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Transparency to consumers for horse-race pool betting at the end of the exclusive licence

In order to maintain transparency to on-course horse-race pool betting customers, the Gambling Commission has commenced a little-publicised consultation (that runs until 11 May 2018) on a proposal to extend an existing LCCP requirement, that currently applies only to pool betting on dog races, so that it also applies to horse-race pool betting when the exclusive horse-race pool betting licence ends […]

Commission suggests lotteries could lead the way to restore public trust in the gambling sector

Executive Director of the Commission, Tim Miller, delivered a speech at yesterday’s Lotteries Council annual conference in which he suggested that the lotteries sector “could lead the way in restoring some public trust in [the gambling] industry”. In his speech (that can be downloaded below) Tim Miller referred to advice given by the Commission at the end […]

Lessons to be learned from Tabcorp Public Statement

The Gambling Commission has published a public statement (that can be downloaded below) relating to its review of the operating licence of Tabcorp UK Limited (trading as Sunbets) following an investigation by the Commission into the following: weaknesses in its systems relating to self-exclusions resulting in a breach of Social Responsibility Code 3.5.3(1) & (6) in […]

ICO’s Guide to the GDPR

We have reported separately on the publication today by the Gambling Commission of its published its long-awaited GDPR Information Note entitled “Gambling Regulation and the General Data Protection Regulation”. The GDPR will come into effect on 25 May 2018. More information on GDPR and its regulation in the UK is available on the Information Commissioner Office’s […]

Gambling Commission publishes GDPR Information Note

With the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) coming into effect on 25 May 2018, the Gambling Commission has published its own long-awaited GDPR Information Note entitled “Gambling Regulation and the General Data Protection Regulation”, commenting: “We take the view that GDPR is not intended to prevent operators from taking steps which are necessary in the […]

Cumulative impact policies given statutory footing with effect from today

Section 141 of the Policing and Crime Act 2017 has come into force today, giving cumulative impact assessments (“CIAs”) a statutory footing by introducing new provisions within the Licensing Act 2003. This is in line with the Home Office’s Modern Crime Prevention Strategy, published in March 2016, that included a range of measures on preventing alcohol-related crime […]