Archive | August, 2017

How to calculate Remote Gaming Duty on freeplays

HMRC has published guidance (that can also be downloaded below) to assist remote gambling operators to find out which online gambling free games and bonuses offered by them are liable to tax, and how to calculate their liability for accounting periods beginning after 31 July 2017. You can read our last post on this subject here.

Gambling behaviour in Great Britain in 2015

The Gambling Commission has published a report that provides a comprehensive analysis of gambling across the whole of Great Britain. It examines the rates of participation, at-risk gambling and problem gambling, and explores their associated characteristics and behaviours. The report can be downloaded below. Its headline findings are: 1.4% of gamblers were classed as problem gamblers (0.8% of […]

Don’t gamble on your affiliates

In this month’s “Licensing Expert” article for SBC News (that can be downloaded below), David Clifton focuses on the fact that licensed gambling operators can be left carrying the can for failings by their affiliates not only under the Gambling Commission’s LCCP but otherwise. He recommends that marketing teams within such operators’ businesses spend a bit of time […]

Fresh “house raffle” warning sounded by the Gambling Commission

In a repeat of what has taken place on previous occasions when a national downtrend in the volume of house sales is experienced (as is the case currently according to recently updated HM Land Registry UK House Price Index reports) the Gambling Commission has published a warning to homeowners offering their house as a prize in so-called “house raffles” […]

GBGA versus the GB point of consumption regime: The saga’s likely conclusion

David Clifton’s article “GBGA versus the GB point of consumption regime: The saga’s likely conclusion” for the July 2017 edition of Online Gambling Lawyer can be downloaded below. David has written further articles on the same subject – the case between the Gibraltar Betting & Gaming Association and HMRC & HM Treasury concerning the lawfulness of the UK’s […]

Isle of Man approves first skins betting licence

David Clifton is quoted in a Gambling Compliance article (that can be downloaded below) commenting on the grant by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission to eSports fantasy league and betting site ESP.bet of its first virtual good and currencies licence. David comments that, in his view, the major hurdle that will have had to be overcome will […]

The forthcoming Data Protection Bill

Notwithstanding the announcement in the Queen’s Speech on 21 June 2017 that the Government intended to reform the UK’s data protection laws, over the last couple of days considerable publicity has been given to the announcement on 7 August by Digital Minister Matt Hancock that: the public are to have greater control over personal data including the […]