David Clifton is speaking on the subject of the Fantasy Sports explosion on 13 November 2015 at the Bullet Business Mobile & Tablet Gambling Summit Europe being held at the Victoria Park Plaza Hotel in London. The agenda for the whole Summit which is being held across two days (12 & 13 November) can be viewed […]
Plans designed to ensure large pub-owning businesses deal fairly with thousands of tied pub tenants have been announced today by Business Minister Anna Soubry. Our summary of today’s announcement and Part 1 of the Government Consultation entitled The Pubs Code and Pubs Code Adjudicator: Delivering ‘No Worse Off’ can be downloaded below.
Suzanne Davies comments on the tips debate that has been seized upon by the national press
David Clifton comments on last month’s Gambling Commission Public Statement (that can also be downloaded below), following its investigation into anti-money laundering controls at Grosvenor Casinos and meccabingo.com (both of which are part of the Rank Group). Under the Money Laundering Regulations, the Gambling Commission is the supervisory authority for casinos and has a duty to take necessary […]
On 15 October, HM Treasury and the Home Office published the UK’s first national risk assessment of money laundering and terrorist financing. It finds the gambling sector to be “low risk” when compared to other sectors such as banks, legal, accountancy and trust and company service providers. The entire risk assessment document can be found […]
David Clifton writes for SBC News about the Gambling Commission’s consultation on crime provisions in the LCCP, that runs until 30 December 2015 and focuses on improving practices to best support the first of the three licensing objectives set out in the Gambling Act 2005: “to keep gambling free from crime and from being associated with crime”
Fast developing concerns about its daily fantasy sports industry are currently rocking the U.S. They arise from an employee of DraftKings, allegedly armed with insider information (although this has been denied by DraftKings), playing and winning DFS contests on the rival site FanDuel. Here in the UK, the Gambling Commission has raised its own concern (in […]
David Clifton breaks down the arguments presented by both sides during the recent Judicial Review proceedings, in a case which could have huge ramifications for the future of online gambling in the UK as it raises important issues of European law that will have to be decided by the Court of Justice of the European Union.
David Clifton wonders whether the wet-led pub is fast becoming a thing of the past and whether the fate of the nightclub is following suit.
David Clifton comments to Gambling Compliance on the Gambling Commission’s call (in its current consultation on proposed amendments to the Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice in relation to the prevention of crime associated with gambling) for views on any benefits of using digital currency such as Bitcoin within the British gambling industry