We regularly write articles for industry and legal journals & magazines, including commentaries for Online Gambling Lawyer & iGaming Business, a monthly “Licensing Expert” piece for SBC News and a fortnightly page for Pub & Bar and, with their permission, are reproducing them on our website, together with our own news items and reports on topical issues affecting the leisure and gambling industries.

A focus on fines

Comments by David Clifton are featured in an EGR Intel article entitled ‘Fine with that: Are the UKGC’s punishments befitting of operators’ shortcomings?’. The subheading to the article reads as follows: “Three major firms were fined a total of £13.7m by the UKGC in the space of 22 days in March, and with more potentially […]

A practical conversation about affordability

At 3.30pm on Tuesday 28 June 2022, David Clifton will have the pleasure of moderating an affordability-focused panel session at KnowNow’s ‘Compliance Forum’, being held at Etc Venues County Hall, London.  The session is entitled: ‘A practical conversation about affordability models, what operators are doing and what solutions are available to help us with the […]

UKGC publishes gambling behaviour data provided by operators during the coronavirus pandemic

Yesterday (18 May 2022), the Gambling Commission published operator data: reflecting the period between March 2020 and March 2022 inclusive and covering online and in-person gambling with data from Licensed Betting Operators (LBOs) found on Britain’s high streets that shows, by way of quarter on quarter comparisons, how gambling behaviour has been reacting to (a) […]

ASA publishes its Annual Report

The Advertising Standards Authority has today (19 May 2022) published its Annual Report 2021 (a copy of which you can download below), in which it states as follows in relation to the introduction (with effect from 1 October 2022) by the Committee for Advertising Practice of ‘tough new rules’ to ‘curb broad appeal of gambling ads and […]

Enforcement action taken by the UKGC against three more licence holders for AML and Social Responsibility failings

There has been a flurry of announcements today, 17 May 2022, emanating from the Gambling Commission relating to regulatory enforcement action taken against three of its remote operating licence holders: As reported by the Commission here, the following operators will pay a total of £675,000 to the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms in regulatory settlements […]