The United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) has received the Regulatory Excellence award in the International Regulatory Awards (IAGR). A very important prize for the UKGC, which is the regulator of the top British online casino sites.
As the UKGC stated on its Twitter account: “We are delighted to be winners of the 2021 Regulatory Excellence Award for our work around the challenges set to the industry in 2019-20.”
The UK Gambling Commission got this award after managing to achieve a wide-scale collaboration with the gambling industry in three fields, which led to fast track changes in terms of player protection. These fields are:
- incentives for High-Value Gamblers, or VIP schemes
- game and Product Design
- the use of Ad-tech to target advertising away from children, young people & vulnerable adults.
The judging panel was impressed with the results achieved by the Commission. Specifically, the high collaboration levels with the industry; which resulted in a variety of regulatory actions – including stamping out irresponsible VIP practices. All these make games safer by design together with some serious actions around ad-tech.
With that award, online casinos which are licensed by the Gambling Commission continue to be among the safest on the planet.