UK Gambling Archive

New season of English football betting incites Bet Regret ads in UK. The English Premier League is back! I know, I know – it was hardly even gone. Following an unavoidable delay in the 2019/20 schedule, the previous season just wrapped up seven weeks ago. Congratulations go to Liverpool for taking home their first...
Will snide remarks against regulators ensure Stakers Sportsbook never returns to the UK market? When a subjacent is chastised by its superior, the typical response is one of capitulation and acquiescence. An admonished child hangs its head apologetically. An employee ensures the boss that their work will improve. But sometimes – on rare head-turning,...
UK’s Mr. Green Casino loses jackpot, fined £3 million by the Gambling Commission for “systematic failings”. When we talk about major online gambling sites making big multi-million-dollar payments, we usually think of big slot machine jackpots awarding progressive prizes. That was not the case in the UK this week. Media headlines lit up with...
Flutter+Stars 40% share of UK sports betting market raises CMA flag. Mergers and acquisitions are nothing new to the online gambling industry, especially in this day and age. Consistently tighter regulations are market saturation are sending even the largest operators shuffling for more profitable business models. For two of the UK’s absolute largest brands,...
Last month, around the same time Flutter was announcing its intentions to bring TSG into the fold, a corporate phenom by the name of Andrew Higginson signed on as a non-executive director of the company board. Mr. Higginson has his fingers in a lot of corporate pies these days, so it didn't raise any...
The UKGC had some good news to report in its latest research study. It turns out that minors aren't gambling as much in 2019 as they were in years past. The reduction in numbers wasn't as admirable as regulators would have liked, but it is at least a good sign that their efforts are...
By all means, we are among the most liberal online gambling nations in on the planet! However, our government has been 'waiting and watching' for an awfully long time. Our provinces are doing their best to capitalize on the opportunities provided, launching ring-fenced iGaming operations within most provinces, but they are tired of...
Petfre was found accountable for one of the most common infractions in the business – failure to enforce proper anti-money laundering procedures. The UKGC's investigation dates back to an incident that occurred nearly two years ago. And while Betfred was deemed guilty of the offense, the penalty was a lenient one, thanks largely...
This morning, William Hill announced that its current leader, Philip Bowcock, is stepping down. He will be leaving behind his titles of Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company, effective September 30, 2019. In the meantime, his replacement, Ulrik Bengtsson, is preparing to step into the role....
According to years' worth of statistics gathered by the BBC Panorama program, complaints against iGaming operators are up a staggering 5,000% in the last 5 years. The report showed that in the UK alone, just 169 formal complaints were filed in 2013, increasing to a fiendishly high 8,266 across the full 12 months of...