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SBC’s Year In Review – January 2019’s Big Betting News

David Clifton’s January 2019 sports betting predictions for the year that then lay ahead (and that is now drawing to a close) are reviewed in an article published today entitled “SBC’s Year In Review – January 2019’s Big Betting News” (that you can download below). You will see from David’s full article from January 2019 entitled […]

Gambling Act review will target credit cards and loot boxes

Comments by David Clifton feature in an EGR article published today entitled “UK government confirms Gambling Act review will target credit cards and loot boxes”. The article picks up on the same points mentioned in our website posting of yesterday, in which we reported that the background briefing notes for yesterday’s Queen’s Speech stated that: “the Government […]

Limit-setting appears appears to be an effective responsible gambling tool

An interesting article within the current edition of Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking entitled “The effects of voluntary deposit limit-setting on long-term online gambling expenditure” (by Michael Auer, Niklas Hopfgartner and Mark D Griffiths) concludes that limit-setting appears to be an effective responsible gambling tool. The article – published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc, publishers – can be accessed online here. The abstract […]

The future is within the industry’s power!

It’s UK General Election day as we post this on our website and David Clifton’s monthly Licensing Expert article for SBC News – entitled “The future is within the industry’s power!” – picks up on what each of the four major UK political parties have promised in terms of gambling law reform in their respective […]

Strictly on condition

In her article for this month’s Pub & Bar magazine legal page entitled “Strictly on condition” – that can be downloaded below – Suzanne Davies explains the principles that apply to imposition of premises licence conditions in England and Wales. You can also download below the Licensing Act 2003 – Councillors’ Handbook (England and Wales), to […]

UK election hopefuls put gambling in the crosshairs

Comments by David Clifton feature in an iGaming Times front page headline article entitled “UK election hopefuls put gambling in the crosshairs”. You can download below both the headline article and the online version of the article. We have previously set out here the manifesto proposals of the four main UK political parties published in advance of the 12 December 2019 General […]

Responsible VIP management in the spotlight

A GamblingCompliance article published today, entitled “Former VIP Gambler Bites Back At A Segment Under Threat”, features comments made by David Clifton and his co-panellists (Dan Waugh and Jon Duffy) during a GamblingCompliance “Responsible VIP Management” webinar broadcast on 12 November 2019. That webinar can be accessed on Vimeo here. The article (that you can download below) also features […]

A restless November is just getting started

David Clifton’s monthly Licensing Expert article for SBC News is entitled “A restless November is just getting started”. You can download it below. Picking up on key issues affecting the UK licensed gambling industry in the last month, David’s article focuses on: the formal launch of the Betting and Gaming Council, publication by the Gambling […]

It’s not child’s play

In his article for this month’s Pub & Bar magazine legal page entitled “It’s not child’s play” – that can be downloaded below – David Clifton explains why it is crucial that pub and bar businesses (and their staff) should adopt the codes of practice within the new Social Responsibility Charter for Gaming Machines in Pubs, jointly published by […]