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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has officially repealed its license suspension of Matchbook, an online sportsbook after the firm’s owner, Triplebet, completed the regulator’s suggested remedial measures.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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Microgaming adds two more games to its mobile platform

Microgaming adds two more games to its mobile platform
Microgaming, the Isle of Man online gaming giant has added two more games to its mobile gaming platform. The two titles added were already available as Web based and Microgaming has made a conversion of the games into HTML5 making them available for both web and mobile. The two titles added are Silver Sterling and...

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UK Gambling Commission to increase its fees

UK Gambling Commission to increase its fees
The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has planned to increase its fee structure has a result decreasing higher work load as well as enforcing the collecting of consumption tax that was implemented last year. The UKGC has planned to increase its fee structure with immediate effect after discussion at the open meeting that will take place...

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