Archive | December, 2019

The Shape of Things to Come

In the aftermath of the United Kingdom’s General Election, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson holding a solid majority in Parliament, David Clifton has written an article entitled “The Shape of Things to Come” for the December 2019 edition of Casino Life – pages 33-35. In his article (that can be downloaded below), David looks at what the election […]

Kibou comes to London soon

Last week, Suzanne Davies overcame objections from both local residents and statutory authorities to succeed in obtaining a premises licence for Kibou in Northcote Road London SW11. Kibou’s mission is to serve, in the friendliest of atmospheres, authentic Japanese food, alongside a variety of sake and other Japanese alcoholic beverages. We feel sure that when […]

MGA publishes its 2019 Interim Performance Report

Of interest for those of our clients who are licensed, or are thinking in terms of becoming licensed, by the Malta Gaming Authority, you can download below the MGA’s 2019 Interim Performance Report published on 20 December 2019. Commenting about this report on its website, the MGA says: The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has published its […]

SBC’s Year In Review – January 2019’s Big Betting News

David Clifton’s January 2019 sports betting predictions for the year that then lay ahead (and that is now drawing to a close) are reviewed in an article published today entitled “SBC’s Year In Review – January 2019’s Big Betting News” (that you can download below). You will see from David’s full article from January 2019 entitled […]

Gambling Act review will target credit cards and loot boxes

Comments by David Clifton feature in an EGR article published today entitled “UK government confirms Gambling Act review will target credit cards and loot boxes”. The article picks up on the same points mentioned in our website posting of yesterday, in which we reported that the background briefing notes for yesterday’s Queen’s Speech stated that: “the Government […]

Urgent action required by all UK licensed casino operators to implement AML changes in force from 10 January 2020

With changes to AML requirements coming into force on 10 January 2020, it is essential that all land-based and remote casino operators licensed by the Gambling Commission take immediate note of the following “Statement of supervisory expectations: updated Money Laundering Regulations” posted by the Commission on its website this morning 20 December 2019: The updated Money Laundering […]

Children’s exposure to TV gambling and alcohol ads declines – but that’s not the full story

As reported by us here, in February 2019 the Advertising Standards Agency published data from 2008 to 2016 looking at children’s exposure to age-restricted ads. The ASA has now published an updated report, incorporating information from 2018. It shows a decline, since 2013, in children’s exposure to TV ads for alcohol and gambling. You can download the […]

Consultation commences on the regulation of gambling in Northern Ireland

The Gambling Act 2005 applies to all parts of the UK with the exception of Northern Ireland, where gambling is regulated under the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Northern Ireland) Order 1985. One consequence of this is that no land-based casinos are entitled to open in Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Department for Communities has now […]