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Gambling faces a pivotal moment

David Clifton’s monthly Licensing Expert article for SBC News – published today (31 March 2020) and entitled “Gambling faces a pivotal moment” (that you can download below) – focuses on the online gambling sector’s opportunity, in the face of the coronavirus crisis, to prove to the public, the press and parliament that it can be trusted […]

Coronavirus legal guidance – the do’s and don’ts

Coinciding with today’s statement on coronavirus by the Prime Minister, in which he stated that: everyone in the UK should avoid “non-essential” contact with others and “unnecessary travel” and people should avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and social venues, David Clifton and Suzanne Davies have written an article for Pub & Bar entitled “Coronavirus legal guidance – […]

A credit to the Commission?

David Clifton is quoted in an iGaming Business article by Jake Pollard entitled “A credit to the Commission?” (that you can download below). The article examines what sort of impact the ban on the use of credit cards to fund online gambling is likely to have on the industry and on problem gambling rates when it […]

MUP – Two Down, One To Go

In his article for the March 2020 edition of Pub & Bar magazine entitled “MUP – Two Down, One To Go”, David Clifton focuses on MUP (i.e. minimum unit pricing for alcohol) developments in Scotland and Wales, and ponders its introduction in England. Publication of this article has: coincided with the formal introduction in Wales (on 2 March […]

Consensus cannot be the hardest word

David Clifton’s monthly Licensing Expert article for SBC News – entitled “Consensus Cannot Be The Hardest Word” (that you can download below) – picks up on a word that featured prominently in speeches by former Labour Party Deputy Leader, Tom Watson, and Gambling Commission CEO, Neil McArthur at ICE on 4 February. Watson used the word […]

Gauging the next wave of regulatory headwinds

Comments by David Clifton about “Product design” feature in an article on page 4 of the current edition of iGamingTimes entitled “Gauging the next wave of regulatory headwinds” (that you can download below). David’s comments focus on the Industry Code for Responsible Product and Game Design Working Group that is due to report its progress to the Gambling Commission […]

Don’t hit a minefield when marketing your wares

In her article for the February 2020 edition of Pub & Bar magazine entitled “Don’t hit a minefield when marketing your wares” (that can be downloaded below), Suzanne Davies offers guidance to pub and bar operators on how to avoid a run-in with the Advertising Standards Authority. You can also download below the CAP News website posting entitled […]

Wider ramifications of the UK’s regulatory clampdown

David Clifton has been interviewed by Payment Expert in relation to (a) the new Money Laundering Regulations and updated AML/CTF Guidance for casino operators from the Gambling Commission and (b) the recently announced credit card ban for for all forms of remote gambling and for non-remote betting with effect from 14 April 2020. In the resultant article, […]

Changes loom on the horizon

David Clifton’s monthly Licensing Expert article for SBC News – entitled “Changes Loom on the Horizon” (that you can download below) – comments on the rush of regulatory developments affecting the UK licensed gambling industry in the first two weeks of this year alone, namely: confirmation that the newly elected Conservative Party government intends to act speedily to […]

How will the decision to ban credit card gambling affect UK operators?

David Clifton is one of four legal experts interviewed by Robert Simmons for the lead article on today’s EGR Intel newsletter, entitled “Industry reaction: How will the decision to ban credit card gambling affect UK operators?” David answers the following questions arising from yesterday’s announcement by the UK Gambling Commission of a credit card ban for for all […]