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Smarkets Handed Six-Figure Fine by Gambling Commission

August 18, 2022 |

BIRMINGHAM, U.K. (August 15, 2022) — An online gambling operator will pay a financial penalty of £630,000 after an investigation by the Gambling Commission revealed a series of anti-money laundering and social responsibility failings. Smarkets (Malta) Limited will pay the […]

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Market Impact Data on Gambling Behaviour – Operator Data to June 2022.

August 12, 2022 |

The Gambling Commission has published further data showing how gambling behaviour is reacting to current environmental factors in Great Britain. BIRMINGHAM, U.K. (August 5, 2022) — The operator data reflects the period between March 2020 and June 2022, inclusive, and […]

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Gambling Commission Release Industry Statistics – July 2022 Revision

August 10, 2022 |

The latest statistics cover the period between April 2020 to March 2021. BIRMINGHAM, U.K. (July 28, 2022) — Gambling Industry Statistics report on the size and shape of the customer-facing gambling industry in Great Britain. This report provides an overview […]

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Gambling Commission Fine Online Operator LeoVegas £1.32 Million for Social Responsibility and Anti-Money Laundering Failures

August 5, 2022 |

BIRMINGHAM, U.K. (August 3, 2022) — Gambling operator LeoVegas will pay a £1.32 million penalty for social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures. The operator – which runs leovegas.com, slotboss.co.uk, pinkcasino.co.uk, betuk.com and 21.co.uk – will also receive an official warning […]

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Suspension of Licence – bet-at-home.com Internet Limited

July 9, 2022 |

BIRMINGHAM, U.K. (July 7, 2022) — The Gambling Commission has suspended the operating licence of bet-at-home.com Internet Limited (operating licence no 039091-R-319322-006) as it carries out a review under section 116 of the Gambling Act 2005 (the Act). The review […]

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Camelot’s National Lottery Damages Claim Could Drain £600m Out of Good Causes Says Gambling Commission

July 4, 2022 | Subscriber Only

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Good News for The National Lottery

June 30, 2022 |

Lucerne, Switzerland (June 29, 2022) — “Today’s ruling is good news for The National Lottery; it enables the Gambling Commission to move forward to award Allwyn the Fourth National Lottery Licence. Mrs. Justice O’Farrell was clear that the public interest, […]

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Gambling Commission Changes to the Way Licensing Works

June 27, 2022 |

BIRMINGHAM, U.K. (June 27, 2022) –To keep up with increasing demand and to make the best use of resources, Licensing is making changes to the way it operates. What is changing? We are moving away from the current model, where […]

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Remit Statement: ‘Content Marketing’ for Gambling Products Online

June 12, 2022 |

LONDON, U.K. (June 10, 2022) — Last year, we published an update to clarify, in broad terms, the ASA remit over marketing communications appearing on websites, apps and cross-border platforms (for example, social media and retail platforms).  It was well received, but […]

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Andrew Rhodes Confirmed as Permanent Gambling Commission Chief Executive

May 31, 2022 |

BIRMINGHAM (May 25, 2022) — The Gambling Commission has announced that Interim Chief Executive Andrew Rhodes has been appointed to the role on a permanent basis. Andrew joined the Commission in June 2021, originally for an 18-month period, following a […]

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Gambling Commission Sets New Rules on Action for At Risk Customers

May 19, 2022 |

BIRMINGHAM, U.K. (May 14, 2022) — NEW rules ensuring online gambling businesses do more to identify and take action to protect consumers at risk of harm have been introduced by the Gambling Commission. The new rules, which come into effect […]

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Camelot Announces Best National Lottery Retailer Satisfaction Scores Since 2012

May 1, 2022 |

Retailer satisfaction reaches a 10-year high – last matched during London 2012 – after significant work and investment in the retail channel over the last four years U.K. (April 26, 2022) – Camelot, operator of The National Lottery, today announced […]

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Online Gambling Business Faces £2m Regulatory Action

February 27, 2022 | Subscriber Only

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Gambling Commission Release Impact of COVID-19 on Gambling Behaviour – Operator Data to Dec 2021

February 26, 2022 | Subscriber Only

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Fourth National Lottery Licence Competition: Response to Media Article

February 18, 2022 |

BIRMINGHAM, U.K. (February 10, 2022) — In response to an inaccurate article published on the Daily Telegraph website and in today’s newspaper (10 February 2022). In response to an inaccurate article published on the Daily Telegraph website and in today’s […]

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Fourth National Lottery Licence Competition: Response to Media Article

February 14, 2022 |

BIRMINGHAM, U.K. (February 10, 2022) — In response to an inaccurate article published on the Daily Telegraph website and in today’s newspaper (10 February 2022). In response to an inaccurate article published on the Daily Telegraph website and in today’s […]

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Informal Groups of Members of Both Houses of Parliament to Undertake an Investigation into the Competence and Effectiveness of the Gambling Commission

September 22, 2021 |

LONDON, U.K. (September 20, 2020) — Informal groups of Members of Both Houses of Parliament going under the name: “The Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group” has decided that for the year 2021/2022 it shall focus some of its […]

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Gambling Commission Data Shows Overall Activity in the Online Market Remained Relatively Stable in July

September 19, 2021 |

BIRMINGHAM. U.K. (September 15, 2021) — The Gambling Commission has published further data showing how online gambling behaviour is reacting to the easing of lockdown measures in Great Britain. The operator data reflects the period between March 2020 and July […]

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Gambling Commission Outlines Its Strategy for the Next Three Years

September 18, 2021 |

The corporate strategy highlights the most important work it intends to deliver over the next three years Foreword This strategy highlights the most important work we intend to deliver over the next three years. The strategy is driven by our […]

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Gambling Commission Instructs Tighter Measures to Protect Consumers During Lockdown

May 21, 2020 |

BIRMINGHAM, U.K.  — The Gambling Commission has today issued new guidance for online operators. It ensures that consumers are further protected following the publication of new evidence that shows some gamblers maybe at greater risk of harm during lockdown. Included […]

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New Commissioner Appointments at the Gambling Commission

May 8, 2020 |

BIRMINGHAM, UK  – Four new Commissioners have been appointed to the Gambling Commission with immediate effect. Terry Babbs, Brian Bannister, Jo Hill and Sir Martin Narey have been appointed by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport […]

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Society Lotteries Reforms – Consultation Response

May 2, 2020 |

BIRMINGHAM, U.K. — Following its consultation launched in December 2019, and a previous Government-led consultation, the Gambling Commission is today providing further updates on the next steps regarding changes to limits and guidance around society lotteries. From 29 July 2020, […]

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Gambling Commission Directs £9m to Boost Resilience of Gambling Harm Treatment Services During Covid-19

May 2, 2020 |

BIRMINGHAM, U.K. — Millions of pounds paid by gambling operators for their regulatory failings is to be used to help charities, that provide treatment and support for people experiencing gambling harm, during the Covid-19 crisis. Some £9m in funds from […]

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Gambling Commission Issues Advice to Consumers on How Gambling Companies Should Keep You Safe While Betting Online

May 2, 2020 |

BIRMINGHAM, U.K. — In light of the Covid-19 outbreak and the government’s latest requirement to stay at home, more people will be engaging with online gambling websites. We have already issued new advice to all licensed gambling companies and outlined […]

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