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New UKGC Chief Promises Hard Line Action On Operators

New UKGC Chief Promises Hard Line Action On Operators
Summary Andrew Rhodes appointed as permanent chief of UKGC Rhodes promises hardline action against non-compliance Rhodes will have to oversee 2005 Gaming Act suggestions Andrew Rhodes is the current acting chief of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). He has held that position since June 2021, when the previous head of the commission, Neil McArthur, resigned....

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UK iGaming Revenue Hits £6.85bn As COVID-19 Boosts Revenues

UK iGaming Revenue Hits £6.85bn As COVID-19 Boosts Revenues
Summary iGaming GGY hits £6.85 billion COVID-19 lockdown helps boost remote gaming sector Land based operations still struggling to recover Strict lockdowns in the United Kingdom (UK) forced many sectors to shut down and incur significant losses with a few exceptions. One of those exceptions was the online gaming market in the UK. Reports now...

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UKGC Investigates Sky Vegas For Targeting Problem Gamblers

UKGC Investigates Sky Vegas For Targeting Problem Gamblers
Sky Vegas online casino which belongs to gambling giant Flutter is under investigation by the UK gambling watchdog. The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is investigating the online casino for targeting problem gamblers with a ‘free spins’ promotion. Every year, the UKGC along with industry stakeholders devote a week to promote safer gambling practices and educate...

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Military Veterans 11x More Likely To Become Problem Gamblers

Military Veterans 11x More Likely To Become Problem Gamblers
The UK government and the UK Gambling Commission are working hard to provide better protection to British gamblers and reduce the number of problem gamblers in the country. It is a difficult challenge as the overall gambling industry in the country continues to grow and so does the rate of problem gambling this is where...

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UK Gambling Related Issues Cost £1.27bn In Losses, Says PHE

UK Gambling Related Issues Cost £1.27bn In Losses, Says PHE
While the gambling industry in the UK continues to generate significant revenue for the government and create thousands of jobs, there are also negative consequences that arise due to problem gambling related issues. In 2019, Public Health England (PHE) was commissioned to study the evidence of gambling harm by the UK’s Department of Health and...

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Flutter Entertainment Announces Membership With EGBA

Flutter Entertainment Announces Membership With EGBA
Flutter Entertainment recently announced that it has joined the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA). Flutter is one of the biggest gambling operators in the world and the parent company to some of the most popular gaming and betting brands which include PokerStars, Betfair, Paddy Power, Sky Betting & Gaming and FanDuel. Flutter is truly...

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GambleAware Commits To Funding Responsible Gambling Research Hub

GambleAware Commits To Funding Responsible Gambling Research Hub
GambleAware is looking to fight gambling addiction in the United Kingdom by leveraging many different tools. The problem gambling charity recently announced that it will pump in £4 million in funding to what will be the UK’s first academic research hub focused on gambling harm. GambleAware will help fund the operation via grants. This is...

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Snapchat Puts Consumers’ Welfare First with Gambling Ad Opt-Out Feature

Snapchat Puts Consumers’ Welfare First with Gambling Ad Opt-Out Feature
Snapchat‘s new gambling ad opt-out feature has been welcomed by the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) in the UK. The social media platform recently added the new functionality to allow its users have greater control over the gambling advertisements they have access to. The American multimedia messaging app, developed by Snap Inc, has been working...

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