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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 […]

Calorie Labelling Coming Your Way Soon

Sadly all good things must come to an end. Having had the privilege and pleasure of writing the Pub & Bar Magazine legal page for close to ten years, we have concluded that, as the pandemic restrictions are relaxed, a fresh start for the pub and bar sector merits a fresh start for the Pub […]

Time to assess the evidence

In this month’s ‘Licensing Expert’ article for SBC News entitled “Time to assess the evidence” (accessible here), David Clifton comments on, amongst other things: the crucial need for the outcome of the U.K. Government’s Review of the Gambling Act 2005 to be about evidence not ideology, fact not fiction, the radical differences of opinion between ‘Peers for Gambling […]

Here comes the sun

In her article for the May 2021 edition of Pub & Bar magazine, entitled “Here comes the sun” (that you can download below), Suzanne Davies hopes for good weather conditions for the duration of the outdoor drinking and dining revival and looks forward to indoor hospitality reopening soon on 17 May 2021. For more information […]