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Miscellaneous posts by a licensing lawyer

Various articles covering all areas of licensing law and practice. Entirely personal commentaries about recent licensing news, alcohol & entertainment licensing, betting, gambling, the licensing of sex establishments (lap dancing clubs), taxis, PHVs - as well as miscellaneous topics such as cultural diversity,  gentlemen's clubs, website tactics, and the battle between London's black cabs and Uber.

FOBT stake maximum currently £100

Maximum FOBT stake

Gambling Commission recommend maximum FOBT stake for roulette should be set “at or below £30”

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Uber Withdraws Appeal. UBL not fit to hold PHV operator's licence.

Uber withdraws appeal

Uber Britannia Limited withdraws appeal against the refusal by York Council to renew its PHV operator’s licence.

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minimum unit pricing in Wales may have unintended consequences

Minimum Unit Pricing

Welsh Committee hears that minimum unit pricing (alcohol) could cause some to turn to drugs as a cheaper alternative.

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Change of DPS

To crack a nut

Government publishes minor amendment to the Guidance Notes accompanying the application form for a change of DPS.

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William Hill breach Money Laundering Regulations

William Hill Fined £6m

A Gambling Commission investigation has revealed that William Hill breached anti-money laundering regulations.

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Customer Interaction Guidance - over long: there were only 10 commandments

New Gambling Guidance

Identifying problem gamblers, interacting with them, and evaluating the outcomes of interaction.

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Knowsley policy unlawful

Knowsley Policy Unlawful

A policy requiring PHV Drivers to work “predominantly” in the  Knowsley area has been quashed by the High Court

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Cardiff City Centre refuses 24 hour fish and chip shop

24 hour fish & chips

Cardiff City Centre. Proper application of cumulative impact policy. Adverse impact occurring away from premises.

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Gabmling Commission crackdown on online casinos and money laundering

Casinos: Money Laundering

The Gambling Commission has written to all online casino operators expressing concerns about anti-money laundering.

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Airside Alcohol Sales - The sale of alcohol "airside" at airports is unregulated by the Licensing Act 2003

Airside Alcohol Sales

Déjà vu. The Home Office has been considering the anomalous exemption of ‘airside’ bars at airports for some years.

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