Archive | June, 2019

Answer these self-check questions to avoid regulatory enforcement action by the Gambling Commission

As we did in relation to last year’s Gambling Commission Enforcement Report, we are setting out below all of the ‘good practice healthcheck’ questions arising from this year’s Enforcement Report (published today). With a view to saving themselves a lot of time, trouble and (potentially) money by conducting their own regulatory self-checks, we strongly recommend that […]

Gambling Commission publishes its 2018-19 Enforcement Report

The Gambling Commission has this morning published its second annual ‘Enforcement Report’ (that can also be downloaded below), This year’s report contains the following sections: Chief executive’s introduction Safer gambling Safer gambling case studies Safer gambling healthcheck Anti-money laundering Anti-money laundering case studies Anti-money laundering healthcheck Marketing and advertising Marketing and advertising case studies Marketing […]

UK White-Label regime called into question

David Clifton is quoted in a Gambling Compliance article by Scott Longley entitled “UK White-Label regime called into question” That article picks up on criticism by Tom Watson MP, shadow culture secretary and deputy leader of the Labour Party, of the “white-label” gambling partnership arrangements currently permitted by the Gambling Commission. His criticism is contained in a recent article within […]

Compliance is helped by good advice

David Clifton features in a 5 minute video interview by Becky Liggero for during SBC Events’ Betting on Football conference 2019 that you can view here. The accompanying article summarising the interview (entitled David Clifton: Compliance is helped by good advice) can be downloaded below.

Time for some ‘good news’ gambling headlines

It’s nearly a year now since William Hill set out its corporate objective ‘Nobody Harmed by Gambling’ seeking to “eradicate problem gambling within the UK”. A very ambitious aim but one which William Hill appears committed to maintain, based on a speech given by its Director of Strategy and Sustainability, Lyndsay Wright, at last month’s KnowNow Player Protection Forum event, at […]

See you at the EGR B2B Awards!

David Clifton was a judge for this year’s EGR B2B Awards. David is listed (together with the other judges) on the egrb2bawards website here. The shortlist of potential award winners can be found here. David will be attending the awards dinner at the Tower of London on the evening of 25 June 2019 and will be pleased […]

ASA finds more gambling ads to be inappropriately targeted at under 18s

The Advertising Standards Agency (“ASA”) has ruled that advertisements for (a) William Hill Vegas, (b) Betfair, (c) LottoGo EuroMillions and (d) Dunder breached CAP Code (Edition 12) rules 16.1 and 16.3.13 (Gambling). In each of its rulings, it stated: “given the use of cartoon characters, cartoonish violence and the relatively simple nature of the game, we considered it was likely to […]

Gambling regulators – Who is best?

An article by David Clifton entitled “Gambling regulators – Who is best?” has been published today by U.S. based CDC Gaming Reports as part of its regular Tottenham Report feature. You can download it below. It is a wide-ranging article that includes: David’s views on relative player protection measures in place in the UK on the one hand […]

Swedish regulator revokes licence of Ninja Casino operator, Global Gaming

As we await in the UK the outcome of the appeal by Malta-based remote casino operator, Maxent Limited (trading most recently as MaxEnt, with the domain names and against the Gambling Commission’s decision to revoke its operating licence (to which David Clifton referred in his article earlier this month for SBC News entitled “Beware the Gambling Commission’s change […]