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Bet365 has taken an unexpected decision to move its online gambling operations from its headquarters in the UK to Gibraltar.
Bet365 Moves Online Operations from UK to Gibraltar

New UK laws are having the opposite effect from that intended.


The UK Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 has been delayed until November 1. GBGA argued that the Act is “unlawful, because it is an illegitimate, disproportionate and discriminatory interference with the right to free movement of services … and is irrational.”.
UK Gambling Act Postponed Until November

A one month delay has been implemented for the UK licensing act as the High Court considers Gibraltar legal challenge.


Full Tilt plans to make no reduction to the VIP program for UK players—“you will continue to have access to all games and offers available at Full Tilt,” it reads.
UK Online Poker: Full Tilt, Unibet Won’t Cut Rewards, Carbon Withdraws

Two major operators have indicated VIP programs will stay the same when the new UK licensing regime comes into effect next week.


Players are preparing a petition to the UKGC to change the technical standard which prohibits the automated rebuy and top-up features in the poker client.
Players Petition UK Gambling Commission to Change Auto Top-Up Rule

The technical standard fails to achieve its aim, players argue.


Under the terms of the deal, Winner has exclusive rights to display advertising on LED boards at home games.
Winner Positions for UK Push with West Ham FC Deal

New marketing deal with Premier League club puts the online sportsbook and iPoker skin in prime position.


Now that the window for initial applications for a license under the UK’s new regulatory regime has closed, Winamax is noticeable by its absence.
Winamax Says No to UK License

London based Team pros may have to look for another home.


Less than two weeks untli new regulations in the UK come into affect, PokerStars has finally revealed its plans to migrate players over to a new UK site.
PokerStars Finally Reveals Plans for UK Regulation

Same player pool, same games—but “slightly reduced” VIP program from next year for all UK players.


The latest update to the UK Gambling Commission’s (UKGC) FAQs changes the dates by which IT and software suppliers must acquire licenses.
UKGC Gives Software Suppliers an Extra Three Months

The deadline for software suppliers has been extended to March 31, 2015.


The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has submitted its first response to the Gibraltar Gaming and Betting Association’s (GBGA) legal case challenging the new UK laws which the UKGC will implement from October 1.
UK Gambling Commission Starts Legal Defense of UK Law

UKGC argues that EU free trade doesn’t apply to Gibraltar.


Mansion has announced its withdrawal from the market, while Winner and Titan have launched new dot-co-uk sites under new subsidiaries to continue operating in the market.
Online Poker Sites Prepare for UK Regulation

Mansion withdraws from market while Titan and Winner set up new subsidiaries on dot-co-uk domains.


The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) has filed a challenge to new UK gaming laws in the British courts.
The GBGA Files Legal Challenge to Overturn the UK Gambling Act

Despite a request for an expedited process the legal dispute could take years to resolve.


Online poker rooms that want to keep UK customers and comply with new laws have until September 16 to apply for a license—and pay the appropriate fee.
UKGC Warns Operators to Get their Applications in on Time

Online poker rooms which miss the September 16 deadline may have to withdraw from the UK market, regulator warns.


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