Tag Archives: UK Gambling Commission (UKGC)

Nigel Huddleston and Neil McArthur back Safer Gambling Week 2020

Nigel Huddleston MP, Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage, and UK Gambling Commission Chief Executive, Neil McArthur, have committed to raising awareness of responsible gambling by backing this year’s Safer Gambling Week. Taking place from 19 -25 November, Safer Gambling Week 2020 is led by the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), The Bingo Association (BA) and the British Amusement Catering …

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UKGC releases first National Strategic Assessment

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published its first ever National Strategic Assessment, which will assess the ‘issues and the risks gambling presents to consumers and the public’. The assessment document will outline the UKGC’s priority actions in mitigating the risks associated with gambling, in addition to highlighting a number of areas where significant progress is already made to make …

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PPF to promote Gamstop services in new partnership

The Professional Players Federation (PPF) has secured a new partnership with national multi-operator self-exclusion service Gamstop. Through the new partnership, PPF will raise awareness of the self-exclusion platform across its website and social channels – ensuring that both consumers and athletes know how to access Gamstop services should they need it. Simon Taylor, chief executive of the PPF, commented: “Professional …

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BGC: New VIP guidance demonstrates commitment to improving industry standards

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has praised the new guidelines rolled out by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), stating that the new measures are a clear demonstration of the industry’s commitment to drive up standards. From 31 October, operators must establish whether ‘spending is affordable and sustainable as part of the customer’s leisure spend’ before making a customer a …

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UKGC plans to ‘stamp out’ VIP malpractice with new guidelines

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has released new strict guidance for licence holders which will aim to stamp out malpractice in the management of ‘VIP’ customers. Stamping out the ‘irresponsible incentivisation of high value customers’ has become a key area for change, according to the UKGC, after the regulator reported failings in customer protection.  Furthemore, The House of Lords select …

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UKGC creates social media advertising guidance via Facebook link-up

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has broadened its reach to social media users after partnering with Facebook to create guidance aimed at limiting the number of gambling-related adverts that users see. The guidance will aim to mitigate the risk associated with gambling-related messaging and advertisements on social media. It will offer information on how users can utilise Facebook’s safety tools …

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Gordon Moody Association: Reducing gambling harm through collaboration

In a two-part series, Paul Dent – Gambling Therapy Manager at Gordon Moody Association (GMA) – takes an in-depth look at the concept of harm, analysing what constitutes harmful behaviours and how working alongside gambling operators can help on an academic, community and customer level. Defining gambling-related harm Back in April 2019, the UKGC launched its National Strategy which had …

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EPIC and Whysup ‘continue to make real change’ with partnership renewal

Gambling harm minimisation consultancy EPIC Risk Management has added a 12-month extension to its partnership with Whysup, with the option of a multi-year arrangement The collaboration, which was cemented in May 2019, involves both EPIC and Whysup taking a shared collaborative approach to combat and reduce gambling-related harms at a national level. The strategic partnership will continue to contribute to …

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‘Pent-up demand’ for live sports drives gambling pick-up in June

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has disclosed that punters appear to be more engaged in betting activities now that live sports has returned. Publishing updated figures of its ‘Gambling business data during Covid-19’, the UKGC revealed an up-tick in betting activity for real events recorded during June. According to the regulator, this is indicative of the ‘pent-up demand’ for live …

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UKGC lifts Matchbook suspension

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Matchbook has been given the green light to resume operations in the UK, after the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) lifted the suspension of registered holding company Triplebet’s remote operating licence. The operator stated that it has ‘implemented significant improvements to its compliance practices’ after the regulator Triplebet’s pool betting, betting intermediary and remote casino licences under Section 116 of the …

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