UKGC wants safe and lawful “Fantasy Football”

19 Jul 2017

ukgc fantasy footballAhead of the start of the new football season, the UK Gambling Commission has warned “Fantasy Football” operators in Britain. The UKGC mentioned that they have to make sure that their leagues, prizes and promotions in general, are compliant with the existing legislation. The Commission advised firms to check, in which occasion they have to acquire a pool license.

According to the current legal framework, “Fantasy Football” operators need a specific license to offer real money wagering markets. The only exception to this, is when the game is carried out for recreational purposes, where no monetary prize can be claimed.

The UK Gambling Commission also told operators they have to be really careful with social media marketing tactics, as they must not encourage people to play/gamble without warning them about possible dangers.

Ben Haden, Programme Director at the Gambling Commission, said the following in a statement on the UKGC website: “Fantasy football is no doubt a popular pastime for many during football season and many will be thinking about setting up their own league this summer. We want to ensure that those organising these leagues - whether it’s between friends, work colleagues or otherwise - are aware of the legalities and do not breach gambling rules.”

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