Archive | February, 2020

Matchbook operating licence subjected to review and suspension

The Gambling Commission has today published on its website an Information Notice in which it announces that it has undertaken a review of the operating licence held by Triplebet Limited t/a Matchbook and, arising from that review, has suspended its licence. The full announcement reads as follows: Information notice The Gambling Commission has undertaken a Licence review under s116 […]

Question of parity between online and offline staking limits comes more to the fore

Comments by David Clifton in our website posting of 14 February 2020 – entitled “Gambling-Related Harm APPG press release not quite the surprise it claims it is” – have been picked up in an iGaming Business news article “GRH APPG claims victory in slot stake debate”. In the iGaming Business article (that you can download below), David is quoted […]

Gambling-Related Harm APPG press release not quite the surprise it claims it is

Following its oral-evidence session with Neil McArthur, Chief Executive of the Gambling Commission on Tuesday of this week 12 February 2020, the Gambling-Related Harm All-Party Parliamentary Group has today published the following press release (that – together with its other press releases and postings dating back to 10 April 2019 – can be downloaded below) that […]

Pub opening hours extended for 75th anniversary of VE Day

  Following plans first announced in October last year, the Home Office has confirmed a two hour extension of pub licensing hours across England and Wales on each of Friday 8 May 2020 and Saturday 9 May 2020 to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day. An announcement to this effect on the gov.uk website reads as […]

David Clifton to moderate PaymentExpert Forum “Credit crunch” session at CasinoBeats Malta

On Thursday 26 March, David Clifton is to moderate the “Credit crunch: Gambling payment restrictions” session in the PaymentExpert Forum track of the CasinoBeats Malta conference. This follows David’s January 2020 interview by PaymentExpert in relation to the credit card ban for for all forms of remote gambling and for non-remote betting with effect from 14 April 2020. On […]

Gambling Commission “single customer view” initiative kicks off

Twelve gambling industry operators (including 888, Bet365, Betfred, GVC, Sky Bet and William Hill) together with experts from a mix of roles, including technology, marketing, compliance, data and customer interaction, were amongst over 100 who attended a Gambling Commission event yesterday 11 February 2020 – that continues today 12 February – intended to enable progress on creating a […]

London Late Night Levy Survey runs until 1 March 2020

We have previously reported that the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) has commissioned research into the operation and impact of the Late Night Levy in London, including analysis of crime and antisocial behaviour. That research was due to be completed during January 2020, with a final report delivered to MOPAC and the Greater London Authority […]