Archive | February, 2019

Call for evidence on gambling online with credit cards

The Gambling Commission has today published calls for evidence (that will remain open until 16 May 2019), requesting data and views on two separate issues (but linked in the sense of seeking to prevent gambling-related harms), namely: Gambling online with credit cards Category B gaming machines and player protection (on which we have reported separately here). […]

Call for evidence on Category B gaming machines

The Gambling Commission has today published calls for evidence (that will remain open until 16 May 2019), requesting data and views on two separate issues (but linked in the sense of  seeking to prevent gambling-related harms), namely: Category B gaming machines and player protection Gambling online with credit cards (on which we have reported separately here). […]

ASA rules against an irresponsible matched betting ad

In December 2018, David Clifton commented on matched betting in a Gambling Compliance article entitled “IBAS Managing Director warns operators of welcome bonus risks”  The Advertising Standards Authority has today made a ruling against DotNetPages Ltd t/a OddsMonkey that it must not present its matched betting service in an irresponsible manner, for example by underplaying the risks involved as it […]

RGSB advice on National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms 2019-22

The Gambling Commission has published the Advice it has received from the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board on the new National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms (i.e. the successor to the current National Responsible Gambling Strategy) which is to be published by the Commission in April this year. That Advice (that can be downloaded below) contains a […]

The Gambling Commission’s proposed customer interaction changes explained

As we reported yesterday, the Gambling Commission has launched a consultation on, amongst other things, planned changes to requirements within its Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (“LCCP”) relating to customer interaction (i.e. Social Responsibility code provision 3.4.1 and Ordinary code provision 3.4.2). SR code provision 3.4.1 (applicable to all licences, except non-remote lottery, gaming machine technical, gambling […]

Consultation on customer interaction & ADR and call for evidence on gambling website blocking software

The Gambling Commission has today launched a “three-pronged” consultation on planned changes to requirements within its Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (“LCCP”) relating to customer interaction and alternative dispute resolution. It is also calling for evidence on gambling website blocking software It says that each of the above issues are designed: “to accelerate progress in its drive […]

EC identifies 23 countries with weak AML & CTF frameworks

Gambling operators (including, in particular, UK licensed casino operators) should take note of a European Commission press release, published yesterday (that can be downloaded below), identifying the following “third countries” as having “strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing frameworks”: Afghanistan American Samoa The Bahamas Botswana Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Ethiopia Ghana […]

American Gaming Association research raises an interesting question

What was particularly striking from attending last week’s ICE exhibition and conferences was the yawning gap between the UK on the one hand and the U.S. on the other in terms of social responsibility and player protection requirements. We are not for one moment suggesting that responsible gambling is not a matter of concern for U.S. gambling operators and regulators […]

Could affordability checks follow age and identity verification changes?

In this month’s Licensing Expert article for SBC News, entitled “Could affordability checks follow age and identity verification changes?”, David Clifton comments on last week’s Gambling Commission  ‘consultation response’ document, announcing changes to age and identity verification provisions within its Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (“LCCP”), that will come into force on 7 May […]