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Betway and Werder Bremen in 2 Year Deal Extension

by Glenn Baird - July 1, 2020

Despite living precariously in the Bundesliga’s relegation playoff spot, Werder Bremen has some good news head of their “must-win” double header against Heidenheim. It was announced today that their partnership with Betway, which only had 1 year left to run, will be extended by another 2 years, providing some stability for a club that is […]

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UKGC Responds to Accusations of Inadequacies

by Glenn Baird - June 30, 2020

Yesterday, a group of MPs in the UK labelled the UK’s gambling regulator as “toothless”, claiming that the UKGC has an “unacceptably weak understanding” of the harms of gambling. A claim based off the findings of a recent report into the industry. MP Meg Hillier, chair of the Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC), said the […]

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GamCare to Offer Support for Inmates and Ex-Offenders Via their Chatroom Service

by Glenn Baird - June 30, 2020

CamCare already offers a chatroom service for its users and has announced today that they will expand that to included contact with the Criminal Justice System (CJS), to allow problem gamblers who are inmates or ex-offenders the opportunity to use the chatroom service to help support their recovery. Just now, GamCare offers hour long chat […]

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Bethard Group to Leave the UK Market

by Glenn Baird - June 18, 2020

Malta based betting group, Bethard, has announced that they will be leaving the UK market, just 2 years after being awarded a licence to operate in the country. An announcement on their UK based site read quite simply: “We’re leaving…” ”All gameplay will be blocked from the 06/07/2020.” Customers will have until the 10th of […]

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William Hill Raises £224 in in Share Scheme as it Prepares for US Launch

by Glenn Baird - June 17, 2020

William Hill has raised somewhere in the region of £224m after launching a new ordinary share placement for 19.99 per cent of its existing share capital. The operator has stated that this money will give them the collateral needed to further expand into the US market. Despite the shut down of betting shops across the […]

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UK’s NHS Mental Health Director in Warning to Betting Firms

by Glenn Baird - June 17, 2020

The director for Mental Health in the UK’s NHS has asked betting companies to avoid the use of “reckless” advertising as the Premier League resumes today. Claire Murdoch has warned that a swell of gambling advertising could have catastrophic implications for those struggling with problem gambling. “The return of football will be a moment of […]

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MPs Call for Total Ban on Gambling Advertising

by Glenn Baird - June 16, 2020

A cross party group, comprising of more than 50 MPs has called for a complete ban on gambling advertising in the UK. The group, which has already led a successful campaign to see credit cards banned as a way to deposit into online gambling accounts, has proposed a number of changes, the primary change being […]

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Swedish Operators Send Open letter to Finance Minister

by Glenn Baird - June 9, 2020

The Swedish association for igaming (BOS) has sent an open letter to the country’s finance minister asking for the current lockdown measures imposed on the gambling industry to be lifted. The letter suggests that the demands placed on the industry have been unrealistic and that the ultimate consequence of these will be to open the […]

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Liverpool Sued for BetVictor Deal

by Glenn Baird - June 9, 2020

Liverpool FC has entered into a legal dispute with Winlink who are suing the Premier League club for a reported £1.1m. Winlink claim that they were responsible for setting up the £15m sponsorship deal between the league leaders and online gambling operator, BetVictor and are now seeking commission of just over £1m for their role […]

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Dafabet to Make Spanish Strides in R. Franco Digital Deal

by Glenn Baird - June 8, 2020

Dafabet has announced that they will be partnering up with platform provider R. Franco Digital in an attempt to further their reach within the Spanish market. The Indian company, best known for their sportsbook, announced that the deal with R. Franco Digital will allow them to configure with Spanish market requirements. Dimitris Karatzas, CEO of […]

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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.