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UK – License fees to go up in the UK to fund Gambling Commission

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has put forward a proposal to increase the cost of a remote gaming licence by 55 per cent to increase as well as increasing all new application fees by 60 per cent to help fund the Gambling Commission. If approved the higher fees would kick in by…

UK – Gambling Business Group deliver powerful industry insight to UK government department

Peter Hannibal, Chief Executive of the influential cross industry strategic body the Gambling Business Group (GBG), has thanked members for providing an ‘ultra professional’ shop window on the industry when they helped host the gambling policy team from the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) at the recent ICE London exhibition. Five of…

UK – DCMS asks Public Health England to investigate gambling harm

The Public Health England has been asked to carry out an evidence based review into the specific health aspects of gambling-related harm to inform action on future prevention and treatment. This review will be the first of its kind, with experts welcoming the news after ‘decades of damage and despair.’ The request comes after the…

UK – Gambling Business Group urges DCMS to act on gaming regulation

Peter Hannibal, Chief Executive of the cross sector strategic body, the Gambling Business Group, has called on the government to create a new organisation dedicated to the regulation of time loot boxes and skins, the in- video game cosmetics which change the appearance of weapons or characters. Frequently utilised as virtual currency for betting, skins…

UK – White and Miller progress Bacta case in Whitehall

British amusement trade association Bacta has followed up its meeting with former Conservative party leader, Iain Duncan Smith, with another appointment at Whitehall, this time with Tracey Crouch MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport and Civil Society. The member for Chatham and Aylesford and the politician with responsibility for the gambling industry in…

UK – Casino operators regret ‘missed opportunity’ to modernise the UK industry

The National Casino Forum (NCF), which represents all the UK’s land-based casinos, has said it is ‘disappointed’ that its detailed response to the DCMS Call for Evidence last December, has been completely ignored with none of the proposals to modernise the casino sector being accepted in DCMS’ review into gaming machines and social responsibility measures…

UK – DCMS announces machine review

The Department of Culture Media and Sport it will hold a wide sweeping review of all types of gaming machines looking at stakes and prizes, their locations and the effectiveness of social responsibility measures. Launching the review and a call for evidence Minister Tracey Crouch said: “The review will be considering robust evidence on the…