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bgo Fined By UK Gambling Commission

Saturday, May. 13th 2017 7:35 AM

bgo Entertainment recently received a rather hefty fine from the UK Gambling Commission for breach of their license requirements. bgo fell foul of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) after they were approached time and time again with regards to how they marketed and advertised free bets and bonuses. The fine they were landed with was £300,000 and is the first of its kind issued to a gambling company.

If you’re a regular reader of our pages then you will know that many online bingo and gaming companies have had their virtual wrists slapped by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) over how they advertise their products. We have seen many commercials banned because of a breach of the BCAP or CAP codes but the ASA do not have the power to impose a fine. The UKGC

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Review Updates At Playing Bingo

Tuesday, Nov. 11th 2014 7:48 AM

On 1st November legislation came into force in the UK that meant all sites with UK players have to be licenced by the Gambling Commission. Previously it was considered acceptable to have UK players if the licence was held in one of the ‘White List’ territories like Gibraltar or Malta for example. These changes mean that operators who do not have a UK licence cannot accept UK based players at their sites, or even advertise to players in the UK for that matter.

For this reason we have spent the last few days checking and double checking all of the sites that we have reviewed over the years and where necessary, removed any links to the sites who are not compliant with the new Gambling Act.

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G2 Gtech Sites Announce Impending Changes

Thursday, Oct. 30th 2014 1:01 AM

As a bingo player you may not be aware that behind the scenes things are changing in the online bingo industry. One of these changes comes into force on 1st November and requires that all sites online who wish to accept players from the UK are regulated by the UK Gambling Commission. As such G2 Gtech, the company who run sites like Butlins Bingo, Ok! Bingo and a number of others, have announced some changes to their sites.

All of the sites are set to relaunch on 1st November and players are being advised that if they have funds in their account, be it bonus or loyalty points, to ensure that they are spent as these will not be transferred to the new sites. If you have cash in the account, it will not be able to be withdrawn now but will be in your account when the new sites open.

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Titan Bingo Becomes Titan Bet Bingo

Saturday, Sep. 13th 2014 7:43 AM

On 1st October changes come into play the mean any gambling operator who wishes to advertise to, or transact with, consumers that are British must have an operating licence from the UK Gambling Commission. This means that the sites who are currently licensed in Gibraltar and Alderney (and other jurisdictions) have to make some changes. Titan Bingo is one such brand who has made changes, part of which is moving to a different domain. Titan Bingo has become Titan Bet Bingo, a small change but a necessary one it would seem.

We won’t be changing the names on our reviews or references to Titan Bingo simply because we think it makes little difference. The brand remains on the same software, Virtue Fusion so it is just a name change.

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Should The Same Laws Govern Facebook As Pay To Play?

Tuesday, Jul. 17th 2012 7:06 AM

As someone who loves to play free games on the social networking site Facebook a recent debate regarding the site and responsible gambling caught my attention. For a little while now there have been rumours that the UK Gambling Commission were to investigate the rise in social gaming and whether it should be regulated in the same way as the gambling industry (Daily Mail article).

These rumours were quickly quashed according to eGaming review (Gambling Commission Dismisses Social Regulation Rumours) but it got me thinking about my journey into Facebook gaming and how things quickly changed for me.

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