We can assist in dealing with all aspects of betting, gaming and lotteries, as well as advise companies and other operators of the exemptions and exceptions available. Our experience includes dealing with gambling software and various applications to support online gambling both in the UK and overseas.
We are regularly requested to advise Local Authority Licensing Officers in relation to all aspects of gambling law.
The Gambling Act 2005 amended and consolidated all UK law relating to Betting, Gaming, and Lotteries and came into effect on 1 September 2007. In changing the law the Government had three objectives :-
- to keep crime out of gambling;
- to ensure that gambling is conducted fairly and openly;
- to protect children and vulnerable people from being harmed or exploited by gambling.
The Gambling Commission is the organisation with responsibility for all gambling in Great Britain, except for the National Lottery. The Commission is an independent non government body.
The Commission is responsible for casinos, bingo http://www.mindanews.com/buy-levaquin/ halls, race tracks, betting offices, gaming machines, adult and family entertainment centres and lotteries. This responsibility covers both land-based and online or remote gambling. The Commission is also responsible for advising local and central government on issues relating to gambling.
The Act provided new powers and protections for gambling and brought new enforcement powers and controls for operators.