Archive | April, 2018

Gambling Commission publishes its business plan for 2018-19

The Gambling Commission has today published its business plan outlining its focus and priorities for 2018-2019. This represents the first of three plans to be published over the lifespan of the Commission’s three year strategy 2018-2021 entitled “Making gambling fairer and safer”, upon which we reported in November last year. The plan (that can be downloaded below) sets out how […]

GAMSTOP gets switched on

The first implementation phase of the UK’s national online self-exclusion scheme GamStop has commenced. This follows an announcement by the Remote Gambling Association (“RGA”) last December that the Registration Form and the GamStop Operator Side Implementation Guidance (GOSIG) were available via the GamStop Operator Portal to enable the onboarding process for all British licensed online gambling operators to integrate with […]

How will the Licensing Act’s revised guidance affect you?

Picking up on publication by the Home Office of the revised statutory guidance under section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003 (on which we reported yesterday), a brief online article on the same subject by David Clifton entitled “How will the Licensing Act’s revised guidance affect you?” has been published on the Pub & Bar […]

UKHospitality publishes its manifesto for the 2018 local elections

UKHospitality (the trade body created in February 2018 from the merger of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) and the British Hospitality Association (BHA), representing the diverse hospitality sector) has published its manifesto for the 3 May 2018 local elections (that can be downloaded below). The manifesto is designed to provide local authorities with “a series […]

Transparency to consumers for horse-race pool betting at the end of the exclusive licence

In order to maintain transparency to on-course horse-race pool betting customers, the Gambling Commission has commenced a little-publicised consultation (that runs until 11 May 2018) on a proposal to extend an existing LCCP requirement, that currently applies only to pool betting on dog races, so that it also applies to horse-race pool betting when the exclusive horse-race pool betting licence ends […]

Commission suggests lotteries could lead the way to restore public trust in the gambling sector

Executive Director of the Commission, Tim Miller, delivered a speech at yesterday’s Lotteries Council annual conference in which he suggested that the lotteries sector “could lead the way in restoring some public trust in [the gambling] industry”. In his speech (that can be downloaded below) Tim Miller referred to advice given by the Commission at the end […]