Tag Archives: judicial review

Tabcorp hails “significant step” following merger greenlight

The tortuous progress of the long planned AU$11bn merger between Tabcorp and Tatts has been eased after the Australian Competition Tribunal (ACT) gave the deal the go-ahead, for the second time. The case had been referred back to the ACT for a second review, following opposition to the deal from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and rival betting …

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Point of consumption transition gone ‘pretty smoothly’

UK Gambling Commission CEO Jenny Williams believes that the transition to the UK point of consumption licensing has gone ‘pretty smoothly really’. In an interview with John Hagan of the Harris Hagan law firm at ICE, Williams revealed that the regulator now believes it has total coverage of the UK market. She said: “Nearly all the 150 plus overseas operators …

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Harris Hagan Bulletin: Judicial Review a ‘clear cut case’

Specialist gaming law firm Harris Hagan has issued a bulletin detailing the outcome of the GBGA’s Judicial Review challenge to the point of consumption licensing regime. Here John Hagan digests some of the judgment. Mr Justice Green handed down his eagerly awaited Judgment this morning in the judicial review proceedings brought by the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (“GBGA”). In …

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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 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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Is the time ripe for a Judicial Review of the Point of Consumption Tax?

David Clifton, director at Clifton Davies Consultancy Limited and speaker at SBC’s Betting on Football Conference, asks whether the time has arrived for a Judicial Review of the looming remote gambling changes? Now that Royal Assent in respect of the Gambling (Licensing & Advertising) Bill is looming and the 15% point of consumption tax has been confirmed in the Chancellor’s Budget …

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