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UKGC Holding Discussions About Implementing £100 Monthly Loss Limit Rule

UKGC Holding Discussions About Implementing £100 Monthly Loss Limit Rule
UK gambling operators have been under pressure from the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) for a number of months to strictly comply with all gaming regulations or face the consequences. Licensed iGaming operators are now feeling more pressure as the UKGC has confirmed that it is discussing the possibility of imposing a £100 monthly loss limit...

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UKGC Collects 50% More In Fines As Gambling Operators Breach Regulations

UKGC Collects 50% More In Fines As Gambling Operators Breach Regulations
The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reported a significant increase in penalties as licensed gambling operators continue to breach gambling laws. The commission released its Compliance & Enforcement Report that showed all the measures taken in the 12 months leading up to March 2020 to keep both land based and iGaming operators in compliance. The...

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UKGC Issues Penalties For Three iGaming Operators

UKGC Issues Penalties For Three iGaming Operators
The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has finalized its regulatory assessment with BGO Entertainment, GAN and NetBet following an investigation into social responsibility and money laundering failures. After repeated failures, the three online gambling operators were all subject to licensing reviews for not doing enough to keep users safe and for failing to comply with social...

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UK National Lottery License Gets Interest From India

UK National Lottery License Gets Interest From India
Sugal & Damani Group which is one of the top lottery operators in India has expressed interest in obtaining the next license to operate the UK National Lottery. Camelot currently runs the UK National Lottery but its license will come to an end in 2023. The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is in charge of the...

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UK ASA Bans Foxy Games Ad But Allows Betfair Casino Ad

UK ASA Bans Foxy Games Ad But Allows Betfair Casino Ad
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has been keeping a close watch on all gambling advertisements as the UK government and UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) have been working hard to reduce the number of problem gamblers in the country and . Foxy Games which is a brand that belongs to GVC Holdings had a complaint filed...

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UKGC Partners With Facebook To Limit Gambling Content Exposure

UKGC Partners With Facebook To Limit Gambling Content Exposure
Gambling advertisements are a major concern for the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). Their prevalence is blamed for the increasing rate of problem gambling in the UK. The UK gambling regulator has been pushing hard to restrict gambling ads on various social media channels for some time now. The UKGC recently announced that it has teamed...

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CMA Launches Inquiry Into Evolution Gaming & Netent Merger

CMA Launches Inquiry Into Evolution Gaming & Netent Merger
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced earlier this week that it had launched an investigation into the merger between Swedish based Netent and popular live dealer casino developer Evolution Gaming. The CMA is the UK’s regulator for market competition. The CMA’s investigation will look to establish whether the merger would negatively impact the...

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BGC Confirms Whistle to Whistle Ad Ban A Success

BGC Confirms Whistle to Whistle Ad Ban A Success
The UK Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) released a statement that confirmed that the ban on gambling ads from “whistle to whistle” was a success. The BGC pointed out that there has been a significant reduction in underage individuals being exposed to gambling ads since the ban’s introduction in August 2019. The ban imposes a...

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UKGC Confirms Open Bidding Process For 4th National Lottery License

UKGC Confirms Open Bidding Process For 4th National Lottery License
The UK Gambling Commission (GC) has officially launched the tendering process for a new National Lottery License, which will be the regulator’s fourth lottery license. The license will come with new terms and conditions. The process will commence with bidders’ formal registration of their interest. Bidders approved by the GC will receive an Invitation to...

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UKGC Repeals Suspension of Matchbook’s Betting License

UKGC Repeals Suspension of Matchbook’s Betting License
The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has officially repealed its license suspension of Matchbook, an online sportsbook after the firm’s owner, Triplebet, completed the regulator’s suggested remedial measures. Matchbook’s license was suspended in February 2020, after the UKGC determined that the firm failed to abide by Section 116 of the UK Gambling Act. The UKGC disclosed...

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