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Celtic Boss, Neil Lennon on why “We can’t just tarnish the betting companies.”

by Glenn Baird - January 22, 2020

Following Hamilton manager Brian Rice’s self-reported gambling addiction, 3 of Scotland’s Premiership managers have spoken out about gambling in the sport. In a series of interviews on the BBC, Celtic manager Neil Lennon, Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes and Livingston manager Gary Holt have all spoken about the influence of gambling in Scottish football. McInnes spoke […]

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32Red Calls Out Sunday Times Report as ‘untrue and unfounded’

by Glenn Baird - January 20, 2020

32Red have Responded to an article written in the Sunday Times yesterday that claimed the betting firm’s mother company, GB Group, had gained access to data from the Learning Records Service, stating that the allegations are “untrue and unfounded”. The Sunday Times’ exclusive reported that the GB Group were “wrongly provided access” to a database […]

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Ladbrokes Premiership Manager Admits to Gambling Violations

by Glenn Baird - January 20, 2020

Hamilton Academicals head coach, Brian Rice has reported himself to the Scottish Football Association and admitted to breaching betting laws 5 times between 2015 and 2019. Rice has previously admitted to suffering from gambling addiction and will now face a hearing taking place on January the 30th. The rule he has been accused of breaching […]

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Stuart Bingham Defying the Odds at the Dafabet Masters

by Glenn Baird - January 20, 2020

Before the Dafabet Masters (the first major snooker tournament of 2020) began all the talk was about Trump, Robertson and Selby. These were the guys that would slug it out, the three favourites and the 3 most prominent names in world snooker over the last few years. Of course, Ronnie O’Sullivan always has something to […]

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Betfred Slammed by Guardian for Conflict of Interest

by Glenn Baird - January 16, 2020

The owners of British bookmakers Betfred, Fred and Peter Done have been criticised today in the Guardian for offering a health and wellbeing service for public sector workers. It was revealed in the article that the Done brothers have been making millions from a service that offers support for government workers suffering from mental health […]

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GAMSTOP to be Made Mandatory

by Glenn Baird - January 14, 2020

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), the regularity body for gambling in the UK, announced today that all online operators in the country will be required to participle in the self-exclusion scheme GAMSTOP. GAMSTOP has been developed to simplify the self-exclusion process. Currently gamblers need to self-exclude from individual operators, but with GAMSTOP they can self-exclude […]

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Credit Cards Banned in the UK

by Glenn Baird - January 14, 2020

The regulatory body for gambling in the UK (the UKGC) announced today that the use of credit cards to make deposits at online gambling sites in the country would be banned as of April the 14th 2020. Proposals to prohibit the use of credit cards have been rumbling on now in the UK for over […]

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Administrators Move in on Netken

by Glenn Baird - January 10, 2020

Netken, the white label and content provider for UK casinos such as Sun Play and Play UK has sold part of its UK company to Grace Media (part of the Active Win group) for £200,000 in an effort to streamline the business. Netken are an established white company in the UK and many of the […]

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BGO Running Wilder v Fury II Promotion

by Glenn Baird - January 10, 2020

With the hotly anticipated rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury due to take place on the 22nd of February at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas BGO are giving 2 lucky punters the chance to take home a pair of tickets to the fight, along with a 4 night stay in the MGM and […]

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Betsson’s Betsafe to Pull Out of Danish Market

by Glenn Baird - January 8, 2020

An 8% tax hike that will come into effect next January has seen one of Scandinavia’s biggest brands withdraw from the Danish market. Yesterday, a message was left on the Betsafe.dk homepage: “Unfortunately we have to announce that Betsafe.dk is closed and that you will therefore no longer be able to play on our site. […]

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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.