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Those were the forecasts that were

In this month’s ‘Licensing Expert’ article for SBC News, entitled ‘Those were the forecasts that were’ (that you can download below), David Clifton goes back to his December 2020 article for SBC News entitled “Ten forecasts and a hope for 2021” to find out how accurate those forecasts have turned out to be twelve months later. He concludes that, in […]

Give Rhodes a chance to reform our regulator

Comments made by David Clifton in his November 2021 Licensing Expert article for SBC News are quoted in a Coinslot International article entitled ‘Clifton: Give Rhodes a chance to reform our regulator’, published today 17 December 2021. You can download the Coinslot International article below.

Reflections on Safer Gambling Week 2021

In this month’s ‘Licensing Expert’ article for SBC News, entitled ‘Reflections on Safer Gambling Week’ (that you can download below), David Clifton: welcomes the more open style of engagement with the outside world adopted by the new Gambling Commission CEO, Andrew Rhodes, following his appointment to that role in June this year, ponders potential consequences of […]

This month’s ‘burning question’ answered

Clifton Davies director, David Clifton, and Dan Waugh (partner of Regulus Partners) answer the burning question in this month’s EGR ‘Big Debate’, namely “In light of a parliamentary inquiry into the Gambling Commission, is the UK regulator fit for purpose?” That question is directly linked to an investigation into “the competence and effectiveness of the […]

CB100 pathways through gaming and beyond, with David Clifton

David Clifton has been interviewed by CasinoBeats (for an article entitled ‘CB100 pathways through gaming and beyond, with David Clifton’) on how the last 40+ years have led him to his current position as Director and Co-Founder (with Suzanne Davies) of Clifton Davies Consultancy Limited. If you wish to know David’s answers to the following […]

The Waves Are About To Get Rougher ….

David Clifton’s current ‘Licensing Expert’ article for SBC News is entitled ‘The Waves Are About To Get Rougher ….’, with David looking back to the 2001 Gambling Review Body Report, whose authors summed up their recommendations to the Government as follows: Our proposals generally move in the direction of allowing greater freedom for the individual to […]

David Clifton interviewed on the current & future state of the UK’s gambling market

David Clifton has been interviewed by LoginCasino Online Gambling Business Magazine on the current state of the UK’s gambling market, the process of obtaining a UK gambling licence, challenges facing UK licensed gambling operators as a result of recent regulatory developments and how the UK’s gambling industry may be transformed over the next five years. […]

The Calm Before the Storm …

David Clifton’s current monthly ‘Licensing Expert’ article for SBC News, entitled “The Calm Before the Storm …” (that you can download below) runs through all of the matters that he believes UK licensed gambling operators should have taken note of during the last month or so. To enable readers to directly access more detailed information […]

What does the future hold with a new UKGC CEO?

David Clifton’s current monthly ‘Licensing Expert’ article for SBC News, entitled “What does the future hold with a new UKGC CEO?”, considers implications arising from the recently announced appointment of Andrew Rhodes as the Gambling Commission’s Interim Chief Executive following the sudden resignation of Neil McArthur in March this year. For ease of accessing material […]