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The reduction in the maximum stakes available at fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) is once again scheduled to take place in April 2019 after the government…
FOBT Cut Back On for April 2019

The reduction in the maximum stakes available at fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) is once again scheduled to take…


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.


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 25 UK gambling operators and how they protect your player funds.


TSG has now commenced the integration of the SBG operation by announcing a re-structure of senior management positions within the SBG company following the CMA clearance.
UK’s CMA Clears Sky Betting Takeover by The Stars Group

TSG completes its acquisition of Sky Betting & Gaming after receiving the green light from UK’s antitrust body.


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…


PokerStars and US-facing offshore network Winning Poker Network are preparing to launch the variant of Hold’em.
PokerStars, Americas Cardroom Prepare to Launch Six Plus Hold’em

While PokerStars has yet to officially announce the release of the new game, Americas Cardroom has informed players of its launch later this month.


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…


It seems that global online poker site PokerStars is readying to launch yet another online poker variant: Six Plus Hold’em, also known as Short Deck…
Exclusive: PokerStars’ Next New Online Poker Game Could be Six Plus Hold’em

New leak suggests that the online poker room plans to launch 6+ Hold’em, also known as Short Deck Poker, the action-filled online poker variant that’s proved a hit in Asia.


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.


Legalized online poker and igaming as a whole is huge in the UK market. Online poker, casino games and sports betting is all legal and highly regulated in the…
Online Poker in the UK: Independent Guide for Players

Legalized online poker and igaming as a whole is huge in the UK market. Online poker, casino games and sports betting…


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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