Archive | May, 2016

New and amended LCCP provisions coming into effect in Autumn 2016

We have written about the Gambling Commission’s new requirements to prevent crime associated with gambling; see The Commission has now published an extract of the new and amended LCCP provisions that will come into effect in Autumn 2016. They can be downloaded below.

Gambling operators’ AML risk assessments required from Autumn 2016

David Clifton is extensively quoted in a WOGLR news report on the forthcoming AML changes announced in the Gambling Commission’s recently published amendments to the LCCP that will come into force in Autumn 2016, about which we wrote at The changes do not appear to have been met with widespread opposition from those who responded to the […]

GDPR will have impact on EU’s gambling industry

The General Data Protection Regulation was approved by the European Parliament on 14 April 2016. When it comes into force in mid-2018, it will replace the current EU Data Protection Directive, placing a greater focus on the need for businesses to protect personal data. David Clifton comments in World Online Gambling Report on the impact the GDPR will […]

Use of Bitcoin by gambling operators

Interest on the part of gambling operators in Bitcoin looks set for a resurgence following announcement by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission that it is running a limited consultation on the use of Bitcoin by its online licence-holders and, in Great Britain, further comment on the subject of digital currencies by the Gambling Commission. See […]

Implementation of the Pubs Code

David Clifton reports on initial reaction to the statutory Pubs Code. Pubs Code Update: in this edition of Pub & Bar, David Clifton wrote about the Pubs Code after it had been announced that it would come into immediate effect on 26 May 2016 without any initial transition period. Since David wrote that article, the Government […]