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GBGA Tax Ruling – Are all bets now off in Gibraltar?

David Clifton comments in his monthly Licensing Expert article for SBC News on the judgment delivered on 13 June 2017 by the Court of Justice of the European Union, that appears to have effectively put paid to the force of the arguments by the Gibraltar Betting & Gaming Association that gambling operators based in Gibraltar (but licensed […]

Welcome break for the sector on money laundering exemptions

David Clifton explains why the UK Government’s decision to exempt all gambling sectors apart from casinos from the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 is somewhat inconsistent with the Gambling Commission’s views. You can read more about this subject in our website postings here and here and in David’s comments for SBC News and Online Gambling Lawyer.

UK Expands Grey Market Assurance Programme

David Clifton is quoted in a Gambling Compliance article (that can be downloaded below) regarding the Gambling Commission’s recent announcement that, with effect from April 2018, licensees will be required to submit data on revenue generated by their sister companies in other jurisdictions (including in grey markets), as part of its mission to “keep crime out of gambling”.

Time to play the waiting game

Suzanne Davies wraps up comment on the House of Lords Select Committee licensing recommendations (in relation to the Licensing Act 2003), on which we have commented in the previous three editions of Pub & Bar, each of which can be accessed on this website: Health and wellbeing Long time coming, but is a change gonna come? Planning […]

Gambling industry warned over GDPR preparation failure

David Clifton is quoted in a Totally Gaming article (that can be downloaded below) commenting on recent research findings from DMA, a trade association for the marketing industry, that suggests that nearly half of UK businesses will not be ready in time for the new General Data Protection Regulation. A quarter of the companies involved in […]

Online Gambling Lawyer news article quotes David Clifton

David Clifton is quoted in a news article for the current edition of “Online Gambling Lawyer” (formerly World Online Gambling Law Report) entitled “GB Commission’s recent action illustrates enforcement drive”, which can be accessed here One of the matters on which David is quoted – the 15 May 2017 announcement by 888 Holdings PLC that the Gambling Commission has […]

UKGC review of 888 is not necessarily a 999 scenario

David Clifton comments on the 15 May announcement by 888 Holdings PLC that the UK Gambling Commission has commenced a review of the operating licence held by one of its subsidiary companies, reportedly in order to “to assess certain measures that the Licensee employs to ensure social responsibility to its customers including, amongst other items, effective […]