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.

Minimum alcohol unit price update

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 […]

Skills with prizes machines guidance

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.  

Customer funds reporting for remote gambling operators

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.  

Gambling sector tightens advertising code

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.

“Time running out” for UK poker clubs

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.