Archive | February, 2020

National Audit Office Report published – Gambling regulation: problem gambling & protecting vulnerable people

The National Audit Office has today published a report entitled “Gambling regulation: problem gambling and protecting vulnerable people” (that you can download below, together with a summary of the report and the National Audit Office’s press release). It examines the extent to which gambling regulation protects people from gambling‑related harms and addresses emerging risks. The report’s […]

GamCare dragged into the current UK gambling debate

On 23 February 2020, the Sunday Times published an article entitled “Gambling charity ‘censors’ addicts in chatrooms” in which it stated as follows in relation to GamCare: Britain’s leading gambling charity, which is funded by the industry, has censored addicts on its forums who lobby against the predatory behaviour of betting firms. The online forums […]

Gambling participation in 2019: behaviour, awareness and attitudes

The Gambling Commission has published on its website its “Gambling participation in 2019: behaviour, awareness and attitudes” Annual Report, that can be downloaded below, together with infographics showing (a) headline findings and (b) data relating to gambling behaviour, awareness & attitudes. The report includes data on participation in gambling activities in the past four weeks, online gambling behaviour, […]

PASS Consultation on Standards for Digital Proof of Age

PASS (the scheme that audits and accredits proof of age schemes in pubs, entertainment premises and other places selling age-restricted products and services) has commenced a consultation in which it is asking for views on how digital proof of age should be presented and verified. You can download the full consultation document below, but the key elements of the proposed […]

Consensus cannot be the hardest word

David Clifton’s monthly Licensing Expert article for SBC News – entitled “Consensus Cannot Be The Hardest Word” (that you can download below) – picks up on a word that featured prominently in speeches by former Labour Party Deputy Leader, Tom Watson, and Gambling Commission CEO, Neil McArthur at ICE on 4 February. Watson used the word […]

Available now: Ampersand webinar on forthcoming review of the Gambling Act

Yesterday, 20 February 2020, David Clifton moderated the highest attended webinar that Ampersand/iGaming Business has ever hosted. In just under an hour, David – together with: Brigid Simmonds, Chairman, The Betting and Gaming Council, Dan Waugh, Partner, Regulus Partners, and Andrew Tottenham, Managing Director, Tottenham & Co. and CEO, Gamblewise managed to cover a fantastically wide […]

MoPlay operating licence subjected to review and suspension

The UK Gambling Commission has today announced that it has commenced a review of the operating licence held by Addison Global Limited trading as MoPlay and, arising from that review, has suspended its licence. This is the second such announcement this week, following that on 18 February 2020 in relation to Matchbook. The UKGC’s announcement in […]

David Clifton and Suzanne Davies to feature prominently in Player Protection Forum 2020

KnowNow Limited has announced that both principals of Clifton Davies Consultancy Limited will be featuring prominently in this year’s Player Protection Forum, taking place in London on 21 May 2020. You can read KnowNow’s announcement here. You can also download it below. As was the case with last year’s Player Protection Forum: David Clifton will be chairing […]