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…

Matchbook Back in Action After UKGC Lifts Suspension

Back in February, popular online betting exchange, Matchbook, had it’s license to trade suspended following some pretty significant failures when it came to customer safety and anti money laundering measures. That was six months ago, and on the 7th August the UKGC announced that the suspension had been lifted, meaning that the company were free…

£100 Monthly Limit on Gambling Says Think Tank

How would you feel about someone putting a cap on the amount you are allowed to gamble each month? Well that is exactly what cross party think tank, The Social Market Foundation (SMF), is suggesting. The idea is that it would further improve protective regulation, but it also comes with its problems. The suggested rule change…

William Hill Calls Time on 119 Shops Post Lockdown

High street betting giant William Hill has confirmed that, due to customers being unlikely to return in the same numbers as before lockdown, they will be locking the door for good on 119 of their 1,500 retail outlets. This news comes at the same time as a reported 32% drop in revenue year on year…

GVC Pulls Ladbrokes & Coral from OddsChecker

Comparing odds before choosing where to place your bet is an integral part of the betting process for many punters, and Oddschecker is a site that allows them to do just that. All of the big brands are on there, or at least they were until July 9th, because GVC have pulled three of their…