The clocks “spring forward” at 1am during the early morning on Sunday 27 March, when the time automatically changes to 2am. If you trade beyond 1am, your premises licence may permit an additional hour’s trading for the start of British Summer Time. However, if it does not, you will lose an hour of your Saturday […]
New Gambling Commission CEO Sarah Harrison recently highlighted ongoing concerns over inducements to gamble. David Clifton explains why the LCCP’s provisions relating to rewards and bonuses continue to cause uncertainty on the part of operators.
Following publication by the Gambling Commission of a public statement highlighting failures in Paddy Power’s anti-money laundering and social responsibility processes, David Clifton takes a look at the increasing focus by the Gambling Commission on operators’ AML processes and, with the forthcoming implementation within the UK’s domestic legislation of the fourth EU Money Laundering Directive and the seemingly inevitable […]
David Clifton is quoted in a Gambling Insider article entitled “Branching out in a crowded market: eSports, Bitcoin & DFS” that can be accessed here or downloaded below.
Suzanne Davies talks with Caroline Loudon, head of licensing & gambling at Scottish law firm Lindsays
The Gambling Commission has published research statistics figures providing better insight into gambling behaviour in Britain covering participation in gambling, perceptions of gambling and rates of problem gambling. For the first time, information is provided about how people gamble online – the devices they use to gamble, where they gamble, and the number of accounts they use. The […]
Last year we reported on publication by the House of Commons Library of a briefing paper on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (B2 gaming machines) http://cliftondavies.com/fobts-what-now/ In April 2015 the Gaming Machine (Circumstances of Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 came into force. The Regulations require those wanting to stake over £50 on a B2 machine to load cash via […]
Coinciding with a demolished London pub (the Carlton Tavern in Maida Vale) being listed as an asset of community value, David Clifton summarises the ACV process as it presently applies to pubs
In this month’s SBC News “Licensing Expert” article, David Clifton explains that on 6 April 2016, LCCP social responsibility code provision 10.1.1 comes into force, meaning that all Gambling Act 2005 premises licence holders (and applicants for such licences) must conduct local risk assessments.
The Gambling Commission has today announced on its website that the Upper Tribunal has found that the Commission acted within its powers when it refused to grant Greene King a bingo operating licence to provide commercial bingo in its pubs. At a hearing in London, Greene King’s lawyers argued that the Commission had exceeded its […]