Inspired Gaming Group’s HTML5 Games Go Live with Ladbrokes via Virgo RGS

Inspired Gaming Group’s HTML5 Games Go Live with Ladbrokes via Virgo RGS

UK-based leading gaming systems and solutions supplier Inspired Gaming Group revealed that it has inked a deal with Ladbrokes. Under the terms of the agreement, the HTML5 games are to go live with Ladbrokes, which will make them available to the latter’s online and mobile users. The Managing Director of Inspired Group’s Mobile operations Lucy Buckley commented on the deal that the agreement came to prove the efficiency of the company’s Virgo RGS technology. Ms Buckley shared that the high-quality games provided by Inspired were expected to become very popular…

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UKGC Imposes £3-Million Penalty on Camelot due to License Breach

UKGC Imposes £3-Million Penalty on Camelot due to License Breach

Today, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) revealed that it has imposed a financial penalty on Camelot, which is currently the operator of the National Lottery. The fine is estimated to £3 million. The Chief Executive Officer of the UKGC Sarah Harrison commented on the regulatory body’s decision, saying that the regulator was mainly concerned about protecting customers’ interests and keeping the integrity of the way the National Lottery was run. Ms. Harrison explained that serious failures had been found in the company’s work, so the fine was massive, too. The…

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Labour Party Calls for Assurance over UK National Lottery Safety

Labour Party Calls for Assurance over UK National Lottery Safety

The British Labour Party has demanded the National Lottery to guarantee with utter surety that its website is totally safe and risk-free for customers. The call for assurances comes about half a month after thousands of customers had their online accounts at Camelot’s website hacked by cyber criminals. At the end of November, the operator of the UK National Lottery – Camelot Group – officially announced that there had been “suspicious activity” in its website, which had affected a small number of players. According to the official statement published on…

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Gaming Nation Establishes UK Presence via BD Sport Group Takeover

Gaming Nation Establishes UK Presence via BD Sport Group Takeover

The online and mobile sports gaming company Gaming Nation which currently operates mainly in Canada and the US announced that it is to acquire the UK market leader in the stadium betting services sector BD Sport Group. The two companies have entered into a definitive agreement through the Gaming Nation Acquisition subsidiary. As a result of the deal, Gaming Nation will get the full suite of offerings of the British company, including all the assets of BD Sport, BD Stadia and BD Deportes. The acquisition is expected to be finalised…

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UK Government to Delegate FOBTs Control Powers to Wales Authorities

UK Government to Delegate FOBTs Control Powers to Wales Authorities

The Welsh Government will be given the power to ban fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) after the Labour Party managed to convince the UK Government that it should delegate these prerogatives to local competent authorities. The UK Government has confirmed that it plans such a change at a time when the the Parliament has been preparing one of the final debates on the Wales Bill. If such a change is implemented, the local Ministry will become responsible for issuing the licenses of high-stakes gaming machines in the region. As reported by…

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Leeds’ Victoria Gate Runs Casino Staff Training Courses amid Job Applications Wave

Leeds’ Victoria Gate Runs Casino Staff Training Courses amid Job Applications Wave

At the end of October, Victoria Gate retail revealed that the work on the next development stage of its Leeds-based casino has already been in progress. The project is planned to be brought to an end in 2017. The Director of the new Victoria Gate Casino hub Patrick Noakes said that the Victoria Gate Casino brand was focused on building a first-class venue that would cover not only gaming, but also dining and entertainment, as well as game sports action and corporate hospitality. Mr. Noakes added that the brand would…

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UK’s Supreme Court Denies HMRC Permission to Appeal in Sportech Case

UK’s Supreme Court Denies HMRC Permission to Appeal in Sportech Case

The Supreme Court has unanimously refused permission for the UK’s non-ministerial Government department Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to appeal the Court of Appeal’s decision concerning a Sportech’s VAT repayment claim. The claim has been estimated to £97 million. The British online gambling and entertainment company published an official statement on the matter, saying that the Supreme Court’s decision has finally put the matter to an end after an epic legal battle that lasted several years. The Chief Executive Officer of the UK gaming company Ian Penrose said that…

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UK Economy Affected by Gambling Addiction Annual Costs of Over £100 Million

UK Economy Affected by Gambling Addiction Annual Costs of Over £100 Million

The non-governmental charity organisation GambleAware published a special landmark report, revealing that gambling addictions cost the UK over £100 million on an annual basis. According to further details, only gambling-related “secondary” mental health services currently cost the country an amount between £30 million and £110 million per year. The figure includes various health programmes such as gambling addiction treatment and counselling. About 620,000 individuals who suffer from problem gambling behaviour have taken advantage of the programmes, but other costs, such as A&E admissions associated with gambling issues are not included…

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ICE Totally Gaming to Host Free eSports Seminar

ICE Totally Gaming to Host Free eSports Seminar

The organisers of ICE Totally Gaming 2017 have officially confirmed that an eSports seminar which is to be included as part of the learning programme of the event. The industry’s largest trading show is to take place at London’s ExCel Centre from February 7th to February 9th, 2017, offering a great programme and learning options. eSports seminar is one of the 15 free events that are to take place within the ICE Totally Gaming’s schedule in 2017. Registrations for gaming professionals and everyone related to the business-to-business gaming activities are…

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HMRC to Implement Free Bets Tax Regulation Changes in 2017

HMRC to Implement Free Bets Tax Regulation Changes in 2017

The non-ministerial department of the UK Government Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) revealed it has planned the implementation of new rules in regards to free bets, discounted betting and freeplays. The department, which is responsible for taxes collection, state support payments and regulatory regimes administration, explained that the new piece of legislation is to be included in the Finance Bill 2017. The changes in tax legislation are expected to come into effect from accounting periods starting on/after August 1st, 2017. The addition of new legislative rules comes as part…

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