Published: September 19, 2021

UKGC Commission wins IAGR Regulatory Excellence Award

17 September 2021

We are delighted to announce that the Commission has been awarded the Regulatory Excellence Award as part of the 2021 International Regulatory Awards, run by the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR).

The award, judged by a panel of fellow gambling regulators and independent experts, was for our Industry Challenges initiative where we called on the gambling industry to collaborate with the us on three areas of concern where rapid progress was needed to protect consumers from the risk of harm. Those areas were:

  • incentives for High Value Customers, or VIP schemes
  • game and Product Design
  • and the use of Ad-tec to target advertising away from children, young people and vulnerable adults.

The judges were impressed with the results achieved and the high levels of engagement with the industry which resulted in a variety of regulatory actions – including stamping out irresponsible VIP practices, making games safer by design, and a number of actions around ad-tech.

Additionally, we can also announce that our Director of Research, Ben Haden, has been appointed as the Vice Chairman of IAGR. Ben takes up his post immediately and will be responsible for developing strategy for IAGR and the programme for the IAGR conference to be held in Australia next year.

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