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.

Getting comfortable with affordability checks

Comments by David Clifton on gambling affordability checks are featured in an article by Scott Longley for iGaming Business entitled “Getting comfortable with affordability checks” (that you can download below). We thought it might be helpful to expand in this website posting on David’s comments quoted in the article. In the same way that 2019’s […]

GamCare publishes safer gambling tips for re-opening gambling premises after lockdown

Following nearly three weeks after publication by the Gambling Commission of its “information for re-opening of land-based gambling premises”, GamCare has published its own “Safer Gambling Tips for Re-Opening Gambling Premises After Lockdown”. Its tips are extremely sensible and well worth all UK licensed land-based gambling operators reading carefully and implementing. The Gambling Commission has […]

All eyes will be on the UK market following credit card ban

The “Gambling Payments & Self-Governance” panel session moderated by David Clifton for CasinoBeats Malta Digital today (1 July 2020) is featured in a PaymentExpert article published immediately following the session entitled “All eyes will be on the UK market following credit card ban” (that you can download below). David’s panel, Paloma González Mascaraque (Head of […]

Industry reaction to suggestion UKGC & DCMS have “unacceptably weak” grasp of gambling harm impact

Comments by David Clifton on one discrete aspect of the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee’s “Gambling regulation: problem gambling and protecting vulnerable people” report (published on 28 June 2020) feature in an EGR article published today (30 June 2020) entitled “Industry reaction to suggestion UKGC and DCMS have “unacceptably weak” grasp of gambling-harm impact”. […]

About-turn as RAiG announces support in principle for a licensing regime for affiliates

In a complete about-turn from its previous firmly adopted position (quoted by David Clifton in the current edition of iGB’s Affiliate Monitor entitled “The affiliate sector and the Covid-19 crisis”), Responsible Affiliates in Gambling (“RAiG”) has announced its support for a licensing or registration regime for gambling affiliates. Its press release published today (30 June 2020) states […]

The spectre of “offshore, black market, illegal operators” is raised in BGC reaction to Public Accounts Committee report

Responding to today’s House of Commons Public Accounts Committee’s “Gambling Regulation: Problem Gambling and Protecting Vulnerable People” report, the Betting and Gaming Council has stated: The Betting and Gaming Council was established last year to drive up standards across our industry, and we are determined that this is a race to the top. We have […]

Public Accounts Committee report slams “slow, weak” Gambling Commission and “complacent” DCMS

The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has today (28 June 2020) published its “Gambling regulation: problem gambling and protecting vulnerable people” report (that you can download below). In what will add fuel to the fire arising from the Gambling Related Harm APPG’s recent call for a complete overhaul of UK gambling regulation on the […]

UK Casinos post-Coronavirus

David Clifton’s just published “UK Casinos Post-Coronavirus” article for the current edition of Casino Life magazine provides a completely up to date account of the challenges facing English land-based casinos that had, until as recently as 23 June 2020, been expecting to be able to re-open for business on 4 July 2020 (as reported by […]