Betsson to Exit the UK Market – Only Rizk Remains

Gambling giant Betsson AB have dropped something of a bombshell today and announced, with immediate effect, that they will be surrendering 3 of their 4 UK licenses and closing 8 of their brands to British customers. The one remaining brand available to UK players and bettors operated by Betsson will be Rizk. Betsson is a…

What Does the Second Wave Mean for Betting Shops?

Just when things seemed to be getting back to normal, a second wave of Coronavirus seems to be rearing its ugly head. In response, the Government have come up with a (some might say baffling) 3 Tier Local Lockdown system which will apply stricter rules to areas of the country which are especially exposed to…

William Hill in Bidding War as Share Price Rockets

It was a busy end to the week for William Hill, as news broke last Friday of not one but two companies bidding for a takeover. The share price sky rocketed over 40% in reaction, but although interest had been announced no official offers had been made until today, when a £2.9 billion price tag…

BetVictor Take Parimatch Under Their Wing For UK Launch

You have probably never heard of Parimatch, we hadn’t, but if you lived in or around Russia it would definitely be on your radar. It does big business in that part of the world, and now it seems as though Parimatch want a share of the UK market, as they have struck up an interesting…

Anti-Gambling MP Tom Watson Joins Flutter

Well that’s a turn up for the books! When he was deputy leader of the Labour party, Tom Watson was severally critical of the gambling industry, calling for serious change on a number of occasions. Now, just a year after resigning due to not getting along with Jeremy Corbyn, he has signed a contract with…

Job Losses Going Ahead at the UKGC

The Gambling Commission has faced a lot of criticism over the last few years, with many people questioning their effectiveness and their ability to regulate the industry. This has not necessarily been about incompetence; it is widely recognised that the UKGC is under funded and under staffed for what is expected of it. Yet despite…