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From “problem gambling” to “gambling-related harm”

In an interview for iGaming Times entitled “From ‘problem gambling’ to ‘gambling-related harm’” (that can be downloaded below), David Clifton answers the following questions about a noticeable recent shift in Gambling Commission policy focus: What is driving the shift in focus from “problem gambling” to “gambling-related harm”? How is this shift already being borne out in terms of […]

Any nearer to breaking the Pubs Code?

In this month’s “Legal” page for Pub & Bar Magazine, Suzanne Davies provides an update on the now long-running Pubs Code saga, including the oral evidence given by the Pubs Code Adjudicator (“PCA”), Paul Newby, and his deputy, Fiona Dickie on 26 June 2018 to the House of Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, on which we have […]

Ad restrictions loom for gambling sector

David Clifton is quoted in the lead news article for the August 2018 edition of iGaming Times entitled “Ad restrictions loom for gambling sector” that can also be downloaded below. David’s comments contained in the article were given prior to the Gambling Commission’s announcement on 1 August that, with effect from 31 October 2018, changes to its Licence Conditions and […]

US sports betting integrity and the European experience

As concerns regarding betting integrity trouble lawmakers and sports leagues in the USA, David Clifton is quoted in an iGamingUSA article entitled “US sports betting integrity and the European experience” that focuses on the “critical role” that the betting industry plays, via information and intelligence sharing, in providing a solution to issues of integrity in sports. The article can […]

Pointing to the next stage in the fight against gambling-related harm

In this month’s Licensing Expert article for SBC News, that picks up on last month’s article “Collaboration – the name of the game”, David Clifton comments on: the announcement by William Hill of a new corporate objective“Nobody harmed by Gambling” that seeks to “eradicate problem gambling within the UK” and the open letter written by its Group Chief Executive […]

So – will affiliate marketing disappear by 2020?

Yesterday, 18 July 2018, David Clifton participated in a debate on the topic “Affiliate marketing will disappear by 2020” as part of the “Counsel” debate sessions at the iGBLive! Conference in Amsterdam. The other main speaker participants were Disa Stig (Head of Affiliates at Goliath Limited) and Michal Kopec (Head of M&A at Better Collective) – pictured left […]

Gambling Commission warns of ‘relentless escalation’ in financial penalties

David Clifton is quoted in an iGaming Business article entitled “UK regulator warns of ‘relentless escalation’ of financial penalties” that picks up on the following comments by Gambling Commission CEO, Neil McArthur in a 28 June 2018 Financial Times article entitled “Betting groups face a ‘relentless escalation in penalties for inaction” : “We recognised that our approach to […]

Let the music play

In this month’s article for Pub & Bar (that can be downloaded below), David Clifton provides tips to ensure that your outside music event goes off without a hitch.

David Clifton quoted in casinos article

David Clifton is quoted in a article entitled “Despite Record Fines, UK Gaming Firms Still Do Not Vet Client Funds: Regulator”, that can be downloaded below. Commenting on the Gambling Commission’s report into enforcement action that it has taken against licensed gambling operators over the past year (about which we reported yesterday) David says: “The Commission’s patience has worn extremely thin that […]

“Collaboration” – the name of the game

In this month’s Licensing Expert article for SBC News, David Clifton focuses on those parts of last month’s UK Government review of gaming machines and social responsibility measures on which lesser publicity was given than to the headline-grabbing decision by the UK Government to reduce the maximum stake on B2 gaming machines (FOBTs) from £100 to £2. The other proposals, […]