Archive | July, 2022

Affordability needs ‘greater clarity’

We reported yesterday (28 July 2022) on a GamblingTV article entitled: ‘Affordability and data likely to be at the heart of gambling reform’ which refers to an interview it had conducted with David Clifton (at SBC Events’ Betting on Sports Europe Conference 2022, held at Twickenham Stadium on 8-9 June) on the subject of ‘the rising importance of affordability in […]

Statistically stable problem gambling rates are maintained once again

The Gambling Commission has published a statistical release that covers the quarterly gambling participation and problem gambling prevalence data for the year to June 2022. Of particular note is its finding that “the overall headline problem gambling rate as measured by the short form PGSI is statistically stable at 0.2%. The moderate risk and low […]

UKGC provides ‘good practice’ tips to licensees on complaints handling

Following a review of complaints policies that the Gambling Commission says “found a number of areas for improvements”, it has published on its website the following ‘Good practice complaints handling: tips for licensees’ (that you can download below), intended to remind licensees of existing rules and guidance. Good practice complaints handling: tips for licensees Following […]

Voluntary ban on Premier League shirt sponsorship looks more likely

As reported by SBC News today (19 July 2022), an article in The Times yesterday entitled ‘Voluntary ban on betting shirt sponsors to be agreed by Premier League clubs’ has said that a Premier League shareholders’ meeting next week will discuss a proposal to agree to a voluntary ban on shirt sponsorship by betting companies, subject to […]

Change will come …. eventually

In his ‘Licensing Expert’ article for SBC News ‘Change will come …. eventually’ (that you can download below) published today, David Clifton looks back over the drama of recent weeks’ events that have led well-informed sources to report that publication of the long-awaited Gambling Act Review White Paper looks set to be further delayed until after […]

Court of Appeal to reassess whether UKGC can formally award 4th National Lottery licence to Allwyn

On 30 June 2022, we reported on the High Court judgment that lifted suspension of the Gambling Commission’s ability to formally award the 4th National Lottery licence to Allwyn Entertainment Limited (‘Allwyn’). Yesterday (14 July 2022), the Court of Appeal granted permission to appeal that judgment, as a result of which the automatic suspension remains in […]