Archive | September, 2017

Gambling Commission launches a consultations calendar

The Gambling Commission has launched a new consultations calendar. This will be updated regularly and communicated through its bi-weekly e-bulletin and through its social media channels. This stems from the results of a survey conducted last year by the Commission which resulted in some of those responding flagging up the fact that responding to Commission consultations is labour-intensive and that […]

Would regulation help clean up the egaming affiliate sector?

This question dominated David Clifton’s panel session “Regulation – Liability Management: Why the buck doesn’t stop with operators” at Betting on Sports 2017 earlier this month and industry media reports and commentaries leading up to it. It was also one of the recent developments featured in David’s last monthly Licensing Expert article for SBC News. It is now also addressed in […]

Updated AML & CTF Guidance for casinos published

The Gambling Commission has published the 4th Edition of its AML & CTF Guidance for casinos entitled “The Prevention of Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism: Guidance for remote and non-remote casinos“. This follows: the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 coming into force on […]

Online Gambling Lawyer quotes David Clifton on 888 record penalty

David Clifton is quoted in the main news article for the September 2017 edition of “Online Gambling Lawyer” entitled “888 to pay record £7.8 million penalty package after Gambling Commission finds failings around vulnerable customers” which can be accessed here You can read our own website piece on this subject here. It also features in David’s most recent […]

Reminder: New RTS requirements in force on 1 October 2017

As we have previously pointed out, the following new Remote Gambling and Software Technical Standards (“RTS”) requirements will come into force on 1 October 2017: Live dealer studios (based on existing standards/practice and new requirement makes the Gambling Commission’s position clear) Peer-to-peer poker Use of third party software Linked progressive jackpots Virtual sports odds Information security […]

Negative impact of FCA warning on future gambling-related ICO plans

David Clifton is quoted in a Gambling Compliance article by Scott Longley entitled “Isle of Man to Consider ICO Warning Following UK’s Lead”. The FCA has highlighted the risks involved in ICOs. This chimes with the views of the Gambling Commission, that has separately cautioned against the history of hacking, theft and criminal activity often associated with […]

Raising standards nearly one year on

David Clifton writes for Casino Life about the positive steps taken by the UK’s land-based casino industry to accelerate the pace of change since last November’s Gambling Commission Raising Standards conference. His article can be downloaded below. Included in the examples of the ways in which this sector of the gambling industry is taking its […]

Keep your premises drug-free

Suzanne Davies recommends that readers of Pub & Bar Magazine read the recently updated BBPA guidance on drugs to ensure they are equipped to tackle drug-related issues in their pub or bar. Her article can be downloaded below.

The effect of gambling advertising on children

On 14 September 2017, the House of Lords debated (and approved) a motion moved by Lord Chadlington (Conservative) that “this House takes note of the effect of gambling advertisements on children”.  Lord Chadlington called on the Government to ask itself the following four questions as they review the gambling industry: Should there be any gambling commercials […]