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Emerging from under the Government’s microscope

In her article for the December 2020 edition of Pub & Bar, entitled “Emerging from under the Government’s microscope” (that you can download below), Suzanne Davies summarises findings from the first statutory review of the Pubs Code and the performance of the Pubs Code Adjudicator. More detail on both: the above review (published on 3 November […]

The need to know of customer onboarding

David Clifton is quoted in a CDC Gaming Reports article by Scott Longley entitled “The need to know of customer onboarding” that you can download below. It should be noted that this article was written during October 2020 prior to: the Gambling Commission’s High Value Customers Industry Guidance coming into effect on 31 October 2020 […]

Affordability Takes Centre Stage

With Safer Gambling Week 2020 all but upon us, David Clifton’s Licensing Expert article this month for SBC News is entitled “Affordability Takes Centre Stage”. With affordability at the heart of a Remote Customer Interaction Consultation & Call for Evidence launched by the Gambling Commission on 3 November 2020 and also featuring prominently in the […]

When the going gets tough ….

In her article for the November 2020 edition of Pub & Bar, entitled “When the going gets tough ….” (that you can download below), Suzanne Davies explains some of the issues that must be borne in mind if Covid-19 restrictions threaten even otherwise viable businesses with the spectre of insolvency. You can read more on […]

Tight deadline to comply with new High Value Customer requirements

David Clifton’s current Licensing Expert article for SBC News is entitled “Tight deadline to comply with new High Value Customer requirements”. By setting out the background circumstances since the Gambling Commission flagged up concerns in 2014 about the insulation of high-value “VIP customers” from the social responsibility obligations and practices applying elsewhere in gambling operators’ businesses, David’s article […]

EGBA continues work to unite EU gambling regulations under one banner

In June 2016, David Clifton was quoted in World Online Gambling Report as saying “In Europe, mutual recognition of gambling licences issued in EU Member States is now a long lost dream. Cooperation rather than harmonisation seems to be the way forward”.  The pan-European trade body, the European Gaming & Betting Association (“EGBA”) is nevertheless […]

Flutter Entertainment & Tom Watson tie-up provokes further comment

Comments by David Clifton feature in an EGR Intel article published today and entitled “Does Flutter’s Tom Watson tie-up make sense?” Commenting on the recruitment by Flutter Entertainment of former Labour deputy leader Tom Watson as an adviser with a focus on responsible gambling, David is quoted as follows: I regard Watson’s appointment by Flutter […]

Is Downing Street to spearhead reforms pursuant to the forthcoming review of the Gambling Act 2005?

Comments by David Clifton feature in an EGR Intel article entitled “Implications for the industry if Downing Street spearheads gambling reform”. The sub-heading within the EGR article – “The Guardian suggests Boris Johnson will take a direct role in rewriting gambling legislation, but is the prime minister about to bite off more than he can chew?” – […]