Archive | March, 2016

IAGA International Gaming Summit 2016, Malta

This year’s International Gaming Summit is being held in conjunction with the Gaming Regulators European Forum (GREF) in Malta from 31 May to 2 June. David Clifton will be moderating the “European Update” panel, discussing, amongst other things whether: co-operation rather than harmonisation is the only realistic goal and some 20 years on from when […]

Gaming in clubs and premises with an alcohol licence

We are often asked to advise on the extent to which gaming is permitted in pubs, bars, clubs and other premises with a Licensing Act 2003 premises licence. The Gambling Commission has now published an updated version of the advice note that it first issued in September 2008. It can be downloaded below. However, as […]

UK operators want a taste of DFS’s “huge success” in US

In an interview with’s Rebecca Liggero conducted in November 2015, David Clifton talked about Europe’s – especially the United Kingdom’s – appetite for daily fantasy sports. The interview can be viewed at The article accompanying the interview can be downloaded below.

Is the threat posed by new residents to established licensed premises a material planning consideration?

It’s beginning to look that way. Following on from last year’s amendment to the Government’s Planning Practice Guidance to local councils on Noise (see new planning legislation changes will require that, with effect from 6 April 2016, property developers seeking a change of use from an office to a residential building will be required to apply […]

The Policing and Crime Bill

David Clifton explains how changes proposed in the Policing and Crime Bill could affect those in the licensed trade. They include a new power for licensing authorities to suspend or revoke personal licences and a requirement that at the hearing of a summary review of a premises licence, a licensing authority should be required to review the […]

Here comes summer!

The clocks “spring forward” at 1am during the early morning on Sunday 27 March, when the time automatically changes to 2am. If you trade beyond 1am, your premises licence may permit an additional hour’s trading for the start of British Summer Time. However, if it does not, you will lose an hour of your Saturday […]