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.
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
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
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
The Gambling Commission has published the latest set of FAQs to assist applicants with the licence application process....more
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP), the body that writes and maintain the UK Advertising Codes, has instigated a review of the the latest evidence underpinning the gambling advertising rules to ensure that consumers...more
Following last year’s consultation, the Gambling Commission has published the first of three documents setting out the responses to the consultation and the Commission’s consequential position....more
Changes to the Polish Gambling Act have broadened the array of payment service providers that Polish-licensed operators can use.
In October 2013, an amendment to the Polish Gambling Act came into force which changed the...more
The Chancellor of the Exchequer gave his Budget speech today.
Gaming duty revalorisation – The government will increase gaming duty bands in line with RPI for accounting periods starting on or after 1 April 2014....more
The Gambling (Licencing and Advertising) Bill (“Bill“) receives its Third Reading in the House of Lords, the upper chamber of the British Parliament today. It has always been envisaged that following the Third Reading, the...more
A late amendment has been introduced to the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill in an attempt to extend the territorial reach of British legislation to require overseas operators to pay the horseracing levy....more
The Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill continues its progress through the legislature and we await Royal Assent. Throughout the process, amendments have been discussed in the House of Commons and, lately, in the House...more
The European Commission has commenced a games industry consultation, looking to assess the impact of in-app purchasing models. ...more
Read the Gambling Commission’s updated guidance for those preparing for the new regulatory regime in Great Britain....more
The Gambling Commission has published the new application forms and associate guidance. Any operator or supplier required to obtain a licence will need to complete these forms and should be familiarising themselves with the...more
The UK’s advertising regulator has published a new Help Note on the rules for gambling advertisements to assist the industry to be responsible and to ensure that children, as well as vulnerable people, are protected....more
Following the consultation it carried out last year into the freemium games markets, the UK’s consumer watchdog, the Office of Fair Trading, has published its finalised set of principles to be adhered to by the games...more
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (a branch of the US Treasury) has published two administrative rulings, providing additional information on whether a person’s conduct related to convertible virtual currency brings...more
According to a report by the Financial Times, British internet service providers (ISPs) have rejected an attempt by the Gambling Commission to post warning pages on unlicensed gambling websites, alerting the user that the...more