Archive | February, 2018

CMA publishes its “Action in the remote gambling sector” slides

On 6 February 2018, the Gambling Commission hosted an event at ICE with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and the Advertising Standards Authority to provide an overview of their ongoing work in the area of unfair promotional terms and misleading practices in the online gambling sector. This included a presentation by the CMA entitled “CMA action in the remote gambling […]

UK remote sector under investigation for laundering negligence

In an iGaming Times article entitled “UK remote sector under investigation for laundering negligence” (that can be downloaded below), David Clifton is interviewed about a letter sent by the Gambling Commission on 4 January 2018 to all online casino operators licensed by it, raising concerns about the sector’s approach to anti-money laundering and social responsibility and setting out the actions the remote casino […]

Suzanne Davies endorses Sarah Harrison’s call for a more diverse gambling industry

Suzanne Davies has endorsed comments by outgoing Gambling Commission CEO, Sarah Harrison (pictured below) that were made: in her speech at the World Regulatory Briefing and International Casino Conference on 5 February (that have been hitting the headlines in the national media; see for example an article in the Guardian entitled “UK gambling regulator calls on industry to stamp […]

Is responsible gambling enough?

Sarah Harrison delivered what will be one of her final speeches as Chief Executive of the Gambling Commission at yesterday’s World Regulatory Briefing and International Casino Conference. At the conclusion of her speech (that can be downloaded below), she said: “For those working in the industry the weight of British media coverage can make it […]

See you at ICE 2018!

ICE Totally Gaming 2018 takes place at ExCel London on 6, 7, & 8 February 2018, providing us with the ideal opportunity to meet up with old friends, clients and prospective new clients alike, so please let us know when you plan to be there and we will be delighted to see you. For more information on ICE, […]

Win or lose – do it fairly!

Published just one day ahead of the start of ICE Totally Gaming 2018 tomorrow, David Clifton’s Licensing Expert article for SBC News, entitled “Win or lose …. do it fairly!” (that can be downloaded below), focuses this month on what will be a hot topic of discussion over the next three days, namely last week’s demands from […]

CMA list of “do’s and “don’ts” for the online gambling industry

The CMA has published the following “60-second summary” list of “Do’s and Don’ts for the online gambling industry” (that can also be downloaded below) arising from today’s announcement requiring all online gambling operators to review their terms and practices for fairness and change them as required. Do: Regularly review your terms and practices to ensure they are […]

Online gambling operators ordered to stop unfair promotions

As foreshadowed in a presentation at last November’s Gambling Commission Raising Standards conference, the CMA has this morning published a press release (that can be downloaded below), explaining that as a result of: cases opened against a number of online gambling operators in mid-2017 and a new line of enquiry to look further into obstacles that people face […]