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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Law-Now: Gambling
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CMS In­ter­act­ive Guide to On­line Gambling Reg­u­la­tion in Europe

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13 February 2020
CMS Gambling Con­fer­ence 2020: Tak­ing risks to help con­sumers
Neil McAr­thur, Chief Ex­ec­ut­ive of the Gambling Com­mis­sion, gave a key note speech to the con­fer­ence del­eg­ates. Watch the video here.
04 July 2019
CMS Ex­pert Guide to on­line gambling law and reg­u­la­tion in Europe
Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on gambling law and reg­u­la­tion? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
22 July 2020
Back on Track: Pre­par­ing to re­turn to the of­fice safely and the longer...
Back on Track: prac­tic­al leg­al and risk is­sues for the gambling sec­tor is our series of up­dates for in-house leg­al and com­pli­ance teams in the gambling sec­tor. 
13 July 2020
Gambling Com­mis­sion con­sults on on­line slots game design and re­verse with­draw­als
On 9 Ju­ly 2020, the Gambling Com­mis­sion an­nounced that it is con­sult­ing on changes to the reg­u­la­tion of on­line slot games design. This fol­lows the Com­mis­sion’s in­dustry chal­lenge re­port, which it pub­lished...
12 February 2020
CMS Gambling Con­fer­ence 2020: Put­ting the Cus­tom­er First
29 July 2020
Back on Track: Adtech for the gambling sec­tor
Back on Track: prac­tic­al leg­al and risk is­sues for the gambling sec­tor is our series of up­dates for in-house leg­al and com­pli­ance teams in the gambling sec­tor. 
26 June 2020
Gambling Com­mis­sion pub­lishes re­port on the pro­gress of its In­dustry Chal­lenge
In­tro­duc­tion In Oc­to­ber 2019, the Gambling Com­mis­sion set out three chal­lenges for op­er­at­ors to tackle in or­der to make gambling safer for con­sumers see Law-Now art­icle. The chal­lenges set were on: (i)...
12 February 2020
CMS Gambling Con­fer­ence 2020: Identi­fy­ing and In­ter­act­ing with Prob­lem...
05 August 2020
Back on Track: Avoid­ing the smoking gun: leg­al priv­ilege and man­aging doc­u­ment...
Back on Track: prac­tic­al leg­al and risk is­sues for the gambling sec­tor is our series of up­dates for in-house leg­al and com­pli­ance teams in the gambling sec­tor. 
23 June 2020
Gambling Com­mis­sion con­sults on the treat­ment of VIP cus­tom­ers
The Gambling Com­mis­sion has an­nounced that it will be launch­ing a con­sulta­tion in re­la­tion to high value cus­tom­ers (HVCs), also known as VI­Ps. The con­sulta­tion will fo­cus on the chal­lenges that op­er­at­ors’...
6 February 2020
CMS Gambling Con­fer­ence 2020: Horsera­cing and Fund­ing
12 August 2020
Back on Track: Con­sumer pro­tec­tion: the law bey­ond so­cial re­spons­ib­il­ity
Back on Track: prac­tic­al leg­al and risk is­sues for the gambling sec­tor is our series of up­dates for in-house leg­al and com­pli­ance teams in the gambling sec­tor.