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Money laundering law briefing paper

Whilst the adequacy of anti-money laundering (“AML”) controls within the UK remote gambling sector remains under close investigation by the Gambling Commission, it is interesting to read a House of Commons Library briefing paper on “Money laundering law“, that was published yesterday and can be downloaded below. It: sets out the main features of the UK’s money […]

Tighter gambling advertising restrictions welcomed by the Gambling Commission

The Gambling Commission has welcomed yesterday’s CAP announcements of tightened gambling advertising standards which focus on adverts appealing to problem gamblers and guidance for advertisers of free bets and bonuses. In a website posting (that can be downloaded below), the Commission says in relation to the standards which focus on adverts appealing to problem gamblers (which will come into effect […]

CMA publishes its “Action in the remote gambling sector” slides

On 6 February 2018, the Gambling Commission hosted an event at ICE with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and the Advertising Standards Authority to provide an overview of their ongoing work in the area of unfair promotional terms and misleading practices in the online gambling sector. This included a presentation by the CMA entitled “CMA action in the remote gambling […]

Suzanne Davies endorses Sarah Harrison’s call for a more diverse gambling industry

Suzanne Davies has endorsed comments by outgoing Gambling Commission CEO, Sarah Harrison (pictured below) that were made: in her speech at the World Regulatory Briefing and International Casino Conference on 5 February (that have been hitting the headlines in the national media; see for example an article in the Guardian entitled “UK gambling regulator calls on industry to stamp […]

Is responsible gambling enough?

Sarah Harrison delivered what will be one of her final speeches as Chief Executive of the Gambling Commission at yesterday’s World Regulatory Briefing and International Casino Conference. At the conclusion of her speech (that can be downloaded below), she said: “For those working in the industry the weight of British media coverage can make it […]

See you at ICE 2018!

ICE Totally Gaming 2018 takes place at ExCel London on 6, 7, & 8 February 2018, providing us with the ideal opportunity to meet up with old friends, clients and prospective new clients alike, so please let us know when you plan to be there and we will be delighted to see you. For more information on ICE, […]

CMA list of “do’s and “don’ts” for the online gambling industry

The CMA has published the following “60-second summary” list of “Do’s and Don’ts for the online gambling industry” (that can also be downloaded below) arising from today’s announcement requiring all online gambling operators to review their terms and practices for fairness and change them as required. Do: Regularly review your terms and practices to ensure they are […]

Pubs Code Update

On 24 January 2018, a Westminster Hall debate took place to assess whether the two main objectives under the Pubs Code: fair and lawful dealing by pub-owning businesses in relation to their tied tenants and tied pub tenants should be no worse off than if they were not subject to any tie are being met, […]

Prime Minister answers question regarding FOBTs and online gambling targeting children

During Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday, Wednesday 25 January, the following exchange took place between John Hayes MP and the Prime Minister, Theresa May: Mr John Hayes (South Holland and The Deepings) (Con) “The Prime Minister will know of the devastation, debt and despair caused by fixed-odds betting terminals, which are now widespread—a far cry from the […]