Tag Archives: UKGC

Lee Richardson – Gaming Economics – A long cold winter ahead…examining the latest UK government industry probe

Lee Richardson Chief Executive of Gaming Economics details opinion and context on the recent government announcement of an industry review of FOBTs and advertising standards… _________________________ Just as autumn arrives, the UK government has this week launched its long-awaited review of gambling, which includes an investigation of gambling machines (including Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBT)) and advertising. Gaming Economics has …

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UK Government confirms review of industry FOBTs & advertising

Industry Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) and advertising standards will be on the Conservative government agenda, following confirmation of an industry review by Culture, Media & Sports Minister Tracey Crouch. The latest review by the government aims to probe FOBTs coverage within UK highstreets, gaming machine stakes/prizes and industry social responsibility measures. As reported this September, the government has further …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Is a regulatory crackdown on gambling advertising around the corner?

Newspaper reports over the last week have focused on suggestions that Theresa May’s government is shifting its stance on gambling advertising, with so far unsubstantiated, but supposedly well-informed, rumours that we could see a blanket ban on all gambling advertisements before the 9pm TV watershed and incorporation of gambling advertising practices within the ongoing FOBT review. This has followed: comment …

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Betting & Broadcast stakeholders hit back at UK government advertising review

Betting industry stakeholders have criticised the UK government with regards to its planned review of gambling advertising standards, which may see the introduction of a blanket ban on operator advertisements’ before the 9 pm watershed. Last Friday, the UK betting industry was rocked by the confirmation that the Conservative government would attach a review of UK gambling advertising practices to …

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Gibraltar Government seeks new Head of Regulation

The Government of Gibraltar has begun its search for a new Head of Gambling Regulation following the resignation of Phill Brear from the executive position. Last Friday industry news source EGR Magazine reported that Brear had stepped down from the executive role serving the British Overseas Territory. Brear has served the combined roles of Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner and Head of …

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UKGC seeks closer interaction with gambling consumers

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has called for consumers and industry bodies , to help shape how its organisation will work with the general public. Updating the market, the UKGC has published its ‘two-way conversation: our plan for communicating with consumers‘ which aims to set out its approach to those who gamble or have an interest in gambling. Furthermore, In a …

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Kiggit plans UK launch following UKGC license approval

Copenhagen start-up Kiggit has confirmed that it has been awarded a UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) remote operator license. The start-up will now move to launch its social pool betting app in the UK within the coming months on both Android and iOS. Kiggit describes itself as a hybrid betting product; ‘A mix of Betfair’s Exchange and The Football Pools’. Its …

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UK government appoints Bill Moyes as new Chair of the Gambling Commission

The UK Department of Culture, Media & Sport has announced the appointment of Bill Moyes as new Chair of the Gambling Commission for a term of five years commencing this September. Moyes will take over the leadership of the UKGC from Philip Graf CBE. Karen Bradley the new UK Secretary for Culture, Media & Sport (appointed July 2016) confirmed the …

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FutGalaxy pair charged under UK Gambling Act

Two men from the Esports community have been charged under the UK Gambling Act for advertising unlawful gambling and promoting a lottery. This is widely believed to be the first such prosecution in the UK on betting related to gaming.  The pair have been named as Dylan Rigby and Craig ‘NephentheZ’ Douglas. Douglas, who has been involved with making Youtube videos for FutGalaxy, …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – UKGC updates its position on in-play betting

In its Corporate Business Plan for April 2016 to March 2017, about which I wrote in May – see http://www.sbcnews.co.uk/features/comment  – the Gambling Commission made clear that: amongst its strategic objectives was to empower and protect consumers and to raise standards across all gambling sectors to ensure safe and fair play for consumers and wider public confidence in the integrity of …

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