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Standard Life Foundation ‘Geography of Gaming Premises’ Report may well have intended consequences

  The Standard Life Foundation describes itself as an independent charitable foundation whose mission is “to contribute towards strategic change which improves financial well-being in the UK” adding “we want everyone to have a decent standard of living and have more control over their finances”. It says that it not only “funds research, campaigning and […]

Multi-licensing is Europe’s clearly preferred online gambling model of regulation

A new analysis by EGBA has found that 25 out of 29 European countries have introduced a multi-licensing model for regulating online gambling but a few monopolies still remain. It reports as follows on its website: Analysis: Multi-Licensing Has Become Europe’s Preferred Online Gambling Regulation, But Few Monopolies Remain Regulation of online gambling has developed rapidly […]

IBIA Optimum Betting Market report makes for very interesting reading

The International Betting Integrity Association (“IBIA”), formerly known as ESSA (Sports Betting Integrity), has collaborated with H2 Gambling Capital to produce a very interesting report entitled “An Optimum Betting Market: A Regulatory, Fiscal & Integrity Assessment” (that can be download below). The purpose of the collaboration was to examine a range of different regulatory models for […]

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate

A ‘Legal page’ article for (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 […]

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 […]