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UKGC enforces new code on player age and ID

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued an update reminding all industry stakeholders that new rules on online age and identity verification will be enforced from today (Tuesday 7 May 2019). In its update, the UKGC states that it is enforcing new LCCP rules to ensure that online operators ‘verify customer age and identity details quickly and robustly’. Stricter demands …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Assessing a month of mounting challenges for the betting industry.

August 2017 was not a kind month for the online gambling sector. David Clifton breaks down three standout events that have placed social responsibility practices at the forefront of industry debate and concerns…. _______________________ There are three standout stories in the betting licensing and regulatory sphere from the last month. There is a common social responsibility thread running through all …

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Second ‘Sports Integrity Action Plan’ published by UKGC & SBIF

In conjunction with the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), the Sports Betting Integrity Forum (SBIF) has released its second consultancy paper ‘Sport & Sports Betting Integrity Action Plan (SBI Action Plan)’ for 2017. The second SBI Action Plan paper seeks to outline Great Britain’s approach to addressing the current risks to sports integrity and the monitoring of sports betting industry and …

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John Hagan: IGRG – Industry Engagement is key to improving player protections

John Hagan, Partner at London law firm Harris Hagan and Chairman of the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG), has outlined how industry stakeholders should aim to build coherent dialogue with the government with regards to the industry’s social responsibility measures. Speaking to industry news source Totally Gaming on the matter of social responsibility and player protection, as the UK government …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Is a regulatory crackdown on gambling advertising around the corner?

Newspaper reports over the last week have focused on suggestions that Theresa May’s government is shifting its stance on gambling advertising, with so far unsubstantiated, but supposedly well-informed, rumours that we could see a blanket ban on all gambling advertisements before the 9pm TV watershed and incorporation of gambling advertising practices within the ongoing FOBT review. This has followed: comment …

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UKGC publishes ‘joint consultation’ on proposed licence fee changes

Partnering with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published its initial ‘joint consultation’ on proposed changes to operator fees with regards to UK gambling licences. The commission expects to implement these changes from April 2017. The proposals of the UKGC consultation are as follows: Take account of the significant changes to our costs …

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Social Gaming Association to Aid UK Gambling Commission

Social Gaming industry trade group the Social Gaming Association publicized that it will be aiding the UK Gambling Commission with the gathering of industry data in the upcoming months, as the Uk Gambling Commission undertakes formulating its future policy on social gaming and Online Gambling in the UK. This agreement follows the release by the UK Gambling Commission of its …

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