Archive | June, 2017

Gambling Commission publishes updated RTS

Following publication of its response to its October 2016 consultation, the Gambling Commission has now published its updated Remote Gambling and Software Technical Standards (“RTS”), that can be downloaded below, together with the Commission’s announcement. Subject to a number of requirements – set out below – that will come into effect on 1 October 2017, operators have […]

U.S. Supreme Court to hear New Jersey sports betting appeal

On 27 June 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed that it would hear the appeal currently before it, arising from the desire of the State of New Jersey to authorise legal sports betting within its borders. This was the central theme of David Clifton’s main IAGA International Gaming Summit panel session “Sports Betting: Time to Play the Trump Card?”. […]

CMA MoUs with the Gambling Commission & the ASA

As its ongoing investigation into online gambling practices has revealed, the Competition and Markets Authority is making its mark – and will be doing so even more markedly – on the gambling industry. It has recently published its memoranda of understanding setting out its working arrangements with each of the Gambling Commission and the Advertising Standards Authority in relation […]

Current Gambling Commission response times

We are regularly asked by clients how long it will take the Gambling Commission to process an application or respond to communications. Those timescales are dependent upon the application in question being complete, including provision of all required supporting documentation. According to the Commission, its current response times are as follows: Written contacts from licensees: 15 working […]

Betting on outcomes of lotteries – a warning to others

In a move forecast by David Clifton in his October 2016 SBC News article, the Gambling Commission has followed up an Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) determination against a betting operator with its own investigation, resulting in that operator – Lottoland – being required to pay £150,000 to socially responsible causes, pay the Commission’s costs and […]

New Money Laundering Regulations come into force

The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 were laid in Parliament on 22nd June 2017 and came into force yesterday, 26th June 2017. They can be accessed here. This follows a period of transposition of the 4th EU Money Laundering Directive and consultation by H.M. Treasury. The 2017 Regulations replace […]