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UKGC reports growth of mobile betting in 2017 report

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published its latest Gambling Participation Report covering the year of 2017. The report provides a unique and comprehensive update on gambling trends across the UK, examining the rates of participation, at-risk gambling and the effectiveness of self exclusions. Breaking down overall gambling participation, the report revealed that in spite of online participation in gambling …

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Winning Post – Concern rises over blame game as regulator aims to clean up ICE

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, gives an insight into some of the key developments in the gambling industry as part of its ‘Winning Post’ column. It is likely that this year’s ICE will be chiefly remembered for the Gambling Commission’s attacks on the use of promotional girls at the expo – and follow-up …

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Five licence reviews mooted as Gambling Commission clamps down

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The Gambling Commission is considering reviewing the licence of five online casino operators over money laundering and social responsibility controls and has written to a further 12 online casino operators to raise concerns about the sector’s approach to anti-money laundering and social responsibility. In the letter the Commission set out how it expects operators to review all of their processes aimed at …

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Marc Etches – GambleAware – Working towards the prevention of gambling related harm

Two weeks ago, GambleAware published its new five-year strategy, expressing an aim to treble the number of people who receive treatment each year for gambling related harm. The charity, formerly known as the Responsible Gambling Trust, has reinforced its commitment to helping those suffering with the problem, of which there are believed to be around 250,000 in the UK, by …

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Kiron Interactive secures Combined Remote Operating Licence

Kiron Interactive, a supplier of virtual games and gaming systems for the gaming industry, has been awarded a Combined Remote Operating Licence by the UK Gambling Commission. The licence means that Kiron, who were shortlisted for this year’s 2016 EGR Award, can provide a fixed odds betting service by remote communication (online) on virtual sports and games. It also allows the …

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90 speakers across 28 topics finalised for Betting on Sports 2016

This week’s Betting on Sports Conference will offer the most comprehensive look at the betting industry ever seen, according to organisers SBC Events. From Brexit to Esports, marketing to integrity, money laundering to DFS, and US Sports to payments, the two-day conference will feature 90 speakers across 28 separate discussions. On Thursday 15th and Friday 16th September, high level delegates from …

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SBC lines up expert panel for AML workshop at Betting on Sports

With the 4th anti-money laundering (AML) directive likely to bring the betting industry within the regulated AML sector for the first time, and forthcoming data protection changes rendering gambling operators liable for huge new financial penalties for data protection breaches, SBC Events has brought together an expert panel to deliver timely guidance for chief executives, heads of marketing, compliance teams and …

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International betting community gathers in London for Betting on Sports 2016

London will be subjected to a sports betting industry invasion on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th September, as sports betting operators from around the globe arrive to network and discuss the latest trends and developments. Betting on Sports 2016 has attracted sportsbook operators from the UK, Central and Eastern Europe, US, Canada, Africa, Asia, and even Australia. Organised by SBC …

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Unlawful poker organisers ordered to pay over £32,000 in fines

Two men have been ordered to pay over £32,000 in fines and legal costs to Kingston Council following a crackdown on illegal gambling at a private members’ club in London. Nicholas Clark and Luke Flack pleaded guilty to gambling offences at Kingston Crown Court on Friday 29 April, with Judge Coello sentencing Clark to a fine of £2,300 and Flack to £1,000, …

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Coral promises to improve AML processes after £880,000 pay out

Gala Coral have been ordered by the gambling regulator to pay out nearly £880,000 for taking £846,000 from a problem gambler who was using the proceeds of theft to feed his habit. The perpetrator of the crime, a customer between 2012 and 2015, has been jailed for three years, and Gala Coral have promised to ‘take steps to improve its …

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