Posts tagged with ‘Gambling Commission’

  • “More people gambled online than ever before during 2020”

    By Casino International on February 23, 2021
    The UK Gambling Commission has revealed that in the year to December 2020, nearly 24% of adults aged 16 and over had gambled online in the previous four weeks, rising by 3% since 2019 and by 6% since 2016. The data shows that for all respondents, online gambling participation rates are increasing, but there are significant annual rises in women […]
  • BGC responds to UK GC’s game design announcement

    By Casino International on February 2, 2021
    Responding to the Gambling Commission’s announcement on game design, Michael Dugher, Chief Executive of the Betting and Gaming Council, said: “As the standards body representing the regulated industry, the BGC is determined to drive change and promote safer gambling.  That’s why we welcome the Gambling Commission’s announcement which builds on the BGC’s new code of conduct from last September for the […]
  • Minister and Gambling Commission support Safer Gambling Week 2020

    By Casino International on November 9, 2020
    Nigel Huddleston, Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage, and UK Gambling Commission Chief Executive, Neil McArthur, have today confirmed the Department’s and Commission’s support of Safer Gambling Week 2020, the national campaign to raise awareness of safer gambling. Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage, Nigel Huddleston said: “Gambling operators have a responsibility to keep customers safe from harm. I’m pleased that the industry […]
  • UK Gambling Commission calls for more action from financial sector on gambling harm

    By Casino International on October 19, 2020
    The chief executive of the UK Gambling Commission has invited the finance industry to join a multi-sector partnership approach to tackling gambling harm. Neil McArthur discussed the role of the finance sector during his keynote speech at the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute’s virtual conference for financial service professionals. The conference is part of a two-year programme of work Money and […]
  • UK GC: new rules to stamp out irresponsible ‘VIP customer’ practices

    By Casino International on October 5, 2020
    The Gambling Commission has announced strict new guidance for operators in order to clean up the malpractice of so-called VIP schemes – stating that if the guidance is followed there should be no irresponsible incentivisation of high value customers in the future. As part the Commission’s work to strengthen consumer protection, the regulator has made addressing these schemes a priority […]
  • BGC responds to UK Gambling Commission VIP scheme announcement

    By Casino International on September 30, 2020
    The UK Gambling Commission recently announced stricter measures for betting companies with VIP customer schemes. The measures are aimed at ensuring high-value customers are spending sustainably, and to curb irresponsible incentivisation. Companies will also have to conduct ongoing gambling harm checks on each person to spot signs of problem gambling, and to appoint a senior executive to personally be responsible […]
  • UK GC data shows the impact of lockdown-easing on online gambling in July 2020

    By Casino International on September 21, 2020
    The Gambling Commission has published further data showing how the easing of the Covid-19 lockdown has impacted gambling behaviour in Great Britain. The data reflects March, April, May, June and July and covers both online and in person gambling. The latest data includes consumer research and data from Licensed Betting Operators (LBOs) found on Britain’s high streets. July saw a […]
  • UK Gambling Commission asks for ‘tighter measures’

    By Casino International on May 20, 2020
    The UK Gambling Commission has issued new guidance for online operators. It ensures that consumers are further protected following the publication of new evidence that shows some gamblers maybe at greater risk of harm during lockdown. Included in the guidance is the need for affordability checks, prevention of reverse withdrawals and restrictions on bonus offers. The new guidance follows the […]
  • Gambling Commission directs £9m to boost gambling harm treatment resilience

    By Casino International on May 4, 2020
    Millions of pounds paid by gambling operators for their regulatory failings is to be used to help charities, that provide treatment and support for people experiencing gambling harm, during the Covid-19 crisis. Some £9m in funds from regulatory settlements will be paid to GambleAware – a commissioning charity that supports initiatives to tackle gambling related harm across the country. The money, […]
  • YGAM appoints former Gambling Commission exec as Head of External Affairs

    By Casino International on April 16, 2020
    YGAM, the UK national charity that works to inform, educate and safeguard young people against problematic gambling and social gaming, has confirmed the appointment of Daniel Bliss as the organisation’s new Head of External Affairs. Daniel joins YGAM from the Gambling Commission where he worked for three years in a number of roles within the communications team. During his time […]