Archive | May, 2019

ASA and CAP publish annual report

On 20 May 2019, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) published their Annual Report 2018 (that you can download below). The report reveals that more ads have been amended or withdrawn than ever before. The ASA states on its website that “in a year when online cases [i.e. paid ads online and […]

Latest UK gambling industry statistics published

The Gambling Commission has today published its current gambling Industry Statistics report, covering the period October 2017 to September 2018. Such statistics are derived from the data provided by UK licence holders through their regulatory returns. They are published twice a year (in May and November) in order to provide the latest information on each sector that is regulated […]

GambleAware annual fundraising letter confirms no change to minimum donation guideline

One of the principal questions arising from publication last month of the Gambling Commission’s new National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms is “who will pay for all that is sought to be achieved?”, as David Clifton discusses in his current Licensing Expert article for SBC News. GambleAware has just launched its annual fundraising drive by writing a letter to the […]

UK stakeholders point towards ‘safety first’ approach to player protection

In this month’s Licensing Expert article for SBC News (entitled “UK stakeholders point towards ‘safety first’ approach to player protection”), David Clifton picks up on themes explored at last week’s KnowNow Player Protection Forum, with a particular focus on: the Gambling Commission’s new National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms and the crucial question arising from the new strategy: “who […]

The evaluation of safer gambling products and processes

The Gambling Commission has posted on its website details of a further co-creation workshop that it has hosted, on this occasion on the subject of the evaluation of safer gambling products and processes. The Commission reports as follows in relation to what it terms “Project Minerva”: On 29 March the Commission’s Insight Team hosted a co-creation workshop […]

Safer gambling – Review of the current player protection landscape

Yesterday David Clifton and Suzanne Davies jointly presented the opening session at the excellent KnowNow Player Protection Forum event in London. David also chaired the event throughout the day. David and Suzanne’s presentation – by way of a review of the current player protection landscape – can be downloaded below. Some highly complimentary LinkedIn reviews of […]

New gambling marketing affiliate trade association formed

A new trade association, Responsible Affiliates in Gambling (RAIG), has been launched, chaired by former Remote Gambling Association CEO, Clive Hawkswood. In a press release published earlier today (that can be downloaded below), the association’s founding members – Better Collective, Oddschecker and the Racing Post – say that they “recognise the role that affiliate marketing providers must play as part of […]

Gambling Commission chairman calls on NHS to take gambling seriously

Gambling Commission chairman Bill Moyes is featured in a Health Service Journal opinion piece published today under the heading “The NHS must take gambling seriously” in which he echoes some of the principal themes set out within the Commission’s new National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms. Amongst other things, he says that: the NHS “lacks the […]

Treat YouGov’s recent gambling poll results with caution

Research undertaken by YouGov, the findings of which were published on 17 May 2019, has attracted media attention, resulting in headlines such as: Seventy percent of gamblers don’t believe industry is serious about responsible gambling, Most UK Gamblers Doubt Bookmakers Will Stick to Responsible Gambling Promotion and New YouGov Poll Reveals 75% of Gamblers Back Online Protection Measures one of […]