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UK betting in uncharted waters

Looking back, there are no events that the betting sector has faced of the magnitude of the COVID-19 virus. The only one even vaguely comparable in modern times is the “Big Freeze” of 1978.

March 20th, 2020|

Where will it stop? Nobody knows

The virus COVID-19 has now transcended everything else, be it Brexit, a UK trade deal with the USA, the election of a President in the USA, and the continuing problems in the Middle East.

March 13th, 2020|

Eastern Europe: a region of contrasts

Casting an eye across Eastern Europe, it is clear that different jurisdictions are taking very different approaches to gambling. Some are embracing regulation and expanding into interactive gambling regulation, whilst others continue to maintain outright bans. As ever, one common feature is tax.

February 19th, 2020|

Creating an unlevel playing field

In the two days following the statement by Gambling Commission CEO Neil McArthur (12 February 2020) that he would consider slashing the maximum stake for online slots to £2, the shares in GVC Holdings, the largest of the UK’s gambling operators, fell by 11.6%, mirrored by other UK gambling stocks.

February 19th, 2020|