David Clifton is quoted in a Gambling Compliance article entitled “Fresh Loot Box Controversy Sparks Regulator Investigations”. In the article (that can be downloaded below), David: expresses the view that the Gambling Commission is unlikely to move against loot boxes in the near future, but may become more inclined to take action as in-game items are […]
In his regular Licensing Expert article for SBC News, this month David Clifton focuses on the 31 October announcement by Gambling Minister Tracey Crouch of a 12-week consultation on proposals for changes to gaming machines and social responsibility measures that will run until 23 January 2018. David’s article can be downloaded below. Amongst other proposals, the consultation invites […]
Suzanne Davies comments on increasing calls for a Budget announcement on business rates reform to help the pub and bar sector. Her article can be downloaded below. Reflecting the rapidly growing concerns on this subject, since Suzanne wrote her article: a House of Commons Westminster Hall debate (secured by Mike Wood MP, Chairman of the […]
David Clifton is quoted in an iGaming Business article by Scott Longley entitled “Triennial review’s winners and losers hard to predict” that suggests that, instead of clarifying matters, the triennial review has ushered in another period of lobbying, but warns that the industry may struggle to have its voice heard. You can read more about the 12-week consultation […]
David Clifton warns that whether or not to appeal against a decision of a licensing authority presents numerous questions that need to be thought through very carefully before the appeal process is commenced. His article can be downloaded below.
David Clifton is quoted in a Gambling Compliance article entitled “UK Regulators Respond Firmly to Kids Content Campaign” (that can be downloaded below) commenting on a letter dated 20 October 2017 sent jointly by the Gambling Commission, the Committee of Advertising Practice, the Advertising Standards Authority and the Remote Gambling Association to all online gambling operators licensed by […]
In light of the news that has broken on Friday and over the weekend, David Clifton follows up his monthly SBC News Licensing Expert article of last week with an article containing guidance on the steps that should be taken by remote gambling operators who have received the letter written collectively by the Gambling Commission, […]
You can now download below the lead news article in the last edition of Online Gambling Lawyer in which David Clifton comments that “888’s licence review came along at just the wrong time, providing the GC with the ideal opportunity to bare its teeth and hit 888 with by far the biggest financial penalty it has […]
In this month’s “Licensing Expert” article (that can be downloaded below), David Clifton comments on recent newspaper allegations that children are being targeted by operators who use cartoon and storybook characters in their online gambling games. He warns that in view of the rising tides of public concern that now seem to drive gambling policy in Great Britain, it […]
Suzanne Davies comments on forthcoming changes to food regulation announced recently by the Food Standards Agency. Her article can be downloaded below.