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.

Responsible VIP management in the spotlight

A GamblingCompliance article published today, entitled “Former VIP Gambler Bites Back At A Segment Under Threat”, features comments made by David Clifton and his co-panellists (Dan Waugh and Jon Duffy) during a GamblingCompliance “Responsible VIP Management” webinar broadcast on 12 November 2019. That webinar can be accessed on Vimeo here. The article (that you can download below) also features […]

Play Your Cards Right: Preventing Criminal Abuse of Online Gambling

Founded in 1831 by the Duke of Wellington, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) is the world’s oldest independent think tank on international defence and security. On 12 November 2019, RUSI published an occasional paper entitled “Play Your Cards Right: Preventing Criminal Abuse of Online Gambling”, authored by Anton Moiseienko. You can download the paper below. On […]

Running lotteries and raffles during the festive season

With the Christmas and New Year festivities approaching, the Gambling Commission has published on its website advice on running lotteries and raffles during the festive season. The advice states as follows: With the festive season approaching we know many people are looking at ways they can raise money for a charity. Lotteries (including raffles and tombolas) are […]

A restless November is just getting started

David Clifton’s monthly Licensing Expert article for SBC News is entitled “A restless November is just getting started”. You can download it below. Picking up on key issues affecting the UK licensed gambling industry in the last month, David’s article focuses on: the formal launch of the Betting and Gaming Council, publication by the Gambling […]

It’s not child’s play

In his article for this month’s Pub & Bar magazine legal page entitled “It’s not child’s play” – that can be downloaded below – David Clifton explains why it is crucial that pub and bar businesses (and their staff) should adopt the codes of practice within the new Social Responsibility Charter for Gaming Machines in Pubs, jointly published by […]

Safer Gambling Forum: The buzz word is ‘understanding’

During Responsible Gambling Week 2019 (running until 13 November 2019), SBC is looking at some of the topics addressed during the inaugural SBC Safer Gambling Forum, which took place at the CasinoBeats Summit in September, with a focus on measures the industry can take to promote responsible gambling. Those topics included a session entitled “Understanding Player Finances” moderated by […]

Standards, priorities, opportunities

An article by David Clifton entitled “Standards, priorities, opportunities” has been published  today by US-based CDC Gaming Reports as part of its regular Tottenham Report feature. You can download it below. The article picks up on a speech entitled “Raising Standards: Our Priorities, Your Opportunities” delivered at a conference in Malta on 30 October 2019 by Neil McArthur, […]

BGC launches with the announcement of five core safer gambling commitments

Today has witnessed the launch of the Betting and Gaming Council (“BGC”), a replacement trade body for the Remote Gambling Association and the Association of British Bookmakers that represents 90% of the gambling sector (excluding lotteries), as reported by us in July. Announcing the launch, the BGC’s Chairman, Brigid Simmonds OBE, has said: Today, I’m delighted to announce […]