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Might the law of unintended consequences apply to the latest Parliamentary scrutiny of the UKGC?

The Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group (APBGG) – most certainly not to be confused with the Gambling Related Harm APPG – has commenced “an investigation into the competence and effectiveness of the regulator of British gambling, the Gambling Commission”. The APBGG has published an invitation to stakeholders to submit (by 31 October 2021) […]

Table meals – does size matter?

Arising from the Prime Minister’s announcement on 12 October 2020 of a new three-tier Covid-19 alert system for England, considerable confusion within the hospitality industry quickly emerged in relation to that part of his speech in which he said (when explaining the Tier 3 restrictions, currently only applicable in the Liverpool City Region): Pubs and […]

Online opportunity could quickly turn to threat

The following comments by David Clifton feature in an article entitled “Online opportunity could quickly turn to threat, analysts warn” on page 4 of the April 2020 edition of iGamingTimes: Whilst cancellation of sporting events has been a catastrophe for the betting sector, the opportunity to convert customers to virtual sports and casino games has been quickly […]

ASA Betway ruling interrogates what constitutes an ad

The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled against an ad on Betway’s YouTube account featuring West Ham United footballer Declan Rice, aged 20. The CAP Code states that no-one who is, or seems to be, under 25 years old may be featured playing a significant role in marketing communications for gambling, except for a specific exemption for […]