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.

Sports Betting Integrity Action Plan published

The Sports Betting Integrity Forum has published its Sports Betting Integrity Action Plan, a copy of which can be downloaded below. Joined-up thinking of the type set out in the Plan can only serve to foster Britain’s reputation as a safe place to enjoy both sport and sports betting and to discourage anyone looking to […]

Betting on Football “Is it illegal for unlicensed remote gambling operators to sponsor UK teams or not?”

On 10 September 2015 David Clifton spoke at SBC Events’ Betting on Football Conference on the subject of “Is it illegal for unlicensed remote gambling operators to sponsor UK teams or not?” You can download the background document to his speech below. He also moderated the “International fixtures – betting & football across the continent and beyond” panel featuring […]

Betting on Football conference: 10 September 2015

At SBC Events’ second Betting on Football Conference, taking place on Thursday 10 September at Arsenal FC’s ground the Emirates Stadium, David Clifton is: chairing a panel session at 11.20am entitled “International fixtures – betting & football across the continent and beyond” and speaking at 2.10pm on the subject of “Is it illegal for unlicensed […]

Minimum alcohol unit price update

In an initial ruling arising from the judicial challenge by the Scottish Whisky Association against the intended MUP for alcohol in Scotland, the Advocate General to the European Court of Justice has said that prescribing a minimum price for alcoholic drinks could only be justified to protect public health if no alternative measure – such as tax increases – could […]

Skills with prizes machines guidance

The Gambling Commission has clarified the position in relation to crane-type Skills with Prizes machines in a document entitled “Non-complex cat D gaming machines” that can be downloaded below, together with the Commission’s Quick Guide to SWPs.