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.

Customer funds reporting for remote gambling operators

The Gambling Commission has confirmed that formal customer funds reporting will be introduced for remote operators in early 2016. Its response document summarising the feedback from respondents to its supplementary consultation on the subject and the Commission’s position on the consultation proposals can be downloaded below.  

Gambling sector tightens advertising code

It has been announced that following the completion of a four strand-review of gambling advertising that was initiated by the Government in 2014 and work undertaken by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling the gambling industry code for socially responsible gambling is being tightened. The revised code can be downloaded below.

“Time running out” for UK poker clubs

Following a court order to seize the assets of the owner of Big Bluff Poker, a former London poker club, David Clifton explains to Gambling Compliance that illegal commercial poker clubs can expect to face the full force of the law in the form of very robust enforcement action and criminal prosecutions.

David Clifton to speak at Betting on Football conference

SBC Events’ second “Betting on Football” conference – bridging the gap between sports and sports betting – takes place at Arsenal’s football ground, in the Woolwich Suite at the Emirates Stadium, on Thursday 10 September. SBC Events will be bringing together the stakeholders, including Football Clubs, Media Rights Agencies, Marketeers, Operators and Suppliers, to engage, network, […]

Gambling Commission publishes its Annual Assurance Statements response

The Gambling Commission has published its response following a supplementary consultation on the introduction (via LCCP licence condition 15.3.1) of annual assurance statements for gambling operators with a significant market share or extensive operations, assessed by the Commission as those having an annual gross gambling yield of £25 million or more. The Commission believes that this “strikes a […]