Archive | October, 2020

Financial support confirmed for businesses required to close because of Covid-19 restrictions

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has today (9 October 2020) announced that the government’s Job Support Scheme (JSS) will be expanded to protect jobs and support businesses required to close their doors as a result of coronavirus restrictions. This will mean that the government will subsidise two-thirds of the wages of workers in hospitality businesses […]

David Clifton to moderate “Ethical Gambling – Spotlight on Governance” session at BoS Europe Digital

David Clifton will be moderating a panel session entitled “Ethical Gambling – Spotlight on Governance” at 12 noon (UK time) on Day 1 (Wednesday 21 October 2020) of the forthcoming SBC Events ‘Betting on Sports Europe Digital’ conference. The conference agenda – accessible here – describes this panel session in the following terms: “Entering a […]

Updated restaurant, pub, bar, cafe & takeaway guidance published

The government has published updated guidance for people who work in or run restaurants, pubs, bars, cafes or takeaways (that you can download below). Updates implemented on 1 & 6 October 2020 include the following: guidance on regulation changes (section 1), customers dancing and singing (sections 2.1 & 4.5) and staff wearing face coverings (section […]

Covid-19 crackdown on hospitality and casino & bingo sectors in Scotland

The Scottish Government has today (7 October 2020) announced new temporary measures to tackle record Covid-19 rates of infection. These measures will have a direct adverse impact on Scotland’s hospitality and land-based gaming sector. The Scottish Government reports as follows on today’s news: Temporary steps announced to tackle record infection rates. Further measures to reduce […]

Mixed fortunes before the ASA for Betfair Casino and Foxy Games

Mixed fortunes today (7 October 2020) for Betfair Casino Limited on the one hand and ElectraWorks Limited (trading as Foxy Games) on the other. You can download both rulings below. Betfair Casino Limited The ASA did not uphold as irresponsible a complaint in relation to an ad, showing someone playing Betfair Casino on his phone […]

Gambling Related Financial Harm Toolkit advises on timely customer interactions

GamCare has launched its Gambling Related Financial Harm Toolkit, aimed at “giving organisations the tools to offer consistent, high quality customer communications about gambling risks, and improving access to support so that issues can be addressed as early as possible and don’t escalate”. This represents the first time that representatives from leading debt charities and […]