UK’s Gambling Commission opens consultation on proposed changes to operators’ licence conditions

http://www.twobirds.com/en/gambling-law/shared/articles/2018/uk/uk-gambling-commission-opens-consultation-on-proposed-changes-to-operators-licence-conditions

In conjunction with the government's recently published consultation on proposals for changes to fixed odds betting terminals and social responsibility measures, as well as the recent publication of operator undertakings as part of the CMA's ongoing ...

09 February 2018

The UK’s Committee of Advertising Practice requests the removal of gambling ads that appeal to under 18s

http://www.twobirds.com/en/gambling-law/shared/articles/2017/uk/uks-committee-of-advertising-practice-requests-removal-of-gambling-ads-that-appeal-to-under-18s

On 20th October, the Committee of Advertising Practice circulated a letter to online gambling operators requiring them to amend or remove ads that are likely to appeal to under 18s. The action by the regulator, which is a joint effort of The Committee of ...

16 November 2017

DCMS Review finally published but more uncertainty ahead

http://www.twobirds.com/en/gambling-law/shared/articles/2017/uk/dcms-review-finally-published-but-more-uncertainty-ahead

The Government has finally published its much awaited initial response to the consultation on proposals for changes to Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures, which was slated to be released in May 2017 but was delayed following the calling of the ...

01 November 2017

UK: Raising the stakes - determining the suitability of gambling operating licences (Greene King v Gambling Commission)

http://www.twobirds.com/en/gambling-law/shared/articles/2017/uk/raising-the-stakes-determining-the-suitability-of-gambling-operating-licences

Local Government analysis: The Court of Appeal has ruled that the Gambling Commission (GC) was correct to refuse a pub operator an operating licence. Andy Danson, partner at Bird & Bird, and Melanie Ellis of Harris Hagan offer their insights on the lessons to ...

15 June 2017

Esports betting: the UK Gambling Commission provides some insight and flexes its muscles

http://www.twobirds.com/en/gambling-law/shared/articles/2016/uk/esports-betting-the-uk-gambling-commission-provides-some-insight-and-flexes-its-muscles

As the popularity of skin betting and other forms of gambling relating to esports continues to grow - and with one eye on the intervention of the Washington State Gambling Commission in respect of Valve's online platform Steam - the UK Gambling Commission has ...

24 November 2016