Archive | July, 2020

Dismay at casino U-turn

With the following words in his statement on coronavirus (Covid-19) today, the Prime Minister dashed expectations that English casinos would be re-opening for business tomorrow 1 August 2020: Even as we act locally, it is also my responsibility to look again at the measures we have in place nationally in light of the data we […]

UKGC announces forthcoming changes to Licence Condition 8.1 (display of licensed status)

Following a March 2020 consultation (on which we reported here), the Gambling Commission has today (30 July 2020) published a responses document entitled “Changes to licence condition 8.1 (display of licensed status)”. Commenting on this, the Commission states as follows on its website: In early 2020, we consulted on proposals to update licence condition 8.1 […]

Affiliates and UKGC face up to licensing uncertainties

David Clifton is quoted in a Vixio Gambling Compliance article by Scott Longley entitled “Affiliates and UK Gambling Commission Face Up To Licensing Uncertainties” that follows up on: last month’s about-turn (from its previous firmly adopted position) by Responsible Affiliates in Gambling (“RAiG”) in announcing its support for a licensing or registration regime for gambling affiliates […]

UKGC announces forthcoming changes to LCCP and to regulatory returns & official statistics

The Gambling Commission has today (30 July 2020) announced publication of its consultation response document entitled “Changes to information requirements in the licence conditions and code of practice (LCCP), regulatory returns, official statistics, and related matters”, summarising the responses to proposals: to change parts of its licence conditions and codes of practice (LCCP) relating to […]

Are Covid-19 rules here to stay?

David Clifton is quoted in an article by Jon Harwood in GIQ Magazine entitled “Are Covid-19 rules here to stay?”. In terms of background to David’s comments regarding the potential long term impact of the Covid-19 crisis on gambling marketing and regulation, his thoughts are as follows: 1. The Covid-19 crisis has been described by […]

Regulatory changes affecting remote gambling and society lotteries take effect today

The Gambling Commission has confirmed on its website that two regulatory changes come into effect today, 29 July 2020. The first relates to changes to remote key equipment requirements, as previously reported by us here. Today’s website posting by the Commission reads as follows: Remote key equipment changes come into effect today Following consultation, from today, […]

Business & Planning Bill proposes pubs, restaurants & cafes should offer both smoking & non-smoking outdoor options

In a press release published on 19 July 2020, the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has announced new plans to ensure that pubs, restaurants and cafes offer both smoking and non-smoking outdoor options. The press release states as follows: People using pubs, restaurants and cafes will soon have greater freedom to choose non-smoking […]

David Clifton to speak at online conference focusing on the future for the UK’s National Lottery

  During the morning on Wednesday 26 August 2020, David Clifton is speaking online at a Westminster Media Forum policy conference entitled “The future for the National Lottery – innovation, purpose and priorities for the licence competition“. David’s session (at 9.40am) – “Placing the National Lottery on a sustainable footing for the future – key […]