Archive | April, 2017

GAMLG publishes AML Risk Assessment for LBOs and Remote Gambling Industries

The Gambling Anti-Money Laundering Group (“GAMLG”) was established in January 2016, with the aim of improving the gambling industry’s ability to combat money laundering. It has now published its first AML Risk Assessment for Licensed Betting Offices and Remote Gambling Industries that can be downloaded below. UPDATE: In May 2018, GAMLG published best practice anti-money laundering (“AML”) guidelines, that aim […]

ADR – Change is on the way for gambling operators

David Clifton comments on last month’s Gambling Commission announcement of the results of its review of complaints processes in the gambling industry, carried out one year after the introduction of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) scheme. You can read our previous report on the announcement (and download the complete Gambling Commission review document) here

Gambling Commission updates its approach to AML supervision

The Gambling Commission has revised and updated its approach to anti-money laundering supervision (a copy of which can be downloaded below). This is a relatively minor update in advance of a more significant update from the Commission that will follow once the new Money Laundering Regulations (implementing the 4th EU Money Laundering Directive) come into effect in June 2017. […]

Horserace Betting Levy Regulations 2017 take effect

Further to our confirmation that the EC had endorsed reform of the UK’s Horserace Betting Levy Scheme, the Horserace Betting Levy Regulations 2017 took effect from today 25 April 2017, extending the class of persons liable to pay the Levy to include betting exchange providers and off-shore bookmakers who are required to hold remote operating licences issued by the […]

Three alcohol related Parliamentary briefing papers published

The House of Commons Library has just published three briefing papers of interest to those operating pubs, bars, restaurants and all other premises that are licensed under the Licensing Act 2003. The papers, each of which can be downloaded below cover: Children in pubs Alcohol: drinking in the street Alcohol: mandatory licensing conditions

EC endorses reform of UK’s Horserace Betting Levy scheme

The European Commission has endorsed a reform of the existing UK Horserace Betting Levy scheme as in line with EU state aid rules. The reform will subject off-shore bookmakers to the levy whereas currently only bookmakers based in the UK contribute to the financing of horse racing. It will establish a 10% levy on the […]

CAP guidance on non-broadcast ad placement

The Committee of Advertising Practice has today published new guidance on non-broadcast ad placement (that can be downloaded below) that is designed to help the marketers of age-sensitive products – such as alcohol and gambling – to abide by its media placement rules. Advertisements for age-restricted products and services must not appear in media: for children (under-16s) or children […]

Revised section 182 Guidance published

The Home Office has published the latest edition of its Guidance issued under section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003, incorporating revisions necessitated by recent changes to the law introduced by the Immigration Act 2016 and the Policing and Crime Act 2017. The revised Guidance can be accessed here or downloaded below.