The Gambling Commission has commenced a consultation (downloadable below) that will run until 30 September 2017 relating to proposed changes intended to make it easier for consumers to understand where money raised from society lottery ticket sales is going. You can also download the response form below. Included in the proposed new rules for society lottery operators and external […]
The Gambling Commission has drawn gambling operators attention to advice recently published by the Advertising Standards Authority (downloadable below) emphasising that, insofar as non-broadcast affiliate marketing for gambling products is concerned, primary responsibility for observing the CAP Code remains with the gambling operator.
The Gambling Commission has announced that, with effect from 1 August 2017, gambling consumers will be able to use Resolver, the online support tool, to make complaints related to gambling. The Commission states that: Resolver is a free, independent tool for consumers. It provides information about the issue the consumer wants to complain about, and […]
Suzanne Davies provides an update on progress (or lack of it) in the ongoing quest for business rates reform
The BBPA has published updated guidance on drugs and pubs (produced with input from the Home Office and National Pubwatch) to ensure that licensees and their staff are fully informed and equipped to tackle drug-related issues. Downloadable below, the guidance on keeping a pub drug-free contains useful information on the laws around drugs and licensed premises, as […]
Representing a landmark decision that will enable councils and other licence fee charging bodies to recover regulatory and enforcement costs in addition to the administrative costs of granting a licence, the Supreme Court has today delivered its judgment in the case of R (on the application of Hemming (t/a Simply Pleasure Ltd) and others) (Respondents) v Westminster […]
David Clifton’s article for the July/August edition of iGaming Business on the CJEU judgment in the case between the Gibraltar Betting & Gaming Association and HMRC and HM Treasury concerning the lawfulness of the UK’s point of consumption gambling tax regime can be downloaded below.
The Gambling Commission is warning organisers of fantasy football leagues that they might require a pool betting operating licence if prize values are determined by the number of paying entrants. The exception to this is where the fantasy football league is not run in the course of a business, or where it is run privately, for example with […]
The Gambling Commission has published its Annual Report and Accounts 2016/17 that are available here or can be downloaded below. The introductory statement by the Commission’s chairman Bill Moyes indicates that the Commission’s key themes are set to continue in the coming year. He says: “The gambling industry provides entertainment that many people value and […]
David Clifton explains why two recent events – a Gambling Commission speech at the IAGA International Gaming Summit and the Commission’s new enforcement strategy – have served to disclose a clear dichotomy between: on the one hand, the Commission’s very firmly held opinion that the gambling industry must take its social responsibilities seriously and focus more on what […]