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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, […]

It’s good to talk

The current edition of iGaming Business magazine contains an article by David Clifton entitled “It’s good to talk” that focuses on planned changes to the Gambling Commission’s Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (“LCCP”) that will see gambling operators charged with, amongst other things, improving customer interaction to help those at risk from gambling-related harm. […]

EGBA maintains lack of EU betting rules is gambling with online players’ safety

We have reported previously on: the manifesto entitled “An EU Framework for Online Gambling” published last December by the European Gaming and Betting Association (“EGBA”) in which it asks EU policymakers to take action so that EU citizens have a high level of consumer protection irrespective of where they reside, and EGBA’s annual Responsible Gaming Day 2018, at which […]

Pondering some opposites on either side of the pond

In this month’s Licensing Expert article for SBC News, entitled “Pondering some opposites on either side of the pond” that can be downloaded below), David Clifton comments on news from either side of the Atlantic Ocean that shows a yawning gap between the UK on the one hand and the U.S. on the other, not only in terms […]

David Clifton comments on forthcoming age verification requirement

David Clifton is quoted in an EGR Compliance article by Scott Longley, entitled “The UK age–verification ratchet”, that focuses on: the LCCP changes on age and identity verification requirements for remote gambling operators that will come into force on 7 May 2019, the new gambling advertising standards to protect under 18 year olds that come into force […]

Have your say on business rates

In his article for this month’s “legal” page for Pub & Bar magazine entitled “Have your say on business rates” (that can be downloaded below), David Clifton comments on the Treasury Committee’s business rates inquiry, the terms of reference for which are as follows: Terms of Reference The inquiry will look at how changes in Central Government policy […]

Spring forward!

With British Summer Time starting at 1am on Sunday 31 March 2019, it will be time to put the clocks forward one hour then. In an online news posting (that can also be downloaded below), Suzanne Davies explains for Pub & Bar readers what the licensing repercussions of the hour change will be for those late night operators: who normally […]

Could affordability checks follow age and identity verification changes?

In this month’s Licensing Expert article for SBC News, entitled “Could affordability checks follow age and identity verification changes?”, David Clifton comments on last week’s Gambling Commission  ‘consultation response’ document, announcing changes to age and identity verification provisions within its Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (“LCCP”), that will come into force on 7 May […]