The Gambling Commission has published gambling industry statistics for the period 1 April 2010 to 30 September 2014.
David Clifton summarises the findings of a new report on the consequences of the changes to licensing law introduced in England and Wales in 2005.
The Gambling Commission’s recent letters to Bitcoin gambling operators targeting British customers, informing them that they need to be licensed, have refocused attention on Bitcoin. Anyone affected is welcome to contact us for advice.
We reported last month on the approval by the European Parliament of the Fourth Money Laundering Directive, which has now been formally adopted, triggering a two year process during which EU member states will incorporate the requirements into domestic law. In the UK, HM Treasury anticipates laying a new set of Money Laundering Regulations in the autumn of […]
The House of Commons Library has published a briefing paper on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals, the full text of which can be downloaded below. In our attached article, we summarise the paper’s findings in relation to the present position under the headings of “Government Policy”, “Scotland”, “Lords Private Members’ Bill” and “Newham Council action”.
The Gambling Commission has announced that Sarah Harrison (currently a Senior Partner at Ofgem) will join the Commission on 7 September and will become a Commissioner when she takes over from Jenny Williams as Chief Executive on 1 October 2015.
Suzanne Davies provides an update on a licensing case (originally brought to your attention in February) concerning the revocation by Newham Licensing Committee of a premises licence following an application for summary review made by the police after the pub manager had violently assaulted a customer.
In his regular feature for SBC News, this month David Clifton comments on the national multi-operator self-exclusion scheme, which should be in place in 2017, in which all licensed remote gambling operators will be required to participate within one month of it being established.
The Gambling Commission publishes a mini-blog relating to the implementation of EU Directive 2013/11/EU on Alternative Dispute Resolution for consumer disputes. It has recently published ADR advice for licensed operators, that can be accessed below.