Responsible Gambling & Regulation

UKGC Suspends Stakers’ Betting License Over Compliance Issues

UKGC Suspends Stakers’ Betting License Over Compliance Issues

The UK Gambling Commission has suspended Stakers’ betting license over several compliance issues. In a statement on the official Gambling Commission website, the regulatory body revealed that it’s imposed the suspension under section 116 of the Gambling Act 2005. As a result, Stakers is prohibited from offering gambling services to users based in the UK. …

NHS Gambling Service Opens New Treatment Clinic In Manchester

NHS Gambling Service Opens New Treatment Clinic In Manchester

The NHS Gambling Service is set to open a brand new gambling treatment clinic in Manchester. The brand new facility will be based in Salford Quays and is expected to reach thousands of vulnerable people across the North West of England. This new clinic will have experts who will advise and deal with those suffering …

Campaigners Urge Prime Minister To Ban Football Betting Sponsorships

Campaigners Urge Prime Minister To Ban Football Betting Sponsorships

Campaigners have called for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ban football betting sponsorships. Problem gambling campaign groups Gambling With Lives and The Big Step have called for the Prime Minister to end all football betting and gambling sponsorships. According to reports, the two groups delivered a letter to Johnson which states that football relationship with …

UK Gambling Commission Suspends Triplebet’s Operating License

UK Gambling Commission Suspends Triplebet’s Operating License

The UK Gambling Commission has suspended Triplebet’s operating license. The regulator announced this week its decision to suspend the gambling firm’s license to operate in the United Kingdom after a two-year review of the business. As a result, Triplebet’s sportsbook Matchbook has been suspended. According to reports, the Commission made the decision to suspend Triplebet’s …

Former FA Boss Says Football Gambling Links Have ‘Gone Too Far’

Former FA Boss Says Football Gambling Links Have ‘Gone Too Far’

The former boss of the Football Association (FA) has stated that the link between gambling and football has “gone too far”. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s File On 4 programme, Former FA Chief Executive Mark Palios said that football’s links with the gambling industry has gone “too far” and that there needs to be an end to …

NHS Mental Health Boss Urges Gambling Firms To Tackle Problem Gambling

NHS Mental Health Boss Urges Gambling Firms To Tackle Problem Gambling

The NHS Mental Health boss has written to five major gambling firms urging them to tackle gambling addiction. Claire Murdoch, the Head of Mental Health in the UK, has written a letter to the Chief Executives of William Hill, Betfred, Bet365, GVC, and Flutter Entertainment, expressing concern that gambling firms were targeting problem gamblers. In …

UK Gambling Commission Plans To Ban Online Credit Card Gambling

UK Gambling Commission Plans To Ban Online Credit Card Gambling

The UK Gambling Commission has plans to ban online credit card gambling, according to a new report from The Guardian. The UK’s gambling regulator will reportedly announce a ban on credit card bets on Tuesday (January 14th) as confirmed by multiple sources close to the tabloid. If true, the move comes several weeks after the …

UK Gambling Commission May Ban VIP Programmes, Says New Report

UK Gambling Commission May Ban VIP Programmes, Says New Report

The UK Gambling Commission is considering a ban on casino VIP programmes. The British gambling regulator announced the news after the Guardian obtained data from the Commission which revealed that many bookmakers operating in the UK rely heavily on VIP customers. These VIP schemes reward customers who play frequently and deposit large amounts, and the …

Dutch Gaming Regulator KSA Issued €3.5M Worth Of Fines In 2019

Dutch Gaming Regulator KSA Issued €3.5M Worth Of Fines In 2019

Dutch gaming regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) imposed gambling operators with fines worth a total of €3.5 million in 2019. The KSA announced the news this week, revealing that the combined total value of fines imposed on casino operators last year was up 105.8% from 2018. The combined €3.5 million total (Around $3.9 million or £3.0 million) …

32Red Operator Kindred Launches New ‘Stay In Control’ Campaign

32Red Operator Kindred Launches New ‘Stay In Control’ Campaign

The operator of online casino 32Red has launched a new responsible gambling campaign featuring footballer Wayne Rooney. Kindred Group launched the campaign this week through its 32Red casino brand with an aim to promote safe and responsible gambling. The campaign, titled Stay In Control, is comprised of a series of YouTube videos which are set …

Number Of Gambling Advertisements Seen By Children Falls, ASA Reveals

Number Of Gambling Advertisements Seen By Children Falls, ASA Reveals

The number of gambling advertisements seen by children has fallen, according to the Advertising Standards Authority. New figures released by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has revealed that the number of children viewing gambling advertisements has dropped from 4.4 in 2013 to 3.2 per week in 2018. According to the ASA, the figures represent 2.2% …

Video Game Loot Boxes Are Harming Young People, Says RSPH Charity

Video Game Loot Boxes Are Harming Young People, Says RSPH Charity

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has criticised loot boxes in video games. The charity has called for tighter regulation regarding gambling features in video games following the release of a study by Gambleaware. The research, titled Skins In The Game, surveyed 1,025 young people between the ages of 11 and 24 across the …