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Sean Godfrey

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Name: Sean Godfrey
Date registered: February 19, 2016

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  1. UK: Betting on TV programmes: has the novelty worn-off — June 29, 2016
  2. UK Regulator Ramps Up AML and Related Compliance — May 13, 2016
  3. UK: Placing Digital Adverts Responsibly – Gambling Commission Launches Consultation on Wording for New Licence Condition — May 13, 2016
  4. UK Gambling Commission – Corporate Business Plan: April 2016 – March 2017 — May 5, 2016

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UK: Betting on TV programmes: has the novelty worn-off

By Sean Godfrey and Verity Young

The Gambling Commission has issued a warning to operators who offer markets on pre-recorded TV shows such as the Great British Bake Off and Strictly Come Dancing and other novelty products following negative media reports around the integrity of such betting, causing damage to the wider perception of gambling in Great Britain.

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UK Regulator Ramps Up AML and Related Compliance

By Hilary Stewart-Jones

The UK regulator the Gambling Commission has published some enhanced provisions relating to AML and crime prevention. The revised licensing conditions and codes of practice (“LCCP”) are to be implemented in the Autumn.  The consultation of last year which preceded these changes was against a backdrop of several high profile settlements with operators which had for the period reviewed apparently failed in the standards required of them.

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UK: Placing Digital Adverts Responsibly – Gambling Commission Launches Consultation on Wording for New Licence Condition

By Sean Godfrey and Verity Young

The UK Gambling Commission has launched a consultation on the specific wording of a new licence condition which places an obligation on licensees to take responsibility for ensuring adverts placed by themselves or others do not appear on websites providing unauthorised access to copyright content.

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UK Gambling Commission – Corporate Business Plan: April 2016 – March 2017

By Alex Chaize

The Gambling Commission’s annual business plan for the forthcoming year is set against the backdrop of various challenges to the industry such as: supply chain consolidation; the launch of national sector-specific self-exclusion schemes; technological changes and controversy around fixed odds betting terminals. The plan emphasises a “continuing focus on putting consumers at the heart of everything we do” and sets out themes including:

  • protecting vulnerable consumers;
  • ensuring markets are fair and open; and
  • monitoring and challenging the National Lottery.

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