UK Gambling Commission Criticised by Industry

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is under fire again, this time from law firm Mishcon de Reya, over changes made to its responsible gambling measures, in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The lawyers said that new provisions set out by the commission presented operational challenges to the companies asked to introduce them, and that the […]

Lockdown Criticism for Australian Gambling Companies

Online gambling operators are behaving greedily during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to a leading anti-gambling organisation. Consumer data has shown that Australians have increased the amount of time they are spending using online gambling sites and one campaign group, the Alliance for Gambling Reform, have criticised the trend, calling on the government to bring […]

Confusion in German Betting Market as DRC Continues to Operate

A prominent German jurisdiction that holds responsibility for the awarding of online sports betting licences is continuing to accept licence applications while awaiting an appeal against a court ruling. The Darmstadt Regional Council (DRC) is still accepting sports betting licence applications even though a court ruling earlier this month prohibited the council from continuing to […]

Gambling Industry Urged to Improve on Age Verification

The UK gambling sector has been urged to improve its standards on age verification, as a result of research into the problem. Gambling organisation GambleAware commissioned the research, which was carried out by polling agency Ipsos MORI and the University of Stirling’s Institute for Social Marketing. According to the findings, the regular exposure of children […]

Global Gambling Hit

There was further confirmation about the potential impact on the betting sector of the COVID-19 virus at the weekend when a leading European industry organisation published new research. The European Gaming Commission (EGBA) has issued a warning that global revenues in the gambling sector could fall by as much as 11% on previous forecasts. According to […]