This is an excerpt from Poker Industry PRO’s recently published The State of the Online Poker Industry: Summer 2018, our twice-annual snapshot of the…
Regulatory Headwinds in Four Countries: Russia, Norway, Germany and UK

An excerpt from Poker Industry PRO’s latest report into the state of the online poker industry in 2018.


The gambling regulator in the United Kingdom has found that under its rules, consumer protections and social responsibility measures around the use of gambling…
UKGC Moves to Increase Consumer Protections in Online Gambling

The gambling regulator in the United Kingdom has found that under its rules, consumer protections and social responsibili…


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“The Phenomenon of Integration”: How 2017 Has Been a Turning Point for Open Liquidity in Online Poker

Across Europe, the United States and now even South America, shared liquidity has finally won out—2018 should see cross-border shared liquidities across all key existing and emerging online poker markets.


Similar to other jurisdictions around the world, gambling over the internet continues to be popular with consumers in the United Kingdom.
Internet Gambling Still Growing in the UK

Similar to other jurisdictions around the world, gambling over the internet continues to be popular with consumers in…


Gaming giants Ladbrokes and William Hill have confirmed that they are two of five online operators targeted by the Competition and Markets Authority over…
Ladbrokes, William Hill Among Five Targeted for “Unfair” Signup Offers Online

Excessive wagering requirements “likely to be breaking consumer law,” says Competition and Markets Authority.


Andrew Lichtenberger, an American poker professional known online as “LuckyChewy,” has launched his own online poker room, a site that promises to…
Lucky Chewy Poker: Pro Aims to Appease Community with New “Low Rake” Poker Room

Andrew “LuckyChewy” Lichtenberger launches poker room “by the players for the players.”


Last month the UKGC (United Kingdom Gambling Commission) released figures for the first time that showed gambling trends and behaviours in the UK.
British Gambling Trends Recorded For The First Time

UKGC gives an insight into gambling behaviours across the pond.


Online gaming licensees in the UK were told last week by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) the requirements they must adhere to when reporting information…
UKGC Mitigates Risks In New Player Funds Reporting Requirements

2016 to see the start of monthly reporting with weekly reconciliations.


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.


A last minute legal challenge from a Gibraltar industry body was rejected Friday, paving the way for the UK Licensing Act to come into effect on November 1.
High Court Rejects Industry Legal Action: UK Regulation to Take Effect Next Month

Long-shot legal challenge from remote gambling industry body defeated, meaning UK regulations will happen on November 1.


The guidance PokerStars gave to its UK customers in advance of the transition to a UK regulated PokerStars.co.uk 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.


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