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The Gambling Commission’s competence is under investigation

The Parliamentary All-Party Betting & Gaming Group (APBGG) has announced the launch of an investigation into the competence and effectiveness of the Gambling Commission. This comes as the UK government is in the process of reviewing the 2005 Gambling Act. Investigation into Commission’s competence Announced yesterday, the APBGG has revealed that it has launched an …

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BGC urges new DCMS boss to continue with an “evidence-led” gambling reform

The UK’s Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has voiced its support for the new Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Nadine Dorries. This comes following the UK cabinet reshuffle that took place this week. Nadine Dorries to takeover DCMS Earlier this week, Nadine Dorries was appointed as the new Secretary of …

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Gambling Commission director warns of the dangers of internationalisation for gambling regulators

The UK Gambling Commission’s executive director Tim Miller has warned of the danger internationalisation presents to regulators in the gambling space. This comes after the announcement of a new consultation regarding finance at the Know Now Conference on Social Responsibility for Gambling Operators last week. Miller issues warning on internationalisation While speaking at the International …

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GamCare reports influx of calls following Paul Merson’s GMB interview

The UK’s responsible gambling charity GamCare reported that its helpline received an influx of calls following Paul Merson’s interview on ITV’s Good Morning Britain (GMB) show on Tuesday. Paul Merson is a former Premier League footballer who has had lived experience with gambling addiction. Merson’s interview During an interview, on GMB on Tuesday, the former …

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GambleAware outlines plan to commit £2.5m to new gambling education hubs

The UK charity GambleAware has revealed plans to expand the Gambling Education Hub Service to England and Wales, committing approximately £2.5m to the project. This comes after the charity announced two new senior hires last month. £2.5m to be spent on Gambling Education Hubs According to the announcement, GambleAware has released two new Invitations to …

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888 confirms £2.2bn deal to purchase William Hill’s non-US assets from Caesars

The online betting and gambling operator 888 Holdings has agreed on a £2.2bn ($3bn) deal to acquire William Hill’s non-US assets from Caesars Entertainment. Earlier this week it was widely reported that 888 had won the bid for William Hill’s non-US assets, but up until now, there had been no official word from 888. 888 …

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UK Gambling Commission to launch a consultation on financial thresholds

The UK Gambling Commission has announced the launch of a new consultation regarding thresholds for financial risks. The announcement was made during the Know Now Conference on Social Responsibility for Gambling Operators. Commission announces new consultation During his keynote speech at the Know Now Conference on Social Responsibility for Gambling Operators, the commission’s executive director …

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888 reportedly wins auction for William Hill assets with £2bn bid

888 Holdings has reportedly won the auction for William Hill’s UK and European assets which were put up for auction by Caesars Entertainment. Caesars put the UK bookmaker’s assets up for auction following its purchase of the firm earlier this year. 888 wins auction with £2bn bid As reported by The Times, Caesars Entertainment has …

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