Archive | October, 2017

Unprecedented joint action to prevent gambling ads appealing to children

The Gambling Commission, the Committee of Advertising Practice, the Advertising Standards Authority and the Remote Gambling Association  have joined forces to send a letter to holders of operating licences granted by the Gambling Commission, advising them to amend or remove immediately any advertisements on their websites or in third party media that are: likely to appeal […]

Be mindful of protecting children

In this month’s “Licensing Expert” article (that can be downloaded below), David Clifton comments on recent newspaper allegations that children are being targeted by operators who use cartoon and storybook characters in their online gambling games. He warns that in view of the rising tides of public concern that now seem to drive gambling policy in Great Britain, it […]

Gambling Commission AML-related reminder to casino operators

Following publication of the Gambling Commission’s revised AML guidance for remote and non-remote casino operators, incorporating provisions in the new Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017, it is reminding casino operators of the requirements under Regulation 21: to appoint an individual responsible for the nominated officer role and responsibilities […]

Responsible Gambling Week commences

All sectors of the gambling industry in Great Britain have joined together for the first ever national Responsible Gambling Week that will run from 12 – 18 October. Carrying the theme ‘Let’s Talk About Responsible Gambling’, and with more than 10,000 gambling venues and websites in Britain taking part, it has been welcomed by the Gambling Commission. More information […]

Cartoon characters alleged to expose children to online gambling

The online gambling industry has come under further fire from the media with a flurry of recent newspaper articles commencing with one entitled “Cartoons lure kids to online gambling” in the Sunday Times on 8 October, alleging that children are being targeted by operators who use cartoon and storybook characters in their online gambling games. The Sunday Times […]

Gambling Commission publishes updated AML Advice for non-casino operators

The Gambling Commission has published: its revised anti-money laundering advice for operators (excluding casino operators) Duties and responsibilities under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002: Advice to operators (excluding casino operators) in order primarily to incorporate new advice in relation to changes to POCA 2002 as a result of the Criminal Finances Act 2017, and its updated Proceeds of Crime […]