Archive | September, 2017

ASA rulings add fuel to the affiliate fire

At the same time that the termination of Sky Betting & Gaming’s affiliate marketing programme dominated debate on the first day of the Betting on Sports 2017 conference (including David Clifton’s panel session), the ASA has upheld complaints against four online gambling companies for irresponsible adverts published by an affiliate without their approval or awareness. The adverts suggested that […]

Assessing a month of mounting challenges for the betting industry

In September’s “Licensing Expert“ article for SBC News (that can be downloaded below), David Clifton comments on three standout stories in the betting licensing and regulatory sphere from the last month. There is a common social responsibility thread running through all three: the recent research findings into gambling behaviour in Great Britain commissioned by the Gambling Commission, […]

More on Sky Betting & Gaming closing down its affiliate programme

David Clifton’s comments to SBC News on 8 September are quoted in a news item entitled “Sky Betting and Gaming closes down its affiliate programme” (that can be downloaded below). David is quoted as saying: “This seems to me an unfortunate but inevitable consequence of the principle behind the combined regulatory requirements of data protection […]

David Clifton comments on Sky Bet’s affiliate hub closure

David Clifton and others from the Betting on Sports 2017 panel in which he is participating next Wednesday are quoted in an SBC News article entitled “Sky Bet’s affiliate hub closure due to increasingly tough enforcement stances” that can also be downloaded below. Our own further comment on this issue can be found here.

Top five compliance tips for society lotteries

The Gambling Commission has published its “top five compliance tips” for licensed society lotteries to minimise the risk of what it calls “lottery compliance gaffs that are putting fundraisers at risk of breaking the law”. The five tips are set out in a guidance note (that can also be downloaded below) and they are headed: […]

Just the first of many affiliate marketing programme closures?

Sky Betting & Gaming has announced that it has closed its affiliate marketing programme, citing “growing regulatory requirements”. The need to comply with all such regulatory requirements was the central theme of David Clifton’s August Licensing Expert article for SBC News. Whether this is just the first of many such affiliate programme closures will be a key topic […]

David Clifton to speak at Compliance Briefing: London

  As reported in Gambling Insider today under the heading “Heavyweight Legal Experts confirmed for Compliance Briefing: London 2017” and similarly last month in iGaming Business (both downloadable below), David Clifton will be speaking at the Compliance Briefing: London 2017 conference being held at County Hall, London on 12 October 2017. Key topics will include implications of the […]