Archive | June, 2020

Industry reaction to suggestion UKGC & DCMS have “unacceptably weak” grasp of gambling harm impact

Comments by David Clifton on one discrete aspect of the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee’s “Gambling regulation: problem gambling and protecting vulnerable people” report (published on 28 June 2020) feature in an EGR article published today (30 June 2020) entitled “Industry reaction to suggestion UKGC and DCMS have “unacceptably weak” grasp of gambling-harm impact”. […]

About-turn as RAiG announces support in principle for a licensing regime for affiliates

In a complete about-turn from its previous firmly adopted position (quoted by David Clifton in the current edition of iGB’s Affiliate Monitor entitled “The affiliate sector and the Covid-19 crisis”), Responsible Affiliates in Gambling (“RAiG”) has announced its support for a licensing or registration regime for gambling affiliates. Its press release published today (30 June 2020) states […]

The spectre of “offshore, black market, illegal operators” is raised in BGC reaction to Public Accounts Committee report

Responding to today’s House of Commons Public Accounts Committee’s “Gambling Regulation: Problem Gambling and Protecting Vulnerable People” report, the Betting and Gaming Council has stated: The Betting and Gaming Council was established last year to drive up standards across our industry, and we are determined that this is a race to the top. We have […]

Public Accounts Committee report slams “slow, weak” Gambling Commission and “complacent” DCMS

The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has today (28 June 2020) published its “Gambling regulation: problem gambling and protecting vulnerable people” report (that you can download below). In what will add fuel to the fire arising from the Gambling Related Harm APPG’s recent call for a complete overhaul of UK gambling regulation on the […]

UK Casinos post-Coronavirus

David Clifton’s just published “UK Casinos Post-Coronavirus” article for the current edition of Casino Life magazine provides a completely up to date account of the challenges facing English land-based casinos that had, until as recently as 23 June 2020, been expecting to be able to re-open for business on 4 July 2020 (as reported by […]

Market-leading gaming operators set for CasinoBeats Malta Digital’s Payment Expert track

The forthcoming CasinoBeats Malta Digital “Gambling Payments & Self-Governance” panel session that David Clifton is moderating on Wednesday 1 July 2020 features in a Gambling Insider article entitled “Market-leading operators set for CasinoBeats Malta Digital’s Payment Expert track”. You can download the article below. Also on 1 July, David will be hosting a “Getting a UK […]

Green light for 4 July opening for pubs, restaurants, hotels, cinemas, bingo halls and arcades but a red light still for casinos and nightclubs

The Prime Ministerial Statement delivered today (23 June 2020) to the House of Commons on COVID-19 (that you can download in its entirety below) has provided: greater certainty for some sectors of the leisure and hospitality industry (including pubs, restaurants, hotels, cinemas, bingo halls, adult gaming centres and family entertainment centres), each of which will […]