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UK Gambling Commission to review online poker regulations

The UK Gambling Commission has announced its plans to analyse online poker regulations. In particular, the Commission will examine if using third-party software can effect on cheating incidents.

“Regulations governing online poker where players play against each other – as opposed to playing the operator – are being reviewed” – says the announcement placed on the commissions’s website.

Firstly, the UK Gambling Commission will review the data coming from companies licensed within the authority, to look for unwanted software, such as automated poker robots and other harmful third-party software.

“We want this information in order to assess whether the current controls in Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice and the Remote Gambling and Software Technical Standards are sufficient to ensure online poker is crime free, fair and open, and children and vulnerable people are protected,” the authority wrote in its release.

The outcome of the planned research will be used to “help shape a future formal consultation on remote technical standards,” commented Gambling Commission’s spokesman.

“We are also considering the impact of game integrity issues and using the opportunity to canvass views more generally,” the spokesman said.

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