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.

Smarkets (Malta) Limited fined £630,000 for AML and social responsibility failings

The Gambling Commission has announced that remote betting intermediary, Smarkets (Malta) Limited has incurred the following sanctions after a review of its operating licence disclosed anti-money laundering and social responsibility failings: a warning under section 117(1)(a) of the Gambling Act 2005 in respect of the breaches identified an additional condition has been attached to its […]

UKGC publishes ‘market impact data on gambling behaviour – operator data to June 2022’

The Gambling Commission has published its ‘Market impact data on gambling behaviour – operator data to June 2022’ (that you can download below) Market impact data on gambling behaviour – operator data to June 2022 The Gambling Commission has published further data showing how gambling behaviour is reacting to current environmental factors in Great Britain. […]

LeoVegas fined £1.32million for AML and social responsibility failings

The Gambling Commission has today (3 August 2022) announced that on 11 July 2002 it imposed a £1.32million penalty on Malta-based remote gambling operator LeoVegas Gaming PLC, following an operating licence review finding that between October 2019 and October 2020 LeoVegas: breached paragraphs 2 and 3 of licence condition 12.1.1. Anti-Money Laundering (AML) – Prevention of money […]

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 […]