Tag Archives: UK Gambling Commission

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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GambleAware opens tender on the creation of a lived experience network

GambleAware has today released an invitation to tender for the design and creation of a ‘UK-wide network of people with lived experience of gambling harms’. Establishing its new project initiative, GambleAware aims to provide an inclusive network which represents all people affected by gambling harms and the experience of addiction.  The charity maintains that ‘there is no single, inclusive network …

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Neil McArthur: Finance industry has a key role to play in player protection

Neil McArthur, the chief executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has urged the UK finance industry to join a ‘multi-sector collaborative approach’ to tackle gambling-related harms, stating that ‘there is always more that can be done’ to protect vulnerable customers. Building on the previous efforts to ban gambling with credit cards, the UKGC CEO addressed the ‘important role’ that …

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UKGC calls for final input on slot design

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) will close its public consultation on online slot design and in-game features today (3 September), concluding its gathering of opinions and insights on how to safeguard slot development and making games safer for the general public. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. Marked as …

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Gambling.com maintains momentum against COVID-19 impacts

Gambling.com Group has praised its ability to overcome the challenges posed by the global pandemic, reporting a ‘record performance’ during Q2 2020. Publishing its interim results for the period April – June 2020, Gambling.com declared revenues of €5.69 million, up from €4.42 million in Q2 2019, marking an 29% increase. Total revenue for the six months from January – June …

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Successful summer leaves Leadstar positive over industry’s recovery

Liverpool's Jordan Henderson celebrates with the Premier League trophy after the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool.

Figures coming out of both the UK and Germany have shown positive signs of recovery for the sports betting industry, while the return of top level football in both of these countries produced an immediate upturn in betting-based traffic across the world. That’s according to betting affiliate Leadstar Media, which oversees several products across a variety of global markets including …

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UKGC data reveals ‘notable recovery’ for sports betting

Data from the UK Gambling Commission has revealed a ‘notable recovery’ in sports betting revenues during May, which has been partly attributed to the return of the German Bundesliga and other top-flight leagues. The data, collected from the largest online operators and the YouGov Covid-19 tracker, built upon data published by the UKGC on 12 May and further data published …

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Winning Post: Prohibitionists, government u-turns and parliamentary tittle-tattle

Regulus Partners kicks off the week by reviewing the much anticipated GRH APPG report released last week, and Parliament’s continued tittle-tattle on reviewing the rules related to online and TV advertising, as debate on UK gambling heats up this summer.   _________________ UK: politics – with liberals like these… who needs prohibitionists? It is a cliché of the age that expressions …

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EPIC gains UKGC approval for problem gambling funding

Gambling harm prevention consultancy EPIC Risk Management (EPIC) has become one of the first private companies to be listed on the UK Gambling Commission’s RET register. EPIC joins counterparts GambleAware, GamCare and YGAM on the list of approved organisations to which gambling companies are required to make social responsibility financial contributions in order to meet their licence conditions.  Under UKGC licence …

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Aurum cements place in gaming industry with rebrand

Reconciliation specialist Aurum Solutions has reiterated its place in the gaming industry after confirming a rebrand and the launch of its new website. The site, which will include a dedicated gaming section, will offer information on the ways in which Aurum helps automate reconciliations to ‘improve accuracy and compliance’. Phil Hall, Director of Aurum Solutions, explained: “Our new website contains …

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