Archive | News RSS feed for this section

New EU AML/CTF rules proposed by the European Commission

The European Commission (EC) has today (20 July 2021) put forward four legislative proposals and new measures in the area of Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT), intended to further strengthen the fight against what it terms ‘dirty money’. It will be interesting to see what (if any) consequences this will have […]

UKHospitality welcomes new Government ‘Hospitality Strategy’

UKHospitality has welcomed the UK Government’s new strategy entitled ‘Hospitality Strategy: Re-opening, Recovery, Resilience’ (that you can download below) intended by the Government to support the reopening and recovery of the hospitality sector and ensure it “is well placed to reach its full potential and contribute to the UK government’s ambitious overall plans for growth, […]

National Lottery sales mechanism consultation launched

Yesterday (15 July 2021), the UK Government commenced a consultation on introducing an approved sale mechanism for the sale of National Lottery products by 16 and 17 year olds, whereby a designated person over the age of 18 can approve a sale by someone under 18 years old. The ‘for’ and ‘against’ arguments are summarised as […]

UKGC’s continuing expectations made clear in light of latest COVID-19 gambling behaviour research

The Gambling Commission has published a press release, in which it emphasises its expectation that UK licensed online gambling operators will continue to apply extra vigilance due to many people still feeling vulnerable as a result of the length of the pandemic period and experiencing further uncertainty about their personal or financial circumstances. We set […]

Research shows GAMSTOP to be working effectively

Reporting on research undertaken on its behalf by Sonnet Advisory & Impact CIC, GAMSTOP has published a report entitled ‘Evaluating the effectiveness of the national online self-exclusion scheme’ (that you can download below). Key findings within the report – based on data from 3,300 demographic survey responses, 41 consumer interviews and 1,700 effectiveness and impact […]