It has today been announced on the Gambling Commission website that “due to a High Court challenge, DCMS will be taking the necessary steps to postpone this legislation coming into force until 1 November 2014. This will allow a judgment to be made without undue time pressure”.
The Gambling Commission has published an advice note providing information on suspicious activity reporting requirements. It is intended to assist remote operators to determine to which body or Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) known or suspected money laundering activity should be reported, and the circumstances in which appropriate consent should be sought. The advice note can […]
David Clifton is quoted in a Gambling Compliance article about the hearing on 23 and 24 September 2014 of the application by the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association for judicial review of Great Britain’s new remote gambling licensing and regulatory regime.
Those overseas remote gambling operators who applied by 16 September for, and are now, holding continuation licences should bear in mind that the Gambling Commission has been showing its teeth this year, with the revocation in April and September of remote operating licences held by Bodugi Limited and Bet Butler Limited respectively.
David Clifton is quoted in a Gambling Compliance article reporting on the five companies – Aspers, Genting, Grosvenor Casinos, Kymeira Casino and Global Gaming Ventures – competing for the grant of a “large casino” licence in Southampton, the last of the eight local authorities authorised to conduct such a competition.
David Clifton comments on the Gambling Commission’s consultation (which runs until 31 October 2014) seeking views on proposed amendments to the social responsibility provisions in its Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice.
We report three recent important developments affecting the gambling industry: the extension of the time period within which Gambling Commission licensed operators must source their gambling software from Commission licensed software providers, the hearing dates for the GBGA judicial review against the Gambling Commission and the British Government and the formation by the four major UK land-based […]
Suzanne Davies (and Robin Eaton of DLA Piper in Edinburgh) focus on forthcoming licensing law changes in Scotland.
The Licensing Act 2003 (Permitted Temporary Activities) (Notices) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 were laid before Parliament on 10 September 2014 and will come into force on 1 October 2014. They prescribe a new form of a temporary event notice that will now require the premises user to provide information about any intended use of premises for the […]
As if the Gambling Commission’s resources were not sufficiently strained ahead of the 16 September and 1 October licensing deadlines, the 2014 Act is now the subject of a legal challenge by the Gibraltar Betting & Gaming Association, with another possibly in the pipeline. David Clifton provides analysis.