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To vaccinate or not to vaccinate

A ‘Legal page’ article for pubandbar.com (entitled ‘Pub Team Vaccinations’) by David Clifton and Suzanne Davies – that you can download below – has been published today (28 January 2021). It picks up on a recent ‘Good Morning Britain’ interview of Pimlico Plumbers founder Charlie Mullins, conducted by Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, when Mullins […]

UKGC decides against requiring its licence holders to provide access to blocking software f.o.c.

On 14 February 2019, the Gambling Commission published a call for evidence seeking views on whether gambling operators should have to provide access to blocking software free of charge to customers, and how this could most effectively be delivered. On 23 December 2020, it published the following ‘Consultation Response’: We asked In 2019, the Gambling […]

Google to introduce greater controls to enable a limit on number of gambling ads seen

Google has announced that, with effect from early 2021, it will introducing globally new controls that will enable users to choose whether they want to see fewer gambling and alcohol advertisements. The announcement (made by Debbie Weinstein, Vice President, YouTube and Video Global Solutions) reads as follows: Greater controls for sensitive ad topics in your […]

New rules and guidance proposed for gambling ads with strong appeal to under 18s

As announced in a CAP News item on the ASA’s website (that you can download below), the Committees of Advertising Practice have commenced a public consultation on proposals to introduce strengthened rules and guidance for gambling ads in order to better protect children, young people and vulnerable adults. The principal consultation proposals are to:  prohibit […]

Publication of ASA/CAP Annual Report coincides with two gambling ad rulings

Today (3 June 2020) has seen publication by the Advertising Standards Authority (“ASA”) and Committees of Advertising Practice (“CAP”) of their Annual Report, entitled “Using Technology for Good” (that you can download below. As was the case with last year’s report, this year’s focuses on progress in terms of implementing their five-year strategy to have […]

IoL protocol for licence applications & remote hearings during COVID-19 pandemic

The Institute of Licensing has published a Protocol designed to assist licensing authorities in complying with their obligations and duties under the Licensing Act 2003 during this emergency period. The Protocol takes account of provisions within The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England […]

Question of parity between online and offline staking limits comes more to the fore

Comments by David Clifton in our website posting of 14 February 2020 – entitled “Gambling-Related Harm APPG press release not quite the surprise it claims it is” – have been picked up in an iGaming Business news article “GRH APPG claims victory in slot stake debate”. In the iGaming Business article (that you can download below), David is quoted […]

Two new gambling-related harm initiatives announced by the Gambling Commission

This week has seen two new initiatives announced by the Gambling Commission. 1  How gambling fits into people’s lives The first arises from in-depth qualitative research commissioned by the Commission to better understand how gambling fits into people’s lives, the findings of which are to be shared in a series of blogs that the Commission intends should “encourage interested […]