Archive | January, 2015

ICE Totally Gaming 2015

ICE Totally Gaming, the biggest UK event in gambling – Betting, Bingo, Casino, Lottery, Mobile, Online, Social, Sports Betting and Street – is taking place at ExCel London on 3, 4 & 5 February 2015. We would love to meet up with old friends, our clients and prospective new clients alike, so please let us know […]

Gambling Commission publishes ADR Directive update

The Gambling Commission has published an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Directive update, explaining that gambling operators will have to ensure that they use ADR entities approved by the Commission once the Directive is implemented (which will occur by July 2015). The Commission states that it will be providing further information on the timetable and process for approving […]

Personal licence renewals (and new “simplified” renewal application form)

David Clifton summarises the renewal process for those personal licence holders whose Licensing Act 2003 personal licences will expire early this year. Since writing this article, the Government has approved The Licensing Act 2003 (Personal Licences) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 with the consequence that a new “simplified” renewal application form may be used for all such renewals pending […]

Lotteries – DCMS call for evidence

DCMS is suggesting that the characteristics that once made The National Lottery, society lotteries and the commercial gambling sector distinct, are now less clear, particularly in light of the rapid developments recently seen in the society lottery and commercial gambling sector. It states that “the Government is committed to ensuring that all lotteries are able to maintain […]