Archive | June, 2019

Labour proposes a new gambling ombudsman

Deputy Leader of The Labour Party, Tom Watson, has today delivered a speech to the think-tank Demos in which he proposes the establishment of a ‘new gambling ombudsman to protect UK consumers’. You can see and hear him delivering his speech on FacebookLive here. His speech was previewed by: SBC News in an article entitled “Tom Watson […]

Customer interaction video published by Gambling Commission

The Gambling Commission has released on YouTube a new video which it says: “provides an introduction to customer interaction and what you need to be doing to identify people who may be at risk of, or experiencing, gambling harm. It explains, clearly, what customer interaction is and how you can execute it properly”. The timing of publication of […]

Supplementary consultation on proposed LCCP ADR changes

Between 14 February and 9 May 2019, the Gambling Commission consulted on proposed changes to provisions within its Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP) relating to alternative dispute resolution (ADR). That consultation set out the reasoning for the Commission’s proposal that gambling businesses should be required to use only ADR providers who meet its additional standards, as well as the ADR regulations. […]

Time to have your say about the Pubs Code and the PCA

In her article for this month’s “legal” page for Pub & Bar magazine entitled “Time to have your say about the Pubs Code and the PCA” (that can be downloaded below), Suzanne Davies explains how readers can make their views known in response to a consultation (that closes at 11.45pm on 22 July 2019), in which the […]

AML and social responsibility failings cost Gamesys £1.2million

The Gambling Commission has today announced that, by way of a regulatory settlement, online gambling operator, Gamesys (Gibraltar) Limited trading as, is to pay £1.2million for failing to prevent gambling harm and breaching money laundering regulations. The Public Statement setting out the terms of the regulatory settlement can be downloaded below. This follows a Gambling […]

Pilot Night Time Enterprise Zone announced by Mayor of London

In a move likely to be welcomed by many in the hospitality industry, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced a new Night Time Enterprise Zone programme intended to boost the capital’s high streets at night, alongside what is described as “an innovative new partnership” to support London’s live music scene. London boroughs have been […]