Tag Archives: John Penrose
- Private members bill would require online gambling firms to hold UK license
January 28, 2012
On Friday, Tory MP for West Suffolk Matthew Hancock introduced a motion to require online gambling outfits that wish to offer services to UK punters to hold a UK Gambling Commission-issued license. On February 7, Hancock will have 10 minutes to make his case to Parliament, after which an opposition...
- UK Health Lottery under fire; online gambling reform may not happen until 2014
January 21, 2012
Richard Desmond’s Health Lottery may have attempted to quiet the complaining over its low payout percentages by boosting the top prize of its upcoming draw, but controversy of a different sort was brewing Thursday at a meeting of the UK’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport select committee. As reported...
- Racing debate at Westminster; Bet-At-Home Q3 results; Betdaq goes to the dogs
November 23, 2011
Tory MP Matthew Hancock has redoubled his efforts to convince UK lawmakers that the horse racing industry is destined for the knackers without changes to the country’s gaming laws. During a Westminster Hall debate on Tuesday attended by 20 MPs and Minister John Penrose of the Department of Culture, Media...
- EU prepares for gambling vote as UK holds licensing hearings
November 11, 2011
On Monday (14th), the European Parliament is scheduled to vote on German Liberal MEP Jürgen Creutzmann’s proposal to ‘harmonize’ online gambling regulations across European Union member nations. Creutzmann told European Voice he hopes the vote passes by a wide margin, because “the European Commission will do something only if there...
- Harris Hagan Law Discuss EU Gambling Regulations
November 2, 2011
When it comes to iGaming legislation, the US tends to get most, if not all, of the attention. Since processing payments for gambling companies were outlawed in 2006 by UIGEA, US legislation has been the talk of the industry with many speculating about when poker will be introduced on a...
- UK minister critical of EU plans
October 20, 2011
UK government minister John Penrose has criticized plans to create a Europe-wide harmonized set of plans for the online gaming industry. In a debate organized by The Parliament magazine the cabinet minister responsible for gambling rubbished anyone advocating an EU-wide gambling industry plan due to the varying differences that exist...
Genting sizes up possible smaller Star City casino in UK
March 28, 2017
UK EuroMillions remains unaffected by Lottoland
May 12, 2017