Tag Archives: Office of Fair Trading
- Social Gaming UK: Office of Fair Trading announces eight new principles for online and mobile app games
February 25, 2014
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has sent out a firm message to game developers by publishing eight principles for online and app-based games. The principles are intended to clarify the games industry’s obligations under UK consumer protection law and apply to all online and mobile apps, with certain principles...
- Social gaming apps told to lay off the guilt trips; Sponge Poker’s digital ‘tells’
September 27, 2013
Social gaming companies need to watch how they promote in-app purchases, according to a draft report by the UK’s Office of Fair Trading (OFT). The OFT, which launched its investigation into the social gaming phenomenon in April, said it encountered instances in which young gamers were subjected to borderline coercive...
- UK regulators to take closer look at kids’ use of social gaming apps
April 13, 2013
The UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has decided to put social gaming under the microscope, with a particular focus on whether children are being coerced into paying for extra features or elements. In January, UK gambling regulators said they hoped the increasingly popular social games market would police itself,...
- Rank/Gala Coral deal referred to Competition Commission
August 21, 2012
Rank’s £205m bid to takeover 26 casinos from rival Gala Coral has been referred to the Competition Commission after concerns over diluting competition in the land-based casino sector. The Office for Fair Trading handed the case to the Commission as they’re worried it will “substantially reduce compeition in the casino sector”....
- OFT look into Rank purchase; Paddy beaten into third; Intralot increase revenue; Bally apply for AGCC licence
May 30, 2012
Office of Fair Trading (OFT) officials are looking into the imminent acquisition of Gala Casinos by the Rank Group. The OFT are worried the deal could result in a substantial lessening of competition under the Enterprise Act 2002. We looked at the deal earlier this month and it’s not thought...
- Betfred may face OFT competition review
September 7, 2011
Betfred could be hauled across the government-branded hot coals after rumors surfaced that the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) are looking into their acquisition of the Tote. Fred Done and his band of merry men gave the Tote a new home earlier this year and in the process beat out...
Rank/Gala Coral deal referred to Competition Commission
August 21, 2012