Archive | February, 2022

Local government organisations call for law change to allow remote and hybrid Council meetings to take place

In an article entitled ‘Local government groups issue model motion for councils to show support for choice to hold remote and hybrid meetings’, LocalGovernmentLawyer has reported that five local government organisations have asked councils to consider passing a motion and writing to the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to show their […]

BetVictor to pay £2million for a range of regulatory failings

The Gambling Commission has announced today (24 February 2022) that, pursuant to a regulatory settlement, BV Gaming Limited, trading as BetVictor, will pay a total of £2million not only for AML and social responsibility failings of a type that have featured in many previous regulatory enforcement cases but also for offering gambling facilities subject to […]

More positive public perceptions of gambling and continued maintenance of lower PG rates evident from latest UKGC participation & prevalence data

The Gambling Commission has published a statistical release that covers its quarterly gambling participation and problem gambling prevalence data for the year to December 2021, as well as reporting on respondents’ perceptions of trust, crime, and attitudes towards gambling. The data is based on the Gambling Commission’s quarterly surveys in which a nationally representative sample […]

NHS to break funding ties with GambleAware

Under the heading ‘NHS stops taking gambling funds to treat addiction’, the BBC has today (19 February 2022) reported that NHS England national mental health director Claire Murdoch has written a letter to GambleAware in which she states that, with effect from 1 April this year, the NHS will reject further funding from GambleAware and instead […]

Latest UKGC data shows how gambling behaviour is reacting to the easing of lockdown restrictions in Great Britain

The Gambling Commission has today (17 February 2022) published operator data showing the impact of COVID-19 on gambling behaviour in the period between March 2020 and December 2021 inclusive. Commenting on this on its website, the Commission states that it continues to “expect extra vigilance from operators as consumers are impacted in different ways by the […]