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Contagious Gaming secures UKGC combined betting & casino licence

Toronto TSX listed online gambling supplier Contagious Gaming Inc has confirmed that it has secured a UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) ‘Combined Remote Operating License’ for its services. The combined license will allow the gambling supplier to operate provisions for pool betting services as well as develop and manufacture gambling software. The expanded gambling license gained by Contagious Gaming will further …

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David Clifton – Licensing Expert – Ever increasing regulatory requirements & the need for local assessments

When I first started advising the UK betting industry in the 1980s, it lived in a very different regulatory world than it lives in today. It was a land-based industry. Remote betting took place only by phone. The Gaming Board for Great Britain (the predecessor to the Gambling Commission) had no jurisdiction as far as the betting industry was concerned. The …

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UKGC launches Sports Betting Integrity Forum website

The UK Gaming Commission (UKGC) has announced the launch of a website aimed at tackling betting-related corruption in sport has been launched. The ‘Sports Betting Integrity Forum website ‘  (SBI Forum) will form the hub of the Forum’s strategy to address the risks associated with match fixing to help preserve and protect sports betting integrity in the UK. It features …

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UKGC announces new public gaming machine consultation

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has invited industry stakeholders and members of the public to have their say in a new consultation about where gaming machines can be played.  The Commission considers that the current licence conditions and codes of practice and the accompanying guidance to licensing authorities are in need of revision in order to ensure that the following underlying …

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iSoftBet gains UKGC Level 3 Certification

online and mobile games supplier iSoftBet is pleased to announce that its entire gaming portfolio has successfully achieved full UK Level 3 certification from the UK Gambling Commission. iSoftBet acquired its UK continuation licence in November 2014, after which it was allotted a 12-month period to bring its gaming suite to level 3 compliance for the UK. The supplier was …

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Scottish councils given a nudge over their licensing functions

The UK Gambling Commission has published an update to its advice note – The Role of Authorised Persons – Scotland – to communicate the regulator’s view on Authorised People to local councils and authorities north of the border. UKGC comments that authorised persons in Scotland – including police officers and officers of licensing authorities – have an important role to …

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David Clifton – Licensing Expert -The Gambling Commission’s consultation on crime associated with gambling

  Last year, when conducting its detailed review of the social responsibility elements of the Licence Conditions & Code of Practice (LCCP). The Gambling Commission announced that it would be consulting separately on crime provisions in the LCCP that would build on its experience gained through its growing body of casework on money laundering and criminal spend. That consultation has …

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Hackney council seizes & destorys 38 illegal gambling machines

Thirty-eight illegal gambling machines have been seized from seven businesses by Hackney Council’s licensing enforcement team, police and the Gambling Commission visited social clubs in the borough, on Friday 2 October, to remove unauthorised machines. None of the seven premises had the correct licence to have the gambling machines, and they been previously warned to remove them by the council. The …

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UKGC – Have your say on new controls to prevent crime in gambling

Operators and members of the public are being invited to take part in a consultation on proposed regulation changes aimed at preventing crime linked to gambling. The proposals focus on improving practices to keep gambling free from crime and being associated with crime. A spokesperson for the Gambling Commission said: “Advances in technology and changes in consumer preference are posing …

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UKGC issues online scratchcard warning

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued a warning to players of online scratchcard games about a new money-making scheme that could result in them promoting an illegal lottery. The warning comes after the Gambling Commission was alerted to plans for a system which involved customers paying a monthly fee in return for digital scratchcards. Customers are also told they …

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