Tag Archives: UKGC

David Clifton – Licensing Expert -The Gambling Commission’s consultation on crime associated with gambling

  Last year, when conducting its detailed review of the social responsibility elements of the Licence Conditions & Code of Practice (LCCP). The Gambling Commission announced that it would be consulting separately on crime provisions in the LCCP that would build on its experience gained through its growing body of casework on money laundering and criminal spend. That consultation has …

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Hackney council seizes & destorys 38 illegal gambling machines

Thirty-eight illegal gambling machines have been seized from seven businesses by Hackney Council’s licensing enforcement team, police and the Gambling Commission visited social clubs in the borough, on Friday 2 October, to remove unauthorised machines. None of the seven premises had the correct licence to have the gambling machines, and they been previously warned to remove them by the council. The …

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UKGC – Have your say on new controls to prevent crime in gambling

Operators and members of the public are being invited to take part in a consultation on proposed regulation changes aimed at preventing crime linked to gambling. The proposals focus on improving practices to keep gambling free from crime and being associated with crime. A spokesperson for the Gambling Commission said: “Advances in technology and changes in consumer preference are posing …

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UKGC issues online scratchcard warning

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued a warning to players of online scratchcard games about a new money-making scheme that could result in them promoting an illegal lottery. The warning comes after the Gambling Commission was alerted to plans for a system which involved customers paying a monthly fee in return for digital scratchcards. Customers are also told they …

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UKGC – Rank Group investigations show need for greater AML controls

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) wants UK operators to critically review the effectiveness of their policies and procedures with regards to anti-money laundering (AML) and customer protections. The UKGC has urged operators for stricter reviews and practices following the completion of an investigation of AML policies at Rank Group subsidiaries Grosvenor Casinos and meccabingo.com, prompted by the conviction of money …

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UKGC pushes for fee amendments

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is planning to advise the government to amend the current fees regulations, in order to take account of the significant changes in the population of operators that it regulates and to address identified problems in the current fees structure. The UKGC  is therefore developing its advice to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The commission …

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EveryMatrix adds UKGC software & betting Licenses

European igaming platform and software provider EveryMatrix are the latest igaming and sports betting provisions provider to announce that it has been granted a set of gaming license issued by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). This morning EveryMatrix executive  management announced that it had obtained a UKGC General Software License and a  General Betting Standard Real Event License , allowing EveryMatrix …

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UKGC – National Lottery raises £451 million to good causes in Q1 2015/16

Since its launch in November 1994, the National Lottery has raised over £33billion for good causes that include sports, arts and heritage, as well as health and education and the environment. In addition, National Lottery funding contributed £2.175 billion towards the costs of staging the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, including £750m from designated game sales. Funds are raised …

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UK Sports Minister welcomes tougher stance on TV advertising

Sports Minister Tracey Crouch has welcomed the gambling industry’s announcement that it will no longer advertise sign-up offers on television before 9 PM. The move follows the completion of a four strand-review of gambling advertising that was initiated by the government in 2014. The Industry Group for Responsible Gambling announced the measure today after completing a review of its own code …

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Racebets gains UKGC betting licence

German racing betting specialist RaceBets has confirmed that it has been granted a full UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) remote operator licence. The racing focused bookmaker will be allowed to offer sports betting provisions and services to UK consumers under UKGC conditions. Operating in the UK since 2012, RaceBets will look to bolster its UK race and services offerings in the …

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