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High Volumes of Betting Ads could Turn Kids onto Gambling

by Glenn Baird - March 27, 2020

A report published by researchers at Ipsos Mori and the University of Stirling revealed that 96% of people aged 11-24 had seen gambling advertising of some variety over the last month, something was likely to lead to them gambling in the future. The report concluded that TV advertising, adverts on social media and the influence […]

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UKGC Confirms Increase in Online Gambling and asks Operators to be “Mindful” of the Vulnerable Amid Corona Crisis

by Glenn Baird - March 26, 2020

Neil McArthur, Chief Executive of the UKGC, the UK’s gambling regulator has released a statement providing advice and direction for gambling operators in the country. He began his message with a show of support for operators, reinforcing his understanding that there is likely to be a significant impact on businesses, customers and employees, given the […]

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Casinomeister Offers Support to Small Businesses

by Glenn Baird - March 26, 2020

Amidst the continuing economic damage being caused by the Covid-19 pandemic Casinomeister has released a press statement, in which they offer support for small businesses that are being adversely affected. The popular online casino information website boasts one of the most populous and active player communities in the world and promised to do what it […]

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Online Gambling Banned in Latvia

by Glenn Baird - March 26, 2020

In response to growing concerns that vulnerable gamblers stuck at home could find themselves logging into casinos far too often over the current period of Corona enforced self-isolation, the Latvian government have decided to ban online gambling in the country. The decision has been met with industry resistance, to the extent now operator are now […]

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Bet365 to Support Thousands of Employees in a Multi-Million Pound Pledge

by Glenn Baird - March 23, 2020

Betting firm Bet365 has revealed that they will be pledging millions to ensure that their 4,389 staff will keep their jobs for at least the next 5 months. This means that anyone working for the Coats family owned business have been guaranteed a job until, at least, the end of August. The same pledge has […]

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Betsson add Synot Slots to their Casinos

by Glenn Baird - March 23, 2020

A major deal has been struck between Scandinavian betting giant Betsson that will see the igaming’s 47 slots made available in all online casinos that work under the Betsson brand. The first slot to be made available will be Book of Secrets, which will find its way onto all casinos operating under the Betsson name, […]

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UK Politicians call for Gambling Cap during Covid 19 Crisis

by Glenn Baird - March 23, 2020

Politicians in the UK have urged online bookmakers to set a limit of £50 per day on the amount that anyone can spend gambling online during the Covid 19 crisis. There are concerns that at risk gamblers who are stuck at home could be at greater risk than they were before and such measures would […]

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As Sports Betting Reaches an End Gambling Groups Look to Casino Floor for Help

by Glenn Baird - March 20, 2020

It was reported in the Financial Times yesterday that gambling groups who are experiencing a loss in revenue are trying to struggle through the cancellation of all sporting fixtures by pointing customers towards online casino gambling instead. The broadsheet newspaper claims that chief executive of GVC, a mother company of Ladbrokes Coral, stated that the […]

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The UK Gambling Commission Releases Advice on Covid-19

by Glenn Baird - March 19, 2020

The UKGC has today released guidance on how licences should operate in response to the growing concern caused by the Covid-19 Corona Virus. In accordance with the guidance set out by the English health board, the Commission are advising anyone who can to work from home for the foreseeable future. Despite this advice, they do […]

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Gambling Education to Become Part of the English Curriculum

by Glenn Baird - March 17, 2020

It was revealed yesterday that schools in England will begin teaching their students about the harms that come from gambling as part of the personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) course. From September 2020 schools in England will have to start educating their young people about the harms and risk of addiction that can spring […]

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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.