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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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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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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