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Law Firm Takes Swipe at UK Gambling Commission

by Glenn Baird - May 20, 2020

The law firm, Mishcon de Reya has criticised the UKGC for the changes they have told operators in the UK to make to their responsible gambling regulations during the Covid-19 crisis. The main focus of their criticism is that operators in the UK were not consulted before changes were made, something that would normally involve […]

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Street Fighter II to Launch in Betsson and CasinoGrounds Casinos Early

by Glenn Baird - May 19, 2020

The hotly anticipated Street Fighter II: The World Warrior slot will hit casinos on Thursday, but customers at BetSafe, CasinoEuro and CasinoWinner can play the game today, 2 days prior to the official launch. From today until May 25th the slot provider and industry giants, Net Entertainment will be collaborating with the Betsson Group and […]

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No Increase in Complaints Against Illegal Gambling

by Glenn Baird - May 19, 2020

The UKGC, the UK’s gambling regulator has released information today that they claim proves there has been no increase in the number of complaints being made against illegally operating gambling websites in the country. The data that the Commission is referring to shows that there has been no increase in the number of complaints that […]

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GambleAware Calls for Improvements in UK Problem Gambling Treatment

by Glenn Baird - May 19, 2020

GambleAware has called for an increase in the help that is currently available for problem gamblers in the UK. The request was made after it was discovered that nearly half the players in the UK considered problem gamblers have refused supports. 12,161 adults were surveyed between 24 September and 13 October 2019, with the result […]

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Irish Horse Racing to Resume on June 8

by Glenn Baird - May 18, 2020

It was announced yesterday by the Irish government that horse racing would be returning to the country as of June the 8th. This is follows on from the current suspension of all sport in Ireland as a response to the Covid-19 crisis. Horse racing had been moved behind closed doors on March the 13th, a […]

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BGC to Launch £10m Gambling Education Programme

by Glenn Baird - May 15, 2020

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has announced its plans to invest £10m in an educational programme that aims to teach young people in the UK about the dangers of gambling. The BGC is a group containing representatives from over 90% of the UK’s gambling operators, who come together to create a series of self-governing […]

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UKGC Produces New Guidelines for Operators During Covid-19 Crisis

by Glenn Baird - May 13, 2020

The UK Gambling Commission published a new set of guidelines yesterday, designed to ensure that operators in the country are conducting their business in a socially responsible manner during the outbreak of Covid-19. The regulator admits that operators need to be protecting their consumers following the publication of evidence suggesting that problem gamblers could be […]

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Casino Gazette Relaunches with New-Look Site

by Glenn Baird - May 8, 2020

Gambling news website, Casino Gazette, relaunched this week with a brand-new look, just a year on from its 2019 relaunch. The site had been non-operational since 2003 but had been revived last year and has just been given its first makeover since that relaunch. The very first Casino Gazette site was founded in 2000 and […]

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White Label Company FSB Fined £600,000 by UK Regulator

by Glenn Baird - May 6, 2020

The UK Gambling Commission has taken regulatory action against FSB Technology, using the £600,000 fine as an opportunity to remind all white-label services that they are responsible for the conduct of their subsidiaries. FSB were hit with the fine after it was discovered that they had failed in their responsibility to manage one of their […]

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Could May Bring Record Advertising Losses for UK TV Channels?

by Glenn Baird - May 6, 2020

ITV’s advertising figures for April do not make good reading. The British TV company announced today that their April advertising figures were down by 42%. With the UK gambling industry abstaining from advertising for a least a month and no tangible end to the country’s lockdown it seems likely that things will have to get […]

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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.