Archive | August, 2017

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 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 […]

David Clifton to speak at Betting on Sports 2017

David Clifton will be speaking on the subject of “Regulation – Liability Management: Why the buck doesn’t stop with regulators” at 2.45pm on Wednesday 13 September, Day 1 of the Betting on Sports Conference 2017, that is being held at Olympia in London – full details are available here. The agenda can be downloaded below. The panel […]

Updated OFSI guidance on financial sanctions enforcement

As reported on the Gambling Commission’s website, all gambling operators (and others) need to take note that the Government now has extended powers to act against those who don’t report information that could undermine UK financial sanctions. All businesses, organisations and individuals have an obligation under financial sanctions regulations to report information which facilitates compliance. […]

Nuisance complaints

We are often called upon by leisure industry clients to advise them how to deal with noise complaints, whether such complaints relate to noise escape from their premises or is alleged to be caused by their customers or staff. A useful briefing paper has been published by the House of Commons Library that can be downloaded […]

Gambling Commission consultation on revised AML & CTF Guidance for casinos

The Gambling Commission is consulting until 8 September 2017 on revised AML and CTF guidance for casinos (The Prevention of Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism – guidance for remote and non-remote casinos) to reflect provisions in the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 which came […]