Tag Archives: UKGC

Yorkshire nets £800k to launch community-focused safer gambling programme

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has awarded Yorkshire and the Humber £800,000 to develop its community-focused gambling harm prevention and support programme.  The region’s funding forms part of the UKGC’s National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms – in which public health directors will develop a customised programme treating problem gambling harms across the eight counties forming Yorkshire and the Humber. …

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UKGC records stable July activity but concerns appear on higher slots engagement 

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has recorded a ‘stable July’ as it continued to track the activity of the online gambling sector under COVID-19 circumstances.  Publishing its latest online monitoring report gathered from operator data, the regulator revealed that July registered 11.3 million active players, matching June results. July’s active player numbers remain well below the Peak +12 million recorded …

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Tim Miller: Data exchange will be the key remit in gambling’s era of highest expectations 

Tim Miller, Executive Director of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), has warned industry leadership to adjust to a ‘new normal of highest expectations’ in how the gambling sector will be governed.  Delivering the keynote speech at the ‘Know Now 2021’ conference on social responsibility for gambling operators, Miller reflected on the work of the UKGC during a frenzied 18-month pandemic …

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DCMS marks Boyle as the fresh face to chair reformed UKGC

Marcus Boyle is reported to be the front running candidate to replace Bill Moyes as Executive Chairman of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). As reported by The Times this weekend, Boyle (55), the former Chief Strategy Officer of Deloitte’s global consultancy business, is considered as the ‘outstanding candidate’ by DCMS to lead a strategic reform of UK gambling’s governing body. …

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UKGC 2020 casework highlights consumer trust concerns

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published its ‘2020/2021 Annual Report & Accounts’ (period ending 31 March), outlining its performance and duties governing the UK gambling sector.  Mirroring all government departments, the UKGC cited tough adjustments in governing UK gambling under global COVID-19 pandemic circumstances. As a result, from May 2020 onwards the Commission imposed a tougher compliance regime on …

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Winning Post: Process of elimination to Boyle down UKGC’s new governor

Regulus Partners examines the media speculation of who will replace Bill Moyes as Chairman of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) – a regulatory body in need of strategic reforms over PR messaging… The identity of the new chair of the Gambling Commission was the subject of fresh speculation this week as the Sunday Times published a short-list of candidates. The newspaper suggested …

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Lockdown easing sees UK online gambling register a June slowdown

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The UK’s online gambling sector recorded a decrease in overall gross gambling yield (GGY) during the month of June, despite the sector registering an increase in player activity related to interest in the Euro 2020 championships.  Publishing its latest market update, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) figures reveal that June generated a combined GGY of £496 million, the sector’s lowest …

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UKGC: Education key to bettering Young People’s gambling outcomes

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reported that childhood exposure to gambling products will impact the attitudes and behavioural outcomes of UK consumers with regards to their future gambling engagements.  Part of quantitative and qualitative research undertaken by agency 2CV, the UKGC survey examined the views and engagements of the demographic of young people aged between 16-to-30. 2CV’s research was …

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UKGC delays National Lottery timetable to accommodate deeper bid evaluations

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has this morning confirmed that it has extended the timetable of the Fourth National Lottery Competition by a further 10-week period. The decision will see the winner of the multi-billion UK government contract set to be announced in February 2022, as the Commission withdraws its original forecast of aiming to announce the competition’s winner by …

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