Archive | October, 2019

Betfred Penalty Raises Multi-Market Concerns

David Clifton’s monthly Licensing Expert article for SBC News, published today, is entitled “Betfred Penalty Raises Multi-Market Concerns”. You can download it below. David’s article commences with reference to the UK Gambling Commission’s recent announcement that, following an investigation by the Commission, a regulatory settlement has been concluded under which Petfre (Gibraltar) Limited (trading as Betfred) is […]

Pour Decisions – the case for reforming alcohol duty

In her article for this month’s Pub & Bar magazine legal page entitled “Pour Decisions – the case for reforming alcohol duty” – that can be downloaded below – Suzanne Davies comments on the report of an independent think-tank (the Social Market Foundation), commissioned by the Institute of Alcohol Studies, that explores the case for reforming alcohol duty in […]

No-Deal Brexit Briefing Note published for hospitality & tourism sectors

UKHospitality has joined forces with the Tourism Alliance to publish a “No-Deal Brexit briefing note” for the hospitality and tourism sectors (that you can download below). It contains Brexit-related guidance in the following respects: Introduction Background explanation HM Government Brexit No-Deal Readiness Report Economic impact Office for Budget Responsibility Fiscal Risks Report Workforce Current EU nationals employed Future […]

David Clifton comments to EGR on Betfred regulatory settlement

David Clifton is quoted in an EGR Compliance article entitled “Betfred to pay £322k for AML failings”, reporting on today’s announcement by the Gambling Commission of a regulatory settlement, under which Petfre (Gibraltar) Limited (trading as Betfred) is required to pay £322,000 for anti-money laundering failings. You can download the EGR article below. David’s fuller comments (included within our previous […]

Betfred to pay £322,000 for AML failings

The Gambling Commission has announced this morning that, following an investigation by the Commission, a regulatory settlement has been concluded under which Petfre (Gibraltar) Limited (trading as Betfred) is to pay £322,000 for anti-money laundering failings. The Commission’s investigation revealed that Petfre failed to carry out adequate source of funds checks on a customer who deposited £210,000 (and […]

Videos of David Clifton’s 3 panel sessions at Betting on Sports & Casino Beats Summit

You can now view the entirety of each of the three panel sessions in which David Clifton was involved at last month’s SBC Events’ Betting on Sports conference and CasinoBeats Summit at Olympia in London, via sbcconnect.com by clicking on the relevant drop-down track menu: David’s “Regulatory Creep – The Long Arm of the Law” session for Betting on […]

Social Responsibility Charter for Gaming Machines in Pubs published

Almost a year after the Gambling Commission highlighted failures to stop children playing on 18+ pub gaming machines, the British Beer and Pub Association and UKHospitality have jointly published a Social Responsibility Charter for Gaming Machines in Pubs (that can be downloaded below). The Charter incorporates Codes of Practice aimed at promoting collaboration and training to prevent […]