Archive | August, 2021

UKGC AML Updates on Virtual Assets and SARs

UK licensed gambling operators should take note that the Gambling Commission’s AML team has published the following updates during August 2021: New UKFIU podcast: virtual assets The United Kingdom’s Financial Intelligence Unit (UKFIU) has released a further podcast (opens in new tab) where they discuss virtual assets which covers: what they are, how they work, the […]

BGC hails betting shops’ age verification performance

The Betting and Gaming Council has hailed age verification statistics released by independent analysts Serve Legal. It has today (24 August 2021) reported as follows on its website: BETTING SHOPS ARE TOP OF THE LEAGUE FOR AGE VERIFICATION UK betting shops have once again shown they are top of the league when it comes to […]

Standard Life Foundation ‘Geography of Gaming Premises’ Report may well have intended consequences

  The Standard Life Foundation describes itself as an independent charitable foundation whose mission is “to contribute towards strategic change which improves financial well-being in the UK” adding “we want everyone to have a decent standard of living and have more control over their finances”. It says that it not only “funds research, campaigning and […]

UKGC Annual Report 2020-21 published

The Gambling Commission has published its Annual Report & Accounts 2020-21. We highlight below two sections of this year’s report, a complete copy of which you can download below. Its following overview of the British gambling sector makes for interesting reading: Overview of the British gambling sector This section covers key statistics relating to the […]

Gambling Harms Research Hub proposed by GambleAware

GambleAware has announced that it has begun an eight-month grant award process to establish the first Academic Research Hub in Great Britain specialising in gambling harms research, determining its own research focus and “taking a public health lens”. This will result in it awarding £4million to a single academic institution as part of: its commitment […]

Gambling advertising – how is it regulated?

As the debate over gambling advertising gains even greater traction during the UK Government’s Review of the Gambling Act 2005, the House of Commons Library has published a Research Briefing Paper entitled ‘Gambling Advertising – How is it Regulated’, that you can download below. It has also published the following summary of the Briefing Paper: […]

Don’t miss the 4th Annual KnowNow Conference – 7 & 8 September 2021

We have previously reported (by way of an update to our 18 May 2021 website posting entitled “David Clifton to chair 4th Annual KnowNow Conference”) the decision to defer the 4th Annual KnowNow conference until: 7 September 2021 for Social Responsibility for Gambling Operators and 8 September 2021 for Keeping Crime Out of Gambling Details of the conference – […]

The Calm Before the Storm …

David Clifton’s current monthly ‘Licensing Expert’ article for SBC News, entitled “The Calm Before the Storm …” (that you can download below) runs through all of the matters that he believes UK licensed gambling operators should have taken note of during the last month or so. To enable readers to directly access more detailed information […]