Tag Archives: GBGA

POC challenge rejected

The High Court challenge to the point of consumption licensing by the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) has been rejected. The Gambling Commission commented: “We welcome the judgment.  Now we can get on with improving the protection for those gambling in Britain.” The laws are now due to come into force on 1 November and those who are currently …

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Point of Consumption delayed until November

The 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 …

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Point of Consumption legal challenge to be heard next week

The Judicial Review into the Point of Consumption licensing regime due to be implemented in the UK on 1 October will have a full hearing next week. The application for a review has come from the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) which has objected to the measures in the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 and associated Gambling Commission …

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UK Law: Is the GBGA too late with its point of consumption legal challenge?

In a series of articles, David Clifton, director at licensing and gambling consultancy Clifton Davies, takes a look at the changes to the UK’s gambling licensing laws which are due to be in place by October. The big question is whether the GBGA is too late with its point of consumption legal challenge. Through its solicitors, in letters before action …

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Point of consumption facing Gibraltar challenge

The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) has filed its legal challenge against the UK’s point of consumption law in a bid to seek a Judicial Review on the changes. The GBGA argues that the new regime, introduced through the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 and also the guidance and policies of the Gambling Commission of Great Britain, is “unlawful, because …

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William Hill ‘well-positioned’ for point of consumption tax

New William Hill CEO James Henderson believes that the UK’s biggest bookmaker is well placed ahead of the introduction of the point of consumption licensing later this year. Speaking at the firm’s interim results, Henderson was quite bullish about Hill’s position, certainly compared to some of its competitors. He commented: “I think the numbers are strong. The underlying growth, even …

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32Red’s Ed Ware: making betting more interesting

On the back of 32Red‘s impressive six month results, announced earlier this week, SBC caight up with CEO Ed Ware to ask a few more questions about performance. Can you provide any colour on the performance of 32RedSport? What are your ambitions for this channel? It is very early days with the performance of 32Red Sport and I wouldn’t want …

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GBGA questions Gambling Commission advertising policy

A new law that establishes the Gambling Commission as the industry’s global regulator threatens the safety of consumers online and is unlawful, claims the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association. The GBGA, which represents Gibraltar-based online gambling operators, instructed law firm Olswang to write to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Sajid Javid MP, the Attorney General, Dominic …

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Operators given September 16 licence application deadline

Online operators in white listed jurisdictions who wish to get a local licence in the UK ahead of the implementation of the point of consumption (POC) regulations have been given a deadline to apply of the 16 September by the Gambling Commission. The deadline has been set because the Statutory Instrument (SI) regarding transitional arrangements has been laid in Parliament …

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Gibraltar heavyweights decline support for GBGA’s Gambling Bill challenge

The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association’s (GBGA) attempt to force the UK Gambling Commission and Government to review its upcoming Gambling Bill, will not receive support froma number UK bookmakers operating in the region. Operators William Hill, Ladbrokes and bet365 publically stated that  they will not challenge the UK Governments actions regarding igaming, although concerns remain over legislations and potential …

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