Virtual Betting up by 40% Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

The coronavirus outbreak has been bad news for the majority of businesses, with many hit so hard that they will likely be forced to close; pubs, restaurants, and airlines in particular are struggling. In the gambling industry sports betting has taken a huge hit since 90% of sports are not currently being played. But as…

FSB Technology Fine: A £600k Slapped Wrist

The UKGC have slammed down the gavel once again, this time on FSB Tech who have been found responsible of multiple failings when it comes to social responsibility, anti money laundering measures, and advertising. The blame actually lies with some of the brands operating under FSB’s license as opposed to FSB themselves, but the UKGC…

Gambling Firms Voluntarily Withdraw Advertising

With the country still in the grips of the COVID-19 pandemic, more people than ever before are stuck at home with not a lot to do. It has been rightly pointed out that this could present an issue when it comes to boredom gambling and those with pre-existing gambling problems. I have to say, on…

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…