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.

FOBTs: What now?

  The House of Commons Library has published a briefing paper on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals, the full text of which can be downloaded below. In our attached article, we summarise the paper’s findings in relation to the present position under the headings of “Government Policy”, “Scotland”, “Lords Private Members’ Bill” and “Newham Council action”.

Not necessarily one strike and you’re out

Suzanne Davies provides an update on a licensing case (originally brought to your attention in February) concerning the revocation by Newham Licensing Committee of a premises licence following an application for summary review made by the police after the pub manager had violently assaulted a customer.

Gambling Commission briefing note on the national online self-exclusion scheme

The Gambling Commission is introducing a new social responsibility LCCP requirement that the majority of online gambling operators participate in a national online self-exclusion scheme. It has recently published a briefing note on the progress of that scheme. A forthcoming consultation will be informed by views on the content of the note which should be sent to [email protected]