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Loot Boxes Back on UK Agenda

by Glenn Baird - June 8, 2020

Loot boxes have been a source of controversy for some time now. Are they, or are they not gambling? It is a debate that has raged for a number of years and is unlikely to go away until the answer is yes. In Belgium the discussion has already been laid to bed. As far as […]

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20% of UK Ads to be on Safer Gambling

by Glenn Baird - June 5, 2020

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has pledged that 20% of the adverts on TV and radio advertising from its members will be safer gambling ads. With over 95% of UK operators members of the BGC this ruling all but ensures that 20% of TV and radio advertising in the UK will consist of safer […]

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Pay-By-Phone Labelled Loophole

by Glenn Baird - June 5, 2020

In April the UKGC banned the use of credit cards to make deposits online. A few weeks on and fresh criticism has arisen over the use of pay-by-phone transactions, which for some, is a loophole that can allow problem gamblers to play with money that they don’t actually have. The principle behind banning credit cards […]

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Coral Ad Banned

by Glenn Baird - June 3, 2020

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a Coral advert that came from their Twitter account and was originally posted in March this year. The advert was a part of Coral’s Cheltenham promotion, which came with the following text: “We’re as passionate about the bet as you are. So, get your stake back as […]

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Betting and Gaming Council Asks for Flexibility

by Glenn Baird - June 1, 2020

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has asked the UK government to ‘keep being flexible’ following the latest update on the UK furlough scheme. Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has confirmed the Covid-19 Job Retention Scheme will continue, with the BGC acknowledging that some of its members ‘will be forced to operate at […]

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Bournemouth FC and MansionBet End Deal

by Glenn Baird - June 1, 2020

Following a report that the UK Gambling Commission would be investigating Mansion’s M88 brand, Premier League club Bournemouth FC has chosen to end their affiliation with the group. Up until yesterday M88 had been the primary shirt sponsor for Bournemouth FC, but with their contract ending on Sunday and pressure for Premier League clubs to […]

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Yako Casino Player Hits £42k Win

by Glenn Baird - May 28, 2020

At least one Yako Casino customer will be more than happy with their experience at the Pogg.com approved operator, after scooping an impressive £42,051.92 whilst playing Big Time Gaming’s Lil Devil slot. To make matters even more exciting for the customer they were only spending £0.42 a spin, which means that they won a seriously […]

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Playtech to Honour £3.5m Fine

by Glenn Baird - May 28, 2020

The findings of a report carried out by the UK Gambling Commission over PTES’s failures to meet social responsibility legislation revealed that the company did not need to pay the £3.5m fine that the regulator had issued them with because they had surrendered their licence. The move by PTES to avoid paying the fine was […]

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PT Entertainment Services Condemned for “systemic failures in player protection”

by Glenn Baird - May 27, 2020

The UKGC have today released information on an investigation they carried out into PT Entertainment Services (PTES), with a focus on the www.winner.co.uk and titanbet.co.uk brands. The investigation found PTES guilty of “systemic failures in player protection”, surrounding the tragic death of a customer who took their own life in 2017. The investigation began in […]

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Cheltenham “Caused increased suffering and death” by going ahead in March

by Glenn Baird - May 26, 2020

Cheltenham was the last major horse racing meet to take place in the UK, with over a quarter of a million people attending the festival between the 10th to the 13th of March. The scientist responsible for leading the UK’s primary Corna virus tracking project believes that Cheltenham and the Champion’s League match between Liverpool […]

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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.