Archive | January, 2016

Gambling Commission updates Customer Funds Advice Note

The Gambling Commission has published an updated Advice Note (that can be downloaded below) that explains how operators can comply with the requirements relating to protection of customer funds, including advice on what is classed as customer funds and how to apply the customer funds rating system. The Advice Note also includes examples of common errors […]

ICE – “The Gaming Technopolis Is Approaching”

The award winning show ICE Totally Gaming is returning to ExCel London on 2, 3, & 4 February 2016, providing us with the ideal opportunity to meet up with old friends, clients and prospective new clients alike, so please let us know when you plan to be there and we’ll be delighted to see you. For […]

FOBT Evaluation by DCMS

The Department for Culture Media & Sport has published an evaluation of the Gaming Machine (Circumstances of Use)(Amendment) Regulations 2015, which require those accessing higher stakes (over £50) on fixed odds betting terminals to use account-based play or load cash over the counter. The full evaluation document can be accessed at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/evaluation-of-gaming-machine-circumstances-of-useamendment-regulations-2015. Our summary can be […]

Clifton Davies endorsed by ExtraYard in Casino Life

In the February 2016 edition of Casino Life, ExtraYard’s Managing Director Roy Ramm, formerly Director of Governance and Public Affairs at Caesars Entertainment (UK) and Commander of Specialist Operations at New Scotland Yard, refers to the very effective working relationship his company has established with us. ExtraYard provides expert advice on governance, compliance and security issues, […]

Gambling Commission extends gaming machines consultation

We reported at http://cliftondavies.com/gambling-commission-launches-gaming-machines-consultation on the Gambling Commission’s consultation entitled “Controlling where gaming machines may be played”. This consultation was due to end on 22 February but, following workshops with stakeholders, has now been extended to 21 March 2016. The consultation document and response form can be accessed via the above link.

Public consultation on proposed new alcohol consumption guidelines

The Department of Health has published a Consultation Paper entitled “How to keep health risks from drinking alcohol to a low level: public consultation on proposed new guidelines”. The guidelines include a recommendation that both men and women are safest not to drink regularly more than 14 units of alcohol per week. The consultation merely invites views […]

Gaming machines in pubs

The Gambling Commission has published a helpful guide entitled “Gaming machines in pubs: a quick guide for premises owners”, covering machine entitlements, change of licence holder, machine requirements, sourcing machines and machines games duty. It also summarises responsibilities pursuant to the Gambling Commission’s “Code of Practice for Gaming Machines in Clubs and Premises with an Alcohol […]

The advertising and marketing of gambling

In this month’s “Licensing Expert” article for SBC News, David Clifton outlines some key issues concerning the advertising of gambling that gambling operators (and those marketing their services in the intensely competitive environment in which all operators targeting custom from British consumers have to work) must bear firmly in mind at all times.