£1.32 Million Fine for LeoVegas says Gambling Commission

It might pale in significance to other heftier fines that the Gambling Commission has handed out in recent years, but the £1.32 million hit to Leo Vegas’s balance sheet will be an expensive reminder for them nevertheless. It’s a good chunk out of their £8.3 million operating profit for the first quarter of the year,…

Loot Boxes Will Not be Banned in UK

I wrote a few months ago about how campaign groups were lobbying government to ban, or at least heavily regulate, the practice of buying loot boxes for video games. It was hoped that since the white paper on gambling was imminent, loot boxes could be added into the mix. In a blow to campaigners, however,…

Jumpman Gaming and Progress Pay Fined by UKGC

Two of the big names in online casino have come under the cosh of the UKGC this week and fines worth a combined £657,000 have been issued. These weren’t the most flagrant of license breaches it should be said, but the fact that the commission came down hard on both companies shows their drive to…

BetVictor’s Parent Company BV Gaming Ltd Fined £2million

As one of the more established and well respected online gambling companies in the UK, it is disappointing to see BV Gaming needing to be reprimanded by the UKGC. You might know them better as BetVictor, but they also hold the license for Parimatch and Heart Bingo. But reprimanded they have certainly been, to the…

UKGC Targets Illegal Lotteries on Facebook

Most casino players know that there are black market sites in operation out there. Unlicensed and unregulated operators who play by their own rules and can basically do whatever they want. These websites should not be operating, and do not provide a safe environment for players to play in, leaving them open to being ripped…

£3.8 Million Fine Plus License Conditions for Genesis Global

It’s not been a good week for Genesis Global. In fact, you could say it’s not been a good 6 months, since they have spent 3 of them unable to operate since their license was suspended in July 2020, which we covered at the time. They were suspended and investigated for the usual social responsibility…