Recap of Trending UK Gambling News for 27th September – 01 October 2021

Gambling-related issues remain a hot topic in the UK, with the ongoing review of the 2005 Gambling Act focusing on improving the protection of vulnerable individuals. Last week, Public Health England (PHE) published the results of its review of the gambling-related harms. PHE’s paper on this issue revealed that factors like poor physical and mental […]

Recap of UK Gambling Commission News for 13th – 17th September 2021

Last week, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) published additional data on the impact of easing COVID-19 measures on the gambling behaviour of UK citizens. The UKGC also participated in the IAGR Conference 2021, with Executive Director Tim Miller speaking about regulatory disruption. Last week, the IAGR also hosted the 2021 International Regulatory Awards where the […]

Recap of UK Gambling News for 6th – 10th September 2021

As the review of the UK gambling regulations is ongoing, there have been numerous talks about ensuring a safer gambling environment for vulnerable individuals. Last week, the Gambling Commission’s Executive Director Tim Miller, delivered a speech at the 2021 Know Now conference. The main topic of the event was Social Responsibility for Gambling Operators, with […]

Recap of UK Gambling Commission News for 30th August – 3rd September 2021

Last week, there was a couple of news related to the UK Gambling Commission and its regulatory activities. After the former chair of the regulatory body stepped down from his position, Andre Rhodes was selected as the interim chair of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). Last week, the new chair of the regulator was finally […]

Recap of Trending UK Gambling News for 23rd – 27th August 2021

As the review of the 2005 Gambling Act is still going, there are newer statistics that show the UK’s current gambling problems that need to be resolved. Last week, it became clear that the smaller towns in the UK are actually hosting a larger number of betting shops. In the meantime, the bidding process for […]

Recap of UK Gambling News for Week 16th – 20th August

Last week, the news in the gambling industry in the UK was yet again concerned with the safety of vulnerable individuals. Just as the 2021/2022 Premier League season came to be, the charity organisation GambleAware reintroduced its Bet Regret campaign. This movement is concerned with responsible gambling and will concentrate on reminding football fans to […]

Recap of UK Gambling News for Week 9th – 13th August

The Gambling Commission continues to explore the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the repercussions for the behaviour of players following the lockdown measures. It presented an update, which is part of the ongoing monitoring of the pandemic and explores the gambling behaviour of Brits based on the information released by operators. Last week, it […]

Recap of UK Gambling News for Week 2nd-6th August

The protection of vulnerable individuals is at the heart of the Gambling Commission’s work, and last week, it presented a research, which makes some important insights into the gambling behaviour of young people, and more specifically, the role their friends and families play. Additionally, the Gambling Commission announced that the timetable for Phase Two of […]

Recap of Trending UK Gambling News for 26-30 July 2021

As there are concerns about the fairness of the licensing process surrounding the National Lottery in the UK, the DCMS launched an inquiry on its process of assessing all competitors for the National Lottery licence. The Fourth National Lottery Competition began on 28 August 2020 and it is handled by the UK Gambling Commission as […]

The Crypto Gambling Market

In the last few years, cryptocurrencies have become an extremely popular payment solution, with millions of people turning to this new way of paying for purchases and services. From something that almost nobody believed in to becoming one of the most popular unconventional payment methods, cryptocurrencies have gone through immense changes. After the success of Bitcoin, nowadays, there are various cryptocurrencies that many people invest in.

Recap of UK Gambling News for 19th – 23rd July

Last week, the UK Government ensured that the affordability checks proposed by the UK Gambling Commission are supposed to go hand in hand with the ongoing review of the 2005 Gambling Act. The affordability checks are included in the key measures that are supposed to be reviewed during the evaluation of the gambling regulation laws […]

Recap of UK Gambling News for 12th – 16th July

Football Index has become a hot issue in the UK gambling industry for the last several months after it went bust in early 2020. The latest news surrounding the company is about the customers who were affected by the downfall of Football Index and were waiting to be paid for several months now. Other news […]

Recap of UK Gambling News for 5th – 9th July

As the UK Gambling Commission continues to work towards improving the gambling scene in the country, it has suspended a second license since the beginning of the month. Last week, the regulator announced that after a review of Martin Henry Bailey, his non-remote license will be immediately suspended. Meanwhile, last week a Ladbrokes ad was […]

Recap of UK Gambling Commission News for 28th June – 2nd July

As ensuring a safe gambling environment is one of the top priorities of the UK Gambling Commission, last week, the regulatory body provided much-needed information on gambling behaviour among UK players. In its latest report, the Commission shared consumer’s opinions on cashless gambling transactions and the concern that arises from such payments. Last week, the […]

Recap of UK Gambling News for 21st – 25th June 2021

The UK Gambling Commission published the results of its latest survey last week, revealing the impact gambling advertisements have on UK bettors. This has become a hot topic with the ongoing Euro 2020 tournaments as many expressed disapproval of the gambling ads that are broadcasted during Euro 2020 matches. Last week, it was also announced […]

Recap of UK Gambling News for 14th – 18th June

During the previous week, the gambling industry in the UK saw some changes in the gambling license fees. Meanwhile, the public showed support for the full ban on gambling-related advertisements in the UK. Organisations hope that the revision of the 2005 Gambling Act will introduce changes in the gambling advertisement field and will reduce, if […]

Recap of Trending UK Gambling News for 07-11 June 2021

Due to the ongoing revision of the 2005 Gambling Act, the gambling industry in the UK is constantly looking for ways to combat gambling addiction and provide a safer environment for vulnerable individuals. After the former Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission, Neil McArthur, stepped down from his position, last week, the regulator appointed […]

Recap of Trending UK Gambling News for 31 May – 04 June 2021

Last week, there were new talks about the reforms in the 2005 Gambling Act in the UK, following a report showing the possible effects of introducing harsh measures to prevent gambling harm. Meanwhile, a member of parliament asked the broadcasting network ITV to stop promoting gambling during the European championship league. The UK Gambling Commission […]

Recap of Trending UK Gambling News for 24-28 May 2021

Last week, the gambling industry in the UK was mainly concerned with different campaigns that are related to better protection of the integrity of professional football during the UEFA Euro 2020 championships. There were also calls for finance companies to ensure better protection for vulnerable players by closing all loopholes used to avoid gambling blocks. […]

Recap of Trending UK Gambling News for 10-14 May 2021

The gambling industry in the UK is continuing to change, with the ongoing review of the 2005 Gambling Act bringing newer regulations to prevent gambling-related harm. As a way to protect vulnerable individuals, a group of people battling gambling addiction asked broadcasting companies to suspend betting advertisements while the European Championship is broadcasted. In the […]

Recap of Trending UK Gambling News for 03-07 May 2021

The gambling industry in the UK is still going through a thorough review, with lawmakers calling for changes that will ensure better regulation of gambling in the UK and protect vulnerable individuals. Last week, however, it became clear that some of the most vigorous measures might be shelved, helping British bookmakers to avoid strict affordability […]

Recap of Trending UK Gambling News for 19-23 April 2021

The biggest change for the gambling industry in the UK for the previous week was implementing the higher age limit for purchasing lottery tickets. Starting last week, individuals under 18 are not allowed to participate in the National Lottery. As gambling addiction among teens in the UK has become a concerning issue, the government decided […]

Recap of Trending UK Gambling News for 12-16 April 2021

As the UK Government is reviewing the 2005 Gambling Act, different bodies are looking for further information on gambling-related harm among the UK society. New research projects concentrate on revealing more information on the risk of gambling problems among different communities that include minorities, females, and children. At the end of last week, the independent […]

Gambling Commission News Weekly Recap 05–09 April 2021

The previous week was marked by interventions in the betting sector and a case against a major casino operator. While the UK Government is going through a rigorous review of gambling laws, several changes were suggested to help the prevention of gambling harm. According to the National Health Service (NHS), with the Covid-19 pandemic taking […]

Gambling Commission News Weekly Recap 29 March – 02 April 2021

The gambling industry of the UK was mainly marked by actions taken by the UK Gambling Commission to regulate several land-based casinos. Five different casinos were found to have some serious failings in sectors like social responsibility and anti-money laundering. Last week, the Gambling Commission also published its three-year Corporate Strategy and annual Business Plan. […]

Gambling Commission News Weekly Recap 22-26 March 2021

Last week, the UK Gambling Commission fined the casino operator Casumo due to operational failings. This followed the previous warnings and fines the regulator has issued towards other operators like In Touch Games and Football Index. In addition to the fine issued to the casino operator, last week, the Gambling Commission also published data that […]

Gambling Commission News Weekly Recap 15-21 March 2021

The news surrounding the UK Gambling Commission last week was mainly concerning the Chief Executive of the organisation stepping down from his position as well as the failing of In Touch Games and Football Index. On March 11, the regulator decided to suspend the license of BetIndex (T/A Football Index) as an investigation revealed that […]

Recap of Trending UK Gambling News for 08-12 March 2021

The past week was tough for one major UK betting company as many of Football Index’s customers were angry at an unexpected drop in dividends. This led to a market crash as the company’s shares declined drastically and the platform was forced to close down. Following the scandal and the questionable operation of the betting […]

Recap of Trending UK Gambling News for 01-05 March 2021

Last week it was revealed that the Covid-19 pandemic had a negative impact on the revenue of many major betting companies in the country. This is why most of them were hoping that the profit from online gambling will be enough to offset the losses. Meanwhile, the UK Gambling Commission made several warnings towards casino […]

Gambling Commission News Weekly Recap 22-26 February 2021

Last week, the UK Gambling Commission shared additional data on the impact of the stricter Covid-19 measures on the online gambling industry in Great Britain. The data that was published covers the months between March and December 2020 and it includes data both from online and offline gambling. In December, all land-based gambling facilities were […]

Recap of Trending UK Gambling News for 15-19 February 2021

Last week, several new restrictions were suggested in order to regulate the gambling industry in the UK. The new changes that will be most possibly introduced soon include affordability checks for gamblers, social media promotions, and blocking of gambling payments by UK banking institutions. UK Gabling Commission Insists on Affordability Checks for Gamblers To lower […]

Recap of Trending UK Gambling News for 8-12 February 2021

If you are interested in the gambling news in the UK, you can take a look at the news recap we are providing. These are the current major news in the UK gaming scene, providing the latest updates in the sports betting, esports, and responsible gambling sectors in the UK UK Sportsbooks are Targeting Vulnerable […]

Gambling Commission News Weekly Recap 1-5 February 2021

Last week the UK Gambling Commission introduced several new measures that will ensure better protection for online players in the UK. In 2020, the Gambling Commission announced that it will start working on some amendments in the Gambling Act to ensure a safer gambling environment, especially for individuals who are at risk of developing gambling […]

Social Gaming Market Size and Growth Expectations

If you have a Facebook account, chances are you have been invited at least a few times to start playing some sort of social game. Games like Farmville and Candy Crush started the craze but the entire industry has changed significantly in the last few years and so have the social games.