Archive | May, 2017

UK Expands Grey Market Assurance Programme

David Clifton is quoted in a Gambling Compliance article (that can be downloaded below) regarding the Gambling Commission’s recent announcement that, with effect from April 2018, licensees will be required to submit data on revenue generated by their sister companies in other jurisdictions (including in grey markets), as part of its mission to “keep crime out of gambling”.

Warning issued to betting operators regarding Occasional Use Notices

The Gambling Commission has warned that before offering betting facilities under an Occasional Use Notice (“OUN”) pursuant to section 39 of the Gambling Act 2005, betting operators should ask themselves the following question: “Is the primary purpose to facilitate betting at genuine sporting events, within the boundaries of the identified venue on a specific date?”  It […]

Gambling Commission publishes updated industry statistics

The Gambling Commission has published industry statistics for the regulated gambling industry in Great Britain, covering the period April 2013 to September 2016, that can be accessed here or downloaded below. They update those to which we referred in our November 2016 website piece. The headline findings are reported as follows: £13.8 billion: Total gross gambling yield (GGY) […]

Time to play the waiting game

Suzanne Davies wraps up comment on the House of Lords Select Committee licensing recommendations (in relation to the Licensing Act 2003), on which we have commented in the previous three editions of Pub & Bar, each of which can be accessed on this website: Health and wellbeing Long time coming, but is a change gonna come? Planning […]

Greene King bingo appeal fails

We have reported previously on: Greene King’s successful appeal to the First-Tier Tribunal against the Gambling Commission’s refusal to grant it a bingo operating licence and the subsequent Upper Tribunal finding in favour of the Commission that it acted within its powers when it refused to grant Greene King a bingo operating licence to provide commercial bingo in its […]

Gambling industry warned over GDPR preparation failure

David Clifton is quoted in a Totally Gaming article (that can be downloaded below) commenting on recent research findings from DMA, a trade association for the marketing industry, that suggests that nearly half of UK businesses will not be ready in time for the new General Data Protection Regulation. A quarter of the companies involved in […]

Online Gambling Lawyer news article quotes David Clifton

David Clifton is quoted in a news article for the current edition of “Online Gambling Lawyer” (formerly World Online Gambling Law Report) entitled “GB Commission’s recent action illustrates enforcement drive”, which can be accessed here One of the matters on which David is quoted – the 15 May 2017 announcement by 888 Holdings PLC that the Gambling Commission has […]

UKGC review of 888 is not necessarily a 999 scenario

David Clifton comments on the 15 May announcement by 888 Holdings PLC that the UK Gambling Commission has commenced a review of the operating licence held by one of its subsidiary companies, reportedly in order to “to assess certain measures that the Licensee employs to ensure social responsibility to its customers including, amongst other items, effective […]

Suzanne Davies’ SSBT panel session at Betting on Football 2017

Suzanne Davies moderated a panel session entitled “How SSBTs are changing the face of betting shop business” at SBC Events Betting on Football Conference on 4 May 2017. Her panel (pictured above, with Suzanne) were: Howard Chisholm, MD, Chisholm Bookmakers & Director, Bookmakers Technology Consortium John Pettit, MD – UK & Ireland, Best Gaming Technology Predrag Popovic, Director, Fincore Jamie Maskey, […]