Archive | August, 2014

Modernising the Horserace Betting Levy

The Department for Culture Media and Sport has just announced a Consultation entitled “Modernising the Horserace Betting Levy – a consultation on reform or replacement”, that seeks views on two options, i.e. (1) reforming the existing Horserace Betting Levy and (2) replacing the Levy with a bespoke statutory framework. 

Suzanne Davies obtains new premises licence for Deliverance

Suzanne Davies has successfully obtained a premises licence for the seventh Deliverance, located near Waterloo in London. To find out more about “the takeaway to believe in” visit the Deliverance website at or, better still, order one of their meals (with drinks too if required) either online or by calling 0844 477 1111.

Remote gambling operators need the power to terminate affiliates’ rights

In the final article in this week’s SBC News series of Clifton Davies articles about the new remote gambling licensing and regulatory regime, David Clifton addresses the following questions: “How will the forthcoming changes affect affiliates? Will they have to remove any adverts from non-UK licensed operators? What about editorial-led content about non-UK licensed bookmakers?”

David Clifton to speak at Future iGaming Event on 3 December 2014

David Clifton will be speaking at a panel session entitled “ALL STAR PANEL – UK Gambling Act: Using digital marketing to overcome upcoming TV advertising revisions in the gambling market” at 12.10pm on 3 December 2014, the second day of the Future iGaming Event, taking place at America Square Conference Centre
, 17 Crosswall, 
London EC3N 2LB. 

SBC News runs week-long series of Clifton Davies articles

In a series of articles being published by SBC News throughout this week, David Clifton looks at the changes to the UK’s remote gambling licensing and regulatory regime which take effect on 1 October. The first article appears today, focussing on (a) the judicial review just commenced by the GBGA and (b) new LCCP or operating licence application requirements […]

GBGA commences JR proceedings to challenge Britain’s new remote gambling regime

In JR proceedings commenced against the UK Government and the Gambling Commission, the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association argues that “the absence of effective supervision and enforcement, coupled with the burdensome regulatory requirements, will encourage the growth of and migration to unregulated or poorly regulated operators which will present genuine risks to the British consumer”.