Tag Archives: UK Gambling Commission

Consultation opens assessing licensee data practices

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) will assess its licensee data and information requirements, after confirming the launch of its new industry stakeholder consultation. The new consultation aims to evaluate operator data requirements and reporting procedures adhering to conditions established by the Commission’s Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP). In addition, the consultation will require stakeholders to submit the details …

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MoPlay declared insolvent following licence suspension

Following the suspension of its operator licence last week, Addison Global’s MoPlay brand has confirmed that the business is now insolvent and has halted customer withdrawals. The operator had its licence suspended after the UK Gambling Commission said in a statement that it suspected ‘that Addison Global Limited has breached a condition of the licence (section 120(1)(b) and is unsuitable …

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UKGC suspends Addison Global licence

Following on from the decision made by the Gibraltar Gambling Licensing Authority (GLA) yesterday, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has suspended Addison Global’s operating licence. The suspension comes as the UKGC suspected ‘that Addison Global Limited has breached a condition of the licence (section 120(1)(b) and is unsuitable to carry on the licensed activities (section 120(1)(d) of the Act).’ The …

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On-course bookies rail against ‘severe’ age-verification penalties

Members of the racing industry have expressed concerns over the UK Gambling Commission’s ‘absolutely horrendous’ decision to make seven on-course bookmakers pay what amounts to 2.5% of their gross profit for an entire year, as a penalty for allegedly allowing a 16-year-old was able to place a £5 bet at Royal Ascot 2019. The seven bookmakers affected have been granted …

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UKGC faces pressure to release Betway ownership details

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is facing pressure to reveal the details of Betway’s ownership, with the Daily Mail claiming the operator’s ownership structure is lacking transparency. Betway has recently come under fire from some anti-gambling campaigners regarding its use of gambling incentives. According to the UKGC, however, UK licence holders are required to provide detailed information to the regulator …

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GVC tops the list of GambleAware donations for Q1-Q3

Recent figures released by industry charity GambleAware have listed GVC Holdings, William Hill and Flutter Entertainment as the top three donors to the charity for the period 1 April 2019 – 31 December 2019. For the first three quarters of the year, the industry charity had received £7.6m in voluntary contributions, however this does not include funds received through regulatory …

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UKGC launches mobile self-service portal for personal licence holders

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has launched a new service which will allow personal licence holders to manage their licences via an online account or through their mobile. The new service, available on the Commission’s website, allows personal licence holders to quickly change personal details, report key events linked to their licence, and download e-copies of the licence itself. Helen …

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STS gets green light to expand into UK

Building on its European and global expansion strategies, STS has been given the green light by the UK Gambling Commission to provide services across the UK, based on an ‘independent licence’. Polish bookmaker STS has subsequently gone live with its own UK licence, 10 months after initially launching as a licensed white-label brand on the BetConstruct platform. STS now operates in …

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Soft2Bet gets green light to enter Swedish market

Sportsbook operator group Soft2Bet has been given the green light to launch its Campobet and YoYo casino brands in Sweden after receiving the necessary approval from the Swedish Gaming Authority.  The launch follows a number of ‘successful’ inspections and audits, which have ensured that both platforms are in line with the Swedish gaming regulations. The two platforms have since been …

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BetConstruct’s Live Casino games get MGA approval

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Soft Construct (Malta) Limited, trading as BetConstruct, has secured approval from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) to supply Live Casino games to MGA licensed operators and B2C customers.  Malta, said BetConstruct, is one of the key jurisdictions for gaming. It explained that the latest certification “powers the company to extend its scope of operation by offering a unique live casino …

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