Betfred Penalty Raises Multi-Market Concerns

David Clifton’s monthly Licensing Expert article for SBC News, published today, is entitled “Betfred Penalty Raises Multi-Market Concerns”. You can download it below.

David’s article commences with reference to the UK Gambling Commission’s recent announcement that, following an investigation by the Commission, a regulatory settlement has been concluded under which Petfre (Gibraltar) Limited (trading as Betfred) is to pay £322,000 for anti-money laundering failings.

It goes on to address the questions:

  • Why it is that so many overseas-based remote operators have run into such problems with the UK gambling regulator?


  • Why do gambling regulators in different jurisdictions seem to impose different expectations in terms of regulatory standards?

In terms of regulators in other jurisdictions, David focuses in particular on Malta and Sweden, concluding that the matters mentioned in his article will feature in the forthcoming free-to-attend ‘Safeguarding Standards – a cross country snapshot’ conference, hosted by Clifton Davies Consultancy Limited and Valletta based boutique law firm City Legal, that is being held at the Dragonara Casino in Malta on Thursday 17 October 2019 – details of which can be found here.

Anyone wanting to attend the conference should email David at as soon as possible because remaining ticket availability is now limited.