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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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 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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UKGC labelled ‘Toothless’ In Scathing report

UKGC labelled ‘Toothless’ In Scathing report
The House of Commons’ Public Accounts Committee (PAC) released a scathing report on the performance of the UK Gambling Commission (GC) on regulating the gambling industry, labeling the regulatory body as toothless. The PAC’s mandate is to monitor government spending. Their report “Gambling regulation: problem gambling and protecting vulnerable people“, released on June 28, stated...

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Decreased FOBT Stakes In UK Results In Less Police Work

Decreased FOBT Stakes In UK Results In Less Police Work
The reduction of the maximum allowed stakes at fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) in the UK has made things easier for the police. The reduction from £100 every 20 seconds to just £2 has reportedly led to a 38% decrease in bookmakers’ calls for police assistance due to punters losing their temper after going on a...

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Ways In Which The iGaming Industry Can Benefit From AI

Ways In Which The iGaming Industry Can Benefit From AI
Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming more common in our day to day lives whether we know it or not. AI today is used to improve services to users in the fields of hospitality, healthcare, customer service, and retail. This is in addition to the widespread use of AI in mobile phones, specifically in virtual personal...

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