Disposable income in the UK has dropped, but that hasn’t affected the amount consumers are now betting online.

Britons betting more online.

Britons are spending less money on non-essentials, but gambling has bucked the trend thanks to more people anteing online. (Image: invest-smart.org)

According to a study by VoucherCodes.co.uk, the average consumer in the UK now has 23 percent less to spend on leisure and entertainment compared to this point 12 months ago.

In 2016, the voucher site’s “cost of living life barometer” had people’s disposable marked at £426.

Fast-forward to 2017 and that figure has dropped by £100. However, despite this decrease in … Read more

UK betting sites and their software are being used as a template for the government’s new regulations regarding online pornography.

Age verification adult sites.

The UK government is asking adult websites to look at gambling operators as an example of how to stop underage consumption. (Image: leviathyn.com)

Following the publication of the government’s new Digital Economy Act, adult websites will be required to impose age verification checks on customers.

In a bid to improve child protection, the Digital Economy Act has outlined the need for pornographic sites to stop children accessing explicit material and the UK betting industry is being used as an example.… Read more

Fantasy football operators have been warned that they face stiff penalties if they breach the UK’s gambling regulations ahead of the new football season.

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UKGC warns fantasy football operators not to breach its licensing rules or advertising guidelines. (Image: dailymail.co.uk)

With just a few weeks to go until the new football seasons start across England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reconfirmed its position on fantasy leagues.

In a public note dated July 17, the UKGC pointed out that any fantasy football competition that has a commercial interest could fall under its remit.

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Phil Ivey is back in a UK court, this time in a bid to clear his name and overturn a £7.7 million baccarat loss.

Phil Ivey edge sorting.

Phil Ivey is missing out on the WSOP Main Event to fight for £7.7 million in the UK’s Supreme Court. (Image: Getty/sports.yahoo.com)

The ongoing battle between Ivey and Crockfords Casino resumed on July 13 when the poker pro and his legal team appeared at the Supreme Court, London.

Despite losing an appeal in November 2016, Ivey has taken his case to the UK’s highest court in an attempt to reverse a previous ruling.

During the … Read more

Gambling apps and Google Play are set to become an item in August and that means greater distribution for iGaming operators across the UK.

Betting apps Google Play.

Betting sites can now reach more than 20 million customers in the UK courtesy of Google Play. (Image: android.com

According to a piece by Degree 53, an app development company that works with the likes of Bet Fred, Google has announced that will soon lift its ban on gambling content.

Under Google’s current set of guidelines, any apps that facilitate gambling, either directly or indirectly, are restricted.

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Lottery number crunchers claim to have discovered that some digits are “luckier” than others based on a year-long statistical study.

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New research suggests that some lottery numbers may be “luckier” than others. (Image: gizmodo.co.uk)

Random results are main reasons lotteries around the world are not only deemed legal, but entertaining. However, according to a study by Jackpot.com, there are some numbers that appear to be more popular than others.

Is There a Statistical Bias?

Reviewing the results of 1,500 separate lottery draws from 15 international lotteries, analysts found that instances of the following numbers were higher than others:

16 (drawn … Read more

UK betting operators might not part of the Football Association’s (FA) starting line-up anymore, but that hasn’t stopped Unibet and Betfair signing deals with two new teams.

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Aston Villa players (pictured) will be sporting Unibet logos next season while Betfair will bring exclusive online deals to Juventus. (Image: avfc.co.uk)

With Championship teams already looking towards the 2017/2018 season, Aston Villa has recently made a play for a new sponsor in the form of Unibet.

Announced on July 1, the partnership will see Unibet’s logo adorn the front of Villa’s home shirts as well as the women’s first team strip.

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has upped its game and that means operators need to move accordingly or face losing their licences.

UKGC enforcement policy.

Operators face even tougher sanctions following a new enforcement policy from the UKGC. (Image: lawenforcementcareerstips.com)

Since taking control of the UK’s online betting industry, the UKGC has sought to establish itself as the best regulatory body in the world. The latest layer of gloss to be added to its gold standard licencing regime is a new enforcement strategy.

A More Balanced System

Outlined in a July 5 press release and coming into force the same day, the … Read more

If you’re a WSOP Online player in the UK, you have just over two weeks to withdraw your funds before the site goes offline and you potentially lose your bankroll.

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WSOP Online UK makes a snap decision to cease operations and closedown all completely on July 20, 2017. (Image: pokerbrave.com)

According to a recent email sent out the registered players, WSOP Online UK will be closing its virtual doors on July 20. The news appears to have come out of the blue for many, but that hasn’t stopped the operator from ceasing gaming activity with immediate effect on July 3.… Read more

Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) has extended its ever-growing stable of betting partners by signing deals with five new operators.

Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) deals.

Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) is helping to shape the future of the UK betting industry with new partnerships. (Image: glassdoor.co.uk)

As part of its corporate mission to stretch its betting expertise beyond the online gaming world, PBS has been gradually extended its network of live betting partners in recent years.

Earlier in 2017 the sports betting software provider extended its deals with many of the UK’s top operators such as Betfred.

Playtech BGT Sports on the Move

In addition to … Read more