer fund protection rating on their terms and conditions page. The three tiered rating system will provide UK online gaming consumers with further information regarding operator player fund protection, payment processing and operator fund terms. The UKGC will require …

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White Hat gains UK licence

White Hat Gaming, the bingo and casino content provider, has been granted a UK gambling license for its online bingo network. White Hat says the licence from the UK Gambling Commission emphasises its commitment to providing a safe and secure online gaming environment. Only the most trusted igaming companies have been approved for a UK licence, which is the gold …

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UKGC guidance on betting sponsorship will create significant technical challenges

UK law practitioners have questioned the legality of new advertising and marketing guidance set by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) with regards to sports betting sponsorship. Legal commentators have questioned the monitoring procedures of the new guidance and whether it can be applied to current sponsorship deals within UK sports. The UKGC’s new guidance on sponsorship states that sports clubs …

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Jenny Williams to depart as UKGC Chief Executive

The UK’s Gambling Commission is starting the process of finding a replacement for chief executive Jenny Williams, whose second five-year term in charge of the regulator will come to an end next year. Chairman Philip Graf has been contacting  industry operators and trade bodies informing them of the plans to search for an new Executive to head up its operations. …

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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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