The Advertising and Marketing Communication Self-Regulation Authority has taken position on the interpretation of section 28 ter of the Self Regulation CMC relating to gaming and gambling advertisements.
Malta has seen a substantial increase in the gaming, financial services and aviation sectors.
On 26 May 2013 the prime minister threatened to legislate to effect a complete ban on the airing of live betting odds during sporting events on television.
The European Commission has expressed doubts that the new video games tax relief is necessary to incentivise video game development in the UK.
This year’s Queen’s Speech was as noteworthy for what it did not contain as its contents. The legislative themes are controlling immigration and promoting growth.
Australian gaming machine reforms download
The Parliament of South Australia has introduced the Statutes Amendment (Gambling Reform) Bill 2013, which sets out reforms to gaming machine laws under the Gaming Machines Act 1992 (SA).
The May 2013 issue of DLA Piper’s Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence briefing is available now.
The Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee has published its report on the draft Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has won the lead role acting for Betfair in relation to a £910m takeover bid from private equity group CVC Capital Partners.
The Spanish gambling watchdog announced in a press release last Friday that it will authorise betting exchanges and online slots, following the lead of other EU countries including Italy.
DLA Piper has released a summary of all of the firm’s rankings and editorial commentary in Chambers Global 2013.
As the first EU jurisdiction to welcome gaming — back in 2000 — Malta is an established, well reputed jurisdiction in which to start, relocate, or be based in order to expand your gaming operations.
Northern Ireland’s Executive announced last month that it intends to update the province’s outdated gambling laws.
Gambling law in Germany — an update download
An update on gambling laws in Germany.
Neil Hawley and Graham Hann summarise the proposed key changes to the regulation of online gambling.
Ashurst and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom have secured key instructions as Britain’s biggest bookmaker, William Hill, plans to raise £375m in a rights issue to fund the acquisition of its online division.
Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego presents action plan for 2013
DGoJ launches public consultation on betting exchanges and slots.
Acumum provides an efficient, fully regulated gaming environment to transfer or apply for a new licence or to establish your new gaming operations — all within a low-tax regime.
Addleshaw Goddard, Ashurst and Nabarro will share the bulk of up to £6.85m in legal fees for their advice on the joint takeover bid for online betting outfit Sportingbet by William Hill and GVC Holdings, official filings have disclosed.
Spurs fan Ladbrokes GC tackles panel firms where it hurts
Ladbrokes has slashed its legal panel from around 50 firms to 22 after carrying out a major review that has also seen the FTSE 250 company appoint a non-lawyer to oversee panel relationships and call for firms to end hourly billing by January 2015.
Addleshaw Goddard, Ashurst and Nabarro are the advisers behind William Hill and GVC Holdings’ bids for online betting service Sportingbet.
Magic circle duo Clifford Chance and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have bagged the leading mandates advising on the €2bn (£1.7bn) merger of online gaming sites PartyGaming and bwin.
Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has advised Dubai retailer investor Retail Arabia International (RAI) on a franchising deal to open the first House of Fraser in the Middle East.
CMC Markets’ former group director of legal Dominic Bacon has joined spread-betting company WorldSpreads as general counsel and group head of compliance.