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Time for remote operators to focus on GamStop

This month, David Clifton’s “Licensing Expert” article for SBC News, “Time for remote operators to focus on Gamstop”,  provides an update on GamStop, the new national online multi-operator self-exclusion scheme in which all remote B2C gambling operators licensed by the Gambling Commission will soon have to participate. David asked the Commission when exactly it will trigger the one […]

David Clifton quoted on the Gambling Commission’s new Business Plan

David Clifton is quoted in a news article for the May 2018 edition of “Online Gambling Lawyer” entitled “GC Business Plan 2018-19 echoes three-year Strategy”, saying that he expects to see additional requirements for ADR providers given priority, given the focus on this within the Commission’s recently concluded consultation on “fair and open” provisions within the LCCP. You can […]

New regulator expected to follow consumer first strategy

Following the appointment of Neil McArthur as Chief Executive of the Gambling Commission, David Clifton is interviewed in the May 2018 edition of iGaming Times, answering the following questions: How much of the Commission’s strategy is determined by the views of the chief executive? How would you summarise Sarah Harrison’s approach to regulation during her tenure […]

How will the Licensing Act’s revised guidance affect you?

Picking up on publication by the Home Office of the revised statutory guidance under section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003 (on which we reported yesterday), a brief online article on the same subject by David Clifton entitled “How will the Licensing Act’s revised guidance affect you?” has been published on the Pub & Bar […]

Regulator counsels restraint on stakes, ups ante on player data

We have reported previously on the Gambling Commission’s advice to support the Government with its review of gaming machines and social responsibility measures. In an article for iGaming Times (that can be downloaded below), David Clifton is quoted extensively, suggesting that even the most restrained of the Commission’s recommendations would result in significant cost burdens associated with player […]

UK regulator fires ‘warning shot’ on GDPR

David Clifton is quoted in a Gambling Compliance article entitled “UK regulator fires ‘warning shot’ on GDPR” that can be downloaded below. Commenting on the Commission’s recently published GDPR Information Note entitled “Gambling Regulation and the General Data Protection Regulation”, David says: “I doubt it’s adequate but it’s start. I foresee a need for further commission guidance […]

Dealing with LCCP changes and key event reporting

David Clifton’s monthly “Licensing Expert” article for SBC News entitled “Dealing with LCCP changes and key event reporting” arrives a little earlier this month to take account of the recent changes to the Gambling Commission’s Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (“LCCP”) that came into effect on Wednesday of this week 4 April. In his article (that can be […]

No surprises from UKGC’s review of online gambling

In an article for SBC News on the Gambling Commission’s “Online Gambling Review”, David Clifton suggests that it can have come as no surprise that, after all that has happened in recent months, the Commission has announced proposals designed to provide greater protections for children, reduce problem gambling risks to vulnerable customers and act on […]