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UK Gambling Commission launches new National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms

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The UK Gambling Commission has today (25 April) launched the new National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms, a three-year strategy which will drive and coordinate work to bring a lasting impact on reducing gambling harms. For the first time health bodies, charities, regulators and businesses will come together in partnership to effectively tackle the issue – with the Commission calling...

UK Gambling Commission getting tough with online operators

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Online casino companies and their senior management have faced widespread action from the gambling regulator, as part of an ongoing investigation into the way the industry combats problem gambling and money laundering...

Gambling Commission to crackdown on operators who don’t treat consumers fairly

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New rules from the Gambling Commission, which come into force from 31 October 2018, mean gambling companies that break advertising rules or breach consumer law will face tougher action. The new requirements, which follow an open consultation, provide "stronger protection for consumers" and ensure they are treated fairly by gambling businesses The changes mean: - It will be easier to take action,...

Neil McArthur appointed chief executive of Gambling Commission

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Neil McArthur has been appointed as Chief Executive of the Gambling Commission with immediate effect. He had been acting as Interim CEO since Sarah Harrison MBE left the organisation at the end of February. Peter Hannibal, Chief Executive of the cross sector industry body, the Gambling Business Group, said: ”The Gambling Business Group welcomes the news that Neil McArthur’s appointment...

SMP eGaming raise standards with Compliance Academy

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With recent partnerships with William Hill and Microgaming announced and a number of other major deals with Tier 1 operators in the pipeline, the response to SMP eGaming’s Compliance Academy training platform has so far been overwhelmingly positive. David Hudson, Group Director at SMP Partners, believes this is a sign that the industry is increasingly serious about raising standards...

Presentations confirmed for first ICE London Consumer Protection Zone

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A programme of technology-led presentations has been confirmed for the Consumer Protection Zone, a new high profile feature introduced to the show floor at this year’s ICE London, (6-8 February, ExCeL London, UK). Open to all ICE visitors, the presentations, taking place on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th, will feature sessions on self-exclusion schemes, player analytics, video gaming and eSports,...

ICE 2018 to address the use of ‘KYC’ data to identify problematic gamblers

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A panel debate at the upcoming ICE Totally Gaming event is set to tackle one of the industry’s most important issues of 2018. The role that data and technology play in the quest to identify problematic gamblers and manage risk, to ensure operators are Gambling Commission compliant. It is set to bring a raft of regulatory changes for gaming operators as the Gambling...

Sarah Harrison to leave UK Gambling Commission top job

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The UK Gambling Commission has announced the departure of chief executive Sarah Harrison at the end of February next year.   She is expected to take a up a senior role with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. “I am proud of the work that all at the Commission have delivered together,” Harrison said. “I am very confident that as the...

UK Labour Party: gambling operators should foot gambling addicts’ health bill

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Gambling operators may be compelled to fund treatment for gambling addicts under new plans from the UK Labour Party.   Deputy party leader Tom Watson’s office released excerpts of a speech which he intends to deliver at the party’s annual conference, which kicked off in Brighton today Watson will call on UK gambling operators to pay the National Health Service bills for...

Change or face more regulation, warns WrB chair

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Helen Walton, who chaired Clarion's WrB Responsible Gambling Innovation symposium on Tuesday, has warned that the industry faces more regulation if it fails to make the changes expected by regulators.   Speaking after what had been widely regarded as a productive and illuminating WrB in London, the co-founder and chief commercial officer of Gamevy confirmed: “I think the Gambling Commission continues...

888 ruling highlights importance of well-kept self-exclusion schemes

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Following the Gambling Commission’s decision to fine 888 Holdings for a record-breaking figure, operators using a self-exclusion scheme have been advised to review their compliance process.   Operators across the wider gambling industry have been prompted to ensure their self-exclusion records are in order following a £7.8m fine for iGaming company 888 Holdings. The record-breaking penalty was imposed following a probe into the...

888 decision heightens interest in WrB Responsible Gambling Innovation

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Last week's announcement that 888 had been fined a record £7.8m for technical shortcomings which served to undermine its self exclusion processes, has given added importance and interest to the forthcoming WrB Responsible Gambling Innovation C-Level symposium organised by Clarion Gaming (September 12, OXO2, London). The fine followed a 13 month long investigation by the UK Gambling Commission which found...

Gambling Commission hands out record fine to 888

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888, one of Britain’s biggest online gambling firms, is to pay a record penalty fine of over £7.8m as a result of its handling of vulnerable customers.   A report from the Gambling Commission said there were "significant flaws" in the firm's social responsibility processes, pointing out that its self-exclusion procedures were “not robust enough and failed to protect potentially vulnerable...

WrB – setting the social responsibility agenda

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UK Gambling Commission, Executive Director, Tim Miller previews his appearance at WrB Responsible Gambling Innovation, (12 September, OXO2, London) and argues why having a strong set of social values is the way for business to connect with Generation Z When it comes to social responsibility can enough ever be enough? Gambling is a rapidly changing industry and it would be complacent...

Gambling Commission renews calls for action on problem gamblers

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New research from the Gambling Commission published on 24 August has found that the percentage of problem gamblers remains low but stagnant. In the same report, the regulator has called for a renewed focus on addressing the harms that can arise from the issue. Tim Miller (pictured), Commission executive director, said: “For many, gambling is an enjoyable leisure activity. But for...

Gambling Commission issues forthright challenge to operators

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The Gambling Commission’s Sarah Harrison calls to industry to aim higher in terms of consumer safety and social responsibility.   The Gambling Commission is calling for operators to accelerate the pace at which they are putting consumers at the heart of business decisions. The call came from Commission chief executive Sarah Harrison during a speech to operators at the Commission’s first Raising...

UK Gambling Commission reflects on a ‘year of change and progress’

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The British regulator, the Gambling Commission, has released its yearly retrospective, tipping the last 12 months as game-changing to the make-up of the UK industry.   The UK’s Gambling Commission has published its annual performance report, which heralds the last 12 months as “a year of change and progress” for the organisation. An opening statement from outgoing chairman Philip Graf noted that...

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