Stephen Ketteley

Stephen Ketteley

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Betting Integrity: Study seeks to understand which betting products lie at the heart of the matter

An interesting study has just been published by the Asser Institute, which looks at whether any empirical evidence can be found to support the views expressed by certain gambling and sports regulatory bodies that the major...more

1/26/2015 - EU Gambling Sports Gambling

UK: Government opens lotteries consultation

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has launched a consultation aimed at assessing how lotteries and lottery type products are offered in the British market....more

12/17/2014 - Gambling Gaming Lottery UK

Norway: Government-sponsored report aims to embolden the monopoly

Those in the industry who continue to derive revenue from Norwegian players continue to pay close attention to local developments. Recently, the Government announced measures to adapt the monopolistic regime and a small...more

12/9/2014 - Gambling Monopolization

UK: Detailed study of player interaction with gaming machines published

The Responsible Gambling Trust has published its eagerly awaited independent study into the use of gaming machines in the UK. The RGT has published 7 documents...more

12/2/2014 - Gaming Information Reports UK

All-In@EiG 2014 Co-ordinated Advice on a Global Scale

In This Issue: 1. Welcome to EiG 2014 2. Europe: Gaming in the Cloud 3. Risk – What’s Your Appetite? 4. Japan: Current Status of Casino Legalization 5. Poland: Overview of Expected Changes 6. Patents on...more

10/27/2014 - Casinos EU Gambling Gaming Japan

GB: High Court backs the Government over POC legislation

The High Court has handed down its judgment this morning, backing the Government over the Judicial Review instigated by a collective of Gibraltar-based operators of the proposed POC legislation. The industry had been awaiting...more

10/10/2014 - Gambling Gaming Gaming Commissions Judicial Review UK

Can Different Rates Of Duty Apply To Different Forms Of Gaming? - European Court allows different tax rates for land-based and...

On 26 September, the General Court of the European Union handed down two judgments dismissing the appeals of Dansk Automat Brancheforening ("DAB") and Royal Scandanavian Casino Århus against a European Commission decision of...more

10/10/2014 - Casinos Duties EU European Commission Gaming Online Gaming Tax Rates

GB: POC Legislation delayed until 1 November

The Government has announced that the full implementation of the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 will be postponed until 1 November 2014....more

9/26/2014 - Gambling Gaming Gaming Commissions UK

GB: Gambling Commission updates AML guidance

The Gambling Commission has published updated guidance to the industry aimed at assisting operators grapple with the complicated requirements of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002...more

9/23/2014 - Anti-Money Laundering Gambling Gaming Commissions UK

GB: Gambling Software – licensing deadline extended

The Gambling Commission has updated its FAQs and has extended the deadline for the licensing of “gambling software” providers....more

9/15/2014 - Gambling License Agreements Licenses Software UK

UK: Government publishes gambling duty registration information

The Government has published The General Betting, Pool Betting and Remote Gaming Duties (Registration, Records and Agents) Regulations 2014....more

8/29/2014 - Duties Gambling Gaming New Regulations UK

UK: Government opens further consultation on Horserace Betting Levy

The Government has commenced a second consultation on the Horserace Betting Levy. The Government is seeking views on two options: reforming the existing Levy or replacing it with a bespoke new statutory framework....more

8/27/2014 - Horse Racing Legislative Agendas Levy Sports Betting UK

GB: Legal challenge of new British gambling regulation moves to the next phase

The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (“GBGA”),which represents the interests of a number of Gibraltar-regulated operator has filed a legal challenge against the pending changes to British remote gambling regulation....more

8/19/2014 - Gambling UK

GB: Gambling Commission launches far-reaching consulation on social responsibility

The Gambling Commission has launched a consulation asking for views from the public and the industry on the levels and nature of social responsibility protections that gambling operators must provide....more

8/8/2014 - Corporate Social Responsibility Gambling Gaming UK

EU: Commission recommends principles to Member States to promote effective protection of consumers

On Monday 14th July, the European Commission issued its Recommendation for the principles that Member States should consider adopting for the further protection of the consumers of online gambling services. In 2011,...more

7/16/2014 - European Commission Gambling Internet Gambling

GB: latest Gambling Commisson FAQs published

The Gambling Commission has published its latest set of FAQs. A key addition is the confirmation of the Commission’s expectations in terms of the presentation by B2B operators of their risk rationales....more

7/14/2014 - B2B Organizations Gambling UK

GB: What is gambling software?

The Gambling Commission has published a guidance note aimed at assisting the industry determine what constitutes “gambling software” and which entities within a supply chain require a licence from the Gambling...more

7/7/2014 - Gambling Gaming UK

GB: Statutory Instrument confirming transitional timetable for the upcoming licensing process is published

The Government has published The Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 (Transitional Provisions) Order 2014, which confirms the transitional timetable for the upcoming licensing process....more

6/26/2014 - Gambling Gaming UK

GB: POC licensing process – updated FAQs published

The Gambling Commission has published the latest set of FAQs to assist applicants with the licence application process....more

6/23/2014 - Gambling Licensing Rules

GB: Gambling Commission updates testing strategy guidance

In preparation for the implementation of the new point-of-consumption regulatory regime, the Gambling Commission has published an update to its testing strategy document, which aims to assist licence holders with compliance...more

6/23/2014 - Compulsory Licenses Gambling Internet Gambling Licensing Rules UK

GB: Letter before action issued to British Government; citing potential judicial review of amendments to the Gambling Act

The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association, a trade body representing the Gibraltar operators, has published correspondence between its external legal counsel and both the British Government and the British Gambling...more

6/19/2014 - Gambling Gaming

Social Gaming: Detailed study into the interplay between social gaming and real-money gaming published

The International Social Gaming Association, the trade body representing many of the leading providers of casino-style social games, has published a detailed report analysing the social games phenomenon....more

5/30/2014 - Gambling Gaming

EU: Detailed studies of the relationship between sports and gambling published

The International Centre for Sports Security, in collaboration with the University of Sorbonne, has published a detailed analysis of the integrity issues facing sport in the context of betting. ...more

5/19/2014 - EU Gambling Sports Sports Betting

GB: Point-of-consumption amendments to the Gambling Act receive Royal Assent

The Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act received Royal Assent last night (14 May), ending weeks of speculation in the industry as to when the amendments to the British Gambling Act 2005 would finally go through the final...more

5/15/2014 - Amended Legislation Gambling Legislative Process UK

GB: Gambling Commission publishes final, consolidated Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice

Following two consultations conducted towards the end of 2013, the Gambling Commission has published the final Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (“LCCP“). These three consultations resulted in the publication of...more

5/14/2014 - Gambling Gaming Gaming Commissions UK

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