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Entain To Launch Virtual Sports Games With Inspired Entertainment

Entain To Launch Virtual Sports Games With Inspired Entertainment

Gambling operator Entain has announced its decision to launch virtual sports games both online and at brick-and-mortar betting shops. Entain announced the news this week, revealing that developer Inspired Entertainment, which partnered with Microgaming back in April 2020, will provide the games to Entain’s real-life and online brands including Ladbrokes, Coral, Eurobet, Foxy Bingo, Gala, …

Gambling Business Group Criticises Gambling Affordability Checks

Gambling Business Group Criticises Gambling Affordability Checks

The cross-sector Gambling Business Group (GBG) has criticised the UK Gambling Commission’s proposed affordability checks, describing them as “prohibition by another name”. Last year, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) launched a consultation for feedback on affordability checks on gamers in the United Kingdom, and the Government is set to consider the proposal as part of …

UKGC Criticises ‘Exaggerated’ Concerns Of Illegal Black Market

UKGC Criticises ‘Exaggerated’ Concerns Of Illegal Black Market

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued a statement criticising the “exaggerated” concerns over the illegal online gambling black market in the UK. Earlier this month, data and analytics firm PwC reported that almost 10% of all gambling-related online searches were for illegal black market gambling websites and that unregulated sites accounted for 2% of …

William Hill Reports £30M Loss Due To UK Betting Shop Closures

William Hill Reports £30M Loss Due To UK Betting Shop Closures

William Hill has revealed how 2020’s nationwide COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions have affected the company. The leading gambling operator issued a trading update this week, reporting a 16% drop in total group net revenue to £1.3 billion for the year ending December 29. According to the Racing Post, the UK bookmaker attributes the fall in …

BGC Says There’s Too Much ‘Fiction’ Surrounding Gambling Debate

BGC Says There’s Too Much ‘Fiction’ Surrounding Gambling Debate

The Betting and Gaming Council’s (BGC) Chief Executive Michael Dugher has warned that there is “too much fiction” surrounding the ongoing gambling debate. Last month, the UK Government launched its review into the Gambling Act 2005, and while the BGC and Dugher have welcomed the long-awaited review, Dugher has come forward to “set the record …

Betting And Gaming Council Praises Results Of COVID Action Plan

Betting And Gaming Council Praises Results Of COVID Action Plan

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has issued a statement praising the results of its COVID action plan and highlighting how the campaign has helped encourage operators into supporting safer gambling. The BGC’s 10-pledge plan was unveiled earlier this year at the start of the UK’s first coronavirus lockdown in March. The plan set out …

Roxy Palace Casino Closes, LeoVegas Launches Open Banking, And More

Roxy Palace Casino Closes, LeoVegas Launches Open Banking, And More

Roxy Palace Casino has officially shut down worldwide. The popular online casino officially closed its doors yesterday (November 30) after 18 years. The website, which was operated by the Kindred Group, launched back in 2002 and in 2015 was snapped up by 32Red before the company was purchased by the Kindred Group in 2016. Earlier …

ASA Reports Drop In Number Of Gambling Ads On Child-Friendly Websites

ASA Reports Drop In Number Of Gambling Ads On Child-Friendly Websites

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has reported a decrease in the number of gambling advertisements published on child-friendly websites. Publishing the results of its Second Online Marketing Sweep, the ASA, which recently banned an ad by Thebettingman, noted that the number of inappropriately placed online betting and gambling advertisements has “reduced significantly from 70 ads …

BGC Praises Re-Opening Of Betting Shops After England Lockdown

BGC Praises Re-Opening Of Betting Shops After England Lockdown

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has praised the UK Government’s decision of re-opening betting shops in England after lockdown but has promised to continue fighting to allow casinos to re-open too. England is currently under a lockdown which is set to end next week on December 2. This week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled …

ASA Bans Thebettingman Gambling Ad Featuring Geordie Shore TV Star

ASA Bans Thebettingman Gambling Ad Featuring Geordie Shore TV Star

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a gambling advertisement from Thebettingman over several complaints. As reported by Gambling Insider, the advertisement first appeared as an Instagram Story on June 2, 2020, by Geordie Shore reality television star Sam Gowland. It featured the following caption: “I told use Thursday night if u wanted to make money …

Evolution Given Approval For NetEnt Acquisition After Investigation

Evolution Given Approval For NetEnt Acquisition After Investigation

Well-known game provider Evolution has been given the approval to complete its proposed acquisition of NetEnt. Back in June 2020, NetEnt agreed to a SEK 19.6 billion acquisition offer from Evolution Gaming, a proposal that has already been given approval from the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority back in September. The UK’s Competition and …

Operator BoyleSports Fined £2.8M Over Anti-Money Laundering Failings

Operator BoyleSports Fined £2.8M Over Anti-Money Laundering Failings

Gambling firm BoyleSports has been fined by the UK Gambling Commission for a series of failings. The Irish company, which owns several betting shops across the UK and runs two online gambling websites, has been fined a whopping £2.8 million by the UK Gambling Commission after the regulatory body discovered a series of failings regarding …

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