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How will Brexit affect online gambling in the UK?

George Miller

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How will Brexit affect online gambling in the UK?
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Back in June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. After several years of protracted negotiations and fraught politics, this vote was finally followed through on 31 January 2020, with the ‘transition period’ ending on 31 December.

Brexit’s impact on life in the UK is hard to overstate and few industries in the country have not been affected by the change in regulations. However, the gambling sector is one of the exceptions. The list of UK online casinos is long, which means that any changes to the way it functions could have a significant effect on the economy as a whole. Fortunately, early signs suggest that Brexit is set to have a comparatively minimal impact on the industry.

Saying that, there is likely to be some small changes. In this article we will speculate about exactly how the severing of ties with the EU could affect British gambling companies in the future.

Increased difference to the EU

Unlike many other industries, gambling has never been centrally regulated by the EU. Because of this, Brexit is unlikely to have much of an impact on online casinos and sportsbooks in a legislative sense.

Currently, gambling operators must receive a license from the UK Gambling Commission. This scrupulous body ensures that all operators are operating both safely and fairly and it is in no way tied to the EU. Because of this, the only impact that Brexit is likely to have on UK gambling is to further differentiate it from how other countries on the continent operate.

What is certain to affect the sector in the near future is the upcoming review being undertaken by the Commission. This is the widest sweeping report that has been conducted in the country’s gambling laws in recent memory and reports suggest that the recommendations will be far reaching.

Number 10 are likely to back the report, with Boris Johnson thought to be a personal supporter of revised gambling regulations.

Talent drain

Indirectly, the UK’s exit from the European Union may have an impact on the gambling industry by leading to a talent drain. Brexit has ended freedom of movement across the EU in Britain with all immigrants now required to accrue a certain amount of points in a Australian style system, in order to be eligible for a working visa.

These added restrictions to the movement of labour could dissuade the brightest workers in Europe from coming over to the UK to work — driving down industry standards in the process.

Gibraltar could be affected

Another key talking point regarding Brexit and the UK Gambling industry is the uncertain status of the UK’s overseas territory, Gibraltar. The Rock is home to a significant number of online casinos and gambling companies, thanks to its attractive tax rate.

However, a significant amount of the workers in the industry actually commute to the Island from Spain. This practice could be disrupted if Gilbraltar’s freedom of movement is curtailed due to Brexit. It goes without saying that this would have a drastic, knock-on effect on the UK’s gambling industry.

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Do Anti-Lag Apps Work For PUBG?

Alex Marginean

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One of the things that most of the players complain about when playing PUBG or literally any of the competitive online multiplayer game is LAG. The lagging or delay in the action to be completed in the world of video games is caused by high-ping whether you are on a mobile network or connected to a Wi-Fi.

That is why it is very important for the players to have a more consistent internet connection which causes less lagging when playing the game due to lower ping amount. But getting an internet connection that is consistent enough to provide you with a lower ping throughout the game isn’t easy and that is why in today’s article we are going to figure out if the Anti-Lag apps actually work in reducing the ping for PUBG or any other multiplayer game. If you haven’t tried PUBG yet, we recommend looking for cheap PUBG key where you can find the best price that is available.

 

What Actually is LAG?

Before we actually find out if the Anti-Lag apps work, we need to know what LAG actually is, right? Well, it’s the time taken for a user’s behavior to have an impact in the game or app. As a result, for the best user experience, latency should be held to a minimum.

If you have ever played games like PUBG and CODM, you’d know exactly what it means, especially when it makes you rage quit the game, when your headshot misses the target by a mile only to get you killed.

 

Anti-Lag Apps 

There are a ton of applications out there claiming to reduce the ping drastically to provide better gaming experience but do they actually work? Well, there are certain possibilities as to when these apps can come in handy and actually be useful in reducing the ping and that is when your internet connection isn’t being consistent over a range of application or games in your mobile.

But in case of bad internet connection, these apps won’t be able to do anything at all and you’ll probably have to upgrade your internet connection or contact your Internet Service Provider for further assistance.

The way these applications works is finding the best DNS server based on your current location whenever you are playing a game or surfing through the internet, that’s what we refer to as DNS prefetching.

 

Why do Actually Need It?

Now if you are one of those PUBG fanatics, grinding for XP in a never ending battle against players all around the world, you’d know exactly how much difference the ping can make in deciding the fate of the game. A better ping rate can help you achieve those insane shots without having to worry about the enemy teleporting from one place to another.

And that is where these anti-lag apps come into play to help you drop the high ping but if you are struggling because of your skills, there is no shame in asking for help as these professional players can surely help you boost your account stats.

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan Pledges to Ban Gambling Ads on the Tube

Niji Narayan

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The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, who is up for re-election on May 6, has pledged to ban gambling ads on the Tube.

In his election manifesto, he says he will expand the current ban on junk food ads on the London Underground to cover gambling ads as well.

The manifesto reads: “I’ve already banned body-shaming advertisements and advertisements for foods high in fat, salt and sugar on the TfL network because of their impact on the health of Londoners.

“Given the devastating way gambling addiction can destroy lives and families, I’ll instruct TfL to bring forward plans to extend the ban to harmful gambling advertisements on the network.”

Khan’s pledge comes amid increasing calls to restrict or ban gambling ads in the UK.

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Entain Partners with Synalogik to Strengthen ID and Financial Checks

Niji Narayan

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Entain Plc has partnered with financial security technology services provider Synalogik to strengthen its identity, financial and credit checks. Through the deal, Entain has become the first major igaming operator to deploy Synalogik credit check and financial assessment systems.

Synalogik’s technology enables automatic checking and risk-scoring of thousands of customers simultaneously, providing accurate risk and open source intelligence reports in seconds rather than hours or even days with traditional methods. This significantly improves response times for customers whilst ensuring full compliance with regulatory and data protection requirements, which differ considerably across jurisdictions.

“This delivers on our vision of leveraging innovation and technology to create the best experience for every customer whilst delivering the highest standards of compliance effectiveness and corporate governance,” Brendan MacDonald, Director of Customer Protection at Entain, said.

“We are delighted that Entain is using our Scout system to support its compliance and governance processes. This unique solution provides an enriched customer view, in near real-time, drawn from multiple data sources, which enhances decision making and delivers significant efficiency and cost savings,” Gareth Mussell, CEO at Synalogik, said.

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