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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...

A year in the life of the British regulator: Rising costs, expanding reach and not everything is exactly what it

While the British model is frequently lauded as the way forward for gaming regulation, the UK’s gaming industry takes a more critical view of its regulator, calling out its high-handed treatment of operators and failure to engage in a meaningful dialogue with the sector. In an article originally published in our sister title Coinslot, Ken Scott reads between the...

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...

LOT.TO to debut at ICE London seeking to ‘shake-up’ the sector

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iLottery provider, LOT.TO, is debuting at ICE London looking to shake up the lottery sector and introduce its omni-channel solution to a global audience of gaming professionals.   The company, which is Licensed by the UK Gambling Commission, is one of 80 exhibitors making its debut appearance at ICE (6-8 February, ExCeL, London UK). Speaking ahead of its first showing at ICE,...

Hippodrome boss: “The casino sector cannot ignore the wider trends in the industry”

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  Casino Review spoke to Simon Thomas, CEO and chairman of the Hippodrome in London about his take on the British government’s latest review of UK gambling regulation.   International Casino Review: What is your response to the conclusions in the DCMS’ consultation on proposals for changes to Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures? Simon Thomas: Overall very disappointed. The concerns over FOBTs...

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...