News Gambling Commission Consultation on Crime & Disorder and the LCCP

Commission publish consultation on amendments to crime & disorder in the LCCP.

  • Date: 30 September 2015
  • Author/Solicitor: Nick Arron

Commenting, Nick Arron, Partner at Poppleston Allen said:

“The Commission review focuses on improving practices to best support the licensing objective of preventing gambling from being a source of crime or disorder, being associated with crime or disorder, or being used to support crime.

The consultation describes proposed changes to the LCCP to improve the Commission’s regulatory tools to support good practices by licensees and to tackle poor practice more effectively. The Commission are also seeking views and opinion on emerging areas of gambling in order to inform their thinking as to how these develop and are using the consultation to consult on a future update to their guidance for remote and non-remote casinos in relation to the prevention of money laundering and combatting the financing of terrorism.

The Commission have confirmed that they are not revisiting any of the areas covered in the last LCCP consultation on social responsibility provisionsin this new consultation.

Anti-money laundering is a key focus of the consultation, which with the recent fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive from Europe, is to be expected. It is also worth commenting that the Gambling Commission have been active in relation to anti-money laundering recently, highlighted by the recent press release regarding Rank.

Other areas subject to the consultation include responsible placement of digital adverts, misuse of insider information by industry personnel, and digital currencies such as Bitcoin.

The consultation closes on 30 December 2015”.

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Source: Poppleston Allen