We regularly write articles for industry and legal journals & magazines, including commentaries for Online Gambling Lawyer & iGaming Business, a monthly “Licensing Expert” piece for SBC News and a fortnightly page for Pub & Bar and, with their permission, are reproducing them on our website, together with our own news items and reports on topical issues affecting the leisure and gambling industries.

Online Gambling Lawyer quotes David Clifton on 888 record penalty

David Clifton is quoted in the main news article for the September 2017 edition of “Online Gambling Lawyer” entitled “888 to pay record £7.8 million penalty package after Gambling Commission finds failings around vulnerable customers” which can be accessed here You can read our own website piece on this subject here. It also features in David’s most recent […]

Reminder: New RTS requirements in force on 1 October 2017

As we have previously pointed out, the following new Remote Gambling and Software Technical Standards (“RTS”) requirements will come into force on 1 October 2017: Live dealer studios (based on existing standards/practice and new requirement makes the Gambling Commission’s position clear) Peer-to-peer poker Use of third party software Linked progressive jackpots Virtual sports odds Information security […]

Negative impact of FCA warning on future gambling-related ICO plans

David Clifton is quoted in a Gambling Compliance article by Scott Longley entitled “Isle of Man to Consider ICO Warning Following UK’s Lead”. The FCA has highlighted the risks involved in ICOs. This chimes with the views of the Gambling Commission, that has separately cautioned against the history of hacking, theft and criminal activity often associated with […]

Raising standards nearly one year on

David Clifton writes for Casino Life about the positive steps taken by the UK’s land-based casino industry to accelerate the pace of change since last November’s Gambling Commission Raising Standards conference. His article can be downloaded below. Included in the examples of the ways in which this sector of the gambling industry is taking its […]

The effect of gambling advertising on children

On 14 September 2017, the House of Lords debated (and approved) a motion moved by Lord Chadlington (Conservative) that “this House takes note of the effect of gambling advertisements on children”.  Lord Chadlington called on the Government to ask itself the following four questions as they review the gambling industry: Should there be any gambling commercials […]

ASA rulings add fuel to the affiliate fire

At the same time that the termination of Sky Betting & Gaming’s affiliate marketing programme dominated debate on the first day of the Betting on Sports 2017 conference (including David Clifton’s panel session), the ASA has upheld complaints against four online gambling companies for irresponsible adverts published by an affiliate without their approval or awareness. The adverts suggested that […]

Assessing a month of mounting challenges for the betting industry

In September’s “Licensing Expert“ article for SBC News (that can be downloaded below), David Clifton comments on three standout stories in the betting licensing and regulatory sphere from the last month. There is a common social responsibility thread running through all three: the recent research findings into gambling behaviour in Great Britain commissioned by the Gambling Commission, […]

David Clifton comments on Sky Bet’s affiliate hub closure

David Clifton and others from the Betting on Sports 2017 panel in which he is participating next Wednesday are quoted in an SBC News article entitled “Sky Bet’s affiliate hub closure due to increasingly tough enforcement stances” that can also be downloaded below. Our own further comment on this issue can be found here.