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Question Whats the point of the UKGC?

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by cncas2123, Dec 26, 2016.

    Dec 26, 2016
  1. cncas2123

    cncas2123 Senior Member MM

    Occupation:
    Manager
    Location:
    Belfast
    As the title says, can someone tell me what the point of the UKGC?
    i had a complaint with an accredited casino, was told by the ADR that they couldnt resolve it, and they advised me to approach the UKGC, who i thn raised a complaint with.
    they ignored it and i eventually complained about the UKGC, and my complaint was upheld, but 5 months down the line they still havent responded to my original complaint.

    So whats the point of the UKGC?????
     
  2. Dec 26, 2016
  3. dunover

    dunover Unofficial T&C's Editor CAG PABnononaccred PABnonaccred PABinit mm3 webmeister

    Occupation:
    International Money Launderer
    Location:
    the bus shelter, opposite GCHQ Benhall
    You and me too. I am waiting for a response for nearly 4 months about my level 2 complaint about the UKGC. So you complained about the UKGC and it's been ignored, so has mine. I just don't think they are fit for purpose and it seems they choose to ignore 'inconvenient' complaints. I think it's simply there as a taxpayer-funded pot to reward civil service retirees with, an extra 10 years of work.
     
  4. Dec 26, 2016
  5. cncas2123

    cncas2123 Senior Member MM

    Occupation:
    Manager
    Location:
    Belfast
    they still havent responded to my original complaint, but when i complained to them about the fact the original complaint was not being dealt with, i got a reply from their legal department to say that they were upholding my complaint about the UKGC, but in the intervening 2 months i still havent received an update about the initial complaint!!!
     
  6. Dec 26, 2016
  7. orion

    orion Experienced Member PABnonaccred

    Occupation:
    wine. We make it.
    Location:
    deep south of Eu
    ...and you complain.

    I know some people in my Country who is waiting for an answer from more than 6 years, and still counting.

    :lolup:
     
  8. Dec 26, 2016
  9. mac72

    mac72 Senior Member

    Occupation:
    gamble
    Location:
    n ireland
    They aren't taxpayer funded, they are funded by the casinos they licence, and yes they are pointless
     
  10. Dec 27, 2016
  11. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

    Occupation:
    Senior Partner, InfoPowa News Service
    Location:
    Earth
    My first thought was that this may be a bureaucratic cock-up (ie filing the original complaint with the complaint about not responding to the original complaint :D) but as there are other and similar instances that I have heard of from time to time, it looks as if it's good old-fashioned inefficiency.

    It seems responding to complaints is not the strong suite for regulators....remember how bad Malta was at one time? And as for Curacao :mad:

    Yet it would appear to be a fairly simple organisational process to automatically acknowledge and log a complaint, and then monitor its progress to a conclusion.

    But one should expect better from the UKGC - they clearly need a shake-up-and-wake-up.
     
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  12. Dec 27, 2016
  13. Harry_BKK

    Harry_BKK Senior Member CAG mm1

    Occupation:
    job is OK
    Location:
    Balcony
    UKGC Primary Priority & Duty: Collect license fees, taxes in essence, for the government coffers
    UKGC Secondary Priority & Duty: Make sure everyone offering gambling in the UK is getting a license and paying the above
    UKGC Thirs Priority & Duty: Set and keep up to date a regulation catalogue to ensure the two above
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    UKGC Very Last Priority & Duty: Player Protection and Complaints

    They have no interest whatsoever to help players. If you think i exaggerate then read the regulations or better give them to a lawyer specialized in contract law and he will have the laugh of his life at the sheer amount of weak formulations and loopholes. Mine certainly did. It leaves to me no other explanation than that the gambling lobby has a very strong influence on the commission. E.G. they signed-on as head of the commission somebody who has no gambling experience whatsoever!
     
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  14. Dec 27, 2016
  15. incrediblestuff

    incrediblestuff SearchingForTheHolyGrail! CAG webmeister

    Occupation:
    Currently: Self employed, Previously: Manager
    Location:
    Mostly the Netherlands
    After intensive research i have found the main point of the UKGC: --> . <-- :thumbsup:
    :p
     
  16. Dec 27, 2016
  17. dunover

    dunover Unofficial T&C's Editor CAG PABnononaccred PABnonaccred PABinit mm3 webmeister

    Occupation:
    International Money Launderer
    Location:
    the bus shelter, opposite GCHQ Benhall
    I don't think the licensing fees cover the whole cost though, more comes from the gambling levy, which is tax.
     
  18. Dec 27, 2016
  19. mac72

    mac72 Senior Member

    Occupation:
    gamble
    Location:
    n ireland
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