UKGC to launch second round of consultations
In a recent blog post, the UKGC’s Executive Director of Policy and Research, Tim Miller, talked about the regulator’s past and upcoming consultations.
The executive’s latest blog started by briefly highlighting four of the authority’s recently concluded consultations, which were originally launched back in July and covered a variety of topics, namely age verification, enhanced online protections, direct advertisements, and online gambling vulnerability assessments. These four consultations were finalized last month, with the UKGC now analyzing their responses.
The Commission will continue making progress in its efforts to implement all of the changes proposed by the gambling white paper which was published earlier in the year, with seven more consultations being scheduled to go live in the upcoming few weeks. These consultations will cover a wide variety of topics, including responsible bonuses and other incentives, player protection transparency, and mandatory annual RET contributions.
The authority will also explore the topic of operator data, which it touched on recently through a blog post published by the UKGC’s Ben Haden, along with the topic of providing gambling enthusiasts with an enhanced set of tools to manage their gambling behaviors. Lastly, the regulator will launch consultations into the methods it uses to calculate fines for firms that breach the country’s gambling laws and into what financial information licensed operators provide to the Commission.
Miller mentioned that the consultations will be active for a period of 12 weeks and are estimated to be closed sometime between February and March of next year.