The Gambling Commission consulted in December 2015 on the changes to its Testing strategy for compliance with remote technical standards (“RTS”). It has now published a document (that can be downloaded below together with our summary) outlining the responses to that consultation and has set out its own position arising from the responses and the […]
David Clifton comments in World Online Gambling Report’s headline article on last month’s Budget announcements affecting the gambling industry. With effect from 1 August 2017, the tax treatment of discounted and free gaming for remote gaming duty purposes will be amended to bring it into line with the treatment for general betting duty purposes of free and […]
As part of a regulatory settlement concluding a Gambling Commission investigation, GalaCoral Group Limited has agreed to forfeit more than £846,000 and to take steps to improve its anti-money laundering and social responsibility processes. The investigation related to the way two companies within the GalaCoral Group (Coral Racing Limited and Gala Interactive (Gibraltar) Limited) handled their relationship with […]
Suzanne Davies focuses on national and local government attempts to improve our diets. By way of update to the first Q&A on the Pub & Bar Legal Page (that can be downloaded below), see http://cliftondavies.com/relaxation-of-licensing-hours-for-queens-90th-birthday-update/ and http://cliftondavies.com/relaxation-of-licensing-hours-for-queens-90th-birthday-confirmed/ The Licensing Act 2003 (Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Licensing Hours) Order 2016 has now been approved.
On 21 April 2016 at the Betting on Football Conference 2016, Suzanne Davies moderated a panel session on the battle against match-fixing and wider sports corruption. SBC News’ report on Suzanne’s session can be downloaded below. A summary and video recap of the conference produced by CalvinAyre.com can be accessed at http://calvinayre.com/2016/04/22/conferences/betting-on-football-conference-bofcon-2016-recap-bl-video/
The Home Office and HM Treasury have published their Action Plan for anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist finance. The plan sets out the steps intended to strengthen the UK’s response to money laundering and terrorist financing, and to protect the safety of its citizens and the overall integrity of the financial system in the UK. It includes […]
David Clifton’s recent article for SBC News http://cliftondavies.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/SBC-News-The-General-Data-Protection-Regulation.pdf focused on the General Data Protection Regulation that comes into force in mid-2018, replacing the current EU Data Protection Directive. It will be directly applicable in all EU Member States, without the need for any domestic legislation to implement it. In his article David commented that “this will be […]
The draft Licensing Act 2003 (Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Licensing Hours) Order 2016 has been laid before Parliament for approval. If approved, as must surely be inevitable, it will extend licensing hours for 2 hours beginning at 11pm on each of 10 June and 11 June 2016 for premises licences and club premises certificates which ordinarily authorise licensable activities […]
Even greater focus on the need for betting (and other gambling) operators to protect customers’ personal data and to prevent data breaches will be required when the General Data Protection Regulation comes into force in mid-2018. In this month’s “Licensing Expert” article for SBC News, David Clifton reports on particular aspects of the GDPR that will be of […]
David Clifton reports on proposals for change advocated by both national and local government.