Archive | April, 2020

Increase in society lottery financial limits confirmed and new guidance published

The Gambling Commission has today (29 April 2020) published its “Society lotteries reforms – consultation response” and guidance to licence holders on the implementation of LCCP Social Responsibility code provision 4.3.3 entitled “Information to lottery players: Proceeds and Prizes”. Its website announcement on this subject reads as follows: Society lotteries reforms – consultation response Following its consultation […]

£9million from regulatory settlements en route to GambleAware

Possibly prompted by questions posed to its Chief Executive by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee on 27 April 2020, the Gambling Commission has today (29 April 2020) published an announcement entitled “Gambling Commission directs £9m to boost resilience of gambling harm treatment services during Covid-19” that states as follows: Millions of pounds paid […]

AML News: HM Treasury approves UKGC AML Guidance & Furloughed Nominated Officer reminder

UK licensed gambling operators should take note of the following two news items that the Gambling Commission has recently added to its AML News webpage: 6 April 2020: HM Treasury approval of guidance for remote and non-remote casinos HM Treasury has formally approved the Gambling Commission’s guidance for non-remote and remote casinos. A note reflecting this approval […]

UKGC grants temporary 28 day extension of time for submission of regulatory returns

Due to the adoption by UK licensed gambling operators of changed working arrangements during the current coronavirus pandemic, the Gambling Commission has temporarily extended by 28 days the period of time within which operators must submit their regulatory returns. The Commission will apply these extended submission times to all regulatory returns that are due before 30 June […]

Public Accounts Committee commences gambling regulation inquiry

The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee examines the value for money of Government projects, programmes and service delivery. Drawing on the work of the National Audit Office (“NAO”), the Committee holds government officials to account for the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of public spending. Following publication on 28 February 2020 by the National Audit […]