Gambling Commission General Counsel Neil McArthur gave an overview of recent changes to gambling regulation and outlined the Commission’s role in regulating commercial gambling at a Westminster Briefing on 4 November 2015. His speech, that also gives an insight on what further regulatory changes licensed gambling operators can expect in the near future, can be downloaded below. […]
On 13 November 2015 David Clifton spoke at the Bullet Business Mobile & Tablet Gambling Summit Europe 2015 on the subject of “Will the fantasy sports explosion cross the Atlantic?” You can download his speech below. A summary and video recap of Day 2 of the Summit (including an interview with David) produced by CalvinAyre.com can be accessed […]
David Clifton explains why Benjamin Franklin was correct when he said “Nothing is certain except death and taxes”
In this month’s “Licensing Expert” article for SBC News, David Clifton writes about the regulations that govern alternative dispute resolution in the UK gambling sector and provides examples of ADR experience in practice.
For the first time, the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board has published in draft its new strategy (that can be downloaded below), that is intended to cover the period 2016 to 2019, in order to give others the opportunity to contribute pursuant to a consultation exercise before it is finalised. The Board is requesting responses by […]
David Clifton is speaking on the subject of the Fantasy Sports explosion on 13 November 2015 at the Bullet Business Mobile & Tablet Gambling Summit Europe being held at the Victoria Park Plaza Hotel in London. The agenda for the whole Summit which is being held across two days (12 & 13 November) can be viewed […]
Plans designed to ensure large pub-owning businesses deal fairly with thousands of tied pub tenants have been announced today by Business Minister Anna Soubry. Our summary of today’s announcement and Part 1 of the Government Consultation entitled The Pubs Code and Pubs Code Adjudicator: Delivering ‘No Worse Off’ can be downloaded below.
Suzanne Davies comments on the tips debate that has been seized upon by the national press
David Clifton comments on last month’s Gambling Commission Public Statement (that can also be downloaded below), following its investigation into anti-money laundering controls at Grosvenor Casinos and meccabingo.com (both of which are part of the Rank Group). Under the Money Laundering Regulations, the Gambling Commission is the supervisory authority for casinos and has a duty to take necessary […]
On 15 October, HM Treasury and the Home Office published the UK’s first national risk assessment of money laundering and terrorist financing. It finds the gambling sector to be “low risk” when compared to other sectors such as banks, legal, accountancy and trust and company service providers. The entire risk assessment document can be found […]