Archive | September, 2022

Rumours abound that Gambling Act Review White Paper may face the guillotine

In an article entitled ‘Raft of legislation for the chop amid focus on growth over regulation’, the Guardian’s Chief Political Correspondent has reported that new Cabinet ministers recently appointed by UK Prime Minister Liz Truss “have already taken the axe to a list of forthcoming legislation – and the guillotine is hovering above others”. Included within […]

No Gambling Act Review White Paper before the end of this year, does the UKGC deserve top marks and more …..

David Clifton’s new ‘Licensing Expert’ article for SBC News has been published today with the title ‘UK Gambling’s settlement is required sooner rather than later’. That slightly curious title is explained within the sub-heading: ‘Parliament returns from its summer recess with a new Prime Minister and senior cabinet, but gambling remains in the dark with regards […]

David Clifton quoted on Liz Truss becoming new Prime Minister

Comments by David Clifton feature in an EGR Intel article (published yesterday, 6 September 2022) entitled ‘Industry reacts to Liz Truss being named the new Prime Minister’, carrying the sub-heading ‘Truss confirmed as Boris Johnson’s replacement as key industry heads ponder what her Premiership will mean for the industry and the upcoming white paper’. This EGR article […]

Camelot withdraws appeal against Court of Appeal judgment suspending the UKGC’s ability to award the 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’). On 14 July 2022, we reported that the Court of Appeal had granted permission to Camelot and IGT to appeal that judgment, as a […]

UKGC publishes Annual Report & Accounts 2021-22

The Gambling Commission has published its Annual Report and Accounts 2021-22 (a copy of which you can download below), the Foreword to which reads as follows: Over the past 12 months, despite the effects and challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic continuing to be felt by countries and communities across the world, the Gambling Commission has maintained […]

Confusion likely to arise from the UKGC’s ‘Remote Customer Interaction requirements and guidance update’

Yesterday, 2 September 2022, the Gambling Commission published on its website a ‘New remote Customer Interaction requirements and guidance update’, that you can download below. By way of background: on 15 April 2022, we reported that new customer interaction requirements for UK licensed remote gambling operators would take effect on 12 September 2022 on 20 […]