Archive | April, 2018

Transparency to consumers for horse-race pool betting at the end of the exclusive licence

In order to maintain transparency to on-course horse-race pool betting customers, the Gambling Commission has commenced a little-publicised consultation (that runs until 11 May 2018) on a proposal to extend an existing LCCP requirement, that currently applies only to pool betting on dog races, so that it also applies to horse-race pool betting when the exclusive horse-race pool betting licence ends […]

Commission suggests lotteries could lead the way to restore public trust in the gambling sector

Executive Director of the Commission, Tim Miller, delivered a speech at yesterday’s Lotteries Council annual conference in which he suggested that the lotteries sector “could lead the way in restoring some public trust in [the gambling] industry”. In his speech (that can be downloaded below) Tim Miller referred to advice given by the Commission at the end […]

Regulator counsels restraint on stakes, ups ante on player data

We have reported previously on the Gambling Commission’s advice to support the Government with its review of gaming machines and social responsibility measures. In an article for iGaming Times (that can be downloaded below), David Clifton is quoted extensively, suggesting that even the most restrained of the Commission’s recommendations would result in significant cost burdens associated with player […]

Lessons to be learned from Tabcorp Public Statement

The Gambling Commission has published a public statement (that can be downloaded below) relating to its review of the operating licence of Tabcorp UK Limited (trading as Sunbets) following an investigation by the Commission into the following: weaknesses in its systems relating to self-exclusions resulting in a breach of Social Responsibility Code 3.5.3(1) & (6) in […]

UK regulator fires ‘warning shot’ on GDPR

David Clifton is quoted in a Gambling Compliance article entitled “UK regulator fires ‘warning shot’ on GDPR” that can be downloaded below. Commenting on the Commission’s recently published GDPR Information Note entitled “Gambling Regulation and the General Data Protection Regulation”, David says: “I doubt it’s adequate but it’s start. I foresee a need for further commission guidance […]

ICO’s Guide to the GDPR

We have reported separately on the publication today by the Gambling Commission of its published its long-awaited GDPR Information Note entitled “Gambling Regulation and the General Data Protection Regulation”. The GDPR will come into effect on 25 May 2018. More information on GDPR and its regulation in the UK is available on the Information Commissioner Office’s […]