UK Government to Implement New 10% Horserace Betting Levy

UK Government to Implement New 10% Horserace Betting Levy

The Government of the UK, and more specifically the Minister for Sports, Tourism and Heritage Tracey Crouch revealed that the British gaming operators will be required to pay an extra levy amounting to 10% of the race betting revenue. According to Ms. Crouch, the change in the levy system would be beneficial, as it would make sure that gambling companies pay their fair share to support the industry in the country, taking care of the horse racing’s future. The UK Minister for Sports, Tourism and Heritage said that the horserace…

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HRI Reveals 2016 Positive Industry Results

HRI Reveals 2016 Positive Industry Results

The national authority for thoroughbred horse racing in Ireland – the Horse Racing Ireland – revealed positive industry figures for 2016, saying that almost all areas managed to generate growth. The announcement comes after last year brought massive success for the horses trained in Ireland under the Flat and National Hunt codes. According to the Chief Executive Officer of HRI Brian Kavanagh, last year was the seventh straight year which saw sales grow. He cited the percentage of the increase, saying that horses that had been bred in Ireland continued…

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Main Principles and Responsibilities of UKGC

Main Principles and Responsibilities of UKGC

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is the major gambling regulatory body of Great Britain. Currently, the Commission has control over most, but not all, gambling activities in the country. The UK’s gambling regulatory body was created under the provisions of the Gambling Act of 2005. The Commission assumed its full powers and responsibilities two years later, after being granted with the country’s Gaming Board in 2007. Up to date, it specialises in controlling all land-based casino, sports betting, lotteries, bingo, slots machines and arcade games providers in the country. The…

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UKGC Posts Information Notice on TGP and Fesuge Cheltenham Festival Bonus Offer Case

UKGC Posts Information Notice on TGP and Fesuge Cheltenham Festival Bonus Offer Case

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) published a special information notice advising gambling operators to make sure they provide their customers with fair and transparent conditions of their bonus promotions. According to the country’s regulatory body, gambling companies could learn an important lesson from the failures of TGP Europe Ltd and Fesuge Ltd, and more specifically from the last year’s “bonus abuse disruptions” related to the websites of the Isle of Man-based TPG Europe. The UK gambling regulator published a public statement, encouraging the country’s gambling operators to get familiar with…

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ASA Publishes Ruling on Complaint against Unibet

ASA Publishes Ruling on Complaint against Unibet

The Advertising Standards Authority published a ruling on a complaint filed against Platinum Gaming Ltd, trading as Unibet. The council of the ASA overruled all the three issues that were investigated in relation to a brand’s Facebook post and three TV adverts. One individual filed a complaint against a paid-for Facebook post reached on June 22nd, 2016 as well as against three adverts broadcast on TV in September 2016. As explained by the complainant, all ads featured three men who discussed the eventual outcomes of sporting events as well as…

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EveryMatrix Gets Two ONJN Class II Licences in Romania

EveryMatrix Gets Two ONJN Class II Licences in Romania

The National Gambling Office in Romania (ONJN) has issued two Class II Licences to the independent software company EveryMatrix. Thanks to these licenses, the company will be allowed to provide local gambling operators with a variety of gambling solutions, platform management services and hosting facilities. The Chief Executive Officer of EveryMatrix Ebbe Groes commented on the newly-issued licenses, saying that the company had long invested in Romania, so the access they get to the local gambling market came as “a natural consequence” of the long-lasting interest of the gaming solutions…

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Victoria Gate Casino to Open on January 26th

Victoria Gate Casino to Open on January 26th

The owner of the Victoria Gate Casino – Global Gaming Ventures – has finally revealed the opening date of the casino, along with some details of its bar and restaurant offerings. As Casino Guardian reported a few months ago, the owners of the Victoria Gate retail revealed in October 2016 that the development stage of the casino had already been in progress at that time. Then, the company announced that the new super casino was planned to be officially opened in Leeds in 2017, and now it became clear that…

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EAG International to Kick Off in London’s ExCel Centre on January 17th

EAG International to Kick Off in London’s ExCel Centre on January 17th

EAG International and the Visitor Attraction Expo is to start in a little more than a week. The Expo, which is to kick off on January 17th, will be hosted at the ExCel London Exhibition Centre and is expected to be visited by thousands of people. The event is considered as one of the largest and most significant events in the leisure, entertainment and visitor attractions sectors, engaging a great number of both exhibitors and visitors on a yearly basis. More than 150 international manufacturers working in the entertainment and…

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BetConstruct Becomes Lead Partner for 2017 Global Gaming Awards

BetConstruct Becomes Lead Partner for 2017 Global Gaming Awards

The Global Gaming Awards officially presented the UK-based online betting and gaming software developer and provider BetConstruct as its lead partner for 2017. The Chief Executive Officer of BetConstruct Vahe Baloulian confirmed of the partnership with the Global Gaming Awards. He explained that the company has managed to walk a long way to become one of the leading forces in the gaming industry not only in the UK, but also worldwide. According to Mr. Baloulian, BetConstruct had expanded to push the boundaries in the business and defying the status quo.…

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Gamesman Celebrates Two Decades of Experience at 2017 ICE Totally Gaming

Gamesman Celebrates Two Decades of Experience at 2017 ICE Totally Gaming

The UK-based manufacturer of gaming systems and equipment Gamesman revealed it will celebrate twenty years of experience in innovations development at its 20th consecutive appearance at 2017 ICE Totally Gaming conference which is to take place in February. The Sales Director of Gamesman Martin Rigby shared that all key developments of the company had been presented at the ICE Totally Gaming event. He reminded that the official presentation of Gamesman was made exactly at the ICE. Mr. Rigby also said that the company’s acquisition by the Esterline Corporation was first…

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