Archive | May, 2017

Gambling Commission responses for the regulatory data consultation

The Gambling Commission has now published both parts of its response for the regulatory data consultation (upon which we have previously reported), in which it set out its proposals to change some parts of the regulatory data that it requires licensed operators to provide to it. Both parts of the response can be downloaded below. Of particular note […]

Sarah Harrison speech to Lotteries Council Conference

Addressing the Lotteries Council Annual Conference on 10 May 2017, Sarah Harrison, Chief Executive of the Gambling Commission, spoke about: the current gambling market landscape, with reference to consumer participation & trends and changing patterns of play, as set out in more detail in the Commission’s annual Gambling Participation report, the priorities at the Commission, as described in its […]

Parliamentary briefing paper on gambling advertising regulation

The House of Commons Library has published a briefing paper on gambling advertising regulation in Great Britain (that can be downloaded below). This is likely to be associated with the response, currently awaited from the Government, to the evidence submitted in relation to its review of gaming machines and social responsibility measures, published in October 2016, on […]

Two further alcohol related Parliamentary briefing papers published

We have previously reported that the House of Commons Library had published briefing papers relating to children in pubs, drinking in the street and mandatory licensing conditions. It has now published the following two further briefing papers of interest to those operating pubs, bars, restaurants and all other premises that are licensed under the Licensing […]

Parliamentary Commissioner upholds ABB complaint against FOBTs APPG

The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards has upheld a complaint by the Association of British Bookmakers that the Fixed Odds Betting Terminals All-Party Parliamentary Group had breached transparency rules applying to such groups when reporting on an inquiry they had conducted into FOBTs. The findings of that report (on which we reported here) were submitted in […]

Gambling business fined £300,000 for misleading advertising

The Gambling Commission has warned gambling operators to ensure that their advertising is not falling foul of social responsibility rules or deceiving consumers. In his October 2016 Licensing Expert article for SBC News, David Clifton warned that a regulatory crackdown on gambling advertising might be around the corner. Now, marking the first financial penalty imposed by the Commission […]