Archive | January, 2020

UKGC consults on remote key equipment.

The UK Gambling Commission has commenced a consultation (by way of an online survey) on remote key equipment that runs from 30 January to 26 March 2020. UK licence-holders will be interested to know that, announcing commencement of the consultation, the Commission: has described itself as “a proportionate regulator … committed to reducing the regulatory burden” and has […]

See you at ICE London 2020

David Clifton and Suzanne Davies look forward to seeing clients and friends – old and new – at ICE London 2020 taking place at ExCeL London next week. We will be at the IAGA and GREF workshop from 4pm on Monday 3 February, at the World Regulatory Assembly Cocktail Reception that evening and at, or within reach of, ICE […]

Gambling Commission publishes Twitter Consumer Guide

Within a recent flurry of announcements by the Gambling Commission (reflected in recent postings on our website) is one stating that the Commission has released guidance to help consumers limit gambling-related content on Twitter. This announcement states as follows: The Gambling Commission has partnered with Twitter to create guidance aimed at supporting users who want to limit […]

Invitation to pass comment on the UKGC’s website

We know that we are not alone in experiencing frustration when using the ‘search’ facility in the Gambling Commission’s website. If you experience the same frustration or have other criticisms of the Commission’s website, you can now provide feedback on a new website that it says will “replace and improve its existing website”. Under the heading “Would you like to get […]

Thinly veiled warning to PML holders issued by Gambling Commission chairman

As reported by the Gambling Commission on its website, on 28 January 2020, its chairman Bill Moyes delivered a speech at the North West Reducing Gambling Harms event, launched by Councils and the Combined Authority across Greater Manchester. His speech (that can be downloaded below) focused on the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms (published in April 2019) […]

ICO consultation on draft direct marketing code of practice

The Information Commissioner’s Office has published a consultation on its draft direct marketing code of practice. A copy of the draft code of practice can be downloaded below, together with the consultation document. The consultation closes on 4 March 2020. The draft code of practice aims to provide practical guidance and promote good practice in regard to […]

Don’t hit a minefield when marketing your wares

In her article for the February 2020 edition of Pub & Bar magazine entitled “Don’t hit a minefield when marketing your wares” (that can be downloaded below), Suzanne Davies offers guidance to pub and bar operators on how to avoid a run-in with the Advertising Standards Authority. You can also download below the CAP News website posting entitled […]

Very timely issues discussed at back-to-back KnowNow gambling conferences

Once again, we were pleased to play our part in two excellent back-to-back conferences from KnowNow Limited. 1. Social Responsibility for Gambling Operators The first (held on 22 January 2020) was Social Responsibility for Gambling Operators – where David Clifton had the pleasure of conducting a “fireside chat” with Brigid Simmonds, Chairman of the Betting & […]