Archive | February, 2020

PASS Consultation on Standards for Digital Proof of Age

PASS (the scheme that audits and accredits proof of age schemes in pubs, entertainment premises and other places selling age-restricted products and services) has commenced a consultation in which it is asking for views on how digital proof of age should be presented and verified. You can download the full consultation document below, but the key elements of the proposed […]

Consensus cannot be the hardest word

David Clifton’s monthly Licensing Expert article for SBC News – entitled “Consensus Cannot Be The Hardest Word” (that you can download below) – picks up on a word that featured prominently in speeches by former Labour Party Deputy Leader, Tom Watson, and Gambling Commission CEO, Neil McArthur at ICE on 4 February. Watson used the word […]

Available now: Ampersand webinar on forthcoming review of the Gambling Act

Yesterday, 20 February 2020, David Clifton moderated the highest attended webinar that Ampersand/iGaming Business has ever hosted. In just under an hour, David – together with: Brigid Simmonds, Chairman, The Betting and Gaming Council, Dan Waugh, Partner, Regulus Partners, and Andrew Tottenham, Managing Director, Tottenham & Co. and CEO, Gamblewise managed to cover a fantastically wide […]

MoPlay operating licence subjected to review and suspension

The UK Gambling Commission has today announced that it has commenced a review of the operating licence held by Addison Global Limited trading as MoPlay and, arising from that review, has suspended its licence. This is the second such announcement this week, following that on 18 February 2020 in relation to Matchbook. The UKGC’s announcement in […]

David Clifton and Suzanne Davies to feature prominently in Player Protection Forum 2020

KnowNow Limited has announced that both principals of Clifton Davies Consultancy Limited will be featuring prominently in this year’s Player Protection Forum, taking place in London on 21 May 2020. You can read KnowNow’s announcement here. You can also download it below. As was the case with last year’s Player Protection Forum: David Clifton will be chairing […]

Matchbook operating licence subjected to review and suspension

The Gambling Commission has today published on its website an Information Notice in which it announces that it has undertaken a review of the operating licence held by Triplebet Limited t/a Matchbook and, arising from that review, has suspended its licence. The full announcement reads as follows: Information notice The Gambling Commission has undertaken a Licence review under s116 […]

Question of parity between online and offline staking limits comes more to the fore

Comments by David Clifton in our website posting of 14 February 2020 – entitled “Gambling-Related Harm APPG press release not quite the surprise it claims it is” – have been picked up in an iGaming Business news article “GRH APPG claims victory in slot stake debate”. In the iGaming Business article (that you can download below), David is quoted […]

Gambling-Related Harm APPG press release not quite the surprise it claims it is

Following its oral-evidence session with Neil McArthur, Chief Executive of the Gambling Commission on Tuesday of this week 12 February 2020, the Gambling-Related Harm All-Party Parliamentary Group has today published the following press release (that – together with its other press releases and postings dating back to 10 April 2019 – can be downloaded below) that […]

Pub opening hours extended for 75th anniversary of VE Day

Following plans first announced in October last year, the Home Office has confirmed a two hour extension of pub licensing hours across England and Wales on each of Friday 8 May 2020 and Saturday 9 May 2020 to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day. An announcement to this effect on the gov.uk website reads as follows: […]