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UK – Gambling Commission to change how it regulates following BetIndex collapse

The Gambling Commission has announced it will be making changes to the way it regulates innovative digital gambling products, following an Independent Review of the Regulation of BetIndex Limited. The Review highlighted areas where the approach of both The Commission and The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) could be improved. Gambling Commission CEO Andrew Rhodes, who…

UK – All Party Betting & Gaming Group launches investigation into Gambling Commission

The Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group (APBGG) has announced the launch of its inquiry into the competence and effectiveness of the regulator of British gambling, the Gambling Commission (UKGC). After receiving numerous criticisms of the regulator from members of the industry, the Group felt that the comments made about the UKGC in the…

UK – Gambling Commission delays UK’s fourth National Lottery licence competition

The Gambling Commission has extended the timeline for Phase Two of the Fourth National Lottery licence competition, following representations from applicants and experience from Phase One. The amended timeline will see four weeks added to the Phase Two application stage and a further six weeks for evaluation. These changes will provide opportunity for applicants to…

UK – British Gambling Commission launches new licensing services

The UK Gambling Commission has launched a new service, Apply for a Personal Licence, that brings together all applications for personal licences (PML and PFL) and Annex A approvals. This new service builds on the Commission’s continued commitment to improve the way it regulates by making it quicker and easier to apply for a personal…

UK – UKGC suspends operating licence of Nektan

The British Gambling Commission has suspended the operating licence of Nektan following an ongoing section 116 review into the operator. The Commission said it suspected Nektan had breached conditions of its licence, that it was unsuitable to carry on the licensed activities, and that the licensed activities are being or have been carried on in…

UK – Gambling Commission explains reasons for not suspending BetIndex licence earlier

Due to the number of consumers interested in its investigation into BetIndex, the British Gambling Commission has taken the decision to publish some further information about the background to its regulatory action. BetIndex, owners of Football Index, moved into administration, and immediately had its operating licence suspended by the UK Gambling Commission. Football Index, which…

UK – Touch Games to pay £3.4m fine and to undergo extensive auditing

In Touch Games, which operates a host of online gaming sites, will have to undergo extensive auditing after a Gambling Commission assessment revealed social responsibility, money laundering and marketing failures. It will also receive an official warning and pay a £3.4m fine for the failures. In Touch Games runs bonusboss.co.uk, cashmo.co.uk, casino.mfortune.co.uk, casino2020.co.uk, drslot.co.uk, mfortune.co.uk,…

UK – Gambling Commission CEO announces departure

Neil McArthur, Chief Executive of the Gambling Commission, has announced that he will be leaving the organisation after nearly 15 years. He joined the Commission in 2006 and was General Counsel before rising to the role of Chief Executive in 2018. During Mr. McArthur’s tenure as Chief Executive, the Gambling Commission has gone through a…

UK – Gambling Commission outlines further action against licence holders at Caesars UK

The British Gambling Commission has taken further action against Personal Management Licence (PML) holders at Caesars Entertainment. In April 2020 the regulator announced that Caesars Entertainment UK Limited would have to pay £13m and implement a series of improvements following a catalogue of failures including those involving ‘VIPs’. The investigation into PML holders was launched…