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Crystal ball gazing into 2019 for the sports betting sector

After a tumultuous 2018, what does 2019 hold in store for the UK sports betting sector? In his New Year Licensing Expert article for SBC News entitled “Crystal ball gazing for 2019”, David Clifton has dusted down his crystal ball and gazed within in order to make his best bets on what the regulatory future may bring for […]

UK casinos – Glancing back and looking forward

This month’s Casino Life features an article by David Clifton entitled “UK casinos – Glancing back and looking forward” in which, as the Editor’s page states, David “glances back at the key issues in the UK gambling industry in 2018 and looks forward to what may yet come in 2019”. You can download the article below. […]

UK-facing firms rattled by escalating penalties

David Clifton is quoted in the front-page article of this month’s iGaming Times entitled “UK-facing firms rattled by escalating penalties”. The article focuses on the recent regulatory enforcement action taken by the Gambling Commission against Daub Alderney, Casumo Services and Videoslots for AML and social responsibility failings and the Commission’s resolve to take regulatory action against individuals […]

E-gaming regulation put under the spotlight

The cover feature article of this month’s EGR Compliance 6, entitled “A Blueprint for success”, poses this question:  “At a time when the activities of regulators the world over are coming under increasing scrutiny, would going back to the drawing board with regulation ultimately create a more successful and prosperous e-gaming market?” The article (that can be downloaded […]

David Clifton comments on matched betting

David Clifton’s comments on matched betting are quoted in a Gambling Compliance article entitled “IBAS Managing Director warns operators of welcome bonus risks” that focuses on remarks made by Richard Hayler, managing director of the Independent Betting Adjudication Service at the Remote Gambling Association’s AGM that gambling operators’ welcome bonuses do “more damage than good to the industry’s reputation”. […]

Machine machinations?

In her article for this month’s “Legal” page for Pub & Bar Magazine entitled “Machine machinations?”, Suzanne Davies advises how to improve your prospects of obtaining more gaming machines in your pub or bar. The theme for this article was driven by the pub industry media headlines from the end of August 2018, reporting on the interim refusal […]

Remember this November as the month that changed gambling (in the UK at least)

In his monthly “Licensing Expert” article for SBC News entitled “Remember this November as the month that changed gambling” (that you can download below), David Clifton comments not only on today’s announcement of: the total of nearly £7 million in financial penalties imposed on two further online casino operators for AML and social responsibility breaches and the Gambling Commission holding individuals to […]

Handle With Care

Well deserved or not, the British have a reputation for complaining. In his most recent article for iGaming Business entitled “Handle with care” (that can be downloaded below), David Clifton explains how the Gambling Commission says its B2C licence holders should deal with customer grievances now that its new complaints and disputes requirements and guidance have come into force […]

Concerned about under-age pub machine play?

David Clifton’s news item for entitled “Concerned about underage pub machine play?” (that you can download below) comments on the grave concerns recently expressed by the Gambling Commission after tests on a sample of pubs in England revealed serious failures to stop children playing on 18+ pub gaming machines. You can read more about this in our […]

Removal of unfair restrictions on customers withdrawing cash from gambling accounts

In an article for the latest edition of Online Gambling Lawyer entitled “Removal of unfair restrictions on customers withdrawing cash from gambling accounts” (that can be downloaded below), David Clifton: provides insight into the rationale behind the UK Competition and Markets Authority’s decision to extract from two online gambling operators (Progress Play Ltd and Jumpman Gaming Ltd) formal commitments to remove unfair […]