Part Two of the Pubs Code Consultation, published today, has reacted to concerns from tenant organisations by including a question about the effect of removing from the draft Pubs Code the condition that there must be a proposal for an increase in the rent at rent assessment before a tenant may exercise the MRO option. […]
The Gambling Commission has published a new consultation document, entitled “Controlling where gaming machines may be played”, at the core of which lies the Commission’s view that “primary gambling activity” as a concept is open to misunderstanding and is insufficiently robust to enable effective enforcement both legally and operationally. It therefore suggests its removal from the […]
The Legislative Reform (Exempt Lotteries) Order 2016 has been laid before Parliament for approval. If passed, it will allow incidental non-commercial lotteries to be held at commercial events and allow private society, work and premises lotteries to raise money for charity.
The new Gambling Commission Chief Executive, Sarah Harrison, gave a speech at the BACTA Convention on 26 November 2015 which focused on the second and third licensing objectives under the Gambling Act 2005, which concern consumer protection and social responsibility. Her speech can be downloaded below.
An administrative cooperation agreement has been entered into between the EU’s national gambling authorities, designed to allow for the structural exchange of information and best practices and, in the UK, the Gambling Commission has teamed up with gambling regulators in Alderney, the Isle of Man and Denmark to improve the procedure for testing online games.
The Gambling Commission has released Industry Statistics that, for the first time, include five months’ worth of data from all operators offering online facilities to customers in Britain. The Industry Statistics and our summary of the document can be downloaded below.
The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has published the Second Edition of its publication, Anti-money laundering: Good practice guidelines for the online gambling industry. The guidelines are designed to help licensed online gambling companies combat the threat of money laundering and terrorist financing in a consistent and effective manner. It covers key areas such as the […]
Suzanne Davies explains why the new draft Pubs Code Consultation is causing such a furore
The Gambling Commission announced in October that it is reviewing its regulations governing peer-to-peer (‘P2P’) online poker. In an article in this month’s World Online Gambling Law Report, David Clifton discusses the first stage of the Commission’s review, which seeks information from licence holders about collusion and cheating, including the use of bots and third party […]
The Gambling Commission recently launched a consultation on proposed amendments to its Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice aimed at supporting the Gambling Act 2005 licensing objective “to keep gambling free from crime and from being associated with crime”. David Clifton looks at the main areas of focus in the Commission’s consultation, that runs until 30 December […]