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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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UK Law: Operators must justify grey market business

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 UKGC said it wants operators to justify their involvement in any markets which provide more than 3% of revenues. Has there been any …

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UK Law: Is the GBGA too late with its point of consumption legal challenge?

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 big question is whether the GBGA is too late with its point of consumption legal challenge. Through its solicitors, in letters before action …

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David Clifton: We are entering the “Time of the Nanny State”

David Clifton, director at licensing and gambling consultancy Clifton Davies, discusses an issue he recently debated at a seminar in Westminster – that the  government is not consistent when it regulates gambling and that it is also needlessly overbearing. Let me start with a statement of the obvious: the fundamental objective behind the regulation or prohibition of any human activity …

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Is the time ripe for a Judicial Review of the Point of Consumption Tax?

David Clifton, director at Clifton Davies Consultancy Limited and speaker at SBC’s Betting on Football Conference, asks whether the time has arrived for a Judicial Review of the looming remote gambling changes? Now that Royal Assent in respect of the Gambling (Licensing & Advertising) Bill is looming and the 15% point of consumption tax has been confirmed in the Chancellor’s Budget …

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When is a betting shop not a betting shop?

David Clifton, Director, Clifton Davies Consultancy Limited The answer, at least as far as the Gambling Commission is concerned, is when the main purpose of the betting shop is to make gaming machines available. However, as is so often the case with the Gambling Act 2005, it is not quite as clearcut as that. In addition, as has also so …

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