Archive | January, 2021

Considerably higher UKGC fees on the near horizon

Proposals for very considerably increased Gambling Commission fees – particularly for the remote gambling sector – are contained in a DCMS consultation published today (29 January 2021) and running until 25 March 2021 (although, within the DCMS consultation document reference is made to 26 March 2021 as the deadline) , that you can download below. […]

UKGC “short survey” has a particular focus on affordability questions

On 18 January 2021, the Gambling Commission commenced a little-publicised “short survey”, that closes on 9 February 2021. It seeks views on how gambling companies interact with their customers, with a particular focus on affordability. As such, this online survey covers certain of the same issues and themes contained within the Commission’s much fuller Remote […]

White Hat Gaming to pay £1.3million and improve its AML and safer gambling controls

The Gambling Commission has today (28 January 2021) announced the conclusion of a regulatory settlement with Malta-based White Hat Gaming Limited, whereby the online casino and betting operator: will pay £1,334,053.18 in lieu of a financial penalty, that will be directed towards delivering the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms, agree to publication of a […]

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate

A ‘Legal page’ article for (entitled ‘Pub Team Vaccinations’) by David Clifton and Suzanne Davies – that you can download below – has been published today (28 January 2021). It picks up on a recent ‘Good Morning Britain’ interview of Pimlico Plumbers founder Charlie Mullins, conducted by Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, when Mullins […]

The state of current player protections explored at another excellent KnowNow conference

David Clifton is pictured below opening KnowNow’s Player Protection Forum Digital Conference yesterday, 26 January 2021, with a “Review of the current player protection landscape” session. You can download below the full text of David’s presentation at yesterday’s conference. It covered player protection and safer gambling developments over the last year or so, dating back […]

Night Time Economy APPG survey seeks views on effect of Covid-19 on the nightlife sector

The Night Time Economy All Party Parliamentary Group has launched an Inquiry on ‘Covid-19 and the Night-Time Economy’, intended to address the immense challenges facing the nightlife sector (including nightclubs and sexual entertainment venues) because of Covid-19 related restrictions. The APPG is investigating how the sector can reopen and recover from the pandemic and, as […]

U.S. First Circuit Court finds against DoJ Wire Act Opinion

In a U.S. case that we have previously termed “the mystery of the missing comma” – New Hampshire Lottery et al. v. Rosen – the First Circuit Court of Appeals has today (20 January 2021) upheld a June 2019 New Hampshire District Court ruling (previously reported by us here), finding that the 1961 Wire Act […]

Deposit limit tools: Should online gambling industry-set options be removed?

GambleAware has today (20 January 2021) published the report and press release (each of which you can download below) for the research it commissioned the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) to complete on deposit limit tools. The research findings merit serious consideration by all UK-licensed remote gambling operators. The press release (entitled “Gamblers reduce their online […]