Archive | April, 2020

IoL protocol for licence applications & remote hearings during COVID-19 pandemic

The Institute of Licensing has published a Protocol designed to assist licensing authorities in complying with their obligations and duties under the Licensing Act 2003 during this emergency period. The Protocol takes account of provisions within The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England […]

Caesars UK to pay £13million for social responsibility, AML & customer interaction failings

The Gambling Commission has announced today (2 April 2020) that, following an investigation that revealed social responsibility, money laundering and customer interaction failures between January 2016 and December 2018 (including “serious systematic failings in the way the company took decisions about VIP customers“), it has concluded a regulatory settlement with Caesars Entertainment UK Limited (“CEUK”) under which: CEUK will […]

NHS to benefit from the Virtual Grand National

Following the 16 March 2002 decision to cancel this year’s Grand National because of the coronavirus pandemic, major betting operators have today (1 April 2020) confirmed that all profits from the Virtual Grand National (to be screened on ITV at 5pm on Saturday 4 April 2020) will be donated to NHS Charities Together, the umbrella organisation which […]

UKGC publishes its Business Plan for 2020-21

The Gambling Commission has published its Business Plan for 2020-21 (that you can download below). The plan outlines the Commission’s key priorities for the year ahead, including an ongoing commitment to reducing gambling harm, and continuing its work in making gambling safer, particularly online. Announcing publication of the plan, the Commission’s CEO Neil McArthur has said: We […]