The Gambling Commission published an Advice Note in November 2014 to help operators comply with the requirements relating to the protection of customer funds, including advice on what is classed as customer funds and how to apply the customer funds rating system. It has now also published an update for remote operators on the introduction […]
We attended the annual Responsible Gambling Trust conference on 9 December, when the Chief Executive of the Gambling Commission, Sarah Harrison, spoke about the importance of harm minimisation in gambling. Her speech can be downloaded below.
Gambling and betting operators advertising to British customers must comply with the Advertising Codes administered by the Advertising Standards Authority. They must also comply with an Industry Code for Socially Responsible Gambling, revised in August 2015. In response to public concern about problem gambling, the gambling industry has also taken a number of voluntary measures […]
The new Gambling Commission Chief Executive, Sarah Harrison, gave a speech at the BACTA Convention on 26 November 2015 which focused on the second and third licensing objectives under the Gambling Act 2005, which concern consumer protection and social responsibility. Her speech can be downloaded below.
The Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has published the Second Edition of its publication, Anti-money laundering: Good practice guidelines for the online gambling industry. The guidelines are designed to help licensed online gambling companies combat the threat of money laundering and terrorist financing in a consistent and effective manner. It covers key areas such as the […]
The Gambling Commission announced in October that it is reviewing its regulations governing peer-to-peer (‘P2P’) online poker. In an article in this month’s World Online Gambling Law Report, David Clifton discusses the first stage of the Commission’s review, which seeks information from licence holders about collusion and cheating, including the use of bots and third party […]
The Gambling Commission has just posed and answered the following question on its FAQ blog: “Does the Judicial Review, related to the Finance Act, affect the introduction of the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 on 1 November?” Its answer is: “As we understand it, the GBGA’s latest challenge relates to the legality of the […]