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GVC Reports Potential Losses of £50m a Month

by Glenn Baird - April 6, 2020

GVC, owners of brands such as bwin, Coral, Crystalbet, Eurobet, Ladbrokes and Foxy Bingo have released figures that suggest they could be set to lose roughly £50m each month as the sports betting industry braces itself for what will be a very difficult next few months. Despite this, the number is actually significantly lower than […]

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Guardian Reports UKGC to Cut Staffing

by Glenn Baird - April 6, 2020

The Guardian online newspaper reported on Sunday that the UK’s regulatory body, the UKGC will be making cuts to its staffing in the foreseeable future, something that the outlet believes will be detrimental to the Commission’s ability to perform its duties. The UKGC have yet to comment on the article other than providing a short […]

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Virtual Grand National Makes £2.6m for NHS

by Glenn Baird - April 6, 2020

Using the latest CGI technology and algorithms based on form and conditions, a virtual version of the Grand National went ahead this weekend, with the winner turning out to be 18-1 outsider, Potters Corner taking the race and preventing Tiger Roll from winning an unprecedented 3 races in a row (something the racing great can […]

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UKGC Suspends 2 Licences For GAMSTOP Breach

by Glenn Baird - April 6, 2020

The UK Gambling Commission Announced on Friday that they could be suspending 2 licences from operators who had failed to sign up to the self-exclusion scheme GAMSTOP, but the required deadline of the 31st of March. An announcement was made by the regulator in January this year, stating that all licensees in the UK had […]

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Caesars Entertainment hit with Record £13m Fine

by Glenn Baird - April 2, 2020

The UKGC has announced today that it will fine Caesars Entertainment a record £13m and will need to apply a series of amendments, after a failing to meet the standard required of operators in terms of their social responsibility, money laundering laws and their interactions with customers. The result of the investigation has led to […]

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UK Gambling Commission to set VIP Age Limit to 25

by Glenn Baird - April 2, 2020

The UK’s gambling regulator, the UKGC, has decided to enforce an age restriction of 25 years on any VIP schemes or offers from casinos in the UK. An agreement has also been met to slow down the speed at which slot games spin, with both measures been taken in order to help create a safer […]

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Virtual Grand National to Go Ahead with Profits Going to the NHS

by Glenn Baird - March 31, 2020

For just about everyone in the UK, horseracing fan or not, the Grand National is, as the name suggests a national event. Since 1839 the Grand National has been cancelled on 7 occasions, 2 during the First World War and 5 During the Second World War. In 1993 the race was made void but still, […]

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Betsson Loses Dutch Appeal

by Glenn Baird - March 31, 2020

Betsson’s attempt to challenge a law in the Netherlands that prohibits text being published that promotes gambling has ended in failure. Last week, the Council of State, the highest ranking administrative court in the Netherlands agreed with the country’s regulatory body, Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) that any text promoting gambling was to remain outlawed. The ruling came […]

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Flutter and Stars to Merge

by Glenn Baird - March 31, 2020

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have given the go-ahead on a merger between gambling companies Flutter and Stars. Flutter owns Paddy Power and Betfair, and Stars owns Sky Bet. The merger will see the separate companies combine into one of the largest betting firms in the UK, with a combined revenue of £1.5 billion. […]

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UKGC Gives Further Covid-19 Guidance

by Glenn Baird - March 31, 2020

Since the UK entered its period of self-isolation the governing body, The UKGC have been providing guidance for operators, affiliates and consumers. As most of us are now stuck at home, it is more important than ever that, despite the drop off in the sports betting market, operators adhere to social responsibility laws. The Commission […]

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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.