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EGBA maintains lack of EU betting rules is gambling with online players’ safety

We have reported previously on: the manifesto entitled “An EU Framework for Online Gambling” published last December by the European Gaming and Betting Association (“EGBA”) in which it asks EU policymakers to take action so that EU citizens have a high level of consumer protection irrespective of where they reside, and EGBA’s annual Responsible Gaming Day 2018, at which […]

Pondering some opposites on either side of the pond

In this month’s Licensing Expert article for SBC News, entitled “Pondering some opposites on either side of the pond” that can be downloaded below), David Clifton comments on news from either side of the Atlantic Ocean that shows a yawning gap between the UK on the one hand and the U.S. on the other, not only in terms […]

David Clifton comments on forthcoming age verification requirement

David Clifton is quoted in an EGR Compliance article by Scott Longley, entitled “The UK age–verification ratchet”, that focuses on: the LCCP changes on age and identity verification requirements for remote gambling operators that will come into force on 7 May 2019, the new gambling advertising standards to protect under 18 year olds that come into force […]

Have your say on business rates

In his article for this month’s “legal” page for Pub & Bar magazine entitled “Have your say on business rates” (that can be downloaded below), David Clifton comments on the Treasury Committee’s business rates inquiry, the terms of reference for which are as follows: Terms of Reference The inquiry will look at how changes in Central Government policy […]

Spring forward!

With British Summer Time starting at 1am on Sunday 31 March 2019, it will be time to put the clocks forward one hour then. In an online news posting (that can also be downloaded below), Suzanne Davies explains for Pub & Bar readers what the licensing repercussions of the hour change will be for those late night operators: who normally […]

Could affordability checks follow age and identity verification changes?

In this month’s Licensing Expert article for SBC News, entitled “Could affordability checks follow age and identity verification changes?”, David Clifton comments on last week’s Gambling Commission  ‘consultation response’ document, announcing changes to age and identity verification provisions within its Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (“LCCP”), that will come into force on 7 May […]

Al fresco time is coming soon!

In her article for this month’s “legal” page for Pub & Bar magazine entitled “Al fresco time is coming soon!”, Suzanne Davies advises how pub and bar operators (and their customers) might benefit from the joys of spring. Downloadable below, her article focuses the process involved in obtaining permission for customers to sit at chairs […]

Collaboration – The Key to Raising Standards

The Q1 2019 edition of Casino & Gaming International – publication of which has coincided with ICE London – contains an article by David Clifton entitled “Collaboration – The Key to Raising Standards!”. David’s article (that can be downloaded below) explains the background to the UK Gambling Commission’s call for greater collaboration by sharing ideas, best […]

Blocked by the bank: Helping hand or troubling precedent?

Comments by David Clifton feature in one of the main news articles in the current edition of iGaming Times, coinciding with ICE 2019. Entitled “Blocked by the bank: Helping hand or troubling precedent?”, the article can be downloaded below. Its opening summary states: With high street banks taking on some of the responsibility for blocking problematic payments, and the […]

The Industry Standard

An article by David Clifton entitled “The Industry Standard” (carrying the opening summary that “a tough year may be over, but the sector needs to come together to face the continuing, and not unrelated, challenges of 2019”) features in the ICE 2019 edition of iGaming Business. The article (that can can be downloaded below) concludes with […]