Archive | June, 2015

Gambling with Bitcoin

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.

4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive published

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 […]

FOBTs: What now?

  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”.

Not necessarily one strike and you’re out

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.