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Sister site Betsafe, owned by the Betsson group, will continue to operate in the UK under its new license, and players have the ability to transfer funds direct from Betsson to new Betsafe accounts.
Betsson Moves UK Players to Betsafe

Scandinavian gaming group focuses UK operations on a single skin.

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has announced a consultation on the manner in which operators will be required to report in order that their management of player funds can be monitored.
UKGC Opens Consultation on Player Fund Protection Reporting

Key issues affecting the effectiveness of the UKGC’s player fund protection measures are the subject of the latest consultation.

Full Tilt informed its UK customers on Tuesday that, effective immediately, the accumulation of rewards points will drop to a rate of 8 for every dollar paid in rake, down from the usual 10x rate.
Full Tilt Cuts UK Player Rewards by 20%

New UK Point of Consumption tax blamed for big cut to rakeback.

A UK High Court has said that the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) can argue its case against the new point of consumption tax in a judicial review.
GBGA Receives Approval for Second Judicial Review of UK’s New Gambling Laws

The GBGA’s case against the UK’s point of consumption tax may have more chance than its first against the UK Gaming Act.

From December 31, UK licensed operators must include in their terms and conditions an explanation of how players’ funds are protected in the event that the operator goes bust.
UK Online Poker Players to be Told How Their Funds are Protected

The level of fund protection in the event of an insolvency must be disclosed to UK customers.

The UK Gambling Commission UKGC has informed operators and published on its consumer page, the three tier standards to be used when disclosing the level of protection offered to player funds in the event of an insolvency.
UKGC Releases Advice Note on Player Fund Protection Disclosure

The level of fund protection in the event of an insolvency must be disclosed to UK customers.

Most sites are choosing to serve UK players from their dot-com domains and leave their software platforms unchanged.
UK Gambling Commission Kitemarks Now Adorn The Biggest Domains in Online Gambling

Continuation license holders now show the UKGC stamp of approval as delay UK Gambling Act comes into effect.

The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) has launched a second legal case, this time contesting the point of consumption (POC) tax due to be implemented on December 1.
GBGA Launches Second Legal Challenge to New UK Gambling Laws

This time, the point of consumption tax is under fire as a restriction of trade and because it will encourage unlicensed operators.

The guidance PokerStars gave to its UK customers in advance of the transition to a UK regulated poker room has been changed—automatic rebuys will not be removed from the client.
PokerStars UK Client Will Allow Auto-Rebuys

UKGC clarification restores valuable feature after successful player pressure.

the UK’s implementation of the UK Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 has turned into a debacle.
UK Gambling Act Incompetence Costs Taxpayers £25 Million

Players and operators aren’t too pleased either.

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued a clarification to its position on automated rebuys and top up features in online poker software—the UKGC now says that such features are not banned by the technical standards rules.
UK Regulator Clarifies: Auto-Rebuy Not Forbidden

Rebuys and top-ups may now not be removed from Full Tilt and PokerStars clients when they launch on November 1.

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has extended the deadlines for continuation licenses. Operators who missed the September 16 deadline may now submit an application up until midnight on October 23. They will need to be compliant with the new License Conditions and Codes of Practice from October 31.
UKGC Extends Transitional License Application Window

Characteristic British flexibility in the face of chaotic circumstances.

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