Tag Archives: UKGC

Gibraltar Government seeks new Head of Regulation

The Government of Gibraltar has begun its search for a new Head of Gambling Regulation following the resignation of Phill Brear from the executive position. Last Friday industry news source EGR Magazine reported that Brear had stepped down from the executive role serving the British Overseas Territory. Brear has served the combined roles of Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner and Head of …

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UKGC seeks closer interaction with gambling consumers

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has called for consumers and industry bodies , to help shape how its organisation will work with the general public. Updating the market, the UKGC has published its ‘two-way conversation: our plan for communicating with consumers‘ which aims to set out its approach to those who gamble or have an interest in gambling. Furthermore, In a …

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Kiggit plans UK launch following UKGC license approval

Copenhagen start-up Kiggit has confirmed that it has been awarded a UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) remote operator license. The start-up will now move to launch its social pool betting app in the UK within the coming months on both Android and iOS. Kiggit describes itself as a hybrid betting product; ‘A mix of Betfair’s Exchange and The Football Pools’. Its …

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UK government appoints Bill Moyes as new Chair of the Gambling Commission

The UK Department of Culture, Media & Sport has announced the appointment of Bill Moyes as new Chair of the Gambling Commission for a term of five years commencing this September. Moyes will take over the leadership of the UKGC from Philip Graf CBE. Karen Bradley the new UK Secretary for Culture, Media & Sport (appointed July 2016) confirmed the …

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FutGalaxy pair charged under UK Gambling Act

Two men from the Esports community have been charged under the UK Gambling Act for advertising unlawful gambling and promoting a lottery. This is widely believed to be the first such prosecution in the UK on betting related to gaming.  The pair have been named as Dylan Rigby and Craig ‘NephentheZ’ Douglas. Douglas, who has been involved with making Youtube videos for FutGalaxy, …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – UKGC updates its position on in-play betting

In its Corporate Business Plan for April 2016 to March 2017, about which I wrote in May – see http://www.sbcnews.co.uk/features/comment  – the Gambling Commission made clear that: amongst its strategic objectives was to empower and protect consumers and to raise standards across all gambling sectors to ensure safe and fair play for consumers and wider public confidence in the integrity of …

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HMRC seeks industry consultation on Freeplay taxation

Following last March’s UK Budget 2016 announcement, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has released an industry consultation paper detailing its proposals to levy remote gaming duties on freeplays (free bets), in order to align Remote Gaming Duty (RGD) policy with that of free bets in General Betting Duty (GBD). Publishing its consultation paper titled; ‘Tax Treatment of Freeplays in Remote …

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Smart Live Gaming surrenders UKGC operator & software licenses

Updating the market, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has informed that Smart TV Broadcasting Limited, the operating company of Smart Live Gaming, has surrendered its official ‘Remote Operator’ and ‘Gambling Software’ licences. The forfeit of both its UK licences comes a week after the UKGC had placed Smart Live Gaming brands under temporary suspension stating that the interactive gaming operator …

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UKGC fines Camelot £300,000 for results mishap

Updating the market, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has fined UK National Lottery operator £300,000 for publishing inaccurate ‘Lotto Millionaire Raffle’ results on its website property. Following an investigation into the results publishing, UKGC officials stated that Camelot had placed ‘public confidence at risk’. Issuing further details, The Commission’s investigations into this error found that Camelot had breached the terms of …

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UKGC temporarily suspends ‘unfit’ Smart Live Gaming

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has moved to temporarily suspend the operating license of interactive TV gambling operator Smart Live Gaming (www.smartlivegaming.com). Issuing a market update on Friday 8 August, the UKGC declared that it was undertaking a review of parent company Smart TV Broadcasting Limited. Acting under section 116 of the UK Gambling Act, the regulator stated that it …

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