Archive | December, 2015

Gambling Commission review into P2P online poker

In an article for WOGLR, David Clifton discusses the first stage of the Gambling Commission’s review of its regulations governing peer-to-peer online poker, which seeks information from licence holders about collusion and cheating, including the use of bots and third party software.

Gambling Commission ADR mini-blog

The Gambling Commission’s ADR mini-blog that can be found at relates to the implementation of EU Directive 2013/11/EU on Alternative Dispute Resolution for consumer disputes in the gambling sector

House of Commons Library Briefing Paper on Gambling Advertising

  Gambling and betting operators advertising to British customers must comply with the Advertising Codes administered by the Advertising Standards Authority. They must also comply with an Industry Code for Socially Responsible Gambling, revised in August 2015. In response to public concern about problem gambling, the gambling industry has also taken a number of voluntary measures […]

Pubs Code Consultation Part Two published

Part Two of the Pubs Code Consultation, published today, has reacted to concerns from tenant organisations by including a question about the effect of removing from the draft Pubs Code the condition that there must be a proposal for an increase in the rent at rent assessment before a tenant may exercise the MRO option. […]

Gambling Commission launches gaming machines consultation

The Gambling Commission has published a new consultation document, entitled “Controlling where gaming machines may be played”, at the core of which lies the Commission’s view that “primary gambling activity” as a concept is open to misunderstanding and is insufficiently robust to enable effective enforcement both legally and operationally. It therefore suggests its removal from the […]