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The current player protection landscape

With just one week to go before the KnowNow Player Protection Forum takes place on Wednesday 22 May, it has been announced by the event organiser that David Clifton (who is chairing the event) will be joined during the opening session by Suzanne Davies. Together, they will review the current player protection landscape insofar as the […]

Gambling and public health – policy action to prevent harm

Debate is growing fast about whether the UK gambling industry’s annual financial contribution to fund: research into the prevention and treatment of gambling-related harm, development of harm prevention approaches and identification and treatment of those harmed by gambling should result in (a) a tenfold increase from GambleAware’s current suggested 0.1% to to 1% of licence-holders’ GGY and/or (b) […]

1 July 2019 – the day the music dies?

In his article for this month’s “legal” page for Pub & Bar magazine entitled “1 July 2019 – the day the music dies?” (that can be downloaded below), David Clifton explains what fees will be payable by pubs, bars, nightclubs and restaurants under music licensing company PPL’s new Specially Featured Entertainment (SFE) tariff that comes into effect […]

Player Protection – View from the Chair

With just four weeks to go to the KnowNow “Player Protection Forum”, in a blog posted by KnowNow (that can be downloaded below) David Clifton, who will be chairing the event, explains that, with: the new National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harm due for publication by the Gambling Commission tomorrow, 25 April, a 10 Minute Rule Bill in Parliament today […]

Exodus – High-rollers leave UK as AML measures bite

David Clifton is quoted in a Gambling Compliance article by Scott Longley, entitled “Exodus – High-rollers leave UK as AML measures bite” that commences as follows: The downturn in high-end London casino play caused by more intrusive identity and source-of-funds checks is likely to be mirrored by a migration of UK online high-rollers towards offshore operators as the Gambling […]

Don’t forget the effect of insolvency on your licence

In her article for this month’s “legal” page for Pub & Bar magazine entitled “Don’t forget the effect of insolvency on your licence” (that can be downloaded below), Suzanne Davies explains what to bear in mind if financial pressures on your pub or bar business raise the spectre of insolvency. In her article, Suzanne refers to: last November’s Office […]

Tackling problem gambling – what is effective?

In an article for SBC Americas entitled “Tackling problem gambling – what is effective?” (that can be downloaded below), Suzanne Davies talks about some of the big issues around responsible gambling and her objectives when she moderates a panel session bearing the same title at the forthcoming Betting on Sports America conference in New Jersey, USA.  As mentioned […]

Operator closures raise questions on voiding bets

In this month’s Licensing Expert article for SBC News, entitled “Operator closures raise questions on voiding bets”, David Clifton looks behind the recent cessation of trading in the UK of two licensed betting operators, BetBright and 188BET, and addresses questions that go to the heart of both (a) the contract between bookmaker and customer and (b) the […]

Customer Interactions

David Clifton features in a KnowNow blog entitled “Customer Interactions” (that you can download below), published in advance of its Player Protection Forum event on 22 May 2019, that David will be chairing. Registration details, as well as the agenda for the day, are available on the KnowNow website here. The following day (23 May 2019) at the same venue, […]