Tag Archives: UK Gambling Commission

Commission urges industry to act on advertising warnings

Gambling Commission programme director Ian Angus has emphasised the need for “a proper and constructive debate about gambling marketing and advertising, including sponsorship arrangements in sport”. Angus’ recommendations come after Labour Party deputy leader Tom Watson mapped out the party’s policies on heightening gambling marketing restrictions, aiming to replicate the ‘whistle-to-whistle advertising ban’ introduced in Australia at the start of …

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Regulators unite to tackle video game skins and loot boxes

Global gambling regulators have joined forces in an attempt to address concerns over the “blurred lines between gambling and video games”. Also stressing issues regarding skins and loot boxes in such titles, fifteen gambling regulators from across Europe, in addition to the Washington State Gambling Commission, have signed an agreement to address the risks. A pledge to tackle “unlicensed third-party …

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UKGC approval sees Golden Race enter the UK market

An award winning virtual sports developer is hoping to breathe fresh life into the UK betting market after obtaining a supplier licence from the Gambling Commission. Golden Race, which won last year’s SBC Award for Best Virtual Football Product, believes its product suite can revolutionise the UK market thanks to its development and low-cost distribution model. The virtual sports provider …

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Rank targets corporate turnaround following year of all-round declines

The governance of London-listed The Rank Group Plc is turning its attention towards a recovery plan, following a “challenging year for the group,” primarily impacted by the poor performance of its Grosvenor Casino venues, which saw full-year pre-tax profits slip 41.4 per cent to £46.7m (2017: £79.7m). Grosvenor properties recorded a  6.1 per cent revenue decline for the year ending June 30 to £373m …

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Authentic Gaming gets the go-ahead for UK expansion

Authentic Gaming will bring its suite of games and products to the UK market after being granted a licence by the Gambling Commission. The supplier has a strong portfolio of live roulette games, which includes its flagship Authentic Roulette product, which live streams from roulette tables located on the floors of premium casino resorts around the world. The supplier, who …

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Dr Heather Wardle: A sustained effort to understand gambling harms

Last month the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) published a report that aimed to gauge a greater understanding of the full range of harms gambling can have on society. In collaboration with the Gambling Commission and GambleAware, the report examined how the social cost of gambling-related harms can be measured and better understood. SBC caught up with the report’s lead …

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UKGC outlines tougher sanctions for betting operators

Coming into force on 31 October 2018, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has outlined that strengthened sanctions against gambling companies that break advertising rules or breach consumer law. The new regulations come after the UKGC went through an open consultation period and are the latest step as the industry trade body looks to implement its vision for the market, with …

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Latest partnership sees LeoVegas strengthen commitment to compliance

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LeoVegas has affirmed its commitment to compliance, choosing the Wag.io software to ensure it abides by the laws set out by the Advertising Standards Authority and the UK Gambling Commission. The new partnership comes as pressure from the ‘Campaign for Fairer Gambling’ continues to mount, with iGaming companies constantly looking for ways to ensure they meet all compliance requirements and …

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Relax Gaming reinforces presence in Baltic region

B2B supplier Relax Gaming has expanded its presence in the Baltic region, after agreeing to integrate its table games and slot content with online casino operator Optibet. The operator will roll out the supplier’s cost-effective blackjack and roulette games in the first instance, with the introduction of the slot games set to follow. Relax’s blackjack offering allows players several opportunities …

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Ian Sims – Rightlander: Playing by the rules

Ian Sims, founder of affiliate landing page tracker, Rightlander, discusses how operators and affiliates can ensure compliance during the World Cup The World Cup is set to be the betting event of the year. Operators will be keen to leverage the opportunity to increase new player sign-ups, boost wagers and, ultimately, drive a significant uptick in bottom line. Affiliates will …

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