UKGC Joins PIPCU in Operation Creative

UK Gambling Commission Poster Occasionally in the world of online gambling we come across casinos that are bad eggs – either because they are improperly regulated or someone has set out to scam the honest public. Sometimes though, perfectly legitimate online casinos implicate themselves in legal matters by advertising on websites which are, in fact, illegal.


The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has reported that the number of gambling adverts on illegal websites has fallen significantly, after the UKGC joined forces with UK police in an operation aimed at tackling websites that break copyright laws.

Earlier this year the Commission teamed up with the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) for Operation Creative – an operation aimed at curtailing the revenue of sites providing illegal access to pirated films, music and books.

Since then PIPCU has seen gambling advertisements on illicit websites fall significantly by 36% – and also added that there has been a 73% decrease in advertising from the UK’s top ad spending companies on copyright infringing websites. By reducing the revenue streams of these sites, Operation Creative is seeking to curb their profitability and in doing so fuel legal entertainment consumption.


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