Tag Archives: UKGC

GVC ups responsible gambling measures to support BGC call of duty

GVC Holdings has underlined its support for the Betting and Gaming Council’s (BGC) ‘coordinated approach’ to provide consumers with the safest gambling environments during the current Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.  The FTSE250 betting group has emphasised the need for greater responsibility during a period in which a ‘quarter of the global population in some form of lock-down’. This could lead …

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Neil McArthur: ‘Best behaviour is paramount during this time of crisis’

Neil McArthur, Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has written to betting leadership urging the industry to maintain the highest operating standards during ‘uncertain and unsettling times’. Updating stakeholders, McArthur explained that the UKGC’s executive team is carrying out an assessment of the industry-wide impact of the coronavirus, which will influence the Commission’s regulatory approach during 2020.   McArthur …

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UKGC maintains National Lottery tender timetable

Amid fast-changing COVID-19 developments, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has detailed that it will maintain its fourth National Lottery competition timeline. International and domestic suitors had detailed concerns that the National Lottery tender would be delayed or postponed by the Commission in view of UK  COVID-19 disruptions. Issuing a statement to SBC, the Gambling Commission said: “We are carefully monitoring …

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Malta MGA follows UKGC lead suspending Stakers.com

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) follows the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) in suspending the B2C licence of incumbent Stakers Limited, operator of Stakers.com Issuing a statement on 10 March, the MGA declared an immediate ‘enforced suspension’ of Stakers licence, prohibiting the operator from servicing any wagering activities under its jurisdiction. “Stakers Limited is thus no longer authorised to carry out …

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Rohini Sardana: Betting needs to find its Z appeal

Entering a new decade, industry leadership faces the challenge of developing stronger consumer propositions and engaging products, as the sector hits its ‘peak betting phase’. The industry’s 2020 agenda began with UKGC Chief Executive Neil McArthur outlining concerns that the industry’s consumer confidence had ‘reached its lowest ebb’, whilst participation shrinks.  Amid these prominent concerns, Generation-Z enters working life as …

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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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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Consensus cannot be the hardest word

If the gambling industry buzzword for the last two years has been “collaboration”, it looks as if this year’s might well be “consensus”. Speaking personally, I am all for that. It’s a word that featured prominently in speeches by former Labour Party Deputy Leader, Tom Watson, and Gambling Commission CEO, Neil McArthur at ICE on 4 February. Watson used it …

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Matchbook freezes UK activity following UKGC suspension

Closing Monday 17 February trading, online betting exchange Matchbook has been forced to suspend its entire UK betting and casino services. The Dundalk-based operator issued a statement to customers detailing that the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) had sanctioned a temporary licence suspension on its operating company Triplebet Limited. “As a result, from 23.59 on 17 February 2020 we will be …

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Winning Post: UK gambling sleep walks into a review of stakes & prizes

Regulus Partners analyses the events of what could become a defining week for UK gambling, as an under-pressure Gambling Commission commits to a review of stakes and prizes, whilst the conservative government appoints its eighth DCMS leader. _______________________ When the story of the prohibition of gambling in Great Britain comes to be written, this week’s events in Parliament may well …

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UKGC hosts tech expert meeting on safer gambling

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has hosted a two-day meeting between industry executives and technology experts, seeking to make progress on the development of a ‘single industry-wide solution’ reducing gambling harms. Forming a ‘single customer view’ of UK gambling has been previously outlined as a major strategic initiative of the UKGC’s ongoing ‘National Strategy’ regulating the UK gambling incumbents The …

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