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UK – Jogo Global granted UKGC Licence

Jogo Global, the fast-growing platform provider and casino content developer, has been granted its licence by the UK Gambling Commission. Jogo Global is now able to target UK-licensed operators with its range of products and services that spans gaming platforms, premium mobile, online and land based content, as well as customised software development and a…

UK – UK Gambling Commission honoured in new regulator awards

Great Britain’s Gambling Commission and New South Wales’s Office of Responsible Gambling (Australia) are the winners in IAGR’s inaugural awards program, the International Regulatory Awards. The award winners were announced last night at a Gala Dinner in Boston during the annual IAGR conference. The awards aim to recognise exceptional regulators who are helping to drive…

UK – New Chair of Gambling Commission appointed

Marcus Boyle has been appointed as the new Chair of the Gambling Commission by Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, The Rt Hon Oliver Dowden MP. The appointment is for a term of five years which commences in September 2021. Mr. Boyle takes over from Bill Moyes whose five-year term in the…

UK – UK Gambling Commission takes regulatory action against Daub Alderney

Gambling operators are being warned that they will face the full consequences of regulatory failures even if breaches occurred prior to ownership. The warning comes as Daub Alderney is issued with a £5.85m fine after a Gambling Commission investigation revealed social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures. Daub Alderney – which runs aspers.com, kittybingo.com, luckypantsbingo.com, luckyvip.com,…

UK – UK Gambling Commission suspends licence of Martin Henry Bailey pending investigation

The British Gambling Commission (UKGC) will conduct a review into Martin Henry Bailey, and decided to suspend their operating license with immediate effect, pending the conclusion of the review. The regulator said: “The Gambling Commission has suspended the operating licence of Martin Henry Bailey (operating licence no 000841-N-102895-012) as it carries out a review under s116…

UK – Gambling Commission suspends licence of PlayerFT

The British Gambling Commission has suspended the operating licence of fantasy football operator PlayerFT Limited as it investigates how it failed to connect to the Gamstop self-exclusion system. PlayerFT runs the virtual football transfer service Fiveyards. The Gambling Commission said: “The review follows concerns that activities may have been carried out in breach of the…

UK – Gambling Commission increases license fees for gambling operators

The UK Government has published its response to a consultation on proposals to increase the fees payable by gambling operators to the Gambling Commission. The changes include a 55 per cent increase in the fee bands for annual operating licences for online operators, which will take effect on October 1 2021. Fee bands for land-based…

UK – Gambling Commission appoints Andrew Rhodes as Interim Chief Executive

The Gambling Commission has announced the appointment of Andrew Rhodes as its new Interim Chief Executive, following a thorough search and highly competitive process to recruit the role. With over 20 years of private and public sector experience, Andrew will join the Gambling Commission later this month to take up the post for an 18-month…

UK – Gambling Commission details land-based fall as COVID grips first half

Revenue at land-based casinos in the UK was severely impacted by the COVID closures, generating just £67m in the first half of the year compared to £1.02bn for the full year from April 2019 March 2020. Licensed bookmakers were also massively affected generating £629.3m compared to £2.41bn for the previous full year. The figures come…