Archive | October, 2018

Unexplained wealth orders add bite to UK casino whale-watching

David Clifton is quoted in a Gambling Compliance article entitled “Unexplained wealth orders add bite to UK casino whale-watching” that focuses on “the warning given to UK casinos serving high net worth clientele not to let their anti-money laundering (AML) controls slide as authorities roll out a new weapon targeting sources of wealth in the fight against economic […]

Responsible Gambling Week starts on 1 November

Responsible Gambling Week runs this year from 1 – 7 November, supported by the whole of the UK and Irish gambling industry. Coming at a time when the gambling industry is coming under enemy fire from parliamentary and public opinion alike, it will provide an opportunity for all sectors of the industry to converse with customers, staff and […]

Video of David Clifton’s “UK Tax Hike” panel session published by

With the Guardian newspaper reporting today that that the UK government is set to delay until October 2019 implementation of its reduction of the maximum FOBTs stake from £100 to £2, “according to plans being drawn up for next week’s budget”,  prefaces Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget speech on Monday of next week 19 October by: describing “a […]

Don’t forget to read the new “Complaints & Disputes” guidance

Reflecting our website posting on the same subject yesterday, SBC News has today published a reminder from David Clifton to UK licensed B2C gambling operators not to forget to read the Gambling Commission’s new “Complaints and disputes: procedural, information provision and reporting requirements” guidance note that comes into effect on 31 October 2018 – the same day […]

All change for UK licensed B2C gambling operators on 31 October 2018

The Gambling Commission has posted a video on YouTube in which Ian Angus (Programme Director for Consumer Protection and Empowerment) and Pradeep Rajania (Senior Manager for Consumer Policy) explain what the LCCP changes, coming into force on 31 October 2018, will mean for UK licensed B2C gambling operators and how, in the Commission’s view, consumers will be better protected. You can read […]

Regulation of virtual assets on the horizon

Digital currencies (such as Bitcoin) are described by the UK Gambling Commission as “established forms of crypto logically secured currencies that are traded, and recognised by institutions like the Financial Conduct Authority and HM Revenue & Customs”.  Any gambling business wishing to offer gambling facilities to consumers in Great Britain using digital currencies must hold […]

Time to start a constructive gambling marketing & advertising debate?

In this month’s Licensing Expert article for SBC News entitled “Time to start a constructive gambling marketing & advertising debate?”, David Clifton: focuses on the recent speech by Gambling Commission’s Programme Director for Consumer Protection & Empowerment, Ian Angus, in which he called for “a proper and constructive debate about gambling marketing and advertising, including sponsorship arrangements […]