Archive | April, 2016

RGSB publishes strategy for 2016/17 to 2018/19

A new strategy aimed at minimising gambling-related harm over the next three years has been published by the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board following a public consultation last year. A summary of the priority objectives of the National Responsible Gambling Strategy and the Strategy document itself can be downloaded below.

Suzanne Davies to chair Betting Integrity session at Betting on Football conference

SBC Events’ third “Betting on Football” conference takes place at Chelsea’s football ground, Stamford Bridge, on Thursday 21 April. Suzanne Davies will be chairing a panel session entitled “Integrity – is the betting industry doing enough in the fight against corruption?”. The panel comprises Nick Tofiluk, (Executive Director, Regulatory Operations for the Gambling Commission), Matt Drew (Director of […]

Gambling industry regulatory changes coming into effect in April 2016

From 6 April 2016 Gambling Act 2005 premises licence holders must conduct a local risk assessment for each of their current premises; see our article on this subject in SBC News at http://cliftondavies.com/ever-increasing-regulatory-requirements-the-need-for-local-risk-assessments and the Gambling Commission’s press release at http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/Press/2016/Regulations-to-reduce-gambling-harm-introduced.aspx Also with effect from that date: Red tape linked to running some lotteries for good causes is […]

Lottery red tape cut with effect from 6 April 2016

With effect from Wednesday 6 April 2016, a number of changes to the Gambling Act 2005 will reduce the requirements for running private society lotteries, work lotteries, residents’ lotteries and incidental non-commercial lotteries, but the law will still ensure that they are run fairly to support charities and other good causes.