Archive | November, 2020

Good news for the gambling industry in ASA’s second online monitoring sweep

The Advertising Standards Authority has today (20 November 2020) reported that the second of its online monitoring sweeps to identify and tackle age-restricted ads appearing in children’s media has “encouragingly” revealed that: ……. the number of gambling ads reduced significantly, from 70 ads in the first sweep to 5 ads in the second sweep. Significantly, none […]

Clifton Davies plays its part in Safer Gambling Week 2020

Safer Gambling Week commences today 19 November 2020. David Clifton’s current Licensing Expert article “Affordability takes centre stage” was specifically timed for publication by SBC News to mark Safer Gambling Week. David’s panel session on 24 November 2020 for the EGR UK Virtual Summit 2020, entitled “Managing isolated player risk: Does the solution lie in technology?“, […]

The need to know of customer onboarding

David Clifton is quoted in a CDC Gaming Reports article by Scott Longley entitled “The need to know of customer onboarding” that you can download below. It should be noted that this article was written during October 2020 prior to: the Gambling Commission’s High Value Customers Industry Guidance coming into effect on 31 October 2020 […]

UKGC revises its AML/CTF Guidance and POCA advice

On its AML News webpage, the Gambling Commission announced on 13 November 2020 that it has published revisions to its: 5th Edition of the guidance for non-remote and remote casino operators on the Prevention of money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism and 4th Edition of the advice to all other operators on Duties and […]

Affordability Takes Centre Stage

With Safer Gambling Week 2020 all but upon us, David Clifton’s Licensing Expert article this month for SBC News is entitled “Affordability Takes Centre Stage”. With affordability at the heart of a Remote Customer Interaction Consultation & Call for Evidence launched by the Gambling Commission on 3 November 2020 and also featuring prominently in the […]

BACTA bans under-18s from playing Category D cash payout machines

Bacta – the trade association that represents the owners and operators of seaside amusement arcades, over-18 amusement centres, the companies that hire machines to pubs, clubs, bowling alleys, bingo halls and similar venues and the manufacturers and distributors of all types of amusement equipment – has voluntarily banned under 18 year olds from playing Category […]

Data showing impact of Covid-19 on gambling behaviour in September 2020

The Gambling Commission has published further data showing how the easing of Covid-19 lockdown measures has impacted online and Licensed Betting Operator (LBO) gambling behaviour. The data reflects the period between March and September 2020, inclusive, and the Commission states that it shows: The online market grew, with a month-on-month increase of 3% in gross […]

Automatic freedom for pubs, restaurants and cafes to provide food takeaways extended for another year

The Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick MP, has announced that pubs, restaurants and cafes will get automatic freedoms to provide takeaway services for another year. The government will also consider whether to make such freedoms permanent. Freedom from the need for such premises to make a planning application to expressly permit the provision of food takeaways was […]