Since fixed-odds betting terminals were introduced in the United Kingdom in 2001, they have not been as strictly regulated as other forms of gambling. These betting machines based on casino games allow players to bet large amounts every few seconds and this is proving to be the attraction for those who wish to launder money
Cloud computing has been in use for the past few years. It is used in several areas such as email, spam filters, online storage of information and servers for multi player role playing games among other applications and developed from the need for larger storage space and to provide new technology easily to internet users.
Recent newspaper reports that suggested that gambling could be allowed to take place in public houses under new planning laws were the cause of much speculation. For those interested in gambling this news was readily accepted but the same news was not acceptable to opponents of gambling who claimed that the availability of betting shops
At the moment under the 2005 Gambling Act, only online casino operators who hold a European Union gambling from certain countries along with holders of licences from Gibraltar, Malta, Antigua, Alderney and the Isle of Man among others are permitted to offer their services to British internet gamblers. The United Kingdom Gambling Commission has “whitelisted”
Malta which is one of the major European centres for online gambling recently made a complaint to the European Commission concerning the British government’s proposal to change its gambling laws. This proposed change would introduce a “point of consumption “ tax on all online gambling activity involving players in the United Kingdom. At the moment
Since the end of 2011 there has been movement by the British government to reform gambling legislation. This review has been in the offing since the Gambling Act was passed in 2005 when provision was made for changes to be made if judged necessary. In the 2012 Budget a major change was announced, this was
At a meeting of the Commons Culture Committee Members of Parliament claimed that current gambling laws in the United Kingdom are out of date in particular when viewed in the context of online gambling and changes in society. Members of Parliament criticised the 2005 Gambling Act which was to have liberalised the British gambling industry.
The British Office of Fair Trading has referred the bid by the Rank Casino group to acquire 26 casinos from Gala Coral to the Competition Commission. The Rank Group in which the Malaysian billionaire Quek Leng Chan has a majority shareholding has 34 casinos in the United Kingdom operating as Grosvenor and GCasino casinos. If
Having been proposed many months ago, the British government has decided to definitely introduce a point of consumption tax for off shore online gaming operators who wish to offer their services to players in the United Kingdom. (See article: Changes to the UK Gambling Act could have a negative effect on online gaming). A consultation
At the moment the United Kingdom accepts as legal online gaming operators who are licensed in countries on its “white list” as well as operators with licences from the UK Gambling Commission. Licences from jurisdictions within the European Economic Area (EEA) and Gibraltar are also accepted. However this situation could change because of a bill