The Industry Group for Responsible Gambling has today announced a further enhancement to the Industry Code for Socially Responsible Advertising (“the Industry Code”). It requires that throughout each television advert a responsible gambling message or a reference to www.begambleaware.org will appear. This provision will come into force at the end of June 2018. The new […]
We have previously provided a link to David Clifton’s article for iGaming Business published last month, entitled “Compliance in the wake of Will Hill failures”. The article (that can now be downloaded below) sets out the basics of what should be done by those who received the Gambling Commission’s warning letter to all UK licensed remote casino […]
In this month’s “Licensing Expert” article for SBC News (that can be downloaded below), David Clifton provides his initial comments on the Gambling Commission’s advice, that was published earlier today, in which it identified a package of measures that – taken together – could “form a coherent strategy for tackling harm in relation to machine play”, that will undoubtedly have a […]
The Gambling Commission has today published its advice to support the Government with its review of gaming machines and social responsibility measures (that can be downloaded below, together with the accompanying letter sent to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on 28 February 2018). In what is a comprehensive package of measures that, taken together, […]
David Clifton’s article for Online Gambling Lawyer, entitled “Fairness and openness”- the shape of things to come in the GB-licensed sector, to which we referred in a previous website posting, can now be downloaded below.
David Clifton is quoted in the front page article of the March 2018 edition of iGaming Times entitled “GB bookies rush for compliance after Will Hill fine” (that can be downloaded below), commenting on the £6.2million penalty package suffered by WHG (International) Limited after the Gambling Commission found “systemic” failings within its AML and social responsibility processes.
In his article for this month’s Pub & Bar magazine (that can be downloaded below), David Clifton focuses on the Pubs Code that came into force in July 2016, commenting that far from it providing the panacea hoped for by pub companies and tenants alike, both the Code and the appointment of Paul Newby as the PCA […]
On 21 March 2018, David Clifton will be moderating a panel session entitled “Italy – Living without the World Cup” on Conference Day 1 of the 5th Betting on Football Conference, being held at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge stadium. Registration details can be accessed here. The conference agenda (that can be downloaded below) poses the following questions for this […]
In what will seem to many to be a harsh decision, the Advertising Standards Authority (“ASA”) has today ruled that using the term “rehab” (in the context of gambling where players were susceptible to addiction which could cause social, emotional and financial harm) in the following advertisements by Broadway Gaming Limited: on its www.rehabbingo.co.uk website, that featured the brand […]
The Gambling Commission has announced that HM Treasury has formally approved its “Prevention of money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism” guidance for non-remote and remote casinos. This updated version, containing some minor changes from the guidance previously published in September 2017, can be downloaded below. The Commission states that casino operators (both non-remote and remote) should use […]