New transparency rules for society lottery operators

December 21st, 2017

The Gambling Commission has confirmed that new transparency rules requiring society lottery operators to provide greater clarity to consumers regarding ticket proceeds will be introduced in April 2018.

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Mayor unveils proposals to protect music venues

December 15th, 2017

The Mayor of London recently outlined plans which should offer a much-needed boost to London’s music venues.

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Gambling Commission reiterates its stance on loot boxes

November 30th, 2017

In response to mounting criticisms surrounding the use of so-called ‘loot boxes’ in video games, a representative from the Gambling Commission has confirmed the regulator’s stance on the matter.

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Gambling operators urged to review terms and conditions ahead of further crackdown on “unfair practices”

November 28th, 2017

The Gambling Commission is calling on online gambling operators to review their terms and conditions urgently, after the Commission and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced a further crackdown on “unfair practices” to begin in the New Year.

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Gambling Commission unveils new five-point gambling strategy

November 17th, 2017

A new five-point plan for “fairer and safer gambling” has been unveiled by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC).

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New ASA guidance seeks to clear-up common misconceptions about gambling advertising

November 10th, 2017

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has released new guidance clarifying what constitutes ‘an advert’, how ‘freely accessible’ ads are defined and what might have ‘particular appeal’ to under-18s in terms of gambling advertising.

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Government opens consultation into proposed changes to FOBT gaming machine stakes

November 2nd, 2017

A potentially game-changing consultation into proposed changes to category B2 gaming machine (FOBT) stakes and other social responsibility measures has been opened by the Government in recent days.

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Gambling operators urged to take note of Stan James Online investigation outcome

October 30th, 2017

A recent ruling in relation to one prominent gambling operator’s inability to adequately identify problem gambling, or to identify money laundering, could have significant implications for other operators in terms of the ever-changing shape of future compliance assessments.

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Online gambling operators warned over adverts deemed likely to appeal to under-18s

October 26th, 2017

The Gambling Commission has teamed up with the Committee of Advertising Practice and the Remote Gambling Association to issue a warning letter to online gambling operators in relation to advertisements which may appeal to under-18s.

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Resolver tool launches for GB gambling sector

October 20th, 2017

Since 1 August 2017 customers of UK-licensed gambling operators have been able to use Resolver, a free independent tool which allows complaints about operators to be made directly to the operator, with the consumer given assistance in structuring the complaint. In this article Richard Williams of Joelson analyses the introduction of Resolver for the gambling … Continue reading “Resolver tool launches for GB gambling sector”

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