Tag Archives: COVID-19

UKGC records stable July activity but concerns appear on higher slots engagement 

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has recorded a ‘stable July’ as it continued to track the activity of the online gambling sector under COVID-19 circumstances.  Publishing its latest online monitoring report gathered from operator data, the regulator revealed that July registered 11.3 million active players, matching June results. July’s active player numbers remain well below the Peak +12 million recorded …

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Lockdown easing sees UK online gambling register a June slowdown

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The UK’s online gambling sector recorded a decrease in overall gross gambling yield (GGY) during the month of June, despite the sector registering an increase in player activity related to interest in the Euro 2020 championships.  Publishing its latest market update, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) figures reveal that June generated a combined GGY of £496 million, the sector’s lowest …

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UKGC registers May slowdown on online gambling activities  

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reported a steady decrease in online gambling activity as UK governments ease their COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.    The Commission continues to monitor online gambling behaviours impacted by COVID-19 and lockdown circumstances, reflecting licensed operator data recorded between March 2020 to May 2021. During May, the UKGC registered a 14% decrease in the number of active …

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Safer gaming figures remain stable as online gambling registers its Grand National bump

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published its latest ‘impact report’ tracking online gambling behaviours during the COVID-19 pandemic as the UK government eases National Lockdown orders. Tracking the month of April, the Commission recorded a total online gambling GGY of £560 million, up 3% on March’s corresponding results of £546 million.  April’s total GGY growth was attributed to ‘a …

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GamCare to maintain dedicated women’s support programme  

GamCare will continue to host its dedicated online chatroom sessions aimed at women and those who identify as female, irrespective of the UK government continuing to ease national lockdown restrictions.  The treatment support charity launched its dedicated women’s sessions during 2020 as part of its problem-gambling support programme during the COVID-19 pandemic. A dedicated chatroom was established following concerns raised …

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HRI to commence CEO recruitment drive as Kavanagh steps down

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) is looking for a new CEO as current incumbent Brian Kavanagh has announced he will be vacating the position in September this year. As CEO of the governing body responsible for horse racing in Ireland, Kavanagh oversaw several major milestones and challenges during his tenure, including the implementation of the country’s updated betting tax framework, closely …

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BHA plans to get owners back on track by April  

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is working with all stakeholders to ensure that owners can return to England and Scotland’s racecourses from Monday 29 March – in line with government rules on easing national restrictions. Since January public attendance to racecourses has been restricted, following the announcement of the UK’s winter lockdown to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. …

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Transformed Gamesys delivers record 2020 results

Gamesys Group Plc has praised its diversified brand portfolio and operational execution in delivering a group-wide record financial performance for 2020.  A transformed Gamesys achieved group revenues of £772 million, up 75% on corresponding full-year 2019 results of £415 million – with the company noting that it has secured all operating objectives, merging its legacy Jackpotjoy unit with Gamesys B2C …

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Boris Johnson supports UK and Ireland joint 2030 World Cup bid

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has backed the UK and Ireland’s proposed bid to jointly host the 2030 FIFA World Cup, pledging £2.8 million to the cause, which is expected to be confirmed at tomorrow’s Budget. The football associations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland came together to put together a proposal to host the 2030 edition of the World …

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