Archive | December, 2016

Proposed Gambling Commission fees from April 2017

Having considered the responses to a joint consultation on proposals for Gambling Commission fees, DCMS and the Commission have made a number of amendments to their original proposals. These are detailed within the newly published DCMS responses document: “Proposals for Gambling Commission fees from April 2017 – consultation response”. Our summary can be downloaded below. […]

Problem gamblers could cost Britain up to £1.2 billion

New research by think tank IPPR commissioned by GambleAware (that can downloaded below, together with our summary) has revealed the costs to government associated with problem gamblers. It has found that people who are problem gamblers are associated with between £260 million and £1.2 billion a year of extra cost to government; this compares with […]

GambleAware’s 4th annual Harm Minimisation Conference

Last week, we attended GambleAware’s 4th annual Harm Minimisation Conference. Held on 7th & 8th December 2016 at the King’s Fund in London, the aim of the conference was to review and discuss research, education and treatment in relation to minimising gambling-related harm in Great Britain and it provided an opportunity to review and discuss best practice in treatment […]

David Clifton quoted in International Sports Law book

It has been brought to our attention that David Clifton is quoted (from an article entitled “The UK gambles on its future”) on page 183 of the Handbook on International Sports Law, details of which can be found here. It refers to David’s comment that the “express goal” of the Gambling Act 2005 was to “strike an […]

Updated “Introduction to the Gambling Commission”

The Gambling Commission has updated the facts and figures within its “Introduction to the Gambling Commission” – that can be accessed here or downloaded below – to include statistics for the period April 2015 and March 2016 (unless otherwise stated). The statistics include those within its Young People and Gambling Report 2016, on which we have written […]

RGA update on scoping of a National Online Self-Exclusion Scheme

Membership of an online-self-exclusion scheme is a LCCP requirement for all customer facing online gambling operators licensed by the Gambling Commission except lottery operators that don’t offer instant win games. In August 2016 the Remote Gambling Association commenced a scoping study for the development of a national online self-exclusion scheme (“NOSES”). The work has been […]

Recognising the terrorist threat

Just over a year ago we wrote an article for Pub & Bar on “Counter terrorism and protective security advice” in which David Clifton discussed with Roy Ramm counter-terrorism protective measures that can be taken by pubs and bars. Those measures are equally applicable to all hospitality businesses. With terrorist threats sadly an increasing threat, the […]

Gambling Commission issues binary options scams warning

The Gambling Commission has issued a binary options scams warning. As we explain in our attached briefing note, unlike other forms of remote gambling and by reason of what is presently a regulatory lacuna, operators offering binary options with all of their remote gambling equipment located outside Great Britain do not have to be licensed by the […]