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 (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.

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.

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 CEO of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has said that she expects to receive around 150 license applications following the introduction of new UK gambling laws.
UKGC CEO Expecting 150 New License Applications

Following the introduction of point of consumption licensing requirements, offshore operators need a UKGC license.

The Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill has now received Royal Assent, the final stage in the UK’s legislative process.
UKGC Updates FAQ After UK Gambling Bill Receives Royal Assent

The updated FAQ guides players and operators through the main points of new gambling laws and regulations.

Today, Ladbrokes has launched the first dedicated TV advertisement that promotes responsible gambling.
Ladbrokes Focuses on Responsible Gambling in its Television Advertising

An episodic advertising campaign chooses one character to highlight a safe gambling message.

After a 12 week consultation the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has set out its position on it will regulate for the protection of player funds.
UKGC Issues Player Fund Protection Policy, Rejects Insolvency Protection Measures

Segregate, report and inform are the key elements of the UKGC’s player fund protection policy which rejects compulsory insolvency protection measures.

A recent update of the UK Gambling Commission’s (UKGC) FAQ on the new UK laws demands that licensed operators justify the legality of their operations in countries where they do not hold a gaming license.
UKGC Intolerant of Bad Actors

A requirement to justify the legality of gray market operations puts major operators on the spot.

The UK House of Lords refused to support a UIGEA like amendment to the Gambling (Licensing & Advertising) Bill, which would have obliged financial services companies to block payments to non-UK licensed gambling sites.
Financial Transactions with Unlicensed iGaming Operators to be Blocked in UK

MasterCard, Visa and PayPal have all agreed to block transactions with unlicensed gambling companies when new UK laws come into force.

In spite of its absence from official reports, shared liquidity was discussed at the recent meeting of European regulators in Rome.
Regulators in Rome Discussed Shared Liquidity Off the Agenda

Shared liquidity was seen as a possible solution to the declines in the Spanish and Italian poker markets.

At a meeting with the UK Gambling Commission last week, UK internet service providers (ISP) rejected requests that they insert warning pages when customers access non-UK based gambling sites.
UK Internet Service Providers Reject Gambling Commission Requests

ISPs rejected requests to insert pop up warnings when UK customers access overseas gambling sites.

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