Tag Archives: UKGC

Altenar continues regulated market push through UKGC licence

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Sportsbook provider Altenar has reaffirmed its commitment to regulated markets after getting licensed by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). As well as obtaining a gambling software licence, the company has also been granted host licences for real and virtual sports. The combination of authorisations will allow it to offer both its software-only package and its fully managed sports betting platform …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Question Time… A review of the UKGC’s second ‘Enforcement Report’

I have lost count of the number of times over the last year that I have urged clients, potential clients, conference audiences (and, quite frankly, anyone else involved in the UK gambling industry who is prepared to listen) to read the Gambling Commission’s first-ever Enforcement Report, published back in June 2018. I’ve told them that it is essential reading material …

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UKGC warns licensees on FTP age verification requirements

Issuing an industry update, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has moved to clarify its position on free-to-play (FTP) games being promoted through affiliate marketing verticals. The commission is aware that licensed operators have benefited from industry advertising models, in which affiliate marketing partners have offered FTP versions of real money games as a method of engaging audiences. The UKGC reminds …

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Enforcement Report details UKGC concerns for consumer protection

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published its second annual ‘Enforcement Report’, providing a detailed overview of the work and progress the Commission has made on its regulatory agenda and industry directives. The report updates industry stakeholders on the seven key disciplines central to UK gambling policy and standards – safer gambling, AML, marketing/advertising, illegal activities, affordability, consumer protection and compliance. …

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Lord Goldsmith QC to head up new commission on ‘crime and problem gambling’

UK prison reform charity, the ‘Howard League for Penal Reform’ has launched a new commission investigating links between problem gambling and criminal behaviours. The Howard League has disclosed that the first meeting of its ‘Commission on Crime & Problem Gambling’ took place in London on 20 June, kick-starting a three-year research project led by Attorney General Lord Peter Goldsmith QC …

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Tom Watson – ‘Gambling ombudsman is needed to protect UK consumers’

UK media, this morning reports that Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson has stated that his party will establish a ‘new gambling ombudsman to protect UK consumers’. Watson follows his tough narrative on gambling, which last month saw the Labour deputy urge the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) to undertake a thorough review of online casinos licensed after 2014. Addressing ‘cross-party’ thinktank ‘Demos’, …

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Unibet UK operator makes £1.6m settlement with Gambling Commission

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The Gambling Commission has told the industry it needs to be seen to ‘step up on social responsibility’ after Platinum Gaming, which is licensed to operate Unibet.co.uk and uk.bingo.com, became the latest company to make expensive failures in its social responsibility and anti-money laundering procedures. Following a Gambling Commission investigation, the company has agreed to pay £1.6 million in a settlement with …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – UK stakeholders point towards ‘Safety First’ approach on player protections

Last week, I chaired an excellent gambling conference on the subject of “Player Protection”. The event was attended by a broad cross-section of stakeholders – licensed B2C operators (both land-based and remote and from different sectors of the industry), B2B gambling software and age/identity verification providers, gambling industry lawyers and consultants, gambling-related harm treatment providers, experts in gambling blocking and …

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Richard Flint – Industry needs to rethink treatment

Speaking to BBC News, Richard Flint outgoing Chairman of Sky Betting & Gaming (Sky Bet) has stated that the gambling industry ‘hasn’t done enough to look after problem gamblers’. Flint who departs Sky Bet governance this June, further details that industry leadership ‘should consider funding a network of gambling treatment centres’. Sky Bet’s outgoing chairman and former CEO, makes his …

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Bill Moyes – NHS must be clear on its role tackling problem gambling

Speaking on the Health Service Journal‘s ‘The Bedpan’ interview series, Bill Moyes, Chair of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has warned NHS leadership of side-lining problem gambling as UK public health issue. Having chaired the UKGC since 2016, Moyes is the former founding Executive Chairman of ‘Monitor’ the independent regulator for NHS’ trusts. In the interview, Moyes breaks down gambling …

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