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Two new gambling-related harm initiatives announced by the Gambling Commission

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 […]

See you at ICE!

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 […]

Updated House of Commons Library Briefing Paper on FOBTs

Last year we reported on publication by the House of Commons Library of a briefing paper on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (B2 gaming machines) 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 […]

Gaming machines in pubs

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 […]

House of Commons Library Briefing Paper on Gambling Advertising

  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 […]