Tag Archives: UK Gambling Commission

Asian operators await decision on UK sports sponsorships

The forthcoming UK Gambling (Licensing & Advertising) Act will come into play from October 1st and may force online gambling operators to obtain a UK gambling license should they wish to continue their partnerships with sports franchises in the nation. This act is being put in place to ensure that all companies who accept bets from customers, or, importantly, market …

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ESSA’s Khalid Ali: long and challenging process to remove ‘betting right’

Khalid Ali, Secretary General of ESSA, the regulated betting industry’s integrity body, comments on the passage of the Council of Europe’s convention on the manipulation of sports competitions. “The industry has worked hard over the last couple of years to work constructively with policymakers on the Council of Europe’s proposed text, most notably including the removal of the promotion of …

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Gambling Commission concern with BetButler player issues

The UK Gambling Commission has expressed its concern with operator BetButler amidst continuing reports it is failing to satisfy customer withdrawal requests. A spokesperson on behalf of the Gambling Commission told eGaming Review: “We remain considerably concerned about a range of issues in relation to this operator and we are continuing to engage with them closely.” A significant amount of …

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UKGC to host workshops on illegal gaming machines

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is set to plan a series of training workshops in order to help local councils identify illegal gaming machines in their constituencies. The UKGC is set to provide training in partnership under its Local Authority Liaison Unit (LALU) The training courses in identifying illegal machines will be set in gaming premises such retail  bookmakers and …

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UK Gambling Commission wants to use online payment blocking

As the UK gears up for regulation and legislation of its igaming industry, major players in the digital payment and processing sector have voluntarily agreed to block future transactions to non UK- complying igaming regulations. Credit cards and online payment processors such as Visa, Switch, Mastercard and PayPal Ebay, are set to block payment attempts to igaming operators not licensed …

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