UK MP Warns Against Heavy Handed Politics On Gambling Sector

UK MP Warns Against Heavy Handed Politics On Gambling Sector
Summary MP Grahame Morris has warned the UK government of heavy handedness against the gambling sector Stringent gambling regulations will hurt thousands of Brits employed in the gaming and betting industry Morris says empowering players to make better decisions is the way forward The long awaited white paper with proposed changes for potential gaming regulations...

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UK MP Says Statutory Gambling Levy Needed to Protect Children

UK MP Says Statutory Gambling Levy Needed to Protect Children
Summary Paul Blomfield supports the implementation of a mandatory gambling levy He expressed concern over the increasing number of children becoming addicted to gambling A statutory levy will address funding issues and ensure better protection for UK children The UK government needs to do more to protect its citizens, particularly vulnerable young players from gambling...

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UK Gambling Rates on the Rise But Problem Gambling Stable

UK Gambling Rates on the Rise But Problem Gambling Stable
Summary Gambling activity has increased across the UK, but problem gambling remains stable Gambling remains more popular among men Groups call on the government to do more to address problem gambling A recent telephone survey conducted by Yonder Consulting for the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) found that 43.3% of UK residents took part in at...

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NHS Urges UK Gambling Industry to Pay A Addiction Levy

NHS Urges UK Gambling Industry to Pay A Addiction Levy
Summary NHS calls on gambling operators to fund gambling addiction study Gaming operators asked to donate an additional £1 million UK gambling reforms white paper set to be released shortly Senior clinicians from the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) have urged the British gambling industry to pay a million-pound addiction levy on gambling revenue...

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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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