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.

UKGC speech summarises present regulatory priorities including collection of participation & prevalence statistics

The Gambling Commission’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Sarah Gardner, has today (25 November 2021) delivered the following speech at the 2021 Bacta Annual Convention. Bacta is the Trade Association for the amusement and gaming machine industry in the UK. I’m Sarah Gardner, Deputy Chief Executive for the Gambling Commission and let me start by passing […]

Reflections on Safer Gambling Week 2021

In this month’s ‘Licensing Expert’ article for SBC News, entitled ‘Reflections on Safer Gambling Week’ (that you can download below), David Clifton: welcomes the more open style of engagement with the outside world adopted by the new Gambling Commission CEO, Andrew Rhodes, following his appointment to that role in June this year, ponders potential consequences of […]

UKGC consultation on changes to its Licensing, Compliance & Enforcement Policy explained

The Gambling Commission has today (18 November 2021) commenced a consultation on changes and updates to its Licensing, Compliance, and Enforcement Policy. The consultation (that you can download below) will run until 9 February 2022. Introducing this consultation, the Commission states as follows: The Licensing, Compliance, and Enforcement Policy (the Policy) builds on the Gambling Commission’s […]

BGC hails Safer Gambling Week 2021 as a “huge success”

The Betting and Gaming Council has described Safer Gambling Week 2021 (that ran between 1 and 7 November 2021) as a “huge success”, confirming that this year’s campaign has broken all previous records. Its website news item published today (17 November 2021) reads as follows: SAFER GAMBLING WEEK 2021 HAILED ‘HUGE SUCCESS’ AS NEW FIGURES […]

Gordon Moody’s Half-Year Data Insights

Gordon Moody Association’s Half Year Data Insights  report (that you can download below) is well worth reading. Key findings include: applications to Gordon Moody have increased by 92% compared with the 1st half of last year applications in relation to women’s services have increased by 132% of its service users: 76% report having a diagnosed […]

Safer Gambling Week 2021 – Some thoughts after the event

Safer Gambling Week 2021 started on 1 November with immense promise, welcomed by the following Betting and Gaming Council announcement and endorsed by the Gambling Minister Chris Philp and the Gambling Commission’s CEO, Andrew Rhodes: PROBLEM GAMBLING RATES ARE FALLING BUT SAFER GAMBLING ‘OUR TOP PRIORITY ALL YEAR ROUND’, SAYS BGC BOSS AT START OF SAFER […]