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Gambling Commission reviewing point of consumption licensing

The point of consumption licensing introduced in 2014 is being reviewed by the Gambling Commission to check its effectiveness. Speaking to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Betting and Gaming at Westminster on Wednesday, the regulator’s CEO Sarah Harrison revealed that the Commission is looking again at the general framework to see how it is functioning and whether any improvements can …

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Betfair – Paddy Power merger on course for Q1 2016

The merger between Paddy Power and Betfair is all set to be completed early next year, according to Betfair CEO Breon Corcoran. During the exchange operator’s half year results, the company confirmed that all relevant regulatory filings have been submitted and the merger is on track for completion in Q1 2016, subject to shareholder and regulatory approval Betfair appears to …

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William Hill cites tax increases for £21m drop in profits

William Hill CEO James Henderson has described the past six months as a period of ‘significant regulatory and taxation change for the industry’ as the bookmaker reported a 30% drop in profits after tax to £69.5m. Despite group net revenue marginally growing, even against 2014 World Cup comparatives, operating profit dropped 12% to £155.7m for the first half. Group net …

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888 delivers record breaking 2014 performance

888 Holdings has announced ‘another record-breaking year’, as the operator posted its 2014 full year performance, with reported growth on all top line metrics. The igaming operator was able to record revenue increases in both of its key product divisions, as B2C saw a 11% jump to $391 million (FY 2013: $352 million) and B2B increased 32% to $64 million …

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Warwick Bartlett on tax – The Only Way is Up

 Warwick Bartlett, CEO of Global Betting and Gaming Consultants, discusses how government’s approach taxation means that rates are more likely to go up than down. The most pleasing sight at ICE 2015 was to see some of the younger companies which two years ago took the smallest booths are now spending upward of £250,000 on impressive stands.  Such companies have …

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Point of consumption transition gone ‘pretty smoothly’

UK Gambling Commission CEO Jenny Williams believes that the transition to the UK point of consumption licensing has gone ‘pretty smoothly really’. In an interview with John Hagan of the Harris Hagan law firm at ICE, Williams revealed that the regulator now believes it has total coverage of the UK market. She said: “Nearly all the 150 plus overseas operators …

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