Archive | October, 2021

UKGC acknowledges ‘significant decrease’ in overall problem gambling rate

The Gambling Commission has today (26 October 2021) published its ‘findings from the quarterly telephone survey: Statistics on participation and problem gambling for the year to September 2021‘. The Commission’s data is based on its quarterly telephone survey conducted by Yonder Consulting. A nationally representative sample of 4,005 adults aged 16 and over were interviewed […]

GamCare publishes its Annual Review 2020-21

GamCare has published its Trustee’s Annual Review for 2020/21 (that you can download below, together with supporting material), detailing the charity’s work over the past year. Commenting on on this on its website, GamCare has stated as follows: Against the backdrop of the pandemic, GamCare reached more people than ever, providing 24/7, year-round support to people affected by gambling harms, through to […]

UKGC provides update on gambling participation and PG prevalence research change

We have previously reported on: the commencement by the Gambling Commission (in December 2020)of a consultation in relation to its proposal to change the research methodology it uses to collect gambling participation and problem gambling prevalence statistics, and its subsequent decision (in June 2021) to proceed with those proposed changes. The Gambling Commission has now […]

Four final applications received for the Fourth National Lottery Licence Competition

The Gambling Commission has announced that it has received four final applications for the Fourth National Lottery licence competition. Its announcement reads as follows: Fourth National Lottery licence competition update: Final applications submitted 19 October 2021 The Gambling Commission has received four final applications for the Fourth National Lottery licence competition. Since its launch in […]

UKGC reports on gambling behaviours amongst BAME communities

Having analysed the results of its quarterly telephone survey from 2020 to see how gambling behaviours differ (if at all) amongst Black and Minority Ethnic Communities (BAME), compared with the overall population, the Gambling Commission has published the following blog on its website. A look at gambling behaviours among Black and Minority Ethnic Communities During […]

UKGC issues identity document reminder

In its current E-bulletin (published today, 18 October 2021), the Gambling Commission has issued a reminder to applicants for personal licences and those submitting Annex A forms that they must supply all relevant identity documents to avoid the processing of applications and Annex As being delayed or placed at risk of refusal. Details of the identity […]

The Gambling Act Review: Industry expectations and predictions

  The EGR UK Summit – an invitation-only being held at the London Stadium on 4 November 2021 in partnership with Safer Gambling Week (1 – 7 November 2021) – will bring together leading online gaming operators, affiliates, regulators and the wider gaming community to discuss how the UK market can build a safer gambling […]

Operating licence of BGO Entertainment suspended by UKGC pending licence review

The Gambling Commission has today (15 October 2021) published the following Information Notice, which – unusually for such a well-known operator as BGO Entertainment – involves immediate suspension of an operating licence whilst a licence review is conducted by the regulator: Information notice: Suspension of licence – BGO Entertainment Limited The Gambling Commission has suspended […]

‘Take Time to Think’ replaces ‘When the Fun Stops, Stop’

In place of its longstanding ‘When the Fun Stops, Stop’ responsible gambling campaign, the Betting and Gaming Council has today (15 October 2021) launched a new ‘Take Time to Think’ campaign aimed at encouraging customers to use the wide range of safer gambling tools offered by its members. The BGC’s press release states as follows: […]