Pressure situation: The under-fire UK Gambling Commission feels the strain

The high-profile collapse of Football Index has led to accusations that the UKGC was “asleep at the wheel”. But where does this leave the beleaguered regulator as Neil McArthur heads for the exit?

When Neil McArthur was appointed from within as chief executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) in April 2018 following Sarah Harrison’s departure, his quote in the press release insisted that he was “looking forward to the challenge”, there was “a lot more to do” and that he would be “tough but fair” with operators.…

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