Tag Archives: UKGC

Winning Post: Q4 betting margins… Feeling lucky?

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Regulus Partners kicks off 2021 by analysing how the pent-up demand for sports betting from Covid restricted consumers enlarged betting’s Q4 margins, as well as the House of Lords’ deep interest in the Gambling Act’s review…   In the depths of the first wave of lockdowns, online sports betting was among the beleaguered sectors of the gambling industry, lacking key …

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UKGC opens consultation on research methodology


The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is seeking feedback and guidance on changing the ‘research methodology’ used to collect data on gambling participation and problem gambling prevalence statistics. The Commission has launched a consultation for feedback on its new approach, which aims to establish a new ‘standard on research into gambling behaviours’. As part of its regulatory function, the UKGC is …

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November to December 2020 in Review: Frantic conclusion sees betting prepared for another year under the spotlight

Betting leadership was provided no time to reflect on the events of an unpredictable year, as November and December developments placed the industry’s future on the line… SBC – Betting shakes off its seasonal slumber as UK government triggers long-awaited gambling review…   Betting faces an uncertain end of year close, as country-by-country European governments reviewed their national lockdown policies seeking …

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May to June 2020 in Review: Political whiplash follows Covid storm

Having navigated March and April’s COVID storms, the betting industry was served a political whiplash across European jurisdictions as the months of May and June saw governments order tighter customer controls across all gambling verticals.   SBC – European governments order tougher controls on gambling’s compliance duties Following direct orders from the government, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) imposed a series …

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DCMS pushes for Ofcom to become the regulator of ‘online environments’

The UK government has published its initial white paper on its proposed ‘Online Harms Bill’, putting forward new regulations that will make tech companies responsible for their online environments.  Presenting the white paper to Commons yesterday, UK Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden (DCMS) stated that “trust in tech is falling… that’s bad for the public, and it’s bad for the tech …

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UKGC issues festive warning on scam lotteries 

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has warned the general public to be aware of potential lottery scams which target consumers during the festive period.  The Commission has published its latest guidance to inform the public on how to spot fraudulent lotteries, detailing the checks that consumers should undertake before participating in any festive prize draws. It warned the public to …

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EA prepares to block FIFA Ultimate Team mode amid loot box lawsuits

Electronic Arts (EA) is reviewing its European terms of play related to its ‘Ultimate Team’ mode of the popular FIFA video game series, aiming to avoid further regulatory disputes.   Games industry news sources report that the latest ‘FIFA patch’ features a code input that will allow developers to disable Ultimate Team in certain countries which hold conflicting gambling laws in …

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DCMS: UK gambling requires a surgical re-wiring for all stakeholders

UK gambling leadership will be evaluating DCMS’ ‘policy document‘ which accompanied the launch of the government’s review of the 2005 Gambling Act.  Addressing the House of Commons, Nigel Huddleston, DCMS Minister for Sport, underlined that his department would take no knee-jerk response in its duties to review UK gambling: “We will listen and gather the evidence required to govern gambling …

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DCMS to pull trigger on Gambling Act review next week

The Guardian has reported that the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) will officially launch its review of the ‘2005 Gambling Act’ next week – undertaking the biggest reform of the UK betting sector since the ‘Blair Era’.  The review, which was marked as a 2019 General Election pledge by PM Boris Johnson, will review all current gambling …

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