This week has seen two new initiatives announced by the Gambling Commission. 1 How gambling fits into people’s lives The first arises from in-depth qualitative research commissioned by the Commission to better understand how gambling fits into people’s lives, the findings of which are to be shared in a series of blogs that the Commission intends should “encourage interested […]
Suzanne Davies summarises recommendations for radical change of the licensing regime in England and Wales
The award winning show ICE Totally Gaming is returning to ExCel London on 7, 8, & 9 February 2017, 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 David Clifton and Suzanne Davies will be […]
Last year we reported on publication by the House of Commons Library of a briefing paper on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (B2 gaming machines) http://cliftondavies.com/fobts-what-now/ In April 2015 the Gaming Machine (Circumstances of Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 came into force. The Regulations require those wanting to stake over £50 on a B2 machine to load cash via […]
The Gambling Commission has published a helpful guide entitled “Gaming machines in pubs: a quick guide for premises owners”, covering machine entitlements, change of licence holder, machine requirements, sourcing machines and machines games duty. It also summarises responsibilities pursuant to the Gambling Commission’s “Code of Practice for Gaming Machines in Clubs and Premises with an Alcohol […]
With effect from 1 January 2016, the number of times a Temporary Event Notice may be given in respect of any particular premises has increased from 12 to 15 per calendar year. The new TEN form to be used as from 2 February 2016 can be downloaded below. However, it remains the case that: the number […]
The Gambling Commission published an Advice Note in November 2014 to help operators comply with the requirements relating to the protection of customer funds, including advice on what is classed as customer funds and how to apply the customer funds rating system. It has now also published an update for remote operators on the introduction […]
We attended the annual Responsible Gambling Trust conference on 9 December, when the Chief Executive of the Gambling Commission, Sarah Harrison, spoke about the importance of harm minimisation in gambling. Her speech can be downloaded below.
Gambling and betting operators advertising to British customers must comply with the Advertising Codes administered by the Advertising Standards Authority. They must also comply with an Industry Code for Socially Responsible Gambling, revised in August 2015. In response to public concern about problem gambling, the gambling industry has also taken a number of voluntary measures […]
The new Gambling Commission Chief Executive, Sarah Harrison, gave a speech at the BACTA Convention on 26 November 2015 which focused on the second and third licensing objectives under the Gambling Act 2005, which concern consumer protection and social responsibility. Her speech can be downloaded below.