Archive | October, 2015

Pubs Code Consultation Part One published

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.

David Clifton quoted in World Online Gambling Law Report: AML settlement instigates GB Gambling Commission warning

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 (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 […]

Daily fantasy sports in the U.S. continue to hit the headlines

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 […]

Gambling Commission seeks views on use of Bitcoin for gambling

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