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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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BGC Opposes New UK Gambling Rules Proposed By SMF

BGC Opposes New UK Gambling Rules Proposed By SMF
Think tank Social Market Foundation (SMF) announced the release of a framework for new gambling regulations in the UK. Notable recommendations include larger taxes on gambling firms that operate offshore, a spending cap of £100 a month to prevent financial harms, and an independent gambling ombudsman that can investigate affordability checks for punters who want...

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New UK Study Suggests Video Game Strategies Increase Problem Gambling Stats

New UK Study Suggests Video Game Strategies Increase Problem Gambling Stats
A new study revealed that a number of practices used by video game developers such as social casino spending and token wagering to engage players significantly increase their chances of them becoming problem gamblers later on in life. Dr. David Zendle, a professor in Computer Science from the University of York, noted that potential precursors...

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