Tag Archives: licensing

Betdigital gets UK licence

Content and systems developer Betdigital has been awarded its Remote Gambling Software Operating Licence by the UK Gambling Commission. Betdigital joins a select few suppliers that have the necessary licensing to meet the terms of the new Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act ahead of October’s introduction. The Act demands operators who provide remote gambling services to British consumers to acquire …

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UK Law: Operators need power to terminate affiliate rights

In a series of articles, David Clifton, director at licensing and gambling consultancy Clifton Davies, takes a look at the changes to the UK’s gambling licensing laws which are due to be in place by October. How will the forthcoming changes affect affiliates? Will they have to remove any adverts from non-UK licensed operators? What about editorial-led content about non-UK …

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UK Law: Are you part of the the Supply Chain Gang?

In a series of articles, David Clifton, director at licensing and gambling consultancy Clifton Davies, takes a look at the changes to the UK’s gambling licensing laws which are due to be in place by October. The requirement for suppliers to be licensed has been extended until early next year – is this feasible or is there still confusion over …

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UK Law: Operators must justify grey market business

In a series of articles, David Clifton, director at licensing and gambling consultancy Clifton Davies, takes a look at the changes to the UK’s gambling licensing laws which are due to be in place by October. The UKGC said it wants operators to justify their involvement in any markets which provide more than 3% of revenues. Has there been any …

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UK Law: Is the GBGA too late with its point of consumption legal challenge?

In a series of articles, David Clifton, director at licensing and gambling consultancy Clifton Davies, takes a look at the changes to the UK’s gambling licensing laws which are due to be in place by October. The big question is whether the GBGA is too late with its point of consumption legal challenge. Through its solicitors, in letters before action …

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Realistic Games gains UK Remote Gambling Software Licence

Realistic Games has become one of the first producers of slots and table games to be granted a Remote Gambling Software Operating Licence by the UK Gambling Commission. The company is now among only a handful of suppliers who have the required licensing in place to comply with the new Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act. The Act, which passed into law …

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William Hill ‘well-positioned’ for point of consumption tax

New William Hill CEO James Henderson believes that the UK’s biggest bookmaker is well placed ahead of the introduction of the point of consumption licensing later this year. Speaking at the firm’s interim results, Henderson was quite bullish about Hill’s position, certainly compared to some of its competitors. He commented: “I think the numbers are strong. The underlying growth, even …

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Commission issues application deadline reminder

With the UK’s Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act expected to come into force on 1 October 2014, offshore gambling operators – currently regulated overseas but transacting with consumers in Britain – wishing to continue to provide services in Britain beyond this date have been reminded that they have until 16 September to make an application and pay a fee to …

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Attractive Jersey is an option for operators

A Jersey-based online gaming consultancy is encouraging the industry to consider the lucrative opportunities the Channel Island has to offer as a jurisdiction. Phil Shaw set up Think Gaming Limited in Jersey in response to the brand new and highly competitive eGaming licensing framework available for companies relocating to the Island. He explained: “Jersey is one of the world’s major …

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Operators given September 16 licence application deadline

Online operators in white listed jurisdictions who wish to get a local licence in the UK ahead of the implementation of the point of consumption (POC) regulations have been given a deadline to apply of the 16 September by the Gambling Commission. The deadline has been set because the Statutory Instrument (SI) regarding transitional arrangements has been laid in Parliament …

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