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Scottish Football Begins to Sever Ties with Gambling

by Glenn Baird - February 24, 2020

It was announced this weekend that Scottish Football association would not be renewing their contract with William Hill that runs out on the 30th of June this year. William Hill are the current sponsors of the Scottish Cup, the Scottish National team and the betting giants have their name attached to one of the stands […]

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Gamban CEO Believes Player Protection Still has a Long Way to Go

by Glenn Baird - February 19, 2020

According to Gamban’s founder and CEO, the gambling industry needs to be doing more to protect at-risk gamblers. Earlier this week Gamban announced that they would be partnering up with Lloyds Bank, ensuring that customers of Lloyds, Bank of Scotland and Halifax are provided with access to their software. At the time that the partnership […]

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UK Gambling Commission Suspends Matchbook’s Licence

by Glenn Baird - February 19, 2020

The UKGC has decided to suspend the licence of Triplebet, the owner the Matchbook brand at the end of what had become a 2-year review of the company. In a statement left on their website, Matchbook said that they would be “briefly closed” for business, suspending all betting and gambling transactions and activity in the […]

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Former English Football Association Chief Calls for Ban on Gambling Advertising

by Glenn Baird - February 18, 2020

Ex FA chief, Mark Palios has called for football in England to “wean” itself off of gambling sponsorships during an interview on BBC Radio 4. Palios, the current Tranmere Rovers chairman, has said that he would not accept any sort of sponsorship deal with companies connected to the gambling industry, to the extent that they […]

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Betsson Strike Deal with GiG to Land Casino Brands

by Glenn Baird - February 14, 2020

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) have announced today that they have sold the casino brands, Thrills, Rizk, Kaboo and Guts to the Betsson Group in a deal reported to be worth 31m Euros. The deal will see Betsson retain the current GiG platform for a minimum of 30 months, during with Betsson will pay a premium […]

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Betsson Record Profit Despite 5% Revenue Decrease

by Glenn Baird - February 14, 2020

The Swedish based gambling giant Betsson published its results for 2019 and despite what has been a difficult year of changes within the industry claim to have achieved their goals for the year. More stringent regulations within Scandinavian markets and the Netherlands have seen Betsson’s group revenues drop by 5% in 2019, to 493m Euros. […]

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Proposed Gambling Limit Hits Shares Hard

by Glenn Baird - February 14, 2020

Following a series of high profile meetings involving the UK’s gambling regulator, proposals have been made to cut the maximum wager at online casinos to £2, keeping the online industry in check with the limits applied to Fixed Odds Betting Machines. A decision on this will be made within the next 6 months and could […]

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BGC Wants Tough Action on Illegal Gambling

by Glenn Baird - February 13, 2020

The UK’s Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has insisted that action needs to be taken to prevent the operation of unregistered gambling operators. The Council has revealed through its own research that four in ten search results using key terms associated with online gambling have provided results that are linked to unlicensed, unregulated black market […]

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UKGC Considers Online Betting Limit

by Glenn Baird - February 13, 2020

The UK’s gambling regulator reveal to a committee of MPs yesterday that they could be considering changing the law by introducing limits on the amount that could be spent on online gambling and that a decision would be made within the next 6 months. Chief executive of the UK Gambling Commission, Neil McArthur told the […]

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UKGC Questioned by House of Lords

by Glenn Baird - February 12, 2020

The Chief Executive of the UKGC, Neil McArthur gave evidence yesterday in front of the House of Lords Select Committee which was investigating the ‘social and economic impact of the Gambling Industry’. The meeting lasted 2 hours, during which McArthur, who was accompanied by the Commission’s Chairman, Dr Bill Moyes, answered multiple questions about the […]

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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland sits to the north-west of mainland Europe. The United Kingdom shares a border with The Republic of Ireland and has coasts on the Atlantic Ocean, Celtic Sea, North Sea, Irish Sea and English Channel. The population of the UK is approaching the 67.6 million mark leading to a fairly densely populated land mass. The gambling sector in the United Kingdom is entirely regulated and licensed by the UKGC – the United Kingdom Gambling Commission. Should players resident In the UK wish to gamble with foreign based operators there is no history of this being treated as a criminal offence, but high levels of protection exist for UK residents playing with UK licensed operators.

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The above information is what we believe to be the the legal status of online gambling, however information on this topic is limited and hard to find. We accept no liability for any errors or ommissions. It is the reader’s responsibility to ensure that they know the legality of online gambling in their country before engaging with any online gambling service.