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No Gambling Act Review White Paper before the end of this year, does the UKGC deserve top marks and more …..

David Clifton’s new ‘Licensing Expert’ article for SBC News has been published today with the title ‘UK Gambling’s settlement is required sooner rather than later’. That slightly curious title is explained within the sub-heading: ‘Parliament returns from its summer recess with a new Prime Minister and senior cabinet, but gambling remains in the dark with regards […]

David Clifton quoted on Liz Truss becoming new Prime Minister

Comments by David Clifton feature in an EGR Intel article (published yesterday, 6 September 2022) entitled ‘Industry reacts to Liz Truss being named the new Prime Minister’, carrying the sub-heading ‘Truss confirmed as Boris Johnson’s replacement as key industry heads ponder what her Premiership will mean for the industry and the upcoming white paper’. This EGR article […]

Industry reaction to Entain paying £17m to the UKGC over social responsibility and AML failures

Comments by David Clifton feature in an EGR Compliance article entitled ‘Industry reaction to Entain paying £17m to the UKGC over social responsibility and AML failures’, carrying the sub-heading ‘As the UK’s gambling watchdog enforces its largest ever censure of an operator, how was the news greeted around the sector?’. You can find full details […]

Affordability needs ‘greater clarity’

We reported yesterday (28 July 2022) on a GamblingTV article entitled: ‘Affordability and data likely to be at the heart of gambling reform’ which refers to an interview it had conducted with David Clifton (at SBC Events’ Betting on Sports Europe Conference 2022, held at Twickenham Stadium on 8-9 June) on the subject of ‘the rising importance of affordability in […]

Change will come …. eventually

In his ‘Licensing Expert’ article for SBC News ‘Change will come …. eventually’ (that you can download below) published today, David Clifton looks back over the drama of recent weeks’ events that have led well-informed sources to report that publication of the long-awaited Gambling Act Review White Paper looks set to be further delayed until after […]

All eyes focused on gambling’s A-factor

In his current monthly ‘Licensing Expert’ article for SBC News, entitled ‘All eyes focused on gambling’s A-factor’, that you can download below, David Clifton analyses recent Parliamentary debates in an attempt to establish which way the winds are blowing on the forthcoming Gambling Act Review White Paper proposals in relation to the vexed subjects of gambling advertising and sports […]

A focus on fines

Comments by David Clifton are featured in an EGR Intel article entitled ‘Fine with that: Are the UKGC’s punishments befitting of operators’ shortcomings?’. The subheading to the article reads as follows: “Three major firms were fined a total of £13.7m by the UKGC in the space of 22 days in March, and with more potentially […]

The twists and turns of political rhetoric

A ‘Comment’ piece by David Clifton entitled ‘The twists and turns of political rhetoric’ is published in the current (25 March 2022) edition of Coinslot (pictured below), in which David picks up on comments made by Chris Philp MP, the DCMS Minister with responsibility for gambling, in his keynote speech at the Gambling Reform Rally on 9 […]

The story behind a tragic story

In his current monthly ‘Licensing Expert’ article for SBC News, entitled ‘The story behind a tragic story’, David Clifton concludes that it is inevitable that the coroner’s conclusions in the inquest into the tragic suicide of Jack Ritchie will feature in the forthcoming debates on gambling law reform following publication of the Government’s Gambling Act […]