UKGC CEO Criticises Malta Gambling Operators for Frequently Violating Rules in the UK Gambling Sector

UKGC CEO Criticises Malta Gambling Operators for Frequently Violating Rules in the UK Gambling Sector

Yesterday, the Chief Executive Officer of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) delivered a speech at the ARQ Conference in Malta. Mr Neil McArthur covered a number of broad issues associated with gambling and strongly criticised Malta-based gambling operators, revealing that such companies currently generate over 30% of the overall British gambling revenue. Mr McArthur started his keynote speech with some facts about the regulation of the UK gambling market. According to him, before the implementation of the 2014 legislation, the UKGC had managed to regulate only about 15% of the…

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Oriental-Themed £1.6-Million Refurbishment of Genting Casino Glasgow Set to Be Completed by the End of November 2019

Oriental-Themed £1.6-Million Refurbishment of Genting Casino Glasgow Set to Be Completed by the End of November 2019

The casino company Genting UK has revealed that a planned revamp of its gambling property in Glasgow is already underway. The operator has also shared that the refurbishment, which has been estimated at £1.6 million, would fully transform one of the most popular gaming venues in Glasgow. The general manager of the casino, Iain Gardiner, shared that the company is making a significant investment in order to make sure its Glasgow customers can enjoy the best gaming experience. As mentioned above, work on one of the city’s iconic casinos has…

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Casino Workers at Crown Perth to Follow Suit to Crown Casino Melbourne Colleagues and Join Strike Action

Casino Workers at Crown Perth to Follow Suit to Crown Casino Melbourne Colleagues and Join Strike Action

Crown Perth, the other iconic casino of Crown Resorts in Australia, is to face expensive industrial action at the very beginning of the spring racing carnival after the majority of its employees who are union members followed suit to their colleagues from Crown Casino Melbourne and plan to start efficient strike action. As revealed by Carolyn Smith, the secretary of United Voice WA, 96% of union members who currently work in Crown Perth backed strike action. This would be the first effective strike they participate in for the first time…

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Staff at Crown Casino Melbourne to Walk Off Their Jobs This Friday Night in First Efficient Strike Actions on New EBA

Staff at Crown Casino Melbourne to Walk Off Their Jobs This Friday Night in First Efficient Strike Actions on New EBA

Problems of Crown Casino Melbourne are getting more serious since card dealers and bartenders of the casino are set to walk off their jobs for two hours this Friday night. As announced by the union which takes care of the casino employees’ interests, this would be the first one in a series of industrial actions which it has already warned to be planning throughout the Spring Racing season. Earlier today, United Voice said that its members who are currently employed by Crown Casino Melbourne, including card dealers, security guards, hotel…

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French Gambling Operator BetClic Everest Group to Leave UK Gambling Sector as of October 31st

French Gambling Operator BetClic Everest Group to Leave UK Gambling Sector as of October 31st

The turbulent UK gambling market seems to have lately been inhospitable both to local and foreign gambling operators. The French online gambling company BetClic Everest Group has decided to stop offering its services in the UK in what is believed to be the latest one in a series of withdrawals from the country in the wake of Brexit uncertainty and tougher regulatory conditions. Earlier this week, both affiliates and customers of BetClic Everest Group learned that the gambling company is withdrawing from the UK. As a result from this decision,…

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Crown Resorts’ Executive Chairman Blames Whistleblowers for Spreading “Sensationalist and Unproven” Allegations for the Casino Giant

Crown Resorts’ Executive Chairman Blames Whistleblowers for Spreading “Sensationalist and Unproven” Allegations for the Casino Giant

John Alexander, who heads the largest Australian gambling operator, has addressed Crown resorts’ investors to inform them that the casino company is taking the recently faced allegations seriously and attacked anti-Crown activists for exposing claims about links to foreign criminal organisations through junket operators, money laundering and evading customs checks for its high-roller customers. In a speech which Mr Alexander delivered at the annual general meeting of the casino giant, which took place earlier today, he said that the company does not tolerate any illegal activity, no matter if it…

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SkyCity Auckand Complex to Remain Closed by Tomorrow Afternoon Following Fire Breakout

SkyCity Auckand Complex to Remain Closed by Tomorrow Afternoon Following Fire Breakout

The Auckland casino, hotel and entertainment complex of SkyCity is set to remain closed today, as firefighters are still dealing with the fire at the International Convention Centre of the operator. Yesterday, all casino patrons, as well as the guests at the Sky Tower and the restaurants, along with the ones of SkyCity and SkyCity Grand hotels were taken away due to the fire, which broke out at the Convention Centre around 1:00 PM. The Convention Centre has been under construction. As unveiled by the gambling and entertainment brand this…

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Australian Gambling Giant Tabcorp Inks Betting and Broadcasting Agreement with the NBA

Australian Gambling Giant Tabcorp Inks Betting and Broadcasting Agreement with the NBA

Betting operator Tabcorp has signed a partnership agreement with the National Basketball Association (NBA) under which the US league’s games would be broadcast by the Australian company. The latter is also given the authorisation to offer betting on the sport on the territory of Australia. The deal comes after the gambling and entertainment group has unveiled a similar agreement with the National Football League (NFL). Now, the 24/7 TV channel of the NBA would be available in more than 4,400 bars, pubs and TAB betting outlets in the country, while…

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Recently Announced Acquisition of The Stars Group Would Make Flutter Entertainment Stronger in the Global Gambling Sector

Recently Announced Acquisition of The Stars Group Would Make Flutter Entertainment Stronger in the Global Gambling Sector

Despite the Brexit agreement reached between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the European Union (EU), there are still some uncertainties associated with the withdrawal of the UK that will affect all aspects of the economy and public life, including the gambling and entertainment sector. Yesterday, British Prime Minister Johnson and the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker revealed that the two parties have finally reached an agreement about Brexit. Still, it remains to be seen whether the deal would get enough support in the British Parliament so that the…

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SkyCity Entertainment Denies Claims of Workers’ Union that 100 Jobs at Its Convention Centre Could Be Dismissed

SkyCity Entertainment Denies Claims of Workers’ Union that 100 Jobs at Its Convention Centre Could Be Dismissed

SkyCity Entertainment has rejected the claims of the Unite Union that 100 Convention Centre jobs are put at risk. As revealed by a representative of the union that acts on behalf of the operator’s employees, some senior managers had already been dismissed by the operator. The Unite Union further noted that SkyCity has been making arrangements to talk with the representatives of the workers about future redundancies and workers’ wages. Joe Carolan, a senior organiser at the Unite Union, said that a lay-off process is currently on at SkyCity, so…

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