Tag Archives: Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill
- Gibraltar files legal challenge of UK gambling law, seeks expedited hearing
August 19, 2014
As promised, the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) has filed its legal challenge of the UK’s new gambling laws. In papers filed with the High Court this week, the GBGA argues that the changes ushered in by the UK’s Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 are “illegitimate, disproportionate and...
- UK wiggle room on sports sponsorship for Asian online gambling firms
July 14, 2014
The UK Gambling Commission has offered hope for online gambling operators seeking to maintain their partnerships with sports franchises without having to apply for a UK gambling license, although it suggests the ultimate determination will have to be made by the courts. As of Oct. 1, the UK’s new Gambling...
- Optimal Payments sponsor Crystal Palace as Asian gambling firms face deadline
July 8, 2014
Optimal Payments, the UK-listed parent company of online payment processor Neteller, has inked a shirt sponsorship with Premier League football club Crystal Palace. The two-year deal will take effect this summer and will allow the Neteller brand to feature prominently on the front of Crystal Palace’s kit. The deal marks...
- UK-licensed online gambling tops £1b, new accounts highest in five years
July 2, 2014
Online gambling operators holding a UK license reported revenue of £1.06b in the 12 months ending September 2013, up 16% year-on-year. Figures released Friday by the UK Gambling Commission showed online sports betting revenue improved 17% to £879m, while turnover rose 15% to £22.4b, representing all but £1b of total...
- Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association to seek judicial review of UK gambling law
June 19, 2014
The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) has put the UK government on notice that it intends to mount a legal challenge of the country’s “unlawful” new gambling law. The UK officially approved legislation last month that will require all UK-facing online gambling operators to hold a license issued by...
- Food For Thought – Discussion on the Potential Consequences of new UK Gambling Regulations
December 11, 2013
Introduction The second reading of the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill (the Bill) took place in the House of Commons on 12 November. The Bill aims to overhaul online gambling licensing and taxation policy in the UK in order to rectify shortcomings which have been apparent since the introduction of...