Archive | February, 2016

Gambling Commission publishes new research on online gambling trends

The Gambling Commission has published research statistics figures providing better insight into gambling behaviour in Britain covering participation in gambling, perceptions of gambling and rates of problem gambling. For the first time, information is provided about how people gamble online – the devices they use to gamble, where they gamble, and the number of accounts they use. The […]

Updated House of Commons Library Briefing Paper on FOBTs

Last year we reported on publication by the House of Commons Library of a briefing paper on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (B2 gaming machines) In April 2015 the Gaming Machine (Circumstances of Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 came into force. The Regulations require those wanting to stake over £50 on a B2 machine to load cash via […]

Assets of Community Value

Coinciding with a demolished London pub (the Carlton Tavern in Maida Vale) being listed as an asset of community value, David Clifton summarises the ACV process as it presently applies to pubs

Gambling Commission wins Greene King bingo appeal

The Gambling Commission has today announced on its website that the Upper Tribunal has found that the Commission acted within its powers when it refused to grant Greene King a bingo operating licence to provide commercial bingo in its pubs. At a hearing in London, Greene King’s lawyers argued that the Commission had exceeded its […]

New Gambling Commission Chief Executive speaks at WrB

Gambling Commission chief executive Sarah Harrison spoke on 2 February at the World Regulatory Briefing conference at ICE Totally Gaming. Her speech (that can be downloaded below) covered: an update on the point of consumption regime a year on from implementation future work on: issues relating to marketing and advertising the importance of fair and open […]