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UKGC Produces New Guidelines for Operators During Covid-19 Crisis

by Glenn Baird - May 13, 2020

The UK Gambling Commission published a new set of guidelines yesterday, designed to ensure that operators in the country are conducting their business in a socially responsible manner during the outbreak of Covid-19. The regulator admits that operators need to be protecting their consumers following the publication of evidence suggesting that problem gamblers could be […]

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Casino Gazette Relaunches with New-Look Site

by Glenn Baird - May 8, 2020

Gambling news website, Casino Gazette, relaunched this week with a brand-new look, just a year on from its 2019 relaunch. The site had been non-operational since 2003 but had been revived last year and has just been given its first makeover since that relaunch. The very first Casino Gazette site was founded in 2000 and […]

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White Label Company FSB Fined £600,000 by UK Regulator

by Glenn Baird - May 6, 2020

The UK Gambling Commission has taken regulatory action against FSB Technology, using the £600,000 fine as an opportunity to remind all white-label services that they are responsible for the conduct of their subsidiaries. FSB were hit with the fine after it was discovered that they had failed in their responsibility to manage one of their […]

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Could May Bring Record Advertising Losses for UK TV Channels?

by Glenn Baird - May 6, 2020

ITV’s advertising figures for April do not make good reading. The British TV company announced today that their April advertising figures were down by 42%. With the UK gambling industry abstaining from advertising for a least a month and no tangible end to the country’s lockdown it seems likely that things will have to get […]

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Greentube makes BetBlocker Donation

by ThePOGG - May 6, 2020

As part of their Research, Entertainment and Treatment (RET) contributions Greentube has made a donation to BetBlocker to help the charity continue running and developing the free to download self-exclusion software that they offer. The software is exclusively funded by the donations that the BetBlocker charity receives. The BetBlocker application prevents users from accessing thousands […]

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Glasgow based Group to Carry Out Gambling Related Study During Lockdown

by Glenn Baird - May 4, 2020

The Gambling Harms Group, a Glasgow-based initiative set up by the Alliance health care organisation and containing representatives from the city council will carry out an investigation into harms caused by online gambling during the Covid-19 lockdown. Before lockdown had been initiated the Gambling Harms Group had intended on beginning a 3 year study into […]

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England Internationalist, Kieran Trippier Facing Betting Charges

by Glenn Baird - May 1, 2020

Former Burnley and Tottenham fullback, Kieran Trippier has been charged by the Football Association in England over alleged breaches of betting rules. The former England right-back is currently applying his trade in Spain for Atletico Madrid with the charges in question dating back to July 2019, the time that he signed his contract with the […]

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UK MP Says Covid-19 “Absolutely Disastrous” for Gambling Addicts

by Glenn Baird - April 29, 2020

Swansea East MP and chair of the all-party parliamentary group on gambling-related harm, Caroline Harris said that the coronavirus pandemic, enforced lockdown and social distancing laws have been “absolutely disastrous” for anyone battling gambling addiction. Labour MP, Harris believes that increased time spent at home, a lack of sport on TV and boredom has resulted […]

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UKGC to Spend £9m on Gambling Addiction Support Services

by Glenn Baird - April 29, 2020

The Gambling Commission in the UK has announced today that it will be using money seized from operators for regulatory breaches to provide financial support to gambling addiction support charities. £9m will be paid to GambleAware, a charity set up to support problem gamblers, a service that is likely to need additional funds during the […]

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Gambling Firms to Stop Radio and TV Advertising During Lockdown

by Glenn Baird - April 28, 2020

Members of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), a group made up of some of the largest betting firms in the UK, have agreed to stop advertising their businesses on TV and radio as long as the country remains in lockdown. The BGC, which makes up 90% of all gambling companies in the UK, said […]

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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.