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sep
16

Government Shake-up means More Uncertainty for UK Gambling Reform

Tags: gambling laws, Government, UK
Posted on 16 September 2022 by "T".

The continuous effort to overhaul the UK Gambling Laws could be delayed even further, following the appointment of Liz Truss as Prime Minister.

Read more » Government Shake-up means More Uncertainty for UK Gambling Reform

sep
12

UK Gambling Industry pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Tags: England, Queen Elizabeth, Royal Family, UK
Posted on 12 September 2022 by "T".

Major sports events have been postponed in the UK to honor the death of the Queen.

Read more » UK Gambling Industry pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

aug
2

UKGC issues Advice on How to Improve Handling of Customer Complaints

Tags: customer complaints, customer service, UK, UKGC
Posted on 02 August 2022 by "T".

The UK Gambling Commission published on Thursday, July 21 a list of tips on how to handle complaints, with the aim to remind licensees of existing rules and guidance. This comes after a review of complaints policies was conducted that found a number of areas needing improvement.

Read more » UKGC issues Advice on How to Improve Handling of Customer Complaints

jun
9

15,000 UK Tech Jobs to be created in next 5 Years, says BGC

Tags: Betting and Gaming Council, BGC, tech, UK
Posted on 09 June 2022 by "T".

The British-regulated betting and gaming industry shall create 15,000 tech jobs in the next five years, according to the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC).

Read more » 15,000 UK Tech Jobs to be created in next 5 Years, says BGC

jun
3

UK Bookies celebrate Queen's Platinum Jubilee with Charity Donation

Tags: Charity Donation, horse racing, Royal Ascot, royal family, UK
Posted on 03 June 2022 by "T".

credit: thesun.ie

The year 2022 is quite special for the Brits, because it marks their Queen's 70th year on the throne. From June 2 to June 5, the UK, Commonwealth and Overseas Territories will join in the celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Read more » UK Bookies celebrate Queen's Platinum Jubilee with Charity Donation

may
13

888sport extends agreement to Sponsor the NFL in the UK and Ireland

Tags: 888sport, Ireland, NFL, UK
Posted on 13 May 2022 by "T".

888sport, the innovative sport division of 888 Holdings plc, is happy to announce that they have signed a new sponsorship agreement with the National Football League (NFL) to continue as its official sports betting partner both in the UK and Ireland up until 2025.

Read more » 888sport extends agreement to Sponsor the NFL in the UK and Ireland

may
10

New Figures confirm another Drop in Problem Gambling Rates in the UK

Tags: BGC, problem gambling, The Betting and Gaming Council, UK
Posted on 10 May 2022 by "T".

The new figures released by the Gambling Commission confirm that problem gambling rates have plummeted to 0.2% from the start of this year to March 2022.

Latest statistics have shown that the rate of problem gambling in the year to March 2022 was 0.2%, down from the 0.4% from the previous year, and down from 0.3% in the last published yearly figures in February 2022. Meanwhile, the rates of problem gambling among women have remained the same, and low, at 0.1%.

Read more » New Figures confirm another Drop in Problem Gambling Rates in the UK

apr
11

BGC announced New Rules on Advertising to Promote Safer Gambling

Tags: Betting and Gaming Council, BGC, UK
Posted on 11 April 2022 by "T".

The ASA announced last week the new rules governing the use of sports celebrities and athletes in gaming and betting advertisements.

Read more » BGC announced New Rules on Advertising to Promote Safer Gambling

apr
3

Lucky Punter turns 2 Accumulator into 500k thanks to Four Stoppage Time Goals

Tags: big win, football, UK
Posted on 03 April 2022 by "T".

A total of FOUR stoppage time winners have extraordinarily turned one punter's humble £2 accumulator into a stunning £500,000!

Read more » Lucky Punter turns 2 Accumulator into 500k thanks to Four Stoppage Time Goals

mar
2

UK Gambling Commission updates Guidance on Fair Terms and Practices

Tags: UK, UK Gambling Commission, UKGC
Posted on 02 March 2022 by "T".

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has recently updated its guidance for all operators regarding fair and transparent terms and practices.

The Commission has found licensees using terms that are potentially unfair, and in some cases, give them undue discretion to decide if and how they are applied.

Read more » UK Gambling Commission updates Guidance on Fair Terms and Practices

feb
8

Lone UK Ticket Holder wins Gigantic 109,000,000 EuroMillions Jackpot

Tags: big win, EuroMillions, Jackpot, UK
Posted on 08 February 2022 by "T".

One very lucky ticket holder in the UK has instantly become £109 million richer after winning the gigantic EuroMillions jackpot draw on Friday.

The winning Main numbers were 03, 25, 38, 43, 49, while the winning Lucky Star numbers were 03 and 07.

Read more » Lone UK Ticket Holder wins Gigantic 109,000,000 EuroMillions Jackpot

jan
17

BGC encourages Sports Sponsorship to promote Safer Gambling

Tags: BGC, responsible gaming, safe gaming, UK
Posted on 17 January 2022 by "T".

The UK's Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) issued a call for operators involved with sports sponsorship to also promote the importance of safer gambling.

According to the Betting and Gaming Council, a further push to promote safer gambling must go "hand in hand" with bookmakers' sponsorship of sports such as football, darts and racing.

Read more » BGC encourages Sports Sponsorship to promote Safer Gambling

dec
27

UK Online and Casino Revenue remained Healthy despite Current Pandemic Conditions

Tags: UK
Posted on 27 December 2021 by "T".

Gambling experts have long pointed out that the industry is not recession-proof, and recent data has further supported this claim.

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected and changed the entire world, and the gambling industry is no exception. As the world recovers slowly but surely, financial information is starting to trickle in, which will enable us to have a clearer outlook of just how massive the pandemic's impact had on the industry, though it can be quite tricky to determine whether this data is mainly influenced by a once-in-a-lifetime epidemic or if it is indicative of more general trends in the way the people prefer to gamble.

Read more » UK Online and Casino Revenue remained Healthy despite Current Pandemic Conditions

dec
17

BGC calls on UK Government to Prioritize Child Protection

Tags: BGC, responsible gaming, safe gaming, UK
Posted on 17 December 2021 by "T".

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has called on the UK Government to prioritize child protection in its upcoming Gambling White Paper.

The White Paper is part of the government's Gambling Act Review, led by the Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) which looks to assess the 2005 Gambling Act and propose reforms.

Read more » BGC calls on UK Government to Prioritize Child Protection

aug
29

VAT Court Case a Big Win for the UK Gambling Industry

Tags: betfred, UK, VAT
Posted on 29 August 2021 by "T".

This week marks a win for the UK gambling machine owners as HM Revenue and Customs, the tax authorities in the UK, decided not to appeal a test case that they lost in June.

Rank Group, owner of Grosvenor Casinos and the Mecca Bingo chain, had emerged victorious in the courts and then at a tribunal over Value Added Tax applied on slot machines.

Read more » VAT Court Case a Big Win for the UK Gambling Industry

may
27

Study reveals Online Gambling soared during Lockdown, especially among Regular Gamblers

Tags: coronavirus, problem gambling, study, UK
Posted on 27 May 2021 by "T".

According to new research, regular gamblers were six times more likely to gamble online as compared to "before the occurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic".

The study was led by the University of Bristol and published May 17 in the Journal of Gambling Studies. The study showed regular male gamblers were prone to gambling much more often online during the lockdown in the UK, compared to their previously-reported gambling habits.

Read more » Study reveals Online Gambling soared during Lockdown, especially among Regular Gamblers

may
11

Parents under Investigation for Misusing Funds meant for Child's Medical Treatment

Tags: charity, children, Financial Crime, Investigation, Malta, sports betting, UK
Posted on 11 May 2021 by "T".

Financial transactions show big purchases, sports betting activity

Two parents are under police investigation for being suspected of misappropriating donations intended to fund their child's expensive medical treatment.

The police's Financial Crime Investigation Department sources confirmed that over the past year, they have been investigating the suspected misuse of tens of thousands of euros in charitable donations.

Read more » Parents under Investigation for Misusing Funds meant for Child's Medical Treatment


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