Tag Archives: UK Gambling Commission
- UK anti-gambling media turns its outrage amps to 11
October 11, 2017
The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has asked the country’s advertising watchdog to examine some online gambling products to determine if they violate rules on products intended to appeal to children. The UK media has been on an unrelenting anti-gambling tear in recent months and it was apparently the Sunday Times’...
- UK bookies behaving badly: Episode #5,812
September 29, 2017
UK bookmakers Ladbrokes are under investigation by the UK gambling regulator after betting shop staff allegedly allowed a gambler to take out payday loans to play fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBT). On Friday, the Guardian reported that the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) was investigating claims by a self-described recovering gambling addict...
- 888 fine is a sign of its long term success
September 5, 2017
Nothing shows that you hit the big leagues like a nice relaxing government fine for committing what politicians have decided is a “crime”. The business of avoiding pretend crimes can be humorous and only slightly annoying in the best case. Think those repetitive disclaimers about forward-looking statements CEOs have to...
- 888 slapped with record $10M fine for failure to protect problem gamblers
August 31, 2017
The UK Gambling Commission has slapped online gambling operator 888 Holdings Plc. with a record £7.8 million (US$10 million) for failing to stop problem gamblers using its services. In an announcement posted on its website on Thursday, the British gambling watchdog found 888 liable for allowing over 7,000 customers who...
- UK media has problem with UK problem gambling stats
August 25, 2017
The reliably alarmist UK media is raising a ruckus over new UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) statistics showing an increase in Great Britain’s ranks of problem gamblers. On Thursday, the UKGC published Gambling Behavior in Great Britain 2015, the first such comprehensive survey of gambling prevalence in three years. The stats...
- Bookmaker Geoff Banks raises hell over gambling ‘bonus culture’
July 27, 2017
There was a sudden surge of punters at Geoff Banks' website during the last few days but the prominent bookie isn’t happy about it. Apparently, the website traffic was caused by promotion-seeking punters scouring gambling websites to make guaranteed profits. The Guardian reported that Banks filed a complaint against a...
Draft Fantasy targets UK rollout in August
March 27, 2017