Tag Archives: UKGC

UKGC recommends FATF guidance to safeguarding risk-based supervision 

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has prompted operators to review the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) updated AML guidance with regards to safeguarding their customers’ risk-based supervision approach.  Established in 2001 by the G7, the FATF serves as the financial crime and anti-terrorist financing unit responsible for developing intergovernmental cooperation to combat the growing threat of international money laundering.   The …

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Marco Caccavale: Sisal is the proven steward to revitalise the National Lottery

Italian giant Sisal SPA surprised the industry with its ‘late bid’ to compete in the UK government’s Fourth National Lottery Competition, which opened for tenders last summer. Speaking to SBC,  Marco Caccavale, Sisal International Managing Director outlines the Italian suitor’s bid against high-profile competitors.  Having won back-to-back tenders to operate Turkey and Morroco’s national lotteries, Caccavale underlines Sisal’s credentials as the …

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KSA and UKGC agree to collaborate on regulatory best practices

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling regulatory authority, has entered a ‘cooperation agreement’ with the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC).  The regulators will work together ‘to better support their respective supervisory tasks’ by sharing general information and exchanging regulatory best practices on enforcement policies and licensing. Updating Dutch stakeholders, KSA chairman René Jansen stated that the organisations shared common goals in combating …

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Winning Post: Parliament debates state control on gambling and football

Regulus Partners examines a further week of Parliamentary debate, where the state has been urged to intervene on safer gambling affordability controls and on how media rights should be distributed fairly to benefit all levels of football. In Parliament – with friends like this… The parliamentary campaign against gambling resumed this week with a string of questions submitted to the …

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GambleAware recommends that gambling prevalence research should move online

GambleAware has published ‘commissioned research’ to clarify fragmented data, insights and analysis of the UK’s gambling participation and its associated prevalence of related harms.  The research, undertaken by Professor Patrick Sturgis and Professor Jouni Kuha of the London School of Economics, was commissioned by GambleAware following concerns about discrepancies between a YouGov 2019 survey and ‘2018 Health Survey for England’.  …

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UKGC provides full evidence disclosure on credit card ban

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published its full consultation and evidence disclosure on its decision to ban gambling credit card transactions from 14 April 2020.  A key 2020 judgement, The Commission stated that its review had been undertaken focusing on the objectives of its ‘Business Strategy 2018-2021’ – to protect the interests of consumers, raise all-round industry standards and …

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UKGC suspends unfit Nektan Plc’s B2C licences 

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has suspended the remote B2C online gambling licences of mobile gaming group Nektan Plc.  The Commission informed that it has placed Nektan under a section 116 investigation, examining the ‘manner in which the operator carried its licensee practices’ and whether the company had breached its licence conditions and compliance duties. In its notice, the Commission …

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David Clifton, Licensing Expert: Gambling can’t hide from its spotlight

Since my last “Licensing Expert” article for SBC News, the stand-out issues in UK gambling regulatory terms have been (a) the circumstances giving rise to the UK Government’s 20 April announcement of an independent review into the collapse of Football Index and (b) the sudden unexpected departure of Neil McArthur from his position as Chief Executive of the Gambling Commission …

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AskGamblers dispute service to cover sports betting

Online gambling player community AskGamblers has expanded its customer mediation service to cover sports betting-related disputes.    The Catena Media owned property has operated its ‘AskGamblers casino complaint service’ (AGCCS) since 2009, returning more than $6m to customers in 2020 via settled disputes with operators. Players who seek to resolve a dispute with an AskGamblers accredited sportsbook will be paired …

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GambleAware: Government must clear gambling disorders social hurdles

GambleAware has published its response to the UK government’s call for evidence in its ongoing review of the 2005 Gambling Act. Trustees of the charity have urged DCMS to continue to maintain a concentrated focus on combatting and reducing the social impacts of problem gambling on UK society. Noting the impact on the public resources of healthcare, criminal justice, welfare …

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