Pointing to the next stage in the fight against gambling-related harm

In this month’s Licensing Expert article for SBC News, that picks up on last month’s article “Collaboration – the name of the game”, David Clifton comments on:

David concludes his latest article (that can be downloaded below) as follows:

“Completely eradicating problem gambling might well be an overly ambitious aim but, with:

  • increasingly high financial penalties being imposed by the Gambling Commission for regulatory breaches (most recently the £2million penalty package imposed on 32Red and with others understood to be in the pipeline) and
  • precedent now set in Italy (with effect from 1 January 2019) for a blanket ban on all forms of gambling advertising, marketing, promotions and sponsorship,

gambling operators licensed in the UK certainly do now have a real incentive to ensure they all play their part in the fight against gambling-related harm”.