Archive | January, 2022

Genesis Global fined £3.8million for AML and social responsibility failings

In July 2020, we reported that, in addition to commencing a review of the operating licence of Malta-based remote gambling operator Genesis Global Limited for compliance-related issues, the Gambling Commission had suspended the licence. Subsequently, on 14 October 2020, the Gambling Commission reported as follows on its website: On 14 October, the Commission lifted the interim suspension […]

TalkBanStop campaign gains a further year’s funding

In December 2020, we reported on the TalkBanStop campaign initially launched as a 12-month pilot programme by a partnership between GamCare, Gamban & GAMSTOP . Since the pilot launched, the partnership has contributed to over 7,000 registrations of Gamban’s blocking software. TalkBanStop brings together practical free tools and support which can help people maintain a successful recovery […]

UKGC publishes guidance to land-based gambling operators for age verification test purchasing

  As confirmed in its current fortnightly e-Bulletin newsletter, the Gambling Commission has published guidance to non-remote operators for age verification test purchasing, that explains what data the Commission needs from the holders of non-remote operating licences regarding age verification test purchasing. The entire guidance document can be downloaded below. The online version contains the following […]

UKGC issues warning regarding crypto-assets and operating licence applications

In its current fortnightly e-Bulletin newsletter, the Gambling Commission has published the following item entitled ‘Crypto-assets and operating licence applications by way of a warning about the risks and limitations of using crypto-assets as a source of funds: Crypto-assets and operating licence applications Licence applicants are being warned about the risks and limitations of using […]

APBGG Report provokes anticipated controversy

On 20 September 2021, in an article entitled ‘Might the law of unintended consequences apply to the latest Parliamentary scrutiny of the UKGC?’, we reported on an invitation by the Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group (APBGG) to stakeholders to submit their complaints about the Gambling Commission in relation to the following circumstances: where they […]

Affordability considerations worthy of particular note in latest UKGC Public Statements

The Gambling Commission has today (20 January 2022) announced that the following two online casino operators will pay a total of £1.3million after investigations by the Commission revealed regulatory failings: Annexio (Jersey) Limited – trading as – will pay £612,000 by way of a regulatory settlement for both social responsibility and money laundering failures […]

Applying a public health approach to tackling gambling harms

We have reported previously on: the intention of Westminster City Council to adopt a new Gambling Policy that “aims to protect people who may be vulnerable to gambling-related harm and gambling addiction” and the Gambling Commission’s comments on that. The Commission has now published a blog entitled ‘Gambling Commission and Local Authorities: Applying a public health […]