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RGA agrees a “whistle-to-whistle” TV sports betting advertising ban … or does it?

The gambling advertising debate might have taken a further significant move forward today, dependent on whether BBC Sport’s headline article this morning entitled “Gambling firms agree ‘whistle-to-whistle’ television sport advertising ban” (that can be downloaded below) has correctly reported that members of the Remote Gambling Association (“RGA”) have agreed to ensure that no TV advertisements by betting operators for any sport […]

Two more online casinos and their senior management heavily penalised for AML and social responsibility failings

As anticipated, the Gambling Commission’s ongoing investigation into the way the industry combats problem gambling and money laundering has resulted in enforcement action being taken against yet further online casino companies. We have already reported (on 13 November) on the £7.1 million fine imposed on Daub Alderney Limited. Today, the Commission has announced that, following […]

See you at Betting on Sports today and tomorrow

As we have previously reported, this is “Betting on Sports” week, taking place at the Olympia Conference Centre in London. David Clifton and Suzanne Davies will be very actively participating in the conference because: at 12.10pm today (Wednesday 19 September), David will moderate a CasinoBeats panel session entitled “UK Tax Hike” in conference room 4. His panellists are Clive Hawkswood (CEO of the Remote Gambling Association), Steven […]

Mandatory calorie labelling consultation launched

The Government has today launched a consultation (that will run until 7 December 2018) entitled “Mandating calorie labelling in the out-of-home sector” with a view to enforcing compulsory calorie labelling on restaurant menus and other hospitality businesses’ menus, including takeaways and online food and drink ordering websites. In its “overview” introduction, the Government says: Currently, nearly one in four […]

Gambling Commission issues ICO warning regarding GlobeCas

In an unusual move, the Gambling Commission has published on its website a warning by way of “information notice” that states as follows: “We have been made aware that a company seeking investment in an Initial Coin Offering (“ICO”) operation is claiming to be licensed by the Gambling Commission. We would like to make it clear that GlobeCas does […]

32Red to pay £2million penalty package for AML and social responsibility failure

In a public statement published by the Gambling Commission today (that can be downloaded below), it has been revealed that online gambling business 32Red has been heavily penalised for not protecting a consumer from gambling-related harm and for money laundering failures. The Gambling Commission investigation focused on 32Red’s dealings with a customer who, between November […]