Audley Chaucer can advise companies and individuals involved in or who have been affected by gambling. We are involved in litigating cases against some of the largest gaming companies by representing individuals who have lost money through the illegal or questionable conduct of the gaming companies.

We can provide advice on:
• The Gambling Act Licensing Regime
• The legality of new gambling ventures
• Operating, personal or premises licence requirements
• Terms and conditions for prize competitions
• Internet and web based gaming schemes
• Litigating to recover losses sustained

The Gambling Act 2005 is intended to:

• Prevent gambling from being a source of crime or disorder, being associated with crime or disorder or being used to support crime;
• Ensure that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way;
• Protect children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling.
Following a public consultation carried out between August and November 2019 the Gambling Commission announced a ban on gambling businesses allowing consumers in Great Britain to use credit cards to gamble. The ban, which comes into effect on 14 April, follows the Commission’s review of online gambling and the Government’s Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures.

Audley Chaucer has acted successfully in the establishment of lottery and online gaming companies. In addition, Audley Chaucer has acted for compulsive gamblers that have been encouraged gaming companies by methods that breach UK laws. Contact us for a confidential discussion on 01372 303444.

Ian Lake

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