Archive | October, 2020

Revised LCCP provisions come into force today 31 October 2020

All holders of UKGC operating licences are reminded of the changes to its Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice that come into force today 31 October 2020. You can download below what is now the current edition of the LCCP. We have reported previously on these changes as follows: UKGC announces forthcoming changes to LCCP […]

Social responsibility and AML failings result in sanctions for 3 more UK licensed online gambling operators

The Gambling Commission has today (28 October 2020) announced the outcome of operating licence reviews conducted against the following three UK-licensed online gambling operators for social responsibility and money laundering failures: BGO Entertainment Limited, GAN PLC and NetBet Enterprises Limited. The Commission’s announcement states: Three online gambling operators have been investigated by the Gambling Commission […]

New “Plan for Jobs” unveiled by Chancellor Rishi Sunak

Following on from: introduction of the three-tier Covid-19 alert system, announced by the Prime Minister on 12 October 2020, the Health Secretary’s statement by way of a Coronavirus update on areas in local COVID alert levels on 15 October 2020 and the Prime Minister’s statement at the Coronavirus press conference on 20 October 2020, the […]

New rules and guidance proposed for gambling ads with strong appeal to under 18s

As announced in a CAP News item on the ASA’s website (that you can download below), the Committees of Advertising Practice have commenced a public consultation on proposals to introduce strengthened rules and guidance for gambling ads in order to better protect children, young people and vulnerable adults. The principal consultation proposals are to:  prohibit […]

Ethical gambling – Spotlight on Governance

Earlier today (21 October 2020), David Clifton moderated the “Ethical Gambling – Spotlight on Governance” panel session at SBC Events‘ Betting on Sports – Europe Digital online conference. Those who have registered for the ‘free-to-attend’ conference, but missed attending David’s session earlier today, can now catch-up here. [NB: See Update 2 below for updated ‘catch-up’ information] […]

BGC opposes forced closure of casinos and betting shops in Tier 3 regions

The Betting and Gaming Council has today (20 October 2020) called on the Department for Business to intervene over what it describes as “the Government’s ‘ill-informed and arbitrary’ decision to close betting shops and casinos”. Its website posting states as follows: The Government has been accused of behaving in an “ill-informed and arbitrary” way over […]

Westminster’s Licensing Policy consultation proposals explained

Westminster City Council (WCC) is required to review and revise (if necessary) its Licensing Policy by 6 January 2021. It has determined to maintain its current policy by and large, subject to some key changes. As explained on the Council’s website, its proposals are out within a consultation paper (that can be downloaded below) and […]