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BREXIT: likely legal challenges

World Online Gambling Law Report

Current Issue (August 2016)

Volume: 15 Issue: 8



About World Online Gambling Law Report

The monthly law journal exploring legal issues affecting operators in online gambling and gaming including licensing, offshore operators, mobile gaming, gambling payments, fixture lists and database rights, online poker, social gaming and gambling, online liquidity, advertising, sports betting, match fixing, Bitcoin gambling, gambling fraud and security, as well as in-depth discussion of legislation such as the UK Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill, the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive and the US Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA)... / read more

August's edition of the World Online Gambling Law Report

The GB Gambling Commission published at the end of July 2016 its amended Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice, which introduce new conditions to come into effect on 31 October 2016. The targets of these changes and additions include operators' AML procedures and the placement of digital advertising by operators and third parties they contract with, and in this month's edition of the publication, Andrew Cotton of Gordon Dadds analyses the AML provisions and how they relate to recent AML failings by Commission-licensed operators, while Anna Soilleux-Mills of Olswang LLP discusses the new licence condition in relation to digital ads.

Elsewhere in August's edition, Pavel Nechala and Viktor Klincko of Nechala & Co outline the recent proposal put forward by the Slovak Government, which aims to clamp down on the offering of online gambling in Slovakia by unlicensed operators. Isabel Mazoni Andrade and Evy Marques of Felsberg Advogados meanwhile provide an update on Brazil's attempts to legalise gambling through its draft Bill of law.

PLUS: Russia: alleged blocking of payment providers - India's Supreme Court on Lodha Committee recommendations - Cyprus set to regulate online betting - novelty bets in Britain - New Jersey and Britain take steps towards i-poker liquidity deal - amendments to the Netherlands' draft remote gambling Bill.

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