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”.
The Gambling Commission has announced that Sarah Harrison (currently a Senior Partner at Ofgem) will join the Commission on 7 September and will become a Commissioner when she takes over from Jenny Williams as Chief Executive on 1 October 2015.
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.
In his regular feature for SBC News, this month David Clifton comments on the national multi-operator self-exclusion scheme, which should be in place in 2017, in which all licensed remote gambling operators will be required to participate within one month of it being established.
The Gambling Commission publishes a mini-blog relating to the implementation of EU Directive 2013/11/EU on Alternative Dispute Resolution for consumer disputes. It has recently published ADR advice for licensed operators, that can be accessed below.
David Clifton weighs up the repercussions on the pub and bar industry of the Conservative General Election success
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]
Final agreement on the fourth Anti-money Laundering Directive will ensure that for the first time the online gambling sector will be subject to one set of AML rules in the whole of the European Union
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.