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.

FATF delivers good news for Malta but bad news for Gibraltar

  It was announced yesterday (17 June 2022) that included within the outcomes of the FATF Plenary held between 14 and 17 June are the following: Gibraltar has been added to the FATF ‘grey list’ of jurisdictions under increased monitoring, meaning that it has committed to resolve swiftly identified strategic anti-money laundering and counter terrorist […]

Gambling Commission CEO’s speech ahead of the UK Government’s Gambling Act 2005 Review White Paper

Gambling Commission CEO, Andrew Rhodes, delivered the following keynote speech yesterday (13 June 2022) at the Westminster Media Forum ‘Next Steps for UK Gambling Regulation’ Conference, chaired by Ronnie Moncur MP (Vice-Chair of the Gambling Related Harm APPG): Hello everyone and thank you to Ronnie for Chairing this morning’s session. I would also like to […]

‘Path to Play’ – the consumer journey from the gambler’s perspective

Following earlier work seeking to understand why people gamble, and its wider Consumer Voice research, the Gambling Commission has now published research findings that focus on building understanding of “what the typical consumer journey looks like, from the beginning of a gambling interaction to the end”. Entitled ‘Understanding Consumer Journeys: Introducing the Path to Play’, […]

ASA Remit Statement – ‘content marketing’ for gambling products online

The following ‘Remit Statement’ has today been published as a ‘CAP News’ item on the Advertising Standards Authority (‘ASA’) website, arising from questions raised by research over the extent to which the ASA’s remit covers gambling provider communications in social media content marketing. It records agreement between the ASA and the Gambling Commission that: The ASA will […]

More information in ‘Patterns of Play’ research findings than just levels of online gambling in deprived areas

Yesterday (8 June 2022), GambleAware published a report containing findings from ‘Patterns of Play’ research that it had commissioned. The ‘Patterns of Play’ study: was carried out by researchers from NatCen and Professor David Forrest and Professor Ian McHale (University of Liverpool), took into account data from 139,152 online gambling accounts, provided by seven major operators […]

FATF reports on the UK’s progress in strengthening AML and CTF measures

FATF has published a follow-up report (that you can download below) analysing the UK’s progress in addressing technical compliance deficiencies identified in its 2018 Mutual Evaluation Report, on which we previously reported here. Summarising its findings, FATF states: Since the 2018 assessment of the United Kingdom’s measures to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing, the country […]