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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 […]

Don’t hit a minefield when marketing your wares

In her article for the February 2020 edition of Pub & Bar magazine entitled “Don’t hit a minefield when marketing your wares” (that can be downloaded below), Suzanne Davies offers guidance to pub and bar operators on how to avoid a run-in with the Advertising Standards Authority. You can also download below the CAP News website posting entitled […]

Wider ramifications of the UK’s regulatory clampdown

David Clifton has been interviewed by Payment Expert in relation to (a) the new Money Laundering Regulations and updated AML/CTF Guidance for casino operators from the Gambling Commission and (b) the recently announced credit card ban for for all forms of remote gambling and for non-remote betting with effect from 14 April 2020. In the resultant article, […]

Changes loom on the horizon

David Clifton’s monthly Licensing Expert article for SBC News – entitled “Changes Loom on the Horizon” (that you can download below) – comments on the rush of regulatory developments affecting the UK licensed gambling industry in the first two weeks of this year alone, namely: confirmation that the newly elected Conservative Party government intends to act speedily to […]

How will the decision to ban credit card gambling affect UK operators?

David Clifton is one of four legal experts interviewed by Robert Simmons for the lead article on today’s EGR Intel newsletter, entitled “Industry reaction: How will the decision to ban credit card gambling affect UK operators?” David answers the following questions arising from yesterday’s announcement by the UK Gambling Commission of a credit card ban for for all […]

“Nothing off the table” for Gambling Act review – Time to rally the troops

With the UK General Election now done and dusted, a review of gambling legislation is soon to follow in line with the Conservative Party’s manifesto promise. A “Comment” piece on this subject by David Clifton is on page 28 of the current edition of iGaming Times. Entitled “Time to rally the troops” David’s article (that can be downloaded below) explains that the UK […]

VIP problem gambling controversies hit the headlines again

David Clifton is quoted in a GamblingCompliance article entitled “UK Gambling Data Fuels High-Roller Controversies” (that can be downloaded below). The article focuses on a story featured within The Guardian newspaper on 2 January 2020 bearing the heading: “Report shows betting industry’s reliance on problem gamblers – Exclusive: Regulator considers banning VIP schemes after betting firm data reveals widespread use”, and reporting […]

Tied into success – the PGB Codes of Practice

In his article for this month’s Pub & Bar magazine legal page entitled “Tied into success – the PGB Codes of Practice” (that can be downloaded below), David Clifton comments on: the annual Pub Governing Body (PGB) audit (downloadable below), the search for the next Pubs Code Adjudicator (PCA) and the most recent British Beer and Pub Association […]

The Shape of Things to Come

In the aftermath of the United Kingdom’s General Election, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson holding a solid majority in Parliament, David Clifton has written an article entitled “The Shape of Things to Come” for the December 2019 edition of Casino Life – pages 33-35. In his article (that can be downloaded below), David looks at what the election […]