Online gambling operators urged to register for GAMSTOP

April 19th, 2018

The Gambling Commission has called on all online gambling operators who have not already registered with the industry’s new national online self-exclusion scheme (GAMSTOP) to do so immediately, ahead of the anticipated full roll-out of the system this spring.

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Gambling Commission publishes important guidance ahead of the GDPR

April 12th, 2018

At the start of April, the Gambling Commission published important guidance regarding the impact of the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the gambling sector. The legislation will take effect from 25 May 2018 and poses a number challenges for gambling operators.

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New report calls for an end to the zero-tolerance approach to drugs in licensed premises

March 23rd, 2018

A new partnership between Durham University, The Loop, Volte Face and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy Reform has called for a rethink to the zero-tolerance approach to drugs in licensing.

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Licensing Order to relax alcohol sale hours for Royal Wedding gets green-light from Government

March 15th, 2018

Premises that are licensed to sell alcohol in England and Wales for consumption on their premises will be able to stay open for an additional two hours on two nights in May due to the upcoming Royal Wedding celebrations, it has been confirmed.

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Planning law to be strengthened in order to protect music venues

February 2nd, 2018

Housing Secretary Sajid Javid has announced plans to adopt the so-called ‘Agent-of-Change’ principle into planning law, in a bid to “support grassroots music venues”.

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Calls for greater restrictions to apply to airport alcohol sales

January 25th, 2018

A debate has recently emerged regarding whether greater restrictions should be applied to the consumption and sale of alcohol at airports, in a bid to curb “disruptive passenger behaviour”.

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Iconic London “gentlemen’s club” loses licence following undercover investigation

January 18th, 2018

An historic London nightclub which once adopted the famous motto “We Never Closed” has not had its sexual entertainment licence renewed after more than 80 years of operating as an adult entertainment venue.

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Eton College Law Society learns more about licensing, gambling and regulatory law from top solicitor

January 16th, 2018

Students at one of the UK’s most prestigious schools, Eton College, have gained a deeper insight into the world of licensing, gambling and regulatory law from Niall McCann, a highly regarded solicitor from one of London’s leading firms. Niall, Joint-Head of Joelson’s Licensing, Gambling and Regulatory team, addressed members of Eton College’s Law Society as … Continue reading “Eton College Law Society learns more about licensing, gambling and regulatory law from top solicitor”

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CAP and BCAP Codes crack down on sexualised portrayals of under-18s in advertising

January 11th, 2018

Advertising regulators in the UK have moved to crack down on sexualised portrayals of under-18s in advertising and marketing materials following the findings of a six-month consultation.

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Bitcoin futures launched on CME exchange

January 2nd, 2018

Traders are now able to bet on the future value of Bitcoin, after the cryptocurrency began trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) financial futures market on 18 December.

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