Archive | June, 2021

NCA National Strategic Assessment of Serious and Organised Crime

The Gambling Commission has drawn attention to publication (on 25 May 2021) by the National Crime Agency of its National Strategic Assessment of Serious and Organised Crime, commenting: This document provides a single authoritative picture of the threat to the UK from serious and organised crime. Page 57 of the document mentions gambling in an […]

UKGC fees to increase in line with DCMS consultation proposals

The UK Government has today (14 June 2021) published its response to a DCMS consultation on proposals to increase the fees payable by gambling operators to the Gambling Commission in order to “deliver additional resource for Gambling Commission to address industry concerns”. A total of 24 consultation responses were received from trade associations, licensed gambling operators, […]

Multi-licensing is Europe’s clearly preferred online gambling model of regulation

A new analysis by EGBA has found that 25 out of 29 European countries have introduced a multi-licensing model for regulating online gambling but a few monopolies still remain. It reports as follows on its website: Analysis: Multi-Licensing Has Become Europe’s Preferred Online Gambling Regulation, But Few Monopolies Remain Regulation of online gambling has developed rapidly […]

IBIA Optimum Betting Market report makes for very interesting reading

The International Betting Integrity Association (“IBIA”), formerly known as ESSA (Sports Betting Integrity), has collaborated with H2 Gambling Capital to produce a very interesting report entitled “An Optimum Betting Market: A Regulatory, Fiscal & Integrity Assessment” (that can be download below). The purpose of the collaboration was to examine a range of different regulatory models for […]

Interim Chief Executive of the UKGC is announced

The Gambling Commission has today (10 June 2021) announced the appointment of Andrew Rhodes as its Interim Chief Executive following the sudden resignation of Neil McArthur in March this year. The Gambling Commission Board decided at that time to recruit for an interim CEO in order to allow the successor to current Chairman Bill Moyes, […]

Calorie Labelling Coming Your Way Soon

Sadly all good things must come to an end. Having had the privilege and pleasure of writing the Pub & Bar Magazine legal page for close to ten years, we have concluded that, as the pandemic restrictions are relaxed, a fresh start for the pub and bar sector merits a fresh start for the Pub […]