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Assessing a month of mounting challenges for the betting industry

In September’s “Licensing Expert“ article for SBC News (that can be downloaded below), David Clifton comments on three standout stories in the betting licensing and regulatory sphere from the last month. There is a common social responsibility thread running through all three: the recent research findings into gambling behaviour in Great Britain commissioned by the Gambling Commission, […]

David Clifton comments on Sky Bet’s affiliate hub closure

David Clifton and others from the Betting on Sports 2017 panel in which he is participating next Wednesday are quoted in an SBC News article entitled “Sky Bet’s affiliate hub closure due to increasingly tough enforcement stances” that can also be downloaded below. Our own further comment on this issue can be found here.

Don’t gamble on your affiliates

In this month’s “Licensing Expert” article for SBC News (that can be downloaded below), David Clifton focuses on the fact that licensed gambling operators can be left carrying the can for failings by their affiliates not only under the Gambling Commission’s LCCP but otherwise. He recommends that marketing teams within such operators’ businesses spend a bit of time […]

GBGA versus the GB point of consumption regime: The saga’s likely conclusion

David Clifton’s article “GBGA versus the GB point of consumption regime: The saga’s likely conclusion” for the July 2017 edition of Online Gambling Lawyer can be downloaded below. David has written further articles on the same subject – the case between the Gibraltar Betting & Gaming Association and HMRC & HM Treasury concerning the lawfulness of the UK’s […]

Isle of Man approves first skins betting licence

David Clifton is quoted in a Gambling Compliance article (that can be downloaded below) commenting on the grant by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission to eSports fantasy league and betting site ESP.bet of its first virtual good and currencies licence. David comments that, in his view, the major hurdle that will have had to be overcome will […]