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UKGC warns fantasy football leagues to comply with regulations

18th July 2017 7:55 am GMT
Gambling Commission

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has warned that some fantasy football competitions may require a licence because they fall within the regulator's definition of gambling.

Ahead of the upcoming 2017-18 football season, the regulator said that some fantasy football leagues may require a pool licence from the Gambling Commission, as prize values are determined by the number of paying entrants.

It added, however, that this only applies to leagues and competitions operated as part of a business, not privately between work [...]

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