Archive | November, 2019

Latest UK gambling industry statistics published

The Gambling Commission has published its current gambling Industry Statistics report, covering the period April 2016 to March 2019. 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 by the […]

Material gambling regulatory developments in UK, Malta & Sweden

Last month, in conjunction with Valletta boutique law firm City Legal, we co-hosted a “Safeguarding Standards – A cross-country snapshot” conference at the Dragonara Casino in Malta, focussing on the gambling regulatory regimes in the UK, Malta and Sweden. Six weeks later, following up on that conference, David Clifton and Suzanne Davies have returned to Malta to meet […]

BBPA and UKHospitality react to manifesto proposals of the main UK political parties

The two main pub and bar trade associations have published on their respective websites their reactions to the UK-wide political parties’ General Election manifestos. BBPA: Having previously produced its own manifesto briefing, the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), the trade association representing Britain’s brewers and pubs, has reacted as follows to the General Election manifestos published […]

IAGR publishes Gambling Regulation Survey 2018-19

The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) has published on its website its 2018-19 survey of its jurisdictional members, providing what it describes as a “comprehensive survey report and profile of gambling and gaming regulation across the world”.  The survey covers: the size of the gambling market in different countries comparable data for the gambling market in different countries and […]

ASA ruling clarifies its 25% protected age category rule

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has made a ruling that serves to clarify its requirement that marketers demonstrate that gambling ads are not placed in media where the protected age category makes up more than 25% of the audience. In the case that is the subject of the above ruling, an ad for the Merkur Cashino AGC in […]

Responsible VIP management in the spotlight

A GamblingCompliance article published today, entitled “Former VIP Gambler Bites Back At A Segment Under Threat”, features comments made by David Clifton and his co-panellists (Dan Waugh and Jon Duffy) during a GamblingCompliance “Responsible VIP Management” webinar broadcast on 12 November 2019. That webinar can be accessed on Vimeo here. The article (that you can download below) also features […]

Play Your Cards Right: Preventing Criminal Abuse of Online Gambling

Founded in 1831 by the Duke of Wellington, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) is the world’s oldest independent think tank on international defence and security. On 12 November 2019, RUSI published an occasional paper entitled “Play Your Cards Right: Preventing Criminal Abuse of Online Gambling”, authored by Anton Moiseienko. You can download the paper below. On […]