We regularly write articles for industry and legal journals & magazines, including commentaries for Online Gambling Lawyer & iGaming Business, a monthly “Licensing Expert” piece for SBC News and a fortnightly page for Pub & Bar and, with their permission, are reproducing them on our website, together with our own news items and reports on topical issues affecting the leisure and gambling industries.

Anti-money laundering: Suspicious activity reporting requirements for remote operators

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 […]

Gambling Commission shows its teeth

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. 

Important gambling updates

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 […]

New form of Temporary Event Notice with effect from 1 October 2014

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 […]