Tag Archives: 2005 Gambling Act

UKGC orders immediate suspension of BGO Entertainment

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has suspended the operating licence of BGO Entertainment effective immediately – citing concerns that the operator may be unsuitable to carry out licensed activities. Issuing a statement, the Commission confirmed that Gibraltar-based BGO had been placed under its licensing review in accordance with Section 116 of the 2005 Gambling Act.  BGO’s immediate suspension has been …

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Bolton Wanderers severe betting ties as industry reacts to sponsor ban

Following reports that the DCMS is moving to ban sponsorship arrangements between betting companies and Premier League football clubs, Bolton Wanderers has moved to sever its ties to the industry. In place of its links with the betting and gaming industry, Bolton will instead seek to form partnerships with charities and organisations specialising in betting addiction treatment. Although making its …

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UKGC alters digital oversight following Football Index investigation

In response to an investigation into the collapse of BetIndex, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has announced that it will make changes to its regulatory oversight of digital gambling products. The Independent Review highlighted a number of areas for improvement from both the UKGC and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). In response to the review’s recommendations, the UKGC has introduced …

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Whittingdale exits DCMS as gambling awaits Ministerial re-assignment

John Whittingdale, the DCMS minister overseeing the review of the 2005 Gambling Act, has been removed from his position in PM Boris Johnson’s latest cabinet reshuffle. The minister will be returning the backbenches, and will allegedly be replaced by former Cabinet Office Parliamentary Secretary Julia Lopez, MP for the Greater London constituency of Hornchurch and Upminster. Despite her promotion to …

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W2: The Gambling Act review is an opportunity to enact real change

W2: The Gambling Act review is an opportunity to enact real change

As the review of the 2005 Gambling Act makes its way through the various stages of parliamentary proceedings, there is one thing on everyone’s mind: will the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) enforce the changes that the gambling industry really needs? Or will the industry’s current stigma bring about unwanted reform? With the findings of the review …

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888 wins transformative buyout of William Hill heritage assets

888 Holdings is reportedly the winning party of the hotly contested auction for William Hill’s combined UK and European business assets – put up for sale by Caesars Entertainment.  As reported by The Times, Caesars has accepted a +£2 billion buyout offer put forward by 888, out-bidding US private equity fund Apollo Global as the auction’s last remaining suitor.    Coordinated …

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Flutter sets monthly net deposit limit for under-25s to £500

Flutter Entertainment has announced the reduction of its net deposit limit for all customers under 25 years old – setting the figure at £500 per month. The group’s new policy will be implemented across its UK and Irish Paddy Power, Betfair and Sky Betting & Gaming brands, as part of a general move to ‘further enhance protections for younger customers …

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BGC announces support for 5,000 new apprenticeships

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has detailed its role in the UK’s post-COVID economic recovery plan, with plans to invest in apprenticeships and training opportunities for young people. Under its plans, the BGC and its members have pledged to launch 5,000 apprenticeships for young people looking to work in the British betting and gaming industry between now and 2025.  …

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