Archive | June, 2020

David Clifton to moderate “Gambling Payments & Self-Governance” panel session at CasinoBeats Malta Digital

CasinoBeatsMalta (postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic) has now become CasinoBeats Malta Digital and will take place online between 30 June and 2 July 2020. At 11.20am (UK time)/ 12.20pm (CEST) on Wednesday 1 July 2020, David Clifton will be moderating a panel session entitled “Gambling Payments & Self-Governance” addressing (amongst other topics) the following questions: […]

GambleAware publishes June 2020 newsletter

GambleAware has today (8 June 2020) published its June 2020 newsletter. It reads as follows: June 2020 Newsletter As lockdown gradually eases, it remains business as usual at GambleAware having adjusted to the working from home setting with no impact on business continuity. With this in mind if you need to get in contact with […]

Off-sales and compliance with the Coronavirus Regulations

  Following concern over recent weeks about groups gathering outside or close to premises that are offering off-sales of alcohol and, in some cases, ignoring social distancing guidelines or engaging in anti-social behaviour, the Institute of Licensing has published a note on “Off-sales and compliance with the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 (as […]

Puzzle upon puzzle marks the path ahead

David Clifton’s current Licensing Expert article for SBC News published today (4 June 2020) and entitled “Puzzle upon puzzle marks the path ahead” – that you can download below – focuses upon the following key developments that have affected the UK licensed gambling industry over the last month or so: the UK Gambling Commission’s: additional […]

Safer Gambling Week 2020 will take place 19-25 November 2020

The Betting and Gambling Council (in conjunction with the Bingo Association and BACTA) has announced that this year’s “Safer Gambling Week will take place between 19 and 25 November 2020. The BGA’s announcement reads as follows: The UK Gambling Industry, led by the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), The Bingo Association (BA) and the British […]

Publication of ASA/CAP Annual Report coincides with two gambling ad rulings

Today (3 June 2020) has seen publication by the Advertising Standards Authority (“ASA”) and Committees of Advertising Practice (“CAP”) of their Annual Report, entitled “Using Technology for Good” (that you can download below. As was the case with last year’s report, this year’s focuses on progress in terms of implementing their five-year strategy to have […]

English casinos set to re-open for business from 4 July 2020

The Betting and Gaming Council has announced that England’s land-based casinos will be ready to re-open their doors for business again from 4 July 2020, “abiding by strict anti-Covid standards”. The BGC’s announcement states as follows: Every casino in the country has been closed since the lockdown began on 23 March as part of the […]

David Clifton quoted on gambling’s “shifting regulatory sands”

Comments by David Clifton feature in an EGR.Global article by Scott Longley entitled “Covid-19 and gambling’s shifting regulatory sands”. The article was written shortly after: DCMS Minister Nigel Huddleston MP issued a press release urging the UK gambling sector to do all it could to tackle any heightened risk of problem gambling during the coronavirus […]