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Who are you and how old are you?

In this month’s Licensing Expert article for SBC News entitled “Who are you and how old are you?”, David Clifton discusses the Gambling Commission’s recently published consultation on its proposals to strengthen existing LCCP age and identity verification requirements. The consultation closes on 27 November 2018. David’s article can be downloaded below. You can read more about this in our […]

Will The Sound of Music segue into The Sound of Silence?

In his article for this month’s “Legal” page for Pub & Bar Magazine (that can be downloaded below), David Clifton fears the consequences of a PPL consultation for music-led pubs and bars. More information about this can be found on our previous website posting. The consultation runs until 5 October 2018 and the consultation paper can be found […]

More of the same with yet more to come ….

In this month’s Licensing Expert article for SBC News entitled “More of the same with yet more to come” (that can be downloaded below), David Clifton summarises the changes to the Gambling Commission’s Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (‘LCCP’) that will be coming into force on 31 October 2018. You can read more about that on […]

From “problem gambling” to “gambling-related harm”

In an interview for iGaming Times entitled “From ‘problem gambling’ to ‘gambling-related harm’” (that can be downloaded below), David Clifton answers the following questions about a noticeable recent shift in Gambling Commission policy focus: What is driving the shift in focus from “problem gambling” to “gambling-related harm”? How is this shift already being borne out in terms of […]

Any nearer to breaking the Pubs Code?

In this month’s “Legal” page for Pub & Bar Magazine, Suzanne Davies provides an update on the now long-running Pubs Code saga, including the oral evidence given by the Pubs Code Adjudicator, Paul Newby, and his deputy, Fiona Dickie on 26 June 2018 to the House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, on which we have previously […]

Ad restrictions loom for gambling sector

David Clifton is quoted in the lead news article for the August 2018 edition of iGaming Times entitled “Ad restrictions loom for gambling sector” that can also be downloaded below. David’s comments contained in the article were given prior to the Gambling Commission’s announcement on 1 August that, with effect from 31 October 2018, changes to its Licence Conditions and […]

Pointing to the next stage in the fight against gambling-related harm

In this month’s Licensing Expert article for SBC News, that picks up on last month’s article “Collaboration – the name of the game”, David Clifton comments on: the announcement by William Hill of a new corporate objective“Nobody harmed by Gambling” that seeks to “eradicate problem gambling within the UK” and the open letter written by its Group Chief Executive […]

So – will affiliate marketing disappear by 2020?

Yesterday, 18 July 2018, David Clifton participated in a debate on the topic “Affiliate marketing will disappear by 2020” as part of the “Counsel” debate sessions at the iGBLive! Conference in Amsterdam. The other main speaker participants were Disa Stig (Head of Affiliates at Goliath Limited) and Michal Kopec (Head of M&A at Better Collective) – pictured left […]

Gambling Commission warns of ‘relentless escalation’ in financial penalties

David Clifton is quoted in an iGaming Business article entitled “UK regulator warns of ‘relentless escalation’ of financial penalties” that picks up on the following comments by Gambling Commission CEO, Neil McArthur in a 28 June 2018 Financial Times article entitled “Betting groups face a ‘relentless escalation in penalties for inaction” : “We recognised that our approach to […]

Let the music play

In this month’s article for Pub & Bar (that can be downloaded below), David Clifton provides tips to ensure that your outside music event goes off without a hitch.