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Video of David Clifton’s “UK Tax Hike” panel session published by CasinoBeats.com

With the Guardian newspaper reporting today that that the UK government is set to delay until October 2019 implementation of its reduction of the maximum FOBTs stake from £100 to £2, “according to plans being drawn up for next week’s budget”, CasinoBeats.com  prefaces Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget speech on Monday of next week 19 October by: describing “a […]

Don’t forget to read the new “Complaints & Disputes” guidance

Reflecting our website posting on the same subject yesterday, SBC News has today published a reminder from David Clifton to UK licensed B2C gambling operators not to forget to read the Gambling Commission’s new “Complaints and disputes: procedural, information provision and reporting requirements” guidance note that comes into effect on 31 October 2018 – the same day […]

Time to start a constructive gambling marketing & advertising debate?

In this month’s Licensing Expert article for SBC News entitled “Time to start a constructive gambling marketing & advertising debate?”, David Clifton: focuses on the recent speech by Gambling Commission’s Programme Director for Consumer Protection & Empowerment, Ian Angus, in which he called for “a proper and constructive debate about gambling marketing and advertising, including sponsorship arrangements […]

Is an advertising ban on the way in the UK?

David Clifton is interviewed for an eGaming Review Compliance article entitled “Is the UK heading for an advertising ban?” David answers the following questions: Is advertising of gambling and gambling-related products over-regulated? Are the complaints received by the regulators merely an ersatz way of the industry policing itself Should there be a mechanism for industry firms to report advertising […]

To vape or not to vape: that is the question

In her article for this month’s “Legal” page for Pub & Bar Magazine entitled “To vape or not to vape: that is the question” (that can be downloaded below), Suzanne Davies wonders whether a change in Government policy on e-cigarettes may affect pubs’ vaping rules. You will find in edition 110 of Pub & Bar the […]

Industry should expect “No Rationale” in quid pro quo tax game

David Clifton’s “UK Tax Hike” session at last week’s Betting on Sports conference (pictured below), focusing on the UK Government’s decision to increase remote gaming duty paid by online gaming operators, is reported by SBC News in an article entitled “Industry should expect ‘No Rationale’ in quid pro quo tax game” (that can be downloaded below). We have ourselves reported […]

CasinoBeats Summit hears some harsh tax truths

David Clifton’s “UK Tax Hike” session (forming part of the Casino Beats Summit) focusing on the UK Government’s decision to increase remote gaming duty paid by online gaming operators – on which we have reported here and which is already the subject matter of a Gambling Compliance article entitled “UK gambling operators gripe as Labour pains loom” – is also reported by […]

UK gambling operators gripe as Labour pains loom

David Clifton’s “UK Tax Hike” session (forming part of the Casino Beats Summit) focusing on the UK Government’s decision to increase remote gaming duty paid by online gaming operators – on which we have reported here – is the subject matter of an article in Gambling Compliance entitled “UK gambling operators gripe as Labour pains loom”. […]

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 […]