Tag Archives: Neil McArthur

Neil McArthur takes full leadership of UKGC

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has this morning confirmed the appointment of Neil McArthur as Chief Executive. Since March, McArthur has been acting as UKGC interim CEO, following the departure of former Commission leader Sarah Harrison MBE. In previous executive roles for UKGC McArthur has served as the Commission’s General Counsel, leading the regulatory body’s legal oversight on licensing, enforcement …

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UKGC outlines plans to further safeguard minors from gambling

The Gambling Commission has outlined fresh plans to make gambling online in Britain safer, undertaking an overhaul to gambling marketing whilst also delivering a fresh approach to age verification.  A key focus of the new plans involves further protecting children from potentially being exposed to gambling, by banning operators from providing free-to-play demo games until a consumer’s age has been …

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Sarah Harrison ends tenure as UKGC Chief Executive

Neil McArthur the General Counsel of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), will act as the interim leader of the regulatory body following the departure of Chief Executive Sarah Harrison at the end of this month. Last December, the UKGC announced that Sarah Harrison would not renew her tenure as Chief Executive of the Commission, choosing to join the UK Department …

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William Hill fined £6.2m for social responsibility & AML failures

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The William Hill Group (WHG) is to pay a £6.2m penalty package for “systemic social responsibility and money laundering failures.” A near two year Gambling Commission (UKGC) investigation, undertaken between November 2014 and August 2016, found that senior management failed to mitigate risks, with a sufficient number of staff members not on hand to ensure anti-money laundering (AML) and social responsibility processes were …

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