Tag Archives: UKGC

Winning Post: Gambling researchers puzzle the state of independence

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners looks at the shifts in the French market, and the launch of a Christmas abstinence campaign France: FDJ IPO – plus ca change? As the IPO of FDJ looms (reportedly at the upper end of the price range on an over-subscribed book) ARJEL has reported another strong online market performance. Domestically regulated online revenue grew …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – A restless November is just getting started

There are times when writing a monthly column for SBC News presents a challenge. This is one of those months. It’s not because of the paucity of potential content. It’s because of the sheer volume of potential content. As it happens, there is a common thread running through all that I write about below, particularly with a General Election looming …

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HMRC stats reflect changing regulatory dynamics of UK Gambling

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has published its national statistics update on duties generated by the industry’s seven different tax verticals – Bingo Duty, Gaming Duty, General Betting Duty (GBD), Lottery Duty, Machine Games Duty (MGD), Pool Betting Duty (PBD) and Remote Gaming Duty (RGD). Reporting betting & gaming tax statistics for the six month period of April-to-September 2019, HMRC reports …

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UKGC reminds betting of its new LCCP responsibilities

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reminded industry stakeholders of new rules related to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) measures, customer interactions and funding requirements as part of its updated licence conditions & codes of practice (LCCP). The Commission’s latest LCCP changes have been mandated following an open consultation seeking to improve industry standards and operator transparency. Updating stakeholders, the Commission reminds …

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Select Committee hears of industry systems failing problem gamblers

Chaired by Lord Michael Grade of Yarmouth, on Tuesday 8 October the House of Lords’ Select Committee listened to the experiences of four gambling addicts, gathering further research on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry’ on UK society. The victims` shared their experiences of engaging with gambling products and businesses, detailing personal insights on their ‘journeys towards …

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UKGC publishes ‘Marketing Workshop’ knowledge findings

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published the findings and recommendations of its first ‘Co-creation Workshop’, an event in which industry marketing stakeholders shared their knowledge and experience in adjusting to the UK’s new advertising standards. Hosted on 12 September, the UKGC Workshop heard feedback from marketing leaders with regards to complying with new UK advertising requirements related to promotions, …

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UKGC requires e-wallet evidence on the next phase of its Credit Card review

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued a reminder to industry stakeholders that its call for evidence on its ‘gambling with credit cards consultation’ will close on 6 November. The UKGC officially launched its credit card consultation on 14 August, having completed its initial responses on 24 July, establishing wagering with borrowed money as a risk factor, as consumers can …

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Camelot ends sale of £10 scratchcards

National Lottery operator Camelot Group confirmed to UK media this weekend that it has sanctioned terminating all sales of £10 scratchcards, citing ‘player protection considerations’. Camelot has informed its UK retail partners to withdraw all £10 scratchcards from their displays, with the lottery operator allowing a 180-day window for players to claim prizes. Citing guidance issued by the UK Gambling Commission …

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Malta MGA publishes Brexit guidance

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has published its licensee guidance on the ‘impact of the UK’s exit from the European Union’. Updating stakeholders, the MGA details that its Brexit guidance solely relates to affairs within its regulatory remit and that licensees should be aware of further business consequences resulting from Brexit. The MGA advises licensees to review UK and EU …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Betfred penalty raises multi-market concerns

The announcement by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) that Gibraltar-based Betfred.com is the most recent recipient of a hefty financial penalty for AML failings has served to raise once again the question why so many overseas-based remote operators have run into such problems with the UK regulator. In the Betfred case, it has not just been a case of concern …

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