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Legal Eye: Source of funding guidance… Two steps forward and one step back

SBC News Legal Eye: Source of funding guidance... Two steps forward and one step back

The Gambling Commission seeks to improve transparency on funding disclosures related to licensees and their investors, a remit needed to strengthen its regulatory oversight of UK Gambling. Jessica Wilson, Gambling Law Associate of Harris Hagan provides her legal eye on newly released guidance from the Commission which aims to clarify the requirements for source of funding disclosures, but still leaves …

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Legal Eye: White Paper… Where are we now, and what will come next?

SBC News Legal Eye: White Paper... Where are we now, and what will come next?

Legal Eye, featuring Gemma Boore and David Whyte Senior Associates for Gambling at Harris Hagan, returns to examine the passage of the White Paper in the nine months since its publication. 2024 sees UK gambling stand at a pivotal juncture, marked by the diverse scrutiny, opinions, and feedback submitted in response to the proposed changes of the White Paper. Boore …

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Harris Hagan: Legal Eye – Accountability deepens on PML

SBC News Harris Hagan: Legal Eye - Accountability deepens on PML

The Gambling Review’s White Paper has proposed broadening the scope of duties and requirements for those holding a Personal Management Licence (PML). Chris Biggs, Gaming Associate of Harris Hagan, provides his legal eye on the changes needed by PMLs to meet the White Paper’s new accountability standards and rationale for stricter management of licensed incumbents. Individuals who hold a personal …

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Harris Hagan: Legal Eye – ASA shines AI-torch on foul play

SBC News Harris Hagan: Legal Eye - ASA shines AI-torch on foul play

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)   has embraced new AI systems to proactively identify breaches of the UK Advertising Codes. For Legal Eye, Gemma Boore, Gambling Regulatory Counsel for Harris Hagan reviews the outcome of three ASA disputes on the promotion of betting content, and how AI detection will challenge operators’ management of marketing campaigns… Traditionally, the Advertising Standards Authority (“ASA”) …

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Harris Hagan: Legal Eye… Where Crypto stands with UK gambling

SBC News Harris Hagan: Legal Eye… Where Crypto stands with UK gambling

The reference of ‘cryptoassets’ in the White Paper, reflects the UK government’s undecided stance on governing cryptocurrency adoption as such DCMS cites the absence of specific laws barring their use for online gambling firms. Hilary Stewart-Jones, technology and digital consultant at Harris Hagan, provides an expert end-to-end breakdown on crypto disciplines remit and boundaries within UK gambling laws. ___________ Adopting …

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Harris Hagan: Legal Eye… The Gambling Commission’s powers to come

SBC News Harris Hagan: Legal Eye… The Gambling Commission’s powers to come

The government has pledged to reorganise the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) to become a more capable and intelligence-led regulator overseeing UK Gambling’s statutory remit and future challenges. David Whyte Senior Associate at Harris Hagan, provides his legal eye on which new or enhanced regulatory powers will be granted to the Commission and its impact on licensees adjustment to UK gambling’s …

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Harris Hagan: Legal Eye…Managing the Great Expectations of the White Paper

SBC News Harris Hagan: Legal Eye…Managing the Great Expectations of the White Paper

UK Gambling faces a restless summer as the UKGC pledges to publish the first consultations of the White Paper on proposed gambling reforms. Harris Hagan examines how intended reforms will satisfy or disappoint the interests of diverse stakeholders interpreting the White Paper’s content that has become all things to everyone… ____________ As the dust settles (at least temporarily) following the …

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Harris Hagan: Legal Eye… Top tips for complying with the ASA’s “strong appeal” test

SBC News Harris Hagan: Legal Eye... Top tips for complying with the ASA’s “strong appeal” test

Gemma Boore of Harris Hagan explains the strong appeal test, considers the impact of recent rulings by the Advertising Standards Authority (“ASA”), and shares top tips for those that want to comply with the strong appeal test when advertising sports betting to UK customers. __________________________ Half-a-year has passed since the introduction of the “strong appeal” test for gambling advertisements, and …

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BeyondPlay gains UK licence to enter supplier market

BeyondPlay gains UK licence to enter supplier market

BeyondPlay has become the latest company to enter the UK betting and gaming supplier market, securing an officially sanctioned licence. The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) Remote Casino Host and Gambling Software Licence will enable the company to offer its products and solutions to British operators, particularly targeting igaming firms. A B2B startup company, BeyondPlay has underscored the acquisition of a …

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AffiliateFEST – Creating a trade body for the affiliate sector

SBC News AffiliateFEST - Creating a trade body for the affiliate sector

The ‘compliance panel’ at last month’s AffiliateFEST event was one that stoked up a lot of interesting debate from panelists and audience members alike. One intriguing talking point to emerge from it was that of creating an affiliate trade body. Is there room for such a body in an industry that’s so competitive? And what would it actually do? Nick …

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