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More tightening on the cards for 2019

Comments by David Clifton feature in two articles within the current edition of iGaming Times: “Clifton: More tightening on the cards for 2019” (in which he explains (a) why 2018 has been a transformative year for the UK’s gambling market, marked by a wave of new regulations, record fines, and rising costs for operators and (b) […]

How not to deal with a summary review of your premises licence

In his article for this month’s “legal” page for Pub & Bar magazine entitled “How not to deal with a summary review of your premises licence”, David Clifton advises readers how to avoid the calamitous fate that has befallen Elizabeth Pargetter at Lower Loxley Hall (pictured below). In what must surely be the biggest crisis to have […]

Major bookmakers volunteer FOBT stake cuts to £2 in Northern Ireland

David Clifton is quoted in a Gambling Compliance article entitled “UK Bookmakers Sidestep Northern Irish PR Drubbing”, commenting on the stated intentions of each of Ladbrokes, William Hill and Paddy Power to voluntarily reduce FOBT (category B2 gaming machine) stakes at their betting shops in Northern Ireland from £100 to £2, in line with the reduction of such stakes elsewhere […]

Self-regulation versus Regulation

David Clifton is quoted in an EGR Compliance cover feature article that poses the question: “Can self-regulation realistically become the main governing mechanism for operators’ conduct in the gaming sector, or will regulators always need to be behind the wheel as the industry changes and evolves?”.  The article (that can be downloaded below) raises some interesting points. […]

Crystal ball gazing into 2019 for the sports betting sector

After a tumultuous 2018, what does 2019 hold in store for the UK sports betting sector? In his New Year Licensing Expert article for SBC News entitled “Crystal ball gazing for 2019”, David Clifton has dusted down his crystal ball and gazed within in order to make his best bets on what the regulatory future may bring for […]

UK casinos – Glancing back and looking forward

This month’s Casino Life features an article by David Clifton entitled “UK casinos – Glancing back and looking forward” in which, as the Editor’s page states, David “glances back at the key issues in the UK gambling industry in 2018 and looks forward to what may yet come in 2019”. You can download the article below. […]

UK-facing firms rattled by escalating penalties

David Clifton is quoted in the front-page article of this month’s iGaming Times entitled “UK-facing firms rattled by escalating penalties”. The article focuses on the recent regulatory enforcement action taken by the Gambling Commission against Daub Alderney, Casumo Services and Videoslots for AML and social responsibility failings and the Commission’s resolve to take regulatory action against individuals […]

E-gaming regulation put under the spotlight

The cover feature article of this month’s EGR Compliance 6, entitled “A Blueprint for success”, poses this question:  “At a time when the activities of regulators the world over are coming under increasing scrutiny, would going back to the drawing board with regulation ultimately create a more successful and prosperous e-gaming market?” The article (that can be downloaded […]

David Clifton comments on matched betting

David Clifton’s comments on matched betting are quoted in a Gambling Compliance article entitled “IBAS Managing Director warns operators of welcome bonus risks” that focuses on remarks made by Richard Hayler, managing director of the Independent Betting Adjudication Service at the Remote Gambling Association’s AGM that gambling operators’ welcome bonuses do “more damage than good to the industry’s reputation”. […]

Machine machinations?

In her article for this month’s “Legal” page for Pub & Bar Magazine entitled “Machine machinations?”, Suzanne Davies advises how to improve your prospects of obtaining more gaming machines in your pub or bar. The theme for this article was driven by the pub industry media headlines from the end of August 2018, reporting on the interim refusal […]