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David Clifton – Licensing Expert – A month of major UKGC regulatory developments

The last month has seen a large number of regulatory developments that will have direct bearing on operators licensed by the Gambling Commission. Although it was not the first in chronological terms, my starting point is a speech given by Sarah Harrison, the Gambling Commission Chief Executive, at the Bingo Association AGM. It represented a summary of: what she called …

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UKGC aims to implement new consumer focused business plan

Updating the industry, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has set out a new consumer focused business plan which it will aim to integrate over the coming year. UKGC management detailed that the plan would cover three direct themes Building on vital work to protect the most vulnerable, and set standards for responsible and safe gambling Ensuring markets are fair and …

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David Clifton – Licensing Expert – The General Data Protection Regulation

With ever increasing compliance responsibilities pursuant to the Gambling Commission’s LCCP and more soon to arise on implementation of the 4th Money Laundering Directive, betting operators might be forgiven for thinking that there was a limit to the extent to which even more onerous regulatory burdens could be heaped upon them in the near future. However, even greater focus on …

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Contagious Gaming secures UKGC combined betting & casino licence

Toronto TSX listed online gambling supplier Contagious Gaming Inc has confirmed that it has secured a UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) ‘Combined Remote Operating License’ for its services. The combined license will allow the gambling supplier to operate provisions for pool betting services as well as develop and manufacture gambling software. The expanded gambling license gained by Contagious Gaming will further …

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David Clifton – Licensing Expert – Ever increasing regulatory requirements & the need for local assessments

When I first started advising the UK betting industry in the 1980s, it lived in a very different regulatory world than it lives in today. It was a land-based industry. Remote betting took place only by phone. The Gaming Board for Great Britain (the predecessor to the Gambling Commission) had no jurisdiction as far as the betting industry was concerned. The …

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UKGC launches Sports Betting Integrity Forum website

The UK Gaming Commission (UKGC) has announced the launch of a website aimed at tackling betting-related corruption in sport has been launched. The ‘Sports Betting Integrity Forum website ‘  (SBI Forum) will form the hub of the Forum’s strategy to address the risks associated with match fixing to help preserve and protect sports betting integrity in the UK. It features …

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UKGC announces new public gaming machine consultation

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has invited industry stakeholders and members of the public to have their say in a new consultation about where gaming machines can be played.  The Commission considers that the current licence conditions and codes of practice and the accompanying guidance to licensing authorities are in need of revision in order to ensure that the following underlying …

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iSoftBet gains UKGC Level 3 Certification

online and mobile games supplier iSoftBet is pleased to announce that its entire gaming portfolio has successfully achieved full UK Level 3 certification from the UK Gambling Commission. iSoftBet acquired its UK continuation licence in November 2014, after which it was allotted a 12-month period to bring its gaming suite to level 3 compliance for the UK. The supplier was …

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Scottish councils given a nudge over their licensing functions

The UK Gambling Commission has published an update to its advice note – The Role of Authorised Persons – Scotland – to communicate the regulator’s view on Authorised People to local councils and authorities north of the border. UKGC comments that authorised persons in Scotland – including police officers and officers of licensing authorities – have an important role to …

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