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Use of technology to achieve safer gambling goals

Comments by David Clifton are included in an EGR article entitled “Technology, the regulators and the player journey”, in which the author of the article, Scott Longley addresses the question “With operators under increasing pressure from regulators over how they monitor and police customer journeys, could the adoption of new technological tools such as machine learning and AI […]

It’s just good business to be fully compliant

David Clifton’s panel session today (1 May 2020) for the SBC Digital Summit – “Brand Control – Working with Affiliates” – is featured in a CasinoBeats article entitled “Marcos Oliveira – It’s just good business to be fully compliant” that you can download below. That title reflects a comment to that effect during the session by Marcos Oliveira, chief affiliate […]

Better the devil you know ….

David Clifton’s current monthly Licensing Expert article for SBC News – entitled “Better the devil you know ….” summarises key regulatory developments affecting the gambling industry since the start of the COVID-19 lockdown in the UK, with a particular focus on marketing and advertising of gambling, including: the long-awaited “Final Synthesis Report: The Effect of Gambling Marketing and Advertising on Children, […]

Coronavirus Report for Pubs and Bars

In their article for the April 2020 edition of Pub & Bar magazine entitled “Coronavirus Report for Pubs and Bars” (that has been published today 6 April 2020), David Clifton and Suzanne Davies have updated their “Coronavirus legal guidance – the do’s and don’ts” article published online by Pub & Bar on 16 March 2020. Their article […]

Gambling faces a pivotal moment

David Clifton’s monthly Licensing Expert article for SBC News – published today (31 March 2020) and entitled “Gambling faces a pivotal moment” (that you can download below) – focuses on the online gambling sector’s opportunity, in the face of the coronavirus crisis, to prove to the public, the press and parliament that it can be trusted […]

Coronavirus legal guidance – the do’s and don’ts

Coinciding with today’s statement on coronavirus by the Prime Minister, in which he stated that: everyone in the UK should avoid “non-essential” contact with others and “unnecessary travel” and people should avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and social venues, David Clifton and Suzanne Davies have written an article for Pub & Bar entitled “Coronavirus legal guidance – […]

A credit to the Commission?

David Clifton is quoted in an iGaming Business article by Jake Pollard entitled “A credit to the Commission?” (that you can download below). The article examines what sort of impact the ban on the use of credit cards to fund online gambling is likely to have on the industry and on problem gambling rates when it […]

MUP – Two Down, One To Go

In his article for the March 2020 edition of Pub & Bar magazine entitled “MUP – Two Down, One To Go”, David Clifton focuses on MUP (i.e. minimum unit pricing for alcohol) developments in Scotland and Wales, and ponders its introduction in England. Publication of this article has: coincided with the formal introduction in Wales (on 2 March […]

Consensus cannot be the hardest word

David Clifton’s monthly Licensing Expert article for SBC News – entitled “Consensus Cannot Be The Hardest Word” (that you can download below) – picks up on a word that featured prominently in speeches by former Labour Party Deputy Leader, Tom Watson, and Gambling Commission CEO, Neil McArthur at ICE on 4 February. Watson used the word […]

Gauging the next wave of regulatory headwinds

Comments by David Clifton about “Product design” feature in an article on page 4 of the current edition of iGamingTimes entitled “Gauging the next wave of regulatory headwinds” (that you can download below). David’s comments focus on the Industry Code for Responsible Product and Game Design Working Group that is due to report its progress to the Gambling Commission […]