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July 20, 2021 July 20, 2021 Mike Ashley

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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UKGC Report Shows COVID-19’s Severe Impact On Gambling Industry

UKGC Report Shows COVID-19’s Severe Impact On Gambling Industry
We knew that the COVID-19 restrictions in 2020 dealt a huge blow to the UK gambling industry but only now have numbers to show up how bad things got. The UK Gambling Commission recently released a report which showed that land-based casinos and live sporting events were the hardest-hit sectors, though remote operators were also...

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UK MPs Ask Broadcasters To Ban Gambling Ads During Euro 2020

UK MPs Ask Broadcasters To Ban Gambling Ads During Euro 2020
The UK is expected to lift its lockdown restrictions in a few days and Brits are very keen to get back to normal life. Brits love their football and they are very keen to tune into Euro 2020 which will be played across the entire continent for the first time in the tournament’s history. Euro...

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UK Gov. To Launch Independent Inquiry into Football Index Collapse

UK Gov. To Launch Independent Inquiry into Football Index Collapse
The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) and anti-gambling opponents in the UK have been pushing hard for the government to launch an investigation into the sudden collapse of the Football Index. The Football Index was a stock market styled gambling website for Football fans that was licensed to operate by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC)....

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Betfred Player Wins UK High Court Case After Refusal To Payout

Betfred Player Wins UK High Court Case After Refusal To Payout
When Andrew Green ended up winning a £1.7 million jackpot from a Betfred game, he was in shock. Green who lives in Lincolnshire was playing at the Betfred online casino in 2018 when he received the surprise of his life after he won £1,722,923.54 when playing Frankie Dettori’s Magic Seven Blackjack. Green’s pleasant surprised quickly...

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Casumo Fined By UKGC For AML & Social Responsibility Failures

Casumo Fined By UKGC For AML & Social Responsibility Failures
Casumo which is one of the more popular online casinos in the United Kingdom has been hit with a heavy fine by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). The gambling watchdog imposed a huge £6 million fine as Casumo is reported to have committed multiple regulatory violations. The UKGC said that Casumo has a long list...

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UKGC Was Warned About Football Index Troubles in January 2020

UKGC Was Warned About Football Index Troubles in January 2020
The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has received public criticism for failing to do more to protect UK players who were caught off-guard when sports betting site Football Index suddenly announced that it decided to shut down due to financial troubles. Reports now claim that the UK gambling regulator already knew about the troubles Football Index...

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Intouch Games Fined £3.4m For Multiple Violations By UKGC

Intouch Games Fined £3.4m For Multiple Violations By UKGC
The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is currently taking heat for not doing enough to monitor sports betting site Football Index which suddenly shut down and left UK players fuming with over £90 million in funds locked away. The UKGC might have overlooked the financial flaws of Football Index but it has certainly not overlooked the...

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BGC Poll Reveals That Gambling Limits Are Unpopular In Britain

BGC Poll Reveals That Gambling Limits Are Unpopular In Britain
A recent YouGov survey that was commissioned by the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) reveals that 51 percent of people in Britain are opposed to the idea of having politicians dictate their gambling budget. Only 27 percent were in support of imposing limits on their gambling spend. This survey was launched in response to the...

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