The Gambling Commission has published analysis of trends in gambling behaviour for 2008-2014. The report found that whilst there has been a significant increase in remote gambling participation, there has been a decrease in participation in National Lottery draws, FOBTs and fruit/slot machines
Suzanne Davies focuses on Temporary Event Notices with an increase in the number of TENs per premises coming into force next January.
The Gambling Commission has published a summary (that can be downloaded below) referring to: the key changes set out in the revised Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice, following consultation on a range of social responsibility measures. The changes come into effect from 8 May 2015; the summary also includes some further minor points of clarification and […]
With the General Election just days away, David Clifton’s regular monthly feature for SBC News focuses on what the major political parties have to say about Fixed Odds Betting Terminals, which have become the main breadwinner for very many betting shops.
The Supreme Court has today delivered its long awaited judgment in the case of R (on the application of Hemming (t/a Simply Pleasure Ltd) and others) v. Westminster City Council  UKSC 25, allowing the Council’s appeal in part. The judgment can be downloaded here.
David Clifton summarises legislative changes affecting the pub and bar industry that have been introduced this month.
David Clifton comments on whether VAT will be required to be paid in relation to the new Horseracing Betting Right that the Government has announced will replace the Horseracing Betting Levy.
The Gambling Commission has recently issued a warning to consumers to beware of scams masquerading as binary options trading
The Gambling Commission’s supplementary consultation seeking views on the structure and content of the intended annual assurance statement for the largest gambling operators and groups concludes on Sunday 19 April so time is running out for those wishing to respond.
In the second of his regular monthly “Licensing Expert” features in SBC News, David Clifton explains the background to March’s Budget announcement that a new Horserace Betting Right will replace the Horserace Betting Levy and comments on likely features of the new scheme.