Genesis Global appealing license suspense from UKGC

Last week the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) suspended Genesis Global's UK-facing gaming license in a move that was long on legalese and short on details. This week, we've learned more about the nature of Genesis Global's alleged infractions, along with the company's response. In short, company officials told the UKGC the they'll be both cooperating…

UKGC and gambling operators agree to limit advertising and VIP practices

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) and a working group of UK gambling operators have reached an agreement that will mark major changes in the standard business operating practices of their businesses. Under the terms of the accord, UK operators will implement new measures to limit the age of VIP players, reduce slots speeds, and age…

UKGC Promises 'Relentless Escalation' for Gambling Scofflaws

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) CEO Neil McArthur has a warning for UK-facing gambling operators: follow gaming regulations to the letter or face a, "relentless ecalation," in fines. McArthur's warning is one that maintains, and escalates, the UKGC's recent efforts to increase enforcement of its edicts, especially when they apply to advertising, compliance and anti-money…

UKGC Steps Away from FOBT Limits

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is, seemingly, stepping away from its heavy-handed efforts to regulate fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs). In an announcement first reported on by The Times,¬†Commissioners have decided that they are willing to let go of their demand that the maximum wager at an FOBT be fixed at ¬£2. Commissioners didn't discount…