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David Clifton – Licensing Expert – ADR requirements of the law & the LCCP

Gambling operators licensed by the Gambling Commission are required by LCCP social responsibility code provision 6.1.1 (which has the force of a licence condition) to: put in effect a written procedure for handling customer complaints and disputes and offer dispute resolution by an ADR provider. This is to ensure that customers with a dispute about the outcome of their gambling …

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David Clifton – Licensing Expert -The Gambling Commission’s consultation on crime associated with gambling

  Last year, when conducting its detailed review of the social responsibility elements of the Licence Conditions & Code of Practice (LCCP). The Gambling Commission announced that it would be consulting separately on crime provisions in the LCCP that would build on its experience gained through its growing body of casework on money laundering and criminal spend. That consultation has …

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David Clifton – Licensing Expert – Consolidation imposes a potentially heavy workload on the Competition & Markets Authority

Consolidation within the betting industry, propelled by tougher regulatory requirements and higher rates of tax, has been hitting the headlines in recent months, with Ladbrokes and Coral, Betfair and Paddy Power, Bwin.party and 888/GVC leading the charge. Taking the first of those as an example, a combination of Ladbrokes 2,209 betting shops at the end of 2014 and Coral’s 1,834 …

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David Clifton – Licensing Expert – CJEU to rule on EU law issues raised by GBGA challenge to POC tax

Gambling industry legal expert David Clifton (Clifton Davies Consultancy), examines the GBGA’s tax and competition based challenge against the UK POC regime, as the case reaches the higher courts of European Union Law.    The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) has been celebrating what must by any account be regarded as an intermediate victory in its judicial challenge to the …

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David Clifton – Licensing Expert – Will the fantasy sports explosion cross the Atlantic

Gambling  industry legal expert David Clifton, examines the fast growing US daily fantasy sports market, and considers whether Europe’s diverse regulatory conditions will allow for fantasy sports to gain  traction and new market entry Fantasy sports have exploded in a big way in the US. My inbox seems saturated with emails informing me that this is the fastest growing segment …

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David Clifton – Licensing Expert – The forthcoming national online self-exclusion scheme

The principle of self-exclusion is not new. If a person wants to refrain from gambling they can ask a gambling operator – whether land-based or online – to refuse to accept their custom. Before a customer completes a self-exclusion agreement, the significance and implications of their action should be explained to them, including the minimum exclusion duration of six months …

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David Clifton – Licensing Expert -Strengthening social responsibility too strongly for some?

Readers will recall that greater protection for British consumers was the prime reason the Government introduced last year’s new legislation requiring all overseas online gambling operators wishing to transact with, or advertise to, British customers to obtain an operating licence from the Gambling Commission. In addition, by 31 March 2015, operators licensed in Great Britain must source their gambling software …

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First-Tier Tribunal questions Gambling Commission’s powers over premises

David Clifton, of gambling consultancy Clifton Davies, looks at the latest challenge to the Gambling Commission’s decision making process. A Decision Notice delivered on 8 December 2014 by the First-Tier Tribunal, quashing the Gambling Commission’s refusal to grant Greene King a bingo operating licence, has been reported in the pub industry press (The Publican’s Morning Advertiser) as “opening the door …

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UK Law: Operators need power to terminate affiliate rights

In a series of articles, David Clifton, director at licensing and gambling consultancy Clifton Davies, takes a look at the changes to the UK’s gambling licensing laws which are due to be in place by October. How will the forthcoming changes affect affiliates? Will they have to remove any adverts from non-UK licensed operators? What about editorial-led content about non-UK …

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UK Law: Are you part of the the Supply Chain Gang?

In a series of articles, David Clifton, director at licensing and gambling consultancy Clifton Davies, takes a look at the changes to the UK’s gambling licensing laws which are due to be in place by October. The requirement for suppliers to be licensed has been extended until early next year – is this feasible or is there still confusion over …

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