Archive | June, 2022

High Court lifts suspension on the Gambling Commission’s ability to formally award the 4th National Lottery licence to Allwyn

Yesterday (29 June 2022), in the High Court (Justice and Technology Court), Mrs Justice O’Farrell delivered judgment in favour of the Gambling Commission in relation to its application to lift an automatic suspension on its ability to formally award the fourth National Lottery licence to Allywn Entertainment UK. The judgment can be accessed online here. […]

Gambling Act Review White Paper rumours abound

An article in ‘The Times’ entitled ‘New curbs for online gambling ‘catastrophe’ as Premier League clubs escape sponsor ban’ (certain of which are repeated in a ‘Mail Online’ article entitled ‘Ministers are set to unveil new online gambling curbs in bid to stem addiction crisis’) purport to inform us of key proposals that will be contained within the Government’s […]

UKGC publishes updated Licensing, Compliance & Enforcement Policy with immediate effect following its consultation response

On 18 November 2021, as reported by us here, the Gambling Commission commenced a consultation on changes and updates to its Licensing, Compliance and Enforcement Policy. That consultation ran until 9 February 2022, receiving 66 responses. The Commission has now published its response to that consultation (a full copy of which you can download below) […]

Affordability questions explored at KnowNow’s ‘Compliance Forum’

  Further to our previous posting entitled ‘A practical conversation about affordability’, at KnowNow’s ‘Compliance Forum’ yesterday (28 June 2022): David Clifton had the pleasure of moderating a panel session bearing that very same title and a keynote ‘Regulatory Review’ presentation was made by Mandy Gill, Director of Compliance at the Gambling Commission. We will […]

UKGC draws attention to a series of important AML, CTF and risk proliferation developments

The Gambling Commission’s 27 June 2022 eBulletin has drawn attention to the following: Its sixth emerging risks update (from June 2022), that highlights money laundering and terrorist financing risks associated with operators failing to comply with data protection requests from law enforcement and common operator failings. It also mentions the addition of Gibraltar to the […]

Major licensing changes afoot at the Gambling Commission

The Gambling Commission has today (27 June 2022) announced what it calls ‘Changes to the way Licensing works’. In summary, the Commission is bringing to an end its existing model under which each operating licence holder has a dedicated account manager. That model has had its advantages, particularly in terms of an account manager developing […]

New UKGC Remote Customer Interaction Guidance published – Don’t wait until September to read it!

As reported by us on 15 April 2022 in our website posting entitled ‘New customer interaction requirements for UK licensed remote gambling operators take effect in September 2022‘, revised customer interaction requirements (set out in a new LCCP Social Responsibility code provision 3.4.3) will come into effect on 12 September 2022 and will apply to remote […]

UK public health leaders make wide-ranging recommendations for greater protections from gambling harms

Greg Fell, Vice President of the Association of Directors of Public Health (‘ADPH’) and Professor Maggie Rae, President of the Faculty of Public Health have written to Gambling Minister Chris Philp MP ahead of the publication of the Gambling Act Review White Paper. They have made a number of wide-ranging recommendations for protecting the public from […]