Archive | June, 2018

MUP approved by Welsh Assembly Members

By a vote of 45-05, the Welsh Assembly has today approved the Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Bill, with the consequence that a minimum unit price (“MUP”) of alcohol will be introduced in Wales. The Bill proposes that the MUP will be specified in regulations but, for the purpose of assessing impacts and the associated costs […]

We comment on speculative media reports of a 2 year reprieve for FOBTs but earlier increase in RGD

An article in The Times on 15 June entitled “Bookies won’t have to curb fixed-odds stakes for two years” has resulted in a flurry of gambling industry media articles, including in SBC News entitled “UK Government to implement online tax rise before FOBT stake cuts” and on entitled “UK to hike remote gaming duty before slashing FOBT […]

“Collaboration” – the name of the game

In this month’s Licensing Expert article for SBC News, David Clifton focuses on those parts of last month’s UK Government review of gaming machines and social responsibility measures on which lesser publicity was given than to the headline-grabbing decision by the UK Government to reduce the maximum stake on B2 gaming machines (FOBTs) from £100 to £2. The other proposals, […]

David Clifton to speak at iGBLive! on “Affiliate marketing will disappear by 2020”

At 2pm on 18 July, David Clifton will be speaking at iGBLive! (the inaugural three brand i-gaming event that is consolidating for the first time the iGaming Super Show, EiG and the Amsterdam Affiliate Conference) that is taking place between the 17th and 20th July 2018 at the Amsterdam RAI. David’s session forms one of the innovative “Counsel” i-gaming debates at iGBLive!. […]

GC Business Plan 2018-19 echoes three-year Strategy

The news article for the May 2018 edition of “Online Gambling Lawyer” entitled “GC Business Plan 2018-19 echoes three-year Strategy”, in which David Clifton is quoted (as we reported previously) is now available for download below. For additional comment on this topic, see our previous website posting.

GambleAware announces new funding arrangement with GamCare

GambleAware (an independent charity tasked to fund research, education and treatment services to help minimise gambling-related harm in Great Britain) has published a press release (that can be downloaded below) announcing that a new agreement has been reached with GamCare (the leading UK provider of information, advice, support and free treatment for anyone affected by problem gambling), in the […]

Malta Regulators Plot Ambitious International Self-Exclusion Plan

David Clifton is quoted in a Gambling Compliance article entitled “Malta Regulators Plot Ambitious International Self-Exclusion Plan”. David considers this to be a very ambitious project and is quoted by Gambling Compliance as wondering if the MGA “will be biting off more than it can chew”. In saying this, he has in mind the GamStop project for […]

Gambling Commission publishes further updated industry statistics

The Gambling Commission has published its six-month update to the gambling industry statistics (that can be downloaded below). They update those to which we referred in our December 2017 website news report. The latest figures provide a snapshot of activity, market changes and trends across all gambling sectors for the period October 2016 to September 2017. The […]

Proper Crime Scene Management

In this month’s article for Pub & Bar (that can be downloaded below), Suzanne Davies explains why it is important not to do anything that will hinder a police investigation into a crime committed at your premises.