Gaming and betting - Updates
The Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill, which provides for the regulation of remote gambling in Great Britain to change to a “point of consumption” basis, has received its first reading in the House of Commons. With cross party support (as anticipated) the Bill may pass into legislation with little revision even before the summer recess, although implementation is not expected until 2014.
Whilst our Betting and Gaming team does act for a number of licensed and regulated lotteries and lottery managers, we are aware that from time to time Jeffrey Green Russell Limited, and/or certain of its staff, have been misrepresented as either associated with the operation of certain other lotteries or available to act on behalf of alleged winners of lotteries.
The UK Government's recent Budget has brought gambling regulatory reform, particularly in regards to online gambling regulation and taxation, to a head.
In a written statement of 14th July 2011, John Penrose MP, the Government Minister with responsibility for gambling has confirmed the UK Government's intention to pass primary legislation to amend the Gambling Act 2005 to revise the UK's approach to remote gambling licensing.
Article from TIME Law, July 2011 published by Hambach & Hambach Law Firm:
The Gambling Act 2005 (the “Act”) came into force in April 2005. One year on, Tony Coles, Jeffrey Green Russell’s Partner and head of its Gambling and Betting Group looks at the Act in practice.