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FanDuel Exits UK Market

Daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator FanDuel has closed its operations in the UK market. FanDuel informed players of its decision via email and also confirmed its exit via a posting on its official Twitter account. In a message on its website, FanDuel said that it hoped to return to the UK “in the future”, but…

Fantasy Soccer Betting in the UK

Fantasy Soccer has grown massively over the last decade, with millions of virtual managers investing time pondering over their starting line-ups in order to win valuable points. Many turn to stats or the formbook to help make their final decision – something which could actually pay-off in soccer betting too. Of course, knowing which players…

Sports Betting In The UK

There is a long history of sports betting in the United Kingdom and with the explosion of sportsbooks on the Internet the gaming possibilities are endless. There are not only many reputable online sportsbooks, but land based betting shops and there are over 1,000 in London alone. When gambling online players can have direct registration…

Just a few days to the Grand National

The Grand National is without a doubt the sports event everyone is waiting for in the United Kingdom. It´s also a few great days to gamble, since the festival includes a few more races aside of the main event, that will take place on Saturday 8th of April, only a few days from now. In…

Why You Should Play Slots Online in the UK

There are reasons to play slots in brick and mortar casinos as well as online casinos. In this article we’re going to look at the reasons why you should play slots online in the UK rather than traditional brick and mortar establishments. Game Selection The majority of casinos have no shortage of slot machines on…

Tips for Finding the Best Online Casinos in the UK

The United Kingdom has the most competitive online casino industry in the world. A large percentage of the population enjoys gambling and there are no shortage of online casinos attempting to earn your gambling action. Licensing Online casinos are required to be licensed by the UK Gambling Commission. A lot of offshore companies will still…

DFS Heading to the UK: A New Era for British Betting

News broke recently that DraftKings, the US daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator, has opened up a new office in London in order to take advantage of its new gaming licence. Daily fantasy sports betting has become a booming industry in the US in recent months and now the industry is looking towards the UK. As…

UK Launches Gambling Self-Exclusion Tool

The Gambling Commission in the United Kingdom will be putting in place new licensing conditions in 2016, which will require operators to participate in a multi-operator self-exclusion plan. This will allow customers to be able to self-exclude themselves from gambling activities at UK gambling facilities. To get the ball rolling, a new national program has…

EU’s Top Court to Consider UK Point-of-Consumption Tax

The European Union’s top court will consider the legality of the UK’s online gambling point-of-consumption tax (POCT). The UK implemented its 15% POCT last December, shortly after the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) launched a preemptive legal challenge. The GBGA believes the POCT discriminates against Gibraltar-licensed UK-facing operators and was primarily intended to boost…

666Bet Officially Out of UK

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed that 666Bet is to cease operations in the UK market after it was revealed that parent company Metro Play is to be wound up. As reported by iGaming Business, 666Bet has not been operational in the UK since March when both the online gaming operator and Metro Play…

DraftKing Applies for UK Gambling License

Leading daily fantasy sports site DraftKings appears to be preparing for a leap across the pond. That’s after news of DraftKings’ application with the UKGC for the necessary licenses to operate in the United Kingdom. The application was first noted by Bigo1_ on Twitter. DraftKings had not responded to a request for comment as of…

Big Changes Ahead for UK National Lottery

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UK National Lottery operator Camelot has unveiled a number of major changes to its Lotto game. From October of this year, the game will feature an additional 10 balls, with players having to select six balls from a total of 59. Camelot said Lotto will also offer larger rolling jackpots, with average jackpots expected to…

PokerStars Launches Sports Betting for UK

Amaya-owned online gaming brand PokerStars has launched its new internet sports betting service in the UK market. Powered by the PokerStars 7 software, the new operation was open in time for customers to place bets on Saturday’s English FA Cup final between Arsenal and Aston Villa. The service is currently only accepting bets on football,…

UK Gambling Commission: 666Bet Stops Payments

Metro Play has moved to allay fears over its repayment process to customers by confirming to the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) it plans to make additional funds available in order to continue distributing money to players. As reported by iGaming Business, the Metro Play and 666Bet brands in March had their licence suspended by the…

UK License for Mansion Group

Gaming operator Mansion Group has been granted a Remote Gambling Software licence by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). The licence will enable Mansion to continue to operate its various online casino services in the UK market. Mansion’s UK portfolio currently features MansionCasino.com, Casino.com, Club777.com, LesACasino.com and SlotsHeaven.com. The news comes after Mansion in September announced…

Betdigital awarded UK remote gambling licence

iGaming Business – Content and systems developer Betdigital has become one of the first companies to be awarded a Remote Gambling Software Operating Licence by the UK Gambling Commission. The award confirms that Betdigital has the necessary licensing to meet the terms of the new Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act that will come into effect…

Gibraltar body to challenge new UK Gambling Act

iGaming Business – The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) has written to the UK government and Gambling Commission to declare its intention to challenge the new Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014. The organisation, which represents Gibraltar-based online gambling operators, instructed law firm Olswang to contact Secretary for Culture, Media and Sport, Sajid Javid,…

UK To Include $17 Billion Prostitution & Illegal Drugs in GDP Estimates

IB Times – For the first time, Britain will consider illegal enterprises, including drugs and prostitution, in its economic measurements, the Office of National Statistics announced Friday. The statistics office estimates that paying for illegal drugs and sex adds about £10 billion, or $16.7 billion, a year to the UK economy. That’s about 0.7 percent…