From April 1, the maximum amount that you can stake on a FOBT in the UK is £2, down from £100 which was the previous limit. The Argentinian province of Buenos Aires has just legalised online gambling.
The Advertising Standards Agency found that multiple gambling ads were accessible by children and now these ads are banned. The ASA will expand on this and do further checks in the upcoming period.
UK operators pledge to increase the amount they pay as voluntary levy to fund problem gambling.
Leading UK betting operators announced that they are going to close a total of 2,100 shops and lay off 12,500 of staff. Ladbrokes will close 900 shops, whereas William Hill is going will cut down the number of shops by 700.
The UKGC has just fined another operator, this time it was Casino 36 and the amount that this operator had to pay was £300,000.
The limit that the UK Government put on the amount that players are allowed to wager on a FOBT in a minute, has had an impact on the operators’ profit.
The UKGC has been putting pressure on gambling operators to contribute more towards dealing with problem gambling and some operators have been handed pretty hefty fines. Now, Leo Vegas has launched a new support chat line aimed at helping gamblers who feel they might have a problem.
A number of providers have been sanctioned by the UK authorities for failing to act in accordance with industry standards and regulations. This time, it was Football Index that was on the receiving end.