For reference, we link to documentation summarising the UK's various gambling duties

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Posted by Stephen Ketteley on Tuesday 16 Jul 2013

Following the reference in the Queen's speech to the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill, Hilary Stewart-Jones (DLA Piper, London) provides commentary on the proposed changes to UK gambling legislation.[Read More]

Posted by Ashley Averill on Wednesday 08 May 2013

On 1 May 2013, the UK Culture, Media and Sport Committee published the pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill.[Read More]

Posted by Ashley Averill on Friday 03 May 2013

At the end of 2012, the UK Government released draft legislation as part of the Finance Bill 2013 in connection with the proposed tax relief for video games development. On the assumption the draft legislation will be adopted largely in its current form, DLA Piper's Media team have set out some of the key issues for developers and video game production companies to be aware of.[Read More]

Posted by Ashley Averill on Friday 26 Apr 2013

With the UK government committed to the reform of its licensing and taxation systems for online gambling companies, the focus will inevitably turn to the measures the Gambling Commission intends to use to effectively curb the black market. Ash Averill, (DLA Piper, London) explores the methods adopted in other European jurisdictions to implement effective enforcement strategies.[Read More]

Posted by Ashley Averill on Friday 05 Apr 2013

Tom Russell (DLA Piper, London) discusses the Gambling Commission's recent publication regarding the role of the Joint Assessment Unit at the London Olympic Games.

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Posted by Ashley Averill on Wednesday 13 Mar 2013

On 7 February Helen O'Kane of the UK Gambling Commission discussed the regulator's current thinking regarding the protection of player funds. Ash Averill (DLA Piper, London) comments on the current position.

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Posted by Ashley Averill on Friday 08 Feb 2013

The DLA Gaming Team discusses the response of the UK Government to the report prepared by UK Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee following its detailed examination of the Gambling Act 2005 last year.

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Posted by Ashley Averill on Wednesday 16 Jan 2013

 A recent ASA adjudication ruled that the implication that participating in a lottery could provide a solution to financial concerns was irresponsible.[Read More]

Posted by Ashley Averill on Wednesday 19 Dec 2012

Today's adjudication by the Advertising Standards Authority ("ASA") illustrates the need for operators to be prudent in their approach to comparative advertising.

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Posted by Ashley Averill on Wednesday 12 Dec 2012

Ash Averill (DLA Piper, London) discusses the recently published CAP consultation and the proposed amendments to the CAP Code to permit betting websites to feature sports men and women under the age of 25.[Read More]

Posted by Ashley Averill on Tuesday 04 Dec 2012

In July 2011 the former Minister for Tourism and Heritage, John Penrose, set out the proposals to regulate gambling on a point of consumption rather than a point of supply basis. The long awaited Bill setting out the proposals was published today and Ash Averill (DLA Piper, London) comments on the draft legislation.[Read More]

Posted by Ashley Averill on Monday 03 Dec 2012

Ash Averill (DLA Piper, London) comments on the ASA's decision to uphold the complaint against Victor Chandler's ad.

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Posted by Ashley Averill on Wednesday 07 Nov 2012

Damian Herrington comments on the proposals.[Read More]

Posted by Ashley Averill on Tuesday 09 Oct 2012

 The latest news and views from DLA Piper's Sports and Media Team.

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Posted by Ashley Averill on Tuesday 02 Oct 2012

Read DLA's commentary on the UK Culture, Media and Sport Committee's examination of the Gambling Act 2005 in the latest edition of iGaming Business.

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Posted by Ashley Averill on Tuesday 18 Sep 2012

The latest news and views from DLA Piper's Sports and Media Team. Read more.

Posted by Ashley Averill on Wednesday 05 Sep 2012

Kokyee Ng (DLA Piper, London) comments on the ASA's decision not to uphold the complaint against Robin Hood Bingo's humorous ad.

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Posted by Ashley Averill on Thursday 23 Aug 2012

The UK Government have now opened the official consultation in respect of creating a single regulator for the gambling market.

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Posted by Ashley Averill on Wednesday 01 Aug 2012

The ASA has ruled that whilst Paddy Power plc's radio ad, which received 27 complaints, is distasteful, it is not in breach of the BCAP Code rules 4.2 and 4.10 (Harm and offence).  Kokyee Ng (DLA Piper, London) comments on the ruling.

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Posted by Ashley Averill on Wednesday 01 Aug 2012