BBC1 Drops National Lottery from TV in January 2017

BBC1 Drops National Lottery from TV in January 2017

The National Lottery show has been pulled by BBC from TV Screens after a long-lasting partnership with the UK lottery operator Camelot. The parties have inked a new three-year agreement, which is why the BBC has decided to pull the show after 22 years of partnership. The National Lottery Awards, however, will be aired on BBC1. Under the terms of the new three-year agreement, customers will be able to check their results on iPlayer or via a special bulletin. The latter will be broadcast after the news on Tuesdays, Wednesdays,…

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UKGC Reports Online Gambling Becomes Largest Gambling Sector in UK

UKGC Reports Online Gambling Becomes Largest Gambling Sector in UK

Today, the UK Gambling Commission published its latest industry statistics of the market. The country’s regulatory body revealed that online gambling accounted for a total of 33% of the UK gambling sector in the period from April 2015 to March 2016. The Gambling Commission also announced that the online gambling operators in the country managed to generate a Gross Gambling Yield estimated to £4.5 billion. The research results come at a time when the number of betting outlets across the territory of the UK have decreased by 1.8% in comparison…

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Camelot Releases Faulty Mobile Application Fix

Camelot Releases Faulty Mobile Application Fix

After almost a month of downtime, Camelot, the National Lottery operator in the UK, has finally released a fix for its faulty mobile application. At the end of October, the company was forced to pull both its Android and iOS National Lottery applications, after its customers complained that it had not been working properly. Customers reported about a month ago, neither the QR ticket scanner result-checking, nor the manual-entry functions were working correctly. As a result, the system informed players who had winning tickets that their tickets were losers. The…

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ASA Bans Misleading Coral Interactive Euro 2016 Ad

ASA Bans Misleading Coral Interactive Euro 2016 Ad

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) published a ruling against Coral Interactive after investigating a misleading Euro 2016 promotion. The advert was seen in the national press in June. The text of the advert stated that players could get a free bet of £5 whenever they have place a minimum bet of £10 on a tournament winner and the latter won. There was a smaller text saying that the promotion was available to both newly-registered and already existing Connect customers in all Coral betting outlets, as well as a small print,…

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IGB Affiliate to Host NAC in Stockholm in April 2017

IGB Affiliate to Host NAC in Stockholm in April 2017

The leading information provider in the UK online gaming affiliate market – iGB Affiliate – has revealed the official release of a new event that is to be specifically aimed at the Nordic igaming market. The British company made the decision of the new event roll-out after it initiated a survey among its affiliates and the results showed that a large number of companies would like to have a special affiliate event dedicated to the Nordic region. The Head of Operations of iGB Affiliate Shona ODonnell commented on the event’s…

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Rank Group Launches NYX’ NextGen Gaming Content

Rank Group Launches NYX’ NextGen Gaming Content

NYX Gaming Group, a leading digital gaming supplier on a global scale, revealed that it has reached a partnership agreement with the UK-based Rank Group Plc. Currently, the latter is one of the most successful gaming and betting businesses in Europe. Under the terms of the agreement, the NextGen Gaming content of NYX is to go live with Rank Group’s brands Grosvenor Casinos and Mecca Bingo. The implementation of the gaming content is planned to be carried out through the award-winning Open Gaming System of NYX. The US-based end-to-end casino,…

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GambleAware Calls for the Gambling Industry to Support Its Work

GambleAware Calls for the Gambling Industry to Support Its Work

The leading UK charity organisation GambleAware has called gambling operators in the industry to financially help support services aimed at players who suffer from problem gambling behaviour. GambleAware, which was formerly known as the Responsible Gambling Trust is a organisation oriented towards minimising the harms inflicted on customers by gambling activities. The charity revealed that according to the data gathered over a recent research, only 3% of the non-profit organisations are actually getting help. This is exactly why, according to GambleAware, all companies and organisations that profit from gambling activities,…

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iGB Affiliate Says All 2017 LAC Exhibition Space Booked Up

iGB Affiliate Says All 2017 LAC Exhibition Space Booked Up

The organisers of some of the largest events for affiliates in the iGaming industry iGB Affiliate have revealed that the entire exhibition space that is available to participants in the upcoming 2017 edition of the London Affiliate Conference (LAC), as well for the Financial Partners Expo (FPE) has been already booked. This is a new record for the event, which was one of the most attended events in the industry this year. The head of the Business Development division of the iGaming James King commented on the announcement made, saying…

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UK Government to Consider Eventual FOBTs Matters Devolution to Wales

UK Government to Consider Eventual FOBTs Matters Devolution to Wales

The Government of the UK has agreed to consider the chance of entitling Wales with the power to restrict the number of fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) amid the concerns regarding high stakes betting machines that have been raised lately. Despite the fact that gambling matters are not issues that can be delegated, the UK Government has been urged to reconsider the situation and provide the local government with the above-mentioned opportunity. Currently, all gambling matters are a prerogative of the centralised government, although responsibilities regarding high-stakes machines have been delegated…

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Sky Betting & Gaming Smashes Teenage Cancer Trust Fund-Raising Target

Sky Betting & Gaming Smashes Teenage Cancer Trust Fund-Raising Target

Sky Betting & Gaming had its first annual Gala Ball to celebrate a year of its fund-raising participation in the Teenage Cancer Trust initiative. The Countdown star Rachel Riley, who is also a Sky Sports’ Friday Night Football presenter, hosted the event. The latter took place at the Royal Armouries in Leeds last week and was attended by over 700 guess from a number of businesses in the region of Yorkshire, including hospitality, regional tech, creative and professional services businesses. It was exactly Rachel Riley who officially revealed that the…

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