Archive | October, 2021

Victoria Gate Casino Leeds to pay financial penalty for AML and social responsibility failings

The Gambling Commission has announced that, following an almost two-year long Operating Licence Review process, VGC Leeds Limited (trading as Global Gaming Ventures), operator of the Victoria Gate Casino in Leeds, is to pay a £450,000 penalty for social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures, of which: £241,000 represents divestment of the amount of financial gain […]

Ads for Napoleons Casinos fall foul of ASA ruling

The Advertising Standards Authority (‘ASA’) has today (13 October 2021) upheld a complaint made against A&S Leisure Group Ltd in relation to ads on a website and Facebook post for Napoleons Casinos: stating that they must not appear again in the form complained of and reiterating to A&S Leisure the need to ensure that in […]

This month’s ‘burning question’ answered

Clifton Davies director, David Clifton, and Dan Waugh (partner of Regulus Partners) answer the burning question in this month’s EGR ‘Big Debate’, namely “In light of a parliamentary inquiry into the Gambling Commission, is the UK regulator fit for purpose?” That question is directly linked to an investigation into “the competence and effectiveness of the […]

UKGC publishes a ‘consumer information notice’ about ‘Global Football Fantasy Game’ operator, Sorare

The Gambling Commission has today (8 October 2021) taken the unusual step of publishing the following consumer information notice in relation to the self-titled ‘Global Football Fantasy Game’, ‘Sorare’: Consumer information notice: It has come to our attention the football-themed website,, is available to consumers in Great Britain. is not licensed by […]

GambleAware data now available via the Consumer Data Research Centre

GambleAware has announced that, promoting a policy of open data to help diversify and grow the range of academic disciplines engaged in research to prevent gambling harms, its 2019 and 2020 data on reported demand for treatment and support for gambling harms is now available to the wider research community through the Consumer Data Research […]

UKGC expects the industry to expedite trials of its Single Customer View solution

The Gambling Commission has published an update on the Single Customer View (‘SCV’) Industry initiative that was originally launched in February 2020, as reported at that time by us here. That initiative arguably derived its name from an earlier recommendation by the Gambling Commission’s Digital Advisory Panel that the Commission should consider “requiring the large operators […]

CB100 pathways through gaming and beyond, with David Clifton

David Clifton has been interviewed by CasinoBeats (for an article entitled ‘CB100 pathways through gaming and beyond, with David Clifton’) on how the last 40+ years have led him to his current position as Director and Co-Founder (with Suzanne Davies) of Clifton Davies Consultancy Limited. If you wish to know David’s answers to the following […]

PHE evidence review of gambling-related harms stokes the fire of the Gambling Act Review

In March 2018, the then Health Minister’s remit letter confirming the priorities of Public Health England (“PHE”) for 2018 to 2019 included a request for PHE to “inform and support action on gambling-related harm as part of the follow up to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport-led (DCMS) review of gaming machines and social responsibility”. […]