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UK Online Gambling Market Sees Big Spike In Nov & Dec 2020

UK Online Gambling Market Sees Big Spike In Nov & Dec 2020
The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) which is the gaming regulator in the United Kingdom recently published a report which showed that the online gambling market in the country was continuing to experience significant growth, spurred on by the COVID-19 lockdown. The UK is one of the countries that have been impacted heavily by the coronavirus...

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Online Slots To Get New Regulations By The UKGC

Online Slots To Get New Regulations By The UKGC
Licensed gambling operators in the United Kingdom (UK) were patiently waiting to see what would be the outcome of the review of the 2005 Gambling Act. The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has announced a string of stringent measures that have been put in place to offer Brits better protection at online gambling sites. The most...

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UKGC Dismisses PwC Report That Says Illegal Gambling Might Boom

UKGC Dismisses PwC Report That Says Illegal Gambling Might Boom
The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) which is the gambling watchdog in the UK has dismissed a recent report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) coopers which suggests that illegal gambling could become a bigger problem in the UK, if gaming regulations are made more stringent. The UK Government has a special commission looking at the 2005 Gaming Act...

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Poker Players Must Use Self-Exclusion Schemes To Prevent Gambling Harm

Poker Players Must Use Self-Exclusion Schemes To Prevent Gambling Harm
Poker operators and most pros will argue that poker is a game of skill and not of chance and hence cannot be termed as gambled. While that argument is well-received, it is also important for poker players around the world to realize that overdoing anything can have negative consequences. Thousands of poker players every year...

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MGM Considers Making A Better Offer To Acquire UK Based Entain

MGM Considers Making A Better Offer To Acquire UK Based Entain
MGM Resorts International appears to be very keen on acquiring UK giant Entain – formerly known as GVC Holdings. MGM Resorts first made its interests clear in 2020 when it made a $10 billion offer to acquire Entain. The offer was turned down as Entain felt that it was too low. MGM went ahead and...

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Ireland Gov. Asked To Impose Immediate Betting Ad Ban From 2021

Ireland Gov. Asked To Impose Immediate Betting Ad Ban From 2021
The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland (CPI) is ringing the alarm when it comes to gambling advertisements. The group is calling for a complete advertisement ban from all sports events starting from 2021. CPI recently published its Gambling Disorder Position Paper which sheds more light on the matter. The evidence shows that there is definite...

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DCMS Currently Carrying Out Detailed Review Of UK Gambling Act 2005

DCMS Currently Carrying Out Detailed Review Of UK Gambling Act 2005
Licensed gambling operators across the UK are keeping their fingers crossed as the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has started the process of reviewing the UK Gambling Act 2005. DCMS started the review process from December 7 and will be looking at a number of critical areas to decide what amendments need...

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Playtech To Offer Operators Affordability UK eKYC Services

Playtech To Offer Operators Affordability UK eKYC Services
The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has sent out a strong and clear message to licensed operators informing them that they have to step up their game when it comes to compliance or face harsh penalties. Licensed operators have been encouraged to take more initiative to protect their players from gambling harm and to ensure they...

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