In an initial ruling arising from the judicial challenge by the Scottish Whisky Association against the intended MUP for alcohol in Scotland, the Advocate General to the European Court of Justice has said that prescribing a minimum price for alcoholic drinks could only be justified to protect public health if no alternative measure – such as tax increases – could […]
Gambling operators are being given the opportunity to take part in a discussion about licence fees and to help shape the advice the Gambling Commission gives to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
Suzanne Davies provides a quick guide to ensuring the law is observed for gaming machines and SWPs in pubs and bars.
The Gambling Commission has clarified the position in relation to crane-type Skills with Prizes machines in a document entitled “Non-complex cat D gaming machines” that can be downloaded below, together with the Commission’s Quick Guide to SWPs.
The Gambling Commission has confirmed that formal customer funds reporting will be introduced for remote operators in early 2016. Its response document summarising the feedback from respondents to its supplementary consultation on the subject and the Commission’s position on the consultation proposals can be downloaded below.
David Clifton comments on last month’s UK High Court decision (in judicial review proceedings brought by the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association) to refer to the Court of Justice of the European Union issues of European law raised by the UK Finance Act 2014, which implemented the point of consumption tax regime.
It has been announced that following the completion of a four strand-review of gambling advertising that was initiated by the Government in 2014 and work undertaken by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling the gambling industry code for socially responsible gambling is being tightened. The revised code can be downloaded below.
David Clifton advises on the need for PPL and PRS licences if you play recorded music in your pub or bar.
In this month’s feature for SBC News, David Clifton reports on the progress of the Gibraltar Betting & Gaming Association’s judicial review challenge to the remote gambling point of consumption (POC) tax.
Following a court order to seize the assets of the owner of Big Bluff Poker, a former London poker club, David Clifton explains to Gambling Compliance that illegal commercial poker clubs can expect to face the full force of the law in the form of very robust enforcement action and criminal prosecutions.