Tag Archives: DCMS
- UK gambling operators face new fee structure in 2017
December 22, 2016
UK-licensed online gambling operators face a new fee structure in 2017, with most operators seeing a discount, although a select few will see their fees rise. The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) posted a notice on its website this week detailing the findings of its consultation with the Department for Culture,...
- UK government launches review of FOBTs, gambling advertising
October 24, 2016
The UK government has finally confirmed plans to review the electronic gaming machines in bookmakers’ betting shops as well as gambling operators’ advertising practices. On Monday, Tracey Crouch (pictured), the Tory Minister for Sport, Tourism & Heritage, announced that the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) was launching a...
- UK Lottery System to Face Overhaul; Online Scratchcard Players Given Illegal Lottery Warning
September 16, 2015
The Department of Culture, Media and Sport has given the UK’s Gambling Commission permission to advise the government on the way forward with a revised policy for UK lotteries, and online scratchcard players issued with an illegal lottery warning. The UK lottery system is about to have a make over....
- Betfred Get Tote Rebate For Early Payment
March 14, 2014
Betfred get Tote rebate of £32m after an early payment clause allowed them to reduce the original bill of £265m to £233m. The Mail Online has revealed that the UK bookmaker Betfred managed to acquire the Government-owned Tote for a mind boggling £32m cheaper than was originally thought to be...
- UK point-of-consumption tax scrutinized; bookies push back against anti-FOBT campaign
February 14, 2013
The UK plan to require online gambling companies to hold a UK Gambling Commission-issued license and to pay a 15% point-of-consumption tax was subjected to more scrutiny on Tuesday. Members of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee heard testimony from Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) permanent secretary...
- UK publishes draft gambling act revisions for wary industry to contemplate
December 3, 2012
The UK government’s long-awaited revisions to its Gambling Act 2005 have been released in draft form (viewable here) so that industry stakeholders can weigh in with their thoughts. (‘I hate the font!’) The key provision of the Draft Gambling (Licensing & Advertising) Bill is the requirement for all operators wishing...
New Zealand online gambling point of consumption tax looms
March 23, 2017
Australian online bookies face new taxes, bonus restrictions
September 8, 2017