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Camelot Launches High Court Bid to Save National Lottery Contract

Camelot, the sole operator of the UK's National Lottery since 1994, is turning to England's highest court in an effort to save that very contract. The move comes one month after Camelot lost the contract to Allwyn, formerly the Sazka Group, in a process that Camelot says simply wasn't fair. Camelot's legal case for staying…

BGC Backs Recovery Plan but Urges Caution on Reforms

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), a British gaming trade group, is offering its support to its government's new economic recovery plan, but is also offering a word of caution about gaming reform. In a recently posted statement, Michael Dugher, Chief Executive of the Betting and Gaming Council, urged lawmakers to avoid “well-meaning but naive…

Flutter imposes £500 monthly loss limit for players under 25

Flutter Entertainment, proprietors of major UK gaming brands such as Paddy Power, Betfair and Sky Betting & Gaming, is taking a bold, new move to protect younger players against the ravages of problem gambling. Starting this week, all players under the age of 25 will subject to a new £500 ($692 USD) monthly loss limit.…

UK betting shops pass ID check test with flying colors

If you're a young person who is considering trying to place a wager at a UK betting shop anytime in the near future, you might want to think twice before attempting anything. A secret shopper employed by the UK government found that betting shop clerks checked for identification 90 percent of the time. Those are…

UKGC survey examines young people’s paths to gambling

What are the factors that influence a young person to start up a gambling habit? Is it repeated exposure to online sportsbook and casino advertisements on television and online? Or is the sinister flow of dopamine they get when unlocking loot boxes while playing their favorite video games? According to a recent study by the…

BGC praises Snapchat’s gambling ad opt-ad option

Officials at the UK Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) are praising Snaphcat's recent decision to allow end-users to opt-out of seeing gambling advertisements on the platform. It's a significant move for Snapchat and it's one that other social media platforms will likely follow in the future. The move towards allowing Snapchat users, who tend to…