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Binary Options Boss Arrested

by Glenn Baird - May 20, 2017

Eliran Saada, the owner of Express Target Marketing, was arrested earlier this week and charged with suspicion of aggravated fraud, misrepresentation, false accounting, forgery, extortion and blackmail. Saada runs a multi-billion-dollar binary options company from his base in Tel Aviv. Calls for his arrest and other leading players involved in Israel’s highly controversial binary options […]

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888 Self-Exclusion Policy Reviewed by UKGC

by Glenn Baird - May 16, 2017

888 Holdings, the parent company of 888Poker, 888Casino, 888Sport and 888Bingo is currently having its licence reviewed by the UK Gambling Commission due to concerns that the regulator has regarding the operator’s self-exclusion policy. All online operators in the UK should allow self-exclusion, whereby a customer can ask to be excluded from using the website for a set […]

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Strong Evidence that Gamers Re-spawn into Gamblers

by Dame de Coeur - May 16, 2017

The United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) was founded to implement the items outlined in the Gambling Act 2005 and since its inception it has had to grow and change to keep up with the challenges associated with spiralling technological developments. Has this been problematic? Yes. Are they fully in control of the situation yet? No. […]

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Sportsbet in Ben Johnson Advertisement Controversy

by Glenn Baird - May 15, 2017

Nearly thirty years on from his infamously short-lived 100m triumph in Seoul, Ben Johnson finds himself embroiled in more controversy. Despite spending years trying to find redemption amongst sports fans, Johnson appears to have irrevocably embraced his image as the poster-boy of performance enhancing drugs. In an advert for Sportsbet, an Australian online sportsbook, Johnson […]

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Profits Increase in Spain

by ThePOGG - May 14, 2017

Spanish gaming regulator Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego have published a profit figure of €122.7m in the first three months of the year. That is an increase of roughly 20% for the same period as last year. The biggest increase came from sports betting, which, unlike other gambling sectors, saw an increase in revenue […]

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Seanie Mac could Face Legal Action

by ThePOGG - May 14, 2017

Irish betting company Seanie Mac are in danger of facing a High Court trial for failing to pay out £245,000. A customer claims that the bookmaker is refusing to pay out after an attempt was made in March to withdraw the money. Over the course of 3 months the customer managed to make huge profit […]

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11 Billion in losses for UK Consumers

by ThePOGG - May 14, 2017

A report has been filed that has collated the losses of UK consumers on fixed odds betting terminals since 2008. The research carried out by Landman Economics stated that the eleven billion pounds lost by consumers in the UK since 2008 equates to roughly £8000 per person over that period. £50 billion has been ploughed […]

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New Chief Operating Officer at The Gambling Commission

by ThePOGG - May 14, 2017

David Pemberton has been announced as the new Chief Operating Officer at the Gambling Commission. This role will see Pemberton take charge of services that include IT, finance and HR. Pemberton’s post will commence from June of this year and will see him leave his directing position at Business in the Community.

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Bet365 To Create New Jobs in Manchester

by ThePOGG - May 13, 2017

Bet365, the sportsbook giant originating from Stoke, set up an office in Manchester last April and are now looking to expand the site from 60 employees to 150. The company is looking to recruit from a range of levels, from trainees to team leaders and project managers. The company claims that they have grown much […]

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Starwins.com Ad Banned for Objectifying Women

by ThePOGG - May 13, 2017

Sex and advertising have been used synonymously to sell anything from cars to potato chips. However, Starwins.com failed to walk the narrow line between sexy and misogynistic and have consequently had their most recent advert banned by the UK Advertising Standards Agency. The advert depicts a casino full of glamorous women, with a voice-over boasting […]

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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.