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Strictly on condition

In her article for this month’s Pub & Bar magazine legal page entitled “Strictly on condition” – that can be downloaded below – Suzanne Davies explains the principles that apply to imposition of premises licence conditions in England and Wales. You can also download below the Licensing Act 2003 – Councillors’ Handbook (England and Wales), to […]

UK election hopefuls put gambling in the crosshairs

Comments by David Clifton feature in a iGaming Times article entitled “UK election hopefuls put gambling in the crosshairs”, that can be downloaded below. We have previously summarised here the manifesto proposals of the four main UK political parties published in advance of the 12 December 2019 General Election. David’s views, certain of which are […]

Responsible VIP management in the spotlight

A GamblingCompliance article published today, entitled “Former VIP Gambler Bites Back At A Segment Under Threat”, features comments made by David Clifton and his co-panellists (Dan Waugh and Jon Duffy) during a GamblingCompliance “Responsible VIP Management” webinar broadcast on 12 November 2019. That webinar can be accessed on Vimeo here. The article (that you can download below) also features […]

A restless November is just getting started

David Clifton’s monthly Licensing Expert article for SBC News is entitled “A restless November is just getting started”. You can download it below. Picking up on key issues affecting the UK licensed gambling industry in the last month, David’s article focuses on: the formal launch of the Betting and Gaming Council, publication by the Gambling […]

It’s not child’s play

In his article for this month’s Pub & Bar magazine legal page entitled “It’s not child’s play” – that can be downloaded below – David Clifton explains why it is crucial that pub and bar businesses (and their staff) should adopt the codes of practice within the new Social Responsibility Charter for Gaming Machines in Pubs, jointly published by […]

Safer Gambling Forum: The buzz word is ‘understanding’

During Responsible Gambling Week 2019 (running until 13 November 2019), SBC is looking at some of the topics addressed during the inaugural SBC Safer Gambling Forum, which took place at the CasinoBeats Summit in September, with a focus on measures the industry can take to promote responsible gambling. Those topics included a session entitled “Understanding Player Finances” moderated by […]

Standards, priorities, opportunities

An article by David Clifton entitled “Standards, priorities, opportunities” has been published  today by US-based CDC Gaming Reports as part of its regular Tottenham Report feature. You can download it below. The article picks up on a speech entitled “Raising Standards: Our Priorities, Your Opportunities” delivered at a conference in Malta on 30 October 2019 by Neil McArthur, […]

Betfred Penalty Raises Multi-Market Concerns

David Clifton’s monthly Licensing Expert article for SBC News, published today, is entitled “Betfred Penalty Raises Multi-Market Concerns”. You can download it below. David’s article commences with reference to the UK Gambling Commission’s recent announcement that, following an investigation by the Commission, a regulatory settlement has been concluded under which Petfre (Gibraltar) Limited (trading as Betfred) is […]

Pour Decisions – the case for reforming alcohol duty

In her article for this month’s Pub & Bar magazine legal page entitled “Pour Decisions – the case for reforming alcohol duty” – that can be downloaded below – Suzanne Davies comments on the report of an independent think-tank (the Social Market Foundation), commissioned by the Institute of Alcohol Studies, that explores the case for reforming alcohol duty in […]

David Clifton comments to EGR on Betfred regulatory settlement

David Clifton is quoted in an EGR Compliance article entitled “Betfred to pay £322k for AML failings”, reporting on today’s announcement by the Gambling Commission of a regulatory settlement, under which Petfre (Gibraltar) Limited (trading as Betfred) is required to pay £322,000 for anti-money laundering failings. You can download the EGR article below. David’s fuller comments (included within our previous […]