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What's so good about the UKGC?

Discussion in 'Ask the Meister' started by Valhalla, Mar 3, 2015.

    Mar 3, 2015
  1. Valhalla

    Valhalla The Professional MM

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    I started this thred in the online casinos sub-forum:

    http://www.casinomeister.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66181

    But it seems nobody wants to answer, so I'll ask the man himself directly. I'm just curious what it is they actually do so well?
    I don't actually know what any licensing authority does, truth be told, beyond issuing licenses :oops:
     
  2. Mar 4, 2015
  3. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

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    Surely the only function of the UKGC is to make money for the government from people gambling on the internet.
    What other purpose could it serve?

    KK
     
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  5. Valhalla

    Valhalla The Professional MM

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    I dunno, some kind of... protective entity (for the players)?

    Have I asked an awkward question? Is their duty a government secret? :eek2: :p
     
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  7. Jd666

    Jd666 RiffRaff CAG mm4

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    If they told you, they would have to kill you
     
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  9. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    I think you may be referring to the following statement on the CM ratings page:
    http://www.casinomeister.com/casino_ratings.php

    I rate the UKGC up there with the IOM, Alderney, Kahnawake, as the "highest". This being in part from a combination of things - their due diligence, compliance standards, player protection (both advocacy and player safeguards), accessibility, and veracity/trustfulness. Yeah, sure it's a way for a government to collect taxes, but sometimes you get what you pay for.

    New Jersey is rated "high" (not highest) since they have not really been tested yet with a complex player issue, but their compliance is quite good - they even require that their advertisers (like Casinomeister for example), are licensed (vendor's license).

    Gibraltar may be great for the operators (like Malta), their track record for assisting players could be a bit better. Curacao, Cyprus, and Costa Rica are good places to take a vacation. :p

    And sometimes a license is just that - we have a number of excellently run casinos listed at CM that do just fine without having their jurisdiction getting involved in any way.

    Hopefully this answers your questions.
     
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  11. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    You can get a good feel what is involved with UKGC licensing here:
    You must register/login in order to see the link.
     
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  13. Valhalla

    Valhalla The Professional MM

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    Answers my question perfectly! Thanks 'Meister :notworthy
     

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