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UKGC: Out of the EU but not out of Europe

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CEO of the Gambling Commission, Sarah Harrison, hints at the future of UK regulation outside of the EU, and urges the industry to keep improving trust in its consumers.   Changes are afoot in UK gaming. With Brexit now looming, questions arise as to how separation from the supra-state will affect cross-border cooperation with other regulators, particularly in areas of money...

Men fined over virtual currency FIFA betting scam

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Gambling Commission prosecute illegal gambling site targeting young football fans.   On Monday 6 February 2017, following a prosecution brought by the Gambling Commission, Dylan Rigby, 34, of Colchester, Essex, and Craig Douglas, 33, of Ilford, Essex, entered guilty pleas to offences under the Gambling Act 2005. Rigby was ordered to pay £174,000 in fines and costs, whilst Douglas was ordered...

UKGC: Clean up or we will review your licence

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The UK regulator’s chief Sarah Harrison struck an authoritative tone at an industry event last week, warning executives they will face higher fines for non-compliance, and even licence ‘reviews’ for repeat offenders.   Britain’s bookmakers have been warned they risk losing their licences if they do not step up their efforts to protect players and prevent money laundering. At an event organised...

Gambling Commission fines Camelot for £3million following fraudulent payment

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The Gambling Commission has imposed a fine of £3 million on the National Lottery operator, Camelot, after looking into a historic prize claim.   Camelot, the operator of the UK National Lottery, has received a financial penalty of £3million following an investigation by the Gambling Commission into a 2009 prize claim. Last year allegations were raised that a fraudulent National Lottery prize...

Gambling Commission issues forthright challenge to operators

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The Gambling Commission’s Sarah Harrison calls to industry to aim higher in terms of consumer safety and social responsibility.   The Gambling Commission is calling for operators to accelerate the pace at which they are putting consumers at the heart of business decisions. The call came from Commission chief executive Sarah Harrison during a speech to operators at the Commission’s first Raising...

CMA to probe UK iGaming sector for “potentially unfair treatment”

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In what is starting to look a full-frontal assault, the UK’s competition authority is rounding on the online gaming industry by mounting a fresh investigation into a series of unfair practices.   Backed by concerns from the UK Gambling Commission, the Competition and Markets Authority claims an initial review of the industry had “highlighted examples of potentially unfair treatment.” Such examples include...

Government announces long-awaited FOBT review

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The UK’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has taken the first steps in a wide-ranging review of gambling machine stakes and prizes; a review which is expected to place Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) under severe scrutiny.   The UK government has launched an investigation into gaming machines and social responsibility measures, with B2 stakes and prizes expected to be...

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