BGO Is Suspended By The UKGC For Not Protecting Players

BGO Is Suspended By The UKGC For Not Protecting Players
The UK Gambling Commission (GC) has suspended online operator BGO Entertainment‘s remote gaming license. BGO, which operates BGO.com, Powerspins, Vegasluck, and Chili.com, has been under investigation by the UKGC since September 2019, after failing a compliance assessment in 2018. The license suspension came into effect immediately as the gambling regulator continues its investigations into the...

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Self-Exclusion Rates In The UK Go Up By 25 pct In 2021

Self-Exclusion Rates In The UK Go Up By 25 pct In 2021
The COVID-19 crisis resulted in an extended lockdown in the United Kingdom. With millions of Brits being stuck at home and not having much to do; they turned to online gambling and betting sites for entertainment. Licensed iGaming operators in the UK reported a spike in online gaming revenues during the lockdown as a number...

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UKGC Fines Lottoland Operator £760k For Multiple Violations

UKGC Fines Lottoland Operator £760k For Multiple Violations
The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has come down hard on EU Lotto, which is the company operating Lottoland’s UK facing website. The operator has been slapped with a heavy £760,000 fine as it failed to meet its social responsibilities and not having in place proper anti-money laundering protocols. Apart from the fine, the operator will...

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UK’s Most Deprived Areas Have Most Number Retail Betting Shops

UK’s Most Deprived Areas Have Most Number Retail Betting Shops
Poorer areas in the UK have the most number of gambling sites across the country, resulting in more hardship and increased social problems according to new research “The geography of gambling premises in Britain” conducted by the University of Bristol, in collaboration with the Standard Life Foundation. The study found that the UK’s most deprived...

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UKGC Report Shows Gambling Numbers Have Dropped In 2021

UKGC Report Shows Gambling Numbers Have Dropped In 2021
The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has been under immense pressure to do more to offer better protection to gamblers and reduce the number of problem gamblers in the UK. The gambling watchdog has rolled out different measures in recent years and it appears that they might finally be having some success. A report from the...

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BGC Asks UK Government To Appoint Gambling Ombudsman

BGC Asks UK Government To Appoint Gambling Ombudsman
The UK gambling industry is expected to go through a massive gambling overhaul as the government is currently carrying out a detailed review of the archaic 2005 Gaming Act and a full overview of the gambling market. The Government sanctioned gambling review is being carried out independent of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) which is...

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Northern Ireland To Roll Out Significant Gambling Reform

Northern Ireland To Roll Out Significant Gambling Reform
There have been calls for a long time now in Northern Ireland for the government to make significant changes to the existing gambling regulations which many believe are archaic. The gambling market is governed by the 1985 Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements Order. The government has finally decided to move ahead with revamping the gambling...

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Regular iGaming Players Gambled 6x More During UK Lockdown

Regular iGaming Players Gambled 6x More During UK Lockdown
The United Kingdom (UK) is coming out of an extended lockdown period brought on by the global covid-19 pandemic. While most businesses in the UK struggled financially during the lockdown, the iGaming market in the country flourished. iGaming operators benefitted from the extended downtime as individuals locked up at home turned to online casino sites...

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