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GamCare publishes safer gambling tips for re-opening gambling premises after lockdown

Following nearly three weeks after publication by the Gambling Commission of its “information for re-opening of land-based gambling premises”, GamCare has published its own “Safer Gambling Tips for Re-Opening Gambling Premises After Lockdown”. Its tips are extremely sensible and well worth all UK licensed land-based gambling operators reading carefully and implementing. The Gambling Commission has […]

Industry reaction to suggestion UKGC & DCMS have “unacceptably weak” grasp of gambling harm impact

Comments by David Clifton on one discrete aspect of the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee’s “Gambling regulation: problem gambling and protecting vulnerable people” report (published on 28 June 2020) feature in an EGR article published today (30 June 2020) entitled “Industry reaction to suggestion UKGC and DCMS have “unacceptably weak” grasp of gambling-harm impact”. […]

About-turn as RAiG announces support in principle for a licensing regime for affiliates

In a complete about-turn from its previous firmly adopted position (quoted by David Clifton in the current edition of iGB’s Affiliate Monitor entitled “The affiliate sector and the Covid-19 crisis”), Responsible Affiliates in Gambling (“RAiG”) has announced its support for a licensing or registration regime for gambling affiliates. Its press release published today (30 June 2020) states […]

The spectre of “offshore, black market, illegal operators” is raised in BGC reaction to Public Accounts Committee report

Responding to today’s House of Commons Public Accounts Committee’s “Gambling Regulation: Problem Gambling and Protecting Vulnerable People” report, the Betting and Gaming Council has stated: The Betting and Gaming Council was established last year to drive up standards across our industry, and we are determined that this is a race to the top. We have […]

UKGC announces consultation on VIPs, publishes progress on VIP Incentives, Game Design & Ad-tech and announces creation of Experts by Experience Group

The Gambling Commission has today (19 June 2020): launched a consultation on proposed changes to its Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice in relation to high-value VIP customers, that will run until 14 August 2020; published its “October 2019: Industry Challenges Progress Update”, following up on the recommendations by VIP incentivisation, game & product design […]

ASA finds gambling system ad to be unsubstantiated, misleading and socially irresponsible

The Advertising Standards Authority has investigated three issues associated with claims made by a website promoting gambling systems (www.makelifeincome.com) owned by tipster Paul Coleman. The complainant challenged whether the claims: about the success of the system, such as “you never lose. So no risk”, “a system that’s guaranteed to pay” and the specific examples of […]