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News: Government issues updated Guidance for Restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services 26 Nov 2020

Revised guidance for England with changes to local restrictions on 2nd December included

News: What can Licensed Premises do under the new Lockdown 2.0 Regulations? 04 Nov 2020

Summary of the restrictions on Premises from tomorrow

News: Lockdown 2.0 Regulations published 03 Nov 2020

The new Regulations come into force Thursday 5th November

News: Gambling Commission Launches Consultation on Tougher Rules for Remote Operators to Tackle Gambling Harm 03 Nov 2020

The Commission is calling for comments from stakeholders on proposals to strengthen rules for identifying and preventing gambling harm

News: NEXSTART Q&As on Coronavirus Regulations and Compliance 16 Oct 2020

Q&As on current compliance issues that have been identified across England

News: London, Essex and others set to move to Tier 2 from Saturday 15 Oct 2020

With London, Essex and other parts of England set to change Tier we set out some useful reminders of what this means for Hospitality businesses

News: Government Guidance has been issued on new Alert level tiered system 13 Oct 2020

The Guidance is to support the Regulations, which are due to come into force tomorrow

News: Three Health Protection Regulations released for new tiered system 12 Oct 2020

The Regulations have been laid before Parliament this evening

News: New restrictions announced in parts of the North East and North West, and a relaxation of the lockdown in Bolton 01 Oct 2020

The measures were announced earlier today, and come into force from Midnight on Saturday 3rd October

News: New Guidance to Govern Gambling Industry ‘VIP Customer’ Practices 01 Oct 2020

The Gambling Commission has released new guidance for operators to address incentive schemes aimed at high value customers

News: Further Regulation Requiring Decibel Limits For Any Music Played In Relevant Premises 29 Sep 2020

New Regulations On Music and Dancing in Premises

News: New restrictions on indoor inter-household mixing for the North East of England 29 Sep 2020

The current guidance will become enforceable by law in 7 areas from 00:01 tomorrow morning

News: UK Government to Review Loot Boxes and Link to Gambling 25 Sep 2020

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport has issued a call for evidence to assess the impact of loot boxes

News: 10 pm curfew and table service for certain premises take effect today 24 Sep 2020

Further restrictions apply

News: New Face Coverings regulations include bars, restaurants, pubs etc 23 Sep 2020

New rules for customers and staff in licensed premises in England

News: New Test and Trace and Social Distancing Regulations for operators 17 Sep 2020

New rules place obligations on licensees

News: Judgment Handed Down in FCA’s Business Interruption Insurance Test Case 15 Sep 2020

The High Court has ruled in favour of policyholders in the business interruption insurance test case brought by the FCA.

News: The Business and Planning Act 2020 has today received Royal Assent and is in force with immediate effect 22 Jul 2020

This Act makes changes to the Pavement Licence procedure and provides off-sales to all non-exempt Premises till 2300

News: An advisory on Standard Conditions for Fast Track Pavement Licences under the Business & Planning Bill 21 Jul 2020

With the Business & Planning Bill likely to get Royal assent today here are some thoughts on how standard conditions will apply to the new fast track pavement licences

News: Compliance with licence conditions on reopening 23 Jun 2020

With the hospitality industry set to reopen from the 4th of July there are many questions on how to navigate compliance with licence conditions

News: Gambling premises open with Gambling Commission Guidance 15 Jun 2020

Betting shops open, arcades still closed, bingo and casino opening in July

News: Gambling Commission issues new mandatory guidance for online operators 12 May 2020

New customer interaction requirements for online sector due to increased risk of harm during Covid-19 lockdown

News: Gambling Commission announces LCCP changes for Society Lotteries 06 May 2020

Total proceeds to increase and measures introduced to provide more information to consumers

News: Parliamentary All-Party Betting & Gaming Group commence review of the Gambling Act 2005 06 May 2020

All industry stakeholders invited to participate

News: UK Music Licensing Company PPL PRS announce new measures due to Covid-19 30 Mar 2020

PPL / PRS Suspend Payments for Closure Period

News: New Government rules on staying at home and away from others published today 23 Mar 2020

The rules were published following the Prime Minister’s speech this evening

News: Statutory Limits for Lottery Proceeds to be raised from 7 April 2020 20 Mar 2020

Total Proceeds permitted for Large Society Lotteries to raise to £5million per Lottery Draw

News: Online gambling operators reminded of deadline to register and integrate with national online self-exclusion scheme (GAMSTOP) 28 Feb 2020

National self-exclusion scheme mandatory requirement to take effect from 31st March 2020

News: Welsh Minimum Unit Pricing comes into force Monday 2 March 2020 27 Feb 2020

The cap of 50p applies to all licensed premises

News: PASS Opens New Consultation on Standards for Digital Proof of Age 17 Feb 2020

PASS are seeking views on how digital proof of age should be presented and verified.

News: Online Gambling Operators reminded of obligation to participate in GAMSTOP by 31st March 2020 29 Jan 2020

National online multi-operator self-exclusion scheme mandatory for remote operators

News: Gambling Commission ban gambling on credit cards 14 Jan 2020

The ban will be effective from 14th April 2020

News: Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Issue Advice on Counter Terrorism Measures 20 Dec 2019

The MPS have produced a guidance note which provides helpful information on how to try and protect your business from the risk of a terrorist attack.

News: Home Office announce planned extension of licensing hours to celebrate VE Day 25 Oct 2019

Proposal to extend hours for pubs clubs and bars

News: The clocks go back this weekend – make sure you are ready! 25 Oct 2019

We may get an extra hour in bed, but how will this affect your premise?

News: Seven on-course bookmakers to have their licences reviewed by Gambling Commission 30 Jul 2019

Gambling Commission announce regulatory action

News: Gambling Commission to consult on the use of credit cards to gamble online 24 Jul 2019

Twelve-week consultation to begin in mid-August.

News: Minimum age requirement for National Lottery games under review 18 Jul 2019

Department for Digital, Culture Media & Sport issues consultation

News: Parents of deceased gambling addict ask that inquest considers government liability 02 Jul 2019

The parents of a gambling addict who took his own life have asked the inquest to consider whether the government should be held liable for his death

News: House of Lords Select Committee publishes a call for evidence in respect of the gambling industry. 02 Jul 2019

Deadline for the submission of written evidence is 6th September 2019.

News: Gambling Commission report outlines successes and failures during 2018 - 2019 27 Jun 2019

Commission conducted more than 160 regulatory and criminal investigations in the last year.

News: House of Lords appoints Committee to consider issues relating to gambling 14 Jun 2019

The Special Inquiry Committee will investigate the social and economic impact of the gambling industry

News: Letter to the gambling sector published by Competition and Markets Authority and Gambling Commission 30 Apr 2019

The Competition and Markets Authority and the Gambling Commission have published a joint letter concerning their work on suspected breaches of consumer protection law in the remote gambling sector

News: House of Lords Publishes Report in to Costal Town Regeneration 08 Apr 2019

The report recognises the importance of hospitality in the regeneration of seaside towns.

News: Gambling Commission issues call for evidence on online gambling with credit cards. 22 Feb 2019

The Gambling Commission is considering whether restrictions are necessary to limit online gambling with credit cards.

News: Gambling Commission issues call for evidence on Category B gaming machines and player protection 22 Feb 2019

Gambling Commission seeking views on how gambling businesses can strengthen harm prevention measures.

News: Committee of Advertising Practice releases new standards for gambling advertising 13 Feb 2019

Guidance aimed at protecting children and young people

News: Gambling Commission introduces changes to LCCP 08 Feb 2019

New rules for online operators aiming to make gambling safer and fairer

News: FOBT stake cut to take effect on the 1st April 2019 21 Dec 2018

Regulations published reducing maximum stakes

News: Gambling Commission takes action against online casino operators and senior management 29 Nov 2018

Financial penalties of almost £14million imposed on three companies

News: High Court backs Government non-UK EuroMillions betting ban 22 Nov 2018

Previous loophole will remain firmly closed

News: Gambling Commission finds failures to prevent children playing on age-restricted pub gaming machines 15 Nov 2018

Sample tests indicate failure rate up to 90%

News: DCMS announces FOBT stake cut from April 2019 14 Nov 2018

Category B2 Gaming Machine stakes to be cut from £100 to £2

News: Gambling Commission consult on proposed change to Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice 07 Sep 2018

Changes are aimed at strengthening age and identity verification for online gambling

News: Agent of Change Has Arrived 25 Jul 2018

The National Planning Policy Framework (July 2018) – Now Includes ‘Agent of Change’

News: DCMS consults on lottery reform 02 Jul 2018

Government seeks to support society lottery sector and maximise returns

News: Maltese Parliament approves new Gaming regime 11 May 2018

Gaming Act to strengthen the Malta Gaming Authority’s supervisory Role

News: LeoVegas Gaming Limited accepts Gambling Commission Regulatory Settlement 03 May 2018

Operator found in breach of Marketing and Self-Exclusion LCCP

News: Gambling Commission publishes advice to Government. 19 Mar 2018

Regulator gives recommendations for FOBT stake limits and a package of social responsibility measures.

News: Lotto Betting Group to challenge Government regarding its plans to ban betting on EuroMillions. 27 Feb 2018

Proposed change to licence conditions would prohibit betting on non-UK EuroMillion draws.

News: Operator found in breach of anti-money laundering and social responsibility regulations 20 Feb 2018

William Hill Group to pay a penalty package of at least £6.2 million.

News: CAP publish new guidance on gambling advertising 15 Feb 2018

Standards focus on problem gambling and new standards have been introduced for “free bets and bonuses”.

News: Gambling Commission issues Guidance for Remote Gambling Operators 14 Feb 2018

Regulator advises customer interaction policy of Identify, Interact and Evaluate

News: Gambling Commission warn operators to take immediate steps to comply with consumer protection law. 01 Feb 2018

Action required by the industry to stamp out unfair terms and misleading practices

News: Gambling Commission requests that holders of remote operating licences register with GAMSTOP now 30 Jan 2018

Multi-operator self –exclusion scheme to go live in spring 2018

News: Consultation on changes to Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice 25 Jan 2018

Proposals considered to promote the fair and open Gambling Licensing Objective

News: Gambling Commission sends out letter to all online casino operators 08 Jan 2018

The Gambling Commission sets out concerns over the sectors approach to anti-money laundering and social responsibility

News: Operating Licence condition to prohibit betting on EuroMillions 01 Dec 2017

Department for Digital, Culture Media & Sport publishes consultation response

News: Gambling Commission unveils their new strategy for making gambling fairer and safer 14 Nov 2017

Five strategic priorities for the Gambling Commission

News: Government proposes reduced FOBT stakes between £50 and £2 31 Oct 2017

DCMS launches consultation on changes to Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures

News: Decision in Casino cheating case transforms the legal test for dishonesty 26 Oct 2017

Ivey v Genting Casinos Ltd t/a Crockfords judgment could alter the course of criminal trials

News: Adverts that appeal to under 18’s 23 Oct 2017

Regulators write to online operators re-iterating rules.

News: Assessment of National Gambling Behaviour published 25 Aug 2017

Gambling Commission issues first comprehensive review since 2010

News: Gambling Commission confirms new enforcement strategy 06 Jul 2017

Full range of powers to be used to raise standards

Gambling licence 27 Jun 2017

law and procedure update

News: Online Gambling Operators face enforcement action by the Competition and Markets Authority 26 Jun 2017

CMA concern that online terms and conditions often confusing, unclear and potentially unfair

News: Is this the end for Commercial Bingo in Pubs? 09 Jun 2017

Court of Appeal finds in favour of Gambling Commission

IOL Article May 2017 01 May 2017

Gambling Commission impose first financial penalty for advertising issues

News: Horserace Betting Levy extended to apply to all licensed remote betting operators 28 Apr 2017

Horserace Betting Levy Regulations 2017 come into force

News: Gambling Operators: Responsibility for Marketing to Self-Excluded Customers 28 Mar 2017

The Gambling Commission affirms that operators must ensure that third party associates do not market to self-excluded customers.

News: Government Announces Exemption for Gambling Sectors Under New Money Laundering Requirements 20 Mar 2017

Casinos to be the only UK gambling sector subject to the EU 4TH Money Laundering Directive

News: Changes to Operating Licence Fees from April 2017 14 Mar 2017

New legislation amending the fees for gambling operators will come into force from 6th April 2017

News: UK Government to Consult on Lottery Betting Loophole 08 Mar 2017

UK Government seeks to put an end to non-UK EuroMillions betting market

IOL Journal Article January 2017 01 Jan 2017

Changes to Operating Licence fees and gaming machine call for evidence.

News: Operating Licence Annual Fees to change in 2017 22 Dec 2016

Gambling Commission confirms fee proposals following consultation

Drunk in Charge of a Gaming Machine 05 Dec 2016

Understanding your responsibilities for vulnerable people

News: CounterTerrorismUK 22 Nov 2016

Counter-terrorism police & partners launch Counter Terrorism Awareness Week 2016

News: Regulatory data collection consultation 16 Nov 2016

The Gambling Commission releases consultation on regulatory returns

News: Remote Gambling and Software Technical Standards (RTS) Consultation 26 Oct 2016

Gambling Commission to consult on changes to the RTS

News: Maximum Gaming Machine Stake and Prize Limits to be Reviewed 24 Oct 2016

DCMS announces call for evidence

News: Competition watchdog to investigate online gambling firms for cheating customers 24 Oct 2016

Firms are suspected of offering complex terms and conditions in order to avoid payouts

News: Poker's Continued Popularity 17 Oct 2016

Top tips on how to deal with poker games in the correct way

Gambling licensing Journal 06 Oct 2016

law and procedure update

News: What will the effect of Brexit be on the Licensing Act 2003? 11 Jul 2016

There are a number of areas which may be affected by Brexit, but any impact will be subject to negotiations between the UK and the EU.

News: House of Lords to Report on Licensing Act 2003 10 Jun 2016

Ad-hoc House of Lords Committee to reivew the Act

Gambling Licensing 17 May 2016

Law and Procedure Update

News: Further details about Queen’s Birthday extended Hours 27 Apr 2016

Further information about what licensable activities are extended on 10th and 11th June 2016.

News: Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) issues three year strategy 19 Apr 2016

Agenda issued to reduce gambling-related harm

News: Gambling Act changes cut Lottery red tape 07 Apr 2016

Deregulation of low level lotteries permits raising of charitable funds

News: Executive Level Changes Made at Gambling Commission 15 Mar 2016

Changes Introduced To Put “Consumers At Heart Of Regulation”

News: Commercial Bingo in Pubs 10 Mar 2016

It's not game over for bingo

Q & A: What is a Freedom of Information Information Request? 18 Feb 2016

How you make a request?

News: Tribunal Decision in Gambling Commission v Greene King Appeal 09 Feb 2016

Gambling Commission successful in their appeal against the decision of the First Tier Tribunal

News: Court of Appeal allows substitution of correct Appellant in nightclub revocation case. 04 Feb 2016

Court of Appeal allows substitution of correct Appellant in nightclub revocation case.

News: FOBT players are staking less and playing for longer 25 Jan 2016

DCMS publishes its evaluation into the effects of the Regulations affecting Fixed Odds Betting Terminals

Q & A: Re-classification of Certain Gaming Machines 14 Jan 2016

Can I still apply or is it too late?

Gambling licensing update 01 Jan 2016

Law and procedure update

News: Beware of theft from machines 10 Dec 2015

Be vigilant: gaming machine use should be supervised

News: Changes proposed for assessing compliance with the Remote Gambling and Software Technical Standards 07 Dec 2015

Your chance to comment on the Gambling Commission’s consultation

News: Gambling Commission release gaming machines consultation 30 Nov 2015

Gambling Commission release consultation document inviting comments on where gaming machines should be played

News: Gambling Commission review poker 12 Oct 2015

The Gambling Commission announce they are reviewing peer to peer poker.

News: Get your pub out of the firing line 01 Oct 2015

It is important to maintain all fire-safety equipment

News: Gambling Commission Consultation on Crime & Disorder and the LCCP 30 Sep 2015

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

News: Gambling Commission publish 5th edition Guidance to Licensing Authorities 29 Sep 2015

The Gambling Commission have today published the latest version of their Guidance to Licensing Authorities.

News: Don't Gamble with your Pub 10 Sep 2015

Are you ready for the reclassification of crane-type gaming machines?

News: Gambling Commission Issues Fees Discussion Paper 03 Sep 2015

The regulator has asked for comments to be made on its fee structure proposals

News: Home Office announces new measures to deal with illegal immigrants. 26 Aug 2015

Operators employing illegal workers could lose licence under proposed legislation.

News: Be prepared for pub inspections 20 Aug 2015

Here are some useful tips on what to look out for

News: The impact of public health 20 Aug 2015

The work of public health teams will enhance the decision-making process for those applying for licences

Licensed Trade Guide (2017 edition) 14 Aug 2015

Announcing the new Licensed Trade Guide 2017. Written by seven leading solicitors, this handy pocket-sized reference guide helps you understand the basics of how licensing law affects your business.

Q & A: Be in the game on new classifications 06 Aug 2015

Are some gaming machines being reclassified? If so, do I need to change my current permission?

News: Illegal Poker Den Operator ordered to pay £50,000 31 Jul 2015

Court rules man jailed for money laundering connected with illegal poker den made in excess of £400k

News: Government rejects £2 cap for FOBT stake limits 17 Jul 2015

Council campaign to reduce stakes on fixed-odds betting terminals rejected

News: Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Reject Levy and EMRO 16 Jul 2015

Weymouth & Portland Borough Council’s Licensing Committee reject proposals to introduce a Late Night Levy or an EMRO for lack of evidence to justify implementing the schemes.

Q & A: Online betting websites 02 Jul 2015

Customers use my wifi service to connect to online betting sites - am I breaking any laws?

Q & A: Game on for pub's machine permit transfer 25 Jun 2015

I am selling my pub, do I need to arrange to transfer my existing LPGMP?

News: Outdated plans can cost dearly 25 Jun 2015

Here is our checklist of what must be shown on your plans

News: Outdoor Areas 11 Jun 2015

Top Tips for Marquees and Temporary Bars

News: When it is right to refuse service 19 Mar 2015

Refusing service and denying entry are always tricky issues - here is our overview of the main legal and operational points to bear in mind

News: Gambling issue far from over 19 Feb 2015

The continued sage of bingo in pubs

News: Stocking fillers for the new year 11 Dec 2014

Tips which may help you focus and increase the chances of obtaining a satisfactory decision before a Committee

Videos 20 Mar 2014

Information, advice and much more - view all our videos

Licence2View 24 Feb 2014

Licence2View is our secure website to check the progress of your applications, highlight issues, manage your licensing, and see the details of all your licences

News: Changes to Stake and Prize Limits for Gaming Machines 16 Jan 2014

Changes to the stake and prize limits for gaming machines have been introduced

The Poppleston Allen Guide to Preventing Underage Sales of Alcohol (Teenage Kicks) 06 Dec 2013

Poppleston Allen has produced a revised and updated training pack for operators, called ‘Teenage Kicks’, designed to protect your business from the threat of closure and financial penalties due to rep

Licensed Premises: Law, Practice and Policy - Second Edition 06 Dec 2013

Poppleston Allen has contributed towards several chapters of the Second Edition of Philip Kolvin's book, Licensed Premises: Law, Practice and Policy.

Gambling Software 05 Dec 2013

Licensing extends to businesses involved in remote or online gambling

The Gambling Commission 05 Dec 2013

Here's what you need to know about the Gambling Commission

Gambling Compliance and Enforcement 05 Dec 2013

The primary purpose of compliance and enforcement is to ensure the licensing objectives are met

Bingo Halls 05 Dec 2013

Various licenses are required for Bingo Halls and Online Bingo operations

Betting 05 Dec 2013

Most betting is licensed, with licences administered by the Gambling Commission, plus Local Authorities

Arcades 05 Dec 2013

Gaming machine arcades are regulated according to the Gambling Act 2005

Introduction to Gambling Legislation 05 Dec 2013

How can we help you with your Gambling Legislation issues?

Gaming Machines 05 Dec 2013

Under the Gambling Act 2005, gaming machines fall into a number of categories depending on the limits on the stakes and prizes.

News: All change! DCMS propose increase to maximum Stake & Prizes limits 10 Oct 2013

The DCMS has announced the results of the review of stake and prizes limits

News: Merger of Gambling Commission & National Lottery Commission - Order issued 20 Sep 2013

Merger of Gambling Commission & National Lottery Commission - Order issued The Order will come into force on 1 October 2013