Gambling

United Kingdom

The gambling industry is constantly in a state of change. While regulatory liberalisation is creating new opportunities in some jurisdictions, tightening legislation is closing down avenues in others. Our deep knowledge of the sector allows us to advise our clients on how to recognise, protect and optimise their opportunities within this shifting landscape.

Our gambling practice comprises lawyers drawn from across the firm, including our Commercial & Regulatory, Corporate, Tax, Dispute Resolution, Financial Services, EU & Competition and Intellectual Property practices and our expertise extends to all gambling products including betting, gaming, lotteries, prize competitions and promotions, both remote and land-based.

As well as years of experience in advising on gambling products, we have market leading financial services expertise which underpins our advice on payments issues and anti-money laundering.

With our experts across a network of 42 countries and long-standing relationships with local counsel in other jurisdictions, we are well placed to offer advice as new licensing regimes are introduced or legislation changes or on cross-border M&A. We can advise on the best jurisdiction for a client from both a regulatory and tax perspective. Whether a client wants to establish a new company, obtain a licence or needs market leading gambling tax advice, we provide a one-stop service.

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13 February 2020
CMS Gambling Con­fer­ence 2020: Tak­ing risks to help...
03 Apr 20
Re­cord £13m set­tle­ment agreed with Caesars En­ter­tain­ment fol­low­ing...
On 2 April 2020, the Gambling Com­mis­sion (the “Com­mis­sion”) agreed a re­cord £13m reg­u­lat­ory set­tle­ment with Caesars En­ter­tain­ment UK Lim­ited (“Caesars”) in re­la­tion to anti-money laun­der­ing,...
12 February 2020
CMS Gambling Con­fer­ence 2020: Put­ting the Cus­tom­er...
03 Apr 20
The Gambling Com­mis­sion an­nounces ac­tions from three in­dustry work­ing...
Fol­low­ing Neil McAr­thur’s break­fast brief­ing in Oc­to­ber 2019, the Gambling Com­mis­sion  es­tab­lished three in­dustry work­ing groups, each fo­cus­ing on a dif­fer­ent chal­lenge iden­ti­fied by the Com­mis­sion...
12 February 2020
CMS Gambling Con­fer­ence 2020: Identi­fy­ing and In­ter­act­ing...
02 Apr 20
Gambling Com­mis­sion Pub­lishes 2020/2021 Busi­ness Plan
On 1 April the Gambling Com­mis­sion pub­lished its 2020/2021 Busi­ness Plan, out­lining its key pri­or­it­ies for the com­ing fin­an­cial year. Un­sur­pris­ingly, con­sumer pro­tec­tion and en­force­ment for non-com­pli­ance...
6 February 2020
CMS Gambling Con­fer­ence 2020: What does good reg­u­la­tion...
30 Mar 20
Coronavir­us And Force Ma­jeure in the Scot­tish Sports In­dustry
Dis­rup­tion caused by coronavir­us The break­out of coronavir­us has already had a pro­found im­pact on the Scot­tish and UK eco­nomy. One of the sec­tors that has been most af­fected is the Scot­tish sports in­dustry:...
6 February 2020
CMS Gambling Con­fer­ence 2020: Horsera­cing and Fund­ing
27 Mar 20
Gambling Com­mis­sion stresses that op­er­at­ors must act re­spons­ibly dur­ing...
Cor­rect as of 12:00 on 27 March 2020. This art­icle is not be­ing main­tained. Fol­low­ing its guid­ance last week about the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic, the Gambling Com­mis­sion (the “Com­mis­sion”) has re­leased a...
6 February 2020
CMS Gambling Con­fer­ence 2020: Data Rights: the latest...
20 Mar 20
Lot­ter­ies.com li­cence sus­pen­ded by Gambling Com­mis­sion
The Gambling Com­mis­sion (the “Com­mis­sion”) has sus­pen­ded, with im­me­di­ate ef­fect, the li­cence of In­ter­na­tion­al Multi-Me­dia En­ter­tain­ments Lim­ited, which trades as Lot­ter­ies.com, due to money laun­der­ing...