The Gambling Commission has published research statistics figures providing better insight into gambling behaviour in Britain covering participation in gambling, perceptions of gambling and rates of problem gambling. For the first time, information is provided about how people gamble online – the devices they use to gamble, where they gamble, and the number of accounts they use. The […]
Last year we reported on publication by the House of Commons Library of a briefing paper on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (B2 gaming machines) http://cliftondavies.com/fobts-what-now/ In April 2015 the Gaming Machine (Circumstances of Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 came into force. The Regulations require those wanting to stake over £50 on a B2 machine to load cash via […]
Coinciding with a demolished London pub (the Carlton Tavern in Maida Vale) being listed as an asset of community value, David Clifton summarises the ACV process as it presently applies to pubs
In this month’s SBC News “Licensing Expert” article, David Clifton explains that on 6 April 2016, LCCP social responsibility code provision 10.1.1 comes into force, meaning that all Gambling Act 2005 premises licence holders (and applicants for such licences) must conduct local risk assessments.
The Gambling Commission has today announced on its website that the Upper Tribunal has found that the Commission acted within its powers when it refused to grant Greene King a bingo operating licence to provide commercial bingo in its pubs. At a hearing in London, Greene King’s lawyers argued that the Commission had exceeded its […]
On 22 March 2016 David Clifton will be speaking at a one-day Gambling Compliance event to be held at the Law Society in London that will take an in-depth look at the effect the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will have and what it means for the gambling industry. Topics to be covered include: […]
Gambling Commission chief executive Sarah Harrison spoke on 2 February at the World Regulatory Briefing conference at ICE Totally Gaming. Her speech (that can be downloaded below) covered: an update on the point of consumption regime a year on from implementation future work on: issues relating to marketing and advertising the importance of fair and open […]
Suzanne Davies comments on the recent European Court of Justice judgment ruling that MUP is contrary to EU law if less restrictive tax measures can be introduced.
David Clifton is quoted extensively in a white paper entitled “4th Anti Money Laundering Directive – Do you know the score?” recently published by W2 Global Data and aimed at the online gambling industry (that can be downloaded below).