Bookies Pledge Grand National Profits to NHS Charity

The biggest and most famous event on the horse racing calendar cannot go ahead this year due to the outbreak of Coronavirus that has brought the country, and most of the rest of the world, to a standstill. However, in an attempt to give punters something to enjoy the decision has been taken to run…

Coronavirus Puts Sports Betting World on Hold

By now the COVID-19 outbreak has affected everyone in one way or another, whether it has closed your place of work, left you stranded on holiday, resulted in the cancellation of an event you were looking forward to, or just forced you to be a little more frugal with the loo roll. The world of…

Betway Hit With Record Breaking Fine

It seems like this is all I ever write about at the moment, but the conduct of yet another big bookie has bee called into question today after Betway landed a fine of £11.6 million. That’s going to leave a mark. The UKGC had been investigating the online bookie for failures in anti-money laundering and…

Gambling Commission “Not Fit for Purpose”

The UKGC and the National Audit Office (NAO) seem to have come to blows courtesy of Labour MP, Carolyn Harris, who branded the UKGC “not fit for purpose” and suggested that chief exec Neil McArthur should resign. This slightly ignorant knee jerk reaction came after the NAO reported that the UKGC was being “outgunned” by…

MoPlay Goes Bust After Gambling Licence Suspension Following Financial Difficulties

The online bookmaker MoPlay has had its licences suspended in both the United Kingdom and Gibraltar. The UK decision was taken by the Gambling Commission when it decided to initiate a review of Addison Global Limited, which uses MoPlay as its trading name. The Gibraltar authorities have suspended it over concerns about solvency issues the…

A Bumpy Month For Mr. Green

Mr. Green has closed it’s German facing sportsbook with immediate effect. The William Hill owned operator took the decision at the end of January and their affiliate partners were asked to: “remove all sportsbook content from your German marketing channels as soon as possible.” Recent regulatory changes in the country have been cited as the…