The Gambling Commission has today published a new edition of its anti-money laundering guidance for remote and non-remote casinos. It comes into force immediately and can be downloaded below or accessed at http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/pdf/Prevention-of-money-laundering-and-combating-the-financing-of-terrorism.pdf The Commission states that the purpose of the third edition of “The Prevention of Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism – guidance for remote […]
The Gambling Commission has published a new version of its Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice, including the changes from recent consultations. It does not come into effect until 31 October 2016. It can be downloaded below. The Commission has commented on the new changes as follows: “We think that the most effective regulatory approach is […]
We are delighted to announce that, acting on behalf of our clients Redcomb Pubs Limited, we have successfully obtained for them the grant of a new premises licence in Merchant Square, Paddington, London for their new Lockhouse brand.
The Gambling Commission has published on its “AML: Latest anti-money laundering news” webpage the following update on the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive: “On the 5 June 2015, the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive was formally adopted. The 4th Directive allows Member States to exempt gambling sectors on the basis of proven low risk posed by the nature […]
The Pubs Code finally came into force today 21 July 2016 (with no retrospective effect). It was originally proposed that it would come into immediate effect on 26 May 2016. However, the Government postponed implementation of the Code in order to correct “a small number of technical drafting errors”. Now it is in force, the Code applies to […]
David Clifton and Suzanne Davies, together with Roy Ramm of Extrayard Limited, are jointly presenting three sessions entitled Future Shock – Money Laundering, Data Protection and Responsible Gambling on 15 September 2016, the first day of SBC Events’ inaugural Betting on Sports conference, that builds on the success of the highly successful Betting on Football events, at which both David and Suzanne […]
On 19 July, David Clifton was in the audience at the RSA in London for a speech given by Philip Graf, as he comes towards the end of his five year term as Chairman of the Gambling Commission. His speech was introduced by Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the RSA. Entitled “Gambling: Getting the Balance […]
Suzanne Davies provides some hints about how to get your pub on the winners’ rostrum
Following a consultation in May 2016, the Gambling Commission has decided that, with effect from autumn 2016, the requirement to assess money laundering risk will be extended to non-remote lottery licence holders. The Commission’s response to that consultation can be downloaded below.
Between November 2015 and March 2016, the Commission consulted on proposed amendments to its Licence conditions and codes of practice (LCCP) and Guidance to licensing authorities (GLA) to ensure that the regulatory framework governing the availability of gaming machines remains effective. It has now published its conclusions and the actions it is taking as a result in “Controlling where […]