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David Clifton – Licensing Expert – CJEU to rule on EU law issues raised by GBGA challenge to POC tax

Gambling industry legal expert David Clifton (Clifton Davies Consultancy), examines the GBGA’s tax and competition based challenge against the UK POC regime, as the case reaches the higher courts of European Union Law.    The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) has been celebrating what must by any account be regarded as an intermediate victory in its judicial challenge to the …

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UKGC & PIPCU tackle advertising on illegal websites

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reported that the number of gambling adverts on illegal websites has dropped by a third since the UKGC joined a police operation aimed at disrupting websites that break copyright laws. Earlier this year the Commission teamed up with the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) for Operation Creative – an operation aimed at reducing …

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National Casino Forum launches SENSE program across UK casinos

UK gambling trade association the National Casino Forum (NCF) aims to raise public awareness for responsible gambling by announcing the launch of SENSE – the Self-Enrolment National Self-Exclusion tool which it will roll out through its land based casino partners This national programme is being introduced by casinos in advance of the Gambling Commission’s licensing condition which is due to come into force …

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Alderney Court shuts down 666Bet

The UK Gambling Commission has informed the public that embattled sports betting operator 666Bet has been compulsorily wound up by its holding company Metro Play Limited. The company had been served an Alderney Court Order on 2 July forcing it to close its remaining operations and begin the liquidation of existing assets. The Alderney Court has informed that KPMG Channel …

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Mr Green gains UKGC operator licence

Mr Green & Co the holding company of Mr Green casino has confirmed that it has been allocated a UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) licence to operate igaming services. The company will continue to promote its Mr Green online casino brand in the UK, a market which the operator’s governance has identified as crucial for its future growth. Following its operator …

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Bitcoin gambling operators warned over legality

The UK Gambling Commission has written to gambling operators using bitcoin-only websites to warn them that far from being outside the law as has been suggested in some quarters, the digital currency is actually covered by the UK’s gambling regulations. The Commission said that it has become concerned about the illegal gambling operators providing facilities for gambling to consumers in …

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12BET scores Swansea City betting partnership

Having gained its  UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) operator license, Isle of Man and Philippines-based online sportsbook 12BET  has confirmed it has become the Official Betting Partner to Swansea City AFC for the 2016/2017  English Premier League season. The deal will see 12BET promoted throughout the Swansea City Liberty Stadium and the football clubs digital inventory. 12BET, have previously utilised football shirt sponsorship to …

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Nektan gains UKGC licence

Mobile igaming platform and content provider Nektan Plc has confirmed that it has successfully received approval for both a software and a gaming licence for the UK market from the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). Since the new regulation was introduced in the UK in late 2014, Nektan had been operating under a Gibraltar continuation licence for UK facing gaming services. …

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David Clifton – Licensing Expert – The forthcoming national online self-exclusion scheme

The principle of self-exclusion is not new. If a person wants to refrain from gambling they can ask a gambling operator – whether land-based or online – to refuse to accept their custom. Before a customer completes a self-exclusion agreement, the significance and implications of their action should be explained to them, including the minimum exclusion duration of six months …

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Mansion gains UKGC operating licence

European igaming operator Mansion  Holdings Ltd, has been granted a Remote Gambling Software licence, by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). The licence issued from UKGC will enable Mansion to continue to serve and further strengthen its online casino customer base in the UK, currently spanning five casino brands; Casino.com; Club777.com, LesACasino.com; MansionCasino.com and SlotsHeaven.com. This also ensures that Mansion Group’s …

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