Archive | September, 2019

Licensing Authority statistics: April 2014 to March 2019

The Gambling Commission has published a report in respect of the period between April 2014 and March 2019 that provides statistics by licensing authorities (LAs) in respect of their duties under the Gambling Act 2005 for the regulation of gambling in Great Britain. The following headline findings indicate areas of interest resulting from data provided by all […]

Customer Interactions – The Next Chapter

In an article for the current edition of Casino Life, David Clifton follows up last month’s “Major Customer Interaction Changes Afoot” article with an associated article entitled “Customer Interactions – The Next Chapter” (that can be downloaded below), focusing on: the UK Gambling Commission’s guidance for premises based gambling operators in relation to the forthcoming new customer […]

Recent AML updates from the Gambling Commission

Recent AML updates published by the Gambling Commission during August and September this year are set out below. 18 September 2019 Corrections to Ukraine (Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity) regime OFSI has corrected information for two entries in the Ukraine (Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity) regime. The identifying information for Oleg Tsariov (Group ID: 12973) and the Federal State Budgetary Enterprise ‘Sanatorium Nizhnyaya Oreanda’ of […]

Clifton Davies & City Legal collaborate to present “Safeguarding Standards – A cross-country snapshot” conference on 17 October 2019

At 3.30pm (Malta time) on Thursday 17 October 2019, together with Valletta boutique law firm City Legal (and in collaboration with GiG, the Dragonara Casino and LeoVegas), we are hosting a free-to-attend “Safeguarding Standards – A cross-country snapshot” conference at the Dragonara Casino in Malta. The conference is principally aimed at gambling operators licensed (or thinking […]

EveryMatrix leaves UK white label market

We have previously reported on the announcement by the Gambling Commission earlier this month that not only was it reviewing the operating licence of EveryMatrix Software Limited for customer interaction failings but also that it had immediately suspended the ability of EveryMatrix to offer B2C remote betting and casino gaming. In so doing, it did not suspend the ability of EveryMatrix to continue its […]

The Howard League wants your views on Crime and Problem Gambling

We have previously reported on the Howard League’s Commission on Crime and Problem Gambling that aims to answer the following questions: What are the links between crime and problem gambling? What impact does this link have on communities and society? What should be done? The Howard’s League Commission is keen to receive written evidence from academics, […]

The End for Gambling Advertising in Europe?

An article by David Clifton is featured in the “Getting on the right track” section of a special SBC Magazine edition produced specifically for this week’s Betting on Sports conference at Olympia, London. David’s article entitled “The end for gambling advertising in Europe?” (that you can download below) foreshadows the “Future of Advertising” panel session he […]

Regulatory scrutiny sees white labels lose their shine

David Clifton’s monthly Licensing Expert article for SBC News published today is entitled “Regulatory Scrutiny Sees White Labels Lose Their Shine”. You can download it below. David’s article picks up on the Gambling Commission’s recent announcements of operating licence reviews that it is conducting in relation to white label providers FSB Technology (UK) Limited and EveryMatrix […]

Gambling Commission publishes revised version of its AML/CTF Guidance for casinos

The Gambling Commission has published a minor revision of The Prevention of money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism: Guidance for remote and non-remote casinos (Fourth edition). In its website posting on this subject today, the Commission states: The main purpose of this revision is to include reference to the EU 5th Money Laundering Directive and […]