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Under rules set out by the Gambling Commission of Great Britain (UKGC), all internet gambling businesses must hold player deposits in a separate bank account,...
Player Funds Protection in the UK: How Online Poker Operators Protect Your Money

We list 26 UK gambling operators and how they protect your player funds.


The Swedish gambling authority, Lotteriinspektionen, issued another batch of licenses ahead of the country’s reorganization of the gambling market.
More Online Poker Rooms Authorized in Sweden: Will 888 Be Left Out in the Cold?

So far 31 gambling companies have been issued a license by the Swedish gambling authority ahead of the January 1 go-live date.


The ban on TV gambling advertisements during live sporting events has been confirmed by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG), a collective body…
UK Gambling Advertising Ban to Come Into Force in 2019 Summer

Following concerns among anti-gambling campaigners and politicians, the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) has confirmed the TV advertising ban in the UK.


Gross gambling yield from remote gambling reached its highest level ever during the period generating more than £5.35 billion.
Market Monitor: UK Apr 2017 – Mar 2018

Gross gambling yield (GGY) from remote gambling (mostly online gambling) in Great Britain reached its highest level…


The rates rise has been on the cards since May, and it was on the low end of the range of 20% to 25% that the industry had anticipated.
UK Online Gambling Operators Have a Year Until Their Tax Increases 40%

Chancellor Philip Hammond confirms Remote Gaming Duty will rise from 15% to 21% in a year’s time.


Partypoker has upgraded its declaration on how it says it protects customer deposits, stating that it has taken steps to protect these funds in the unlikely…
Partypoker Upgrades Declaration of UK Player Funds Protection

Following the publication of pokerfuse’s survey of UK-licensed gambling providers and player funds protection, GVC’s online poker room upgrades its level to “medium.”


This week, the topic of player funds protection at online poker sites was once again in the spotlight. It is a topic discussed on pokerfuse regularly, from…
Pokerfuse Releases Survey Results and Guide to Online Poker Player Fund Protection in the UK

With player fund segregation once again back in the spotlight, our guide lists the self-declared segregation policy of all major UK licensed poker sites.


The United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) issued new standards this week designed to improve the process by which consumer complaints are handled in the…
UKGC Seeks to Improve Handling of Gambling Related Complaints

The United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) issued new standards this week designed to improve the process by which…


On Monday, gambling regulators from more than a dozen countries and one US state including the United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) and the Washington…
UKGC and 15 International Gambling Regulators to Study Relation Between Gambling and Social Casino Games

International Gambling Regulators including the Washington State Gambling Commission in the US join forces to address concerns over video games in-game purchases gambling risks.


The United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued a warning to online gaming operators not to impede players from withdrawing their money. Remote gaming…
UKGC Targets Unfair Cash Withdrawal Restrictions

The United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued a warning to online gaming operators not to impede players…


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 UK government has decided to drastically cut the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) from £100 to £2.
Online Operators To Pick Up the Tab for FOBT Max Bet Cut

UK government to hike the remote gaming duty as it prepares to slash the FOBT maximum bet to £2.


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