Archive | February, 2017

Forthcoming changes to Gambling Commission’s enforcement strategy

David Clifton’s headline article for the February 2017 edition of Online Gambling Lawyer “The GB Gambling Commission’s enforcement strategy: forthcoming changes” can be accessed here (or via the links in the attached summary) by existing subscribers or by those wishing to take out a free week’s trial to that journal. The full article will be published […]

Accessibility for all

In his regular Legal Page article for Pub & Bar Magazine that can be downloaded below, David Clifton praises the BBPA’s new Accessible Pubs Guide, that can be read in full here

Return of The Enforcer!

In this month’s “Licensing Expert” article for SBC News, David Clifton explains (a) the Gambling Commission’s proposed new enforcement strategy that puts access to all regulatory tools, including licence review, on an equal footing with settlements and (b) the circumstances in which it would nevertheless still consider resolution through settlement. You can read more about the Commission’s consultation […]

SBIF publishes second edition of Sports Betting Integrity Plan

Established in 2012 to develop Britain’s approach to protecting sport and sports betting from corruption, the Sports Betting Integrity Forum has now published its second edition of the Sports Betting Integrity Action Plan (that can be downloaded below, as too can be its Sports and Sports Betting Integrity Action Plan 2016 Annual Progress Report). The […]

High Court rejects Southampton large casino JR challenge

On 9 February the High Court delivered its judgment in the case of Global Gaming Ventures (Southampton) Ltd v Southampton City Council and Aspers Universal Limited [2017] EWHC 165 (Admin) in which the claimant challenged the decision of Southampton Council’s Licensing Committee to award Aspers the winner of the large casino competition in Southampton. By way of background, seven […]

Underlining the regulatory focus of the Gambling Commission

On 7 February 2017, Gambling Commission Chief Executive Sarah Harrison delivered a speech to delegates at the World Regulatory Briefing in which she spoke about (a) public policy and market developments, (b) the Commission’s work over the last 12 months and (c) “looking to the future”. Her speech (that can be downloaded below) emphasised many of the […]