Archive | May, 2019

AGA publishes sports wagering responsible marketing code for U.S. betting operators

Coinciding with the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PASPA”), the American Gaming Association (“AGA”) has released a new set of self-regulations on advertising and marketing legal sports betting, entitled “Responsible Marketing Code for Sports Wagering” (that can be downloaded below). The AGA states that this new code […]

The current player protection landscape

With just one week to go before the KnowNow Player Protection Forum takes place on Wednesday 22 May, it has been announced by the event organiser that David Clifton (who is chairing the event) will be joined during the opening session by Suzanne Davies. Together, they will review the current player protection landscape insofar as the […]

William Hill subjected to a further ASA criticism

One week after it featured in an adverse ruling in respect of a tweet from Tottenham Hotspurs’ Twitter page, William Hill is now the subject of a further adverse ruling by the ASA, who have this time upheld a complaint that a William Hill ad (seen on the dating app Tinder) breached the CAP Code by linking […]

Further significant fines imposed on online gambling operators

The Gambling Commission has today published public statements in relation to AML and social responsibility failings by four of its licensed operators (two of which are based in Malta), in relation to which a total of £4.5million in financial penalties has been imposed, adding to the approximate £28million penalty packages imposed by the Commission on […]

APBGG debates whether players are being given enough control

David Clifton and Suzanne Davies were present at a seminar entitled ‘Players want control – are we giving them enough?’ hosted by the All Parliamentary Betting & Gaming Group on 7 May 2019. An SBC News article entitled “APBGG – There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to to tackling problem gambling”, reporting on that seminar, can be […]

Complaints upheld against three gambling-related ads

There have been three interesting gambling-related rulings this week by the Advertising Standards Authority against: A banner ad for Monopoly Casino, featuring an image of the character ‘Mr Monopoly’. Entertaining Play Limited was told by the ASA to ensure that its ads for gambling products do not have particular appeal to those under 18 years of age. A […]

Gambling and public health – policy action to prevent harm

Debate is growing fast about whether the UK gambling industry’s annual financial contribution to fund: research into the prevention and treatment of gambling-related harm, development of harm prevention approaches and identification and treatment of those harmed by gambling should result in (a) a tenfold increase from GambleAware’s current suggested 0.1% to to 1% of licence-holders’ GGY and/or (b) […]

1 July 2019 – the day the music dies?

In his article for this month’s “legal” page for Pub & Bar magazine entitled “1 July 2019 – the day the music dies?” (that can be downloaded below), David Clifton explains what fees will be payable by pubs, bars, nightclubs and restaurants under music licensing company PPL’s new Specially Featured Entertainment (SFE) tariff that comes into effect […]

GambleAware publishes details of funding received during 2018-19

GambleAware (an independent charity tasked to fund research, prevention and treatment services to help to reduce gambling harms in Great Britain) asks all those who profit from the gambling industry in Great Britain, whether or not they hold a licence from the Gambling Commission, to donate a minimum of 0.1% of their annual Gross Gambling […]