Point of Consumption delayed until November

countdownThe controversial Point of Consumption licensing regime, due to come in on 1 October, has been delayed for a month in order to give the judge presiding over the Judicial Review time to consider the arguments.

The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) has been a vocal opponent to the proposed Point of Consumption laws, suggesting they are contrary to the EU Treaty, and will no doubt see the government’s delay as an indication that it has a decent case.

A statement by the DCMS reads: “We remain fully confident of our case, and of the significant benefits to consumer protection that the Act will bring. However to allow the Judge to reach his judgement without undue time pressure we will be taking the necessary steps to postpone the Act coming into force for one month.”

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