Stephen Ketteley

Stephen Ketteley

DLA Piper

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UK: Gambling Commission publishes analysis of trends in gambling behaviour over last 6 years

The Gambling Commission has published analysis of trends in gambling behaviour for 2008-2014. The report’s main findings are: a “significant increase in remote gambling participation, in gambling participation...more

5/22/2015 - Gambling Gaming Commissions Information Reports UK

Lithuania: incompatible laws notified to the European Commission – what next?

The Republic of Lithuania has notified proposed amendments to its Gambling Law to the European Commission, which limit licences to those entities established in Lithuania. The Government claims that the current law does...more

5/22/2015 - EU Gambling Gambling Licenses Games of Chance Lithuania

EU: new AML rules approved by the Council of Europe

On 20 April 2015, the Council of Europe adopted its position at the first reading on new rules aimed at preventing money laundering and terrorist financing. This is the part of the final stages of the passage of what will...more

4/21/2015 - Anti-Money Laundering EU Gambling Pending Legislation Terrorist Financing Regulations

GB: Gambling Commission issues warning over “scam” binary options providers

The Gambling Commission has issued a warning to consumers, designed to minimise the risk deriving from a current regulatory hiatus affecting binary options. ...more

4/16/2015 - Binary Options FCA Financial Products Financial Services Industry Gaming Commissions UK

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence - April 2015 (Global)

FILM AND TV - Australia: ACMA's broad powers to hold media accountable confirmed by High Court - The High Court has confirmed that the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has the power to declare that a...more

4/6/2015 - ACMA Arbitration Australia Broadcasting China Copyright Infringement Doping Film Industry Film Tax Credits Football Gambling Horse Racing Internet License Agreements Pharrell Williams Pirate Bay Portugal Robin Thicke Rugby Sports Sports Betting Ticket Sales UK Wrongful Termination

UK: Gambling duties guidance notes – a reminder

A number of operators and suppliers are asking us questions about gambling duties. ...more

4/6/2015 - Duties Gambling UK

UK: DCMS publishes its findings on the interplay between “lotteries” and “betting”

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport, the Government department responsible for the oversight of the gambling industry has published a report following a recent Committee hearing. This follows the Call for Information...more

3/25/2015 - Gambling Lottery Sports Betting UK

UK: Government confirms its intentions to wrap its arms around crypto-currency

In his Budget speech delivered in 17 March, the Chancellor confirmed the Government’s plans with regard to crypto-currency, with detailed contained within a published Treasury document....more

3/20/2015 - Anti-Money Laundering Cryptocurrency Currency Exchange Digital Currency UK

Ireland: new legislation heralds the regulation of remote betting

The Betting (Amendment) Bill 2013 cleared its final hurdle in the Irish Parliament yesterday (5 March). It is now referred to the President for signature, which is likely to happen before the end of March....more

3/9/2015 - Ireland New Legislation Sports Betting

UK: Parliamentary summary of fixed odds betting terminals published

A House of Commons Library Standard Note has been published setting out information on fixed odds betting terminals, which are electronic machines, sited in betting shops, containing a variety of games, including roulette....more

3/3/2015 - Gambling UK

GB: Gambling Commission consults on “assurance statements” for large operators

The Gambling Commission has published a consulation document aimed at gathering views on the recently announced proposal to require large operators to provide an annual “assurance statement” to the Commission. Such operators,...more

2/27/2015

Going Global – Intellectual Property and Technology laws around the world

As part of its Going Global series, DLA Piper has published a guide designed to outline crucial aspects of IPT laws in 29 jurisdictions that are particularly relevant to businesses seeking to expand their operations globally....more

2/27/2015 - EU IP License Multinationals

GB: Commission publishes summary of latest LCCP changes

Following the publication of the updated LCCP last week, the Commission has just published a summary of the changes....more

2/13/2015 - European Commission LCCP UK

GB: Gambling Commission closes the book on social gaming regulation…for now.

The topic of social gaming and, particularly, whether “casino-style social gaming” should be regulated has received a lot of attention in the last 2-3 years. Various studies were commissioned including notable studies...more

2/9/2015 - Gambling Social Gaming UK

GB: Gambling Commission moves to strengthen social responsibility requirements

The Gambling Commission has published its response to the LCCP social responsibility review and a new version of the LCCP has also been published in light of this review....more

2/9/2015 - Gambling LCCP UK

UK: DCMS continues its consultation on potential Levy replacement

The Department of Culture, Media and Sports has published consultation documents, through which it “seeks views on a bespoke statutory framework that could replace the Horserace Betting Levy”....more

2/6/2015 - Sports Sports Betting UK

Betting Integrity: Study seeks to understand which betting products lie at the heart of the matter

An interesting study has just been published by the Asser Institute, which looks at whether any empirical evidence can be found to support the views expressed by certain gambling and sports regulatory bodies that the major...more

1/26/2015 - EU Gambling Sports Gambling

UK: Government opens lotteries consultation

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has launched a consultation aimed at assessing how lotteries and lottery type products are offered in the British market....more

12/17/2014 - Gambling Gaming Lottery UK

Norway: Government-sponsored report aims to embolden the monopoly

Those in the industry who continue to derive revenue from Norwegian players continue to pay close attention to local developments. Recently, the Government announced measures to adapt the monopolistic regime and a small...more

12/9/2014 - Gambling Monopolization

UK: Detailed study of player interaction with gaming machines published

The Responsible Gambling Trust has published its eagerly awaited independent study into the use of gaming machines in the UK. The RGT has published 7 documents...more

12/2/2014 - Gaming Information Reports UK

All-In@EiG 2014 Co-ordinated Advice on a Global Scale

In This Issue: 1. Welcome to EiG 2014 2. Europe: Gaming in the Cloud 3. Risk – What’s Your Appetite? 4. Japan: Current Status of Casino Legalization 5. Poland: Overview of Expected Changes 6. Patents on...more

10/27/2014 - Casinos EU Gambling Gaming Japan

GB: High Court backs the Government over POC legislation

The High Court has handed down its judgment this morning, backing the Government over the Judicial Review instigated by a collective of Gibraltar-based operators of the proposed POC legislation. The industry had been awaiting...more

10/10/2014 - Gambling Gaming Gaming Commissions Judicial Review UK

Can Different Rates Of Duty Apply To Different Forms Of Gaming? - European Court allows different tax rates for land-based and...

On 26 September, the General Court of the European Union handed down two judgments dismissing the appeals of Dansk Automat Brancheforening ("DAB") and Royal Scandanavian Casino Århus against a European Commission decision of...more

10/10/2014 - Casinos Duties EU European Commission Gaming Online Gaming Tax Rates

GB: POC Legislation delayed until 1 November

The Government has announced that the full implementation of the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 will be postponed until 1 November 2014....more

9/26/2014 - Gambling Gaming Gaming Commissions UK

GB: Gambling Commission updates AML guidance

The Gambling Commission has published updated guidance to the industry aimed at assisting operators grapple with the complicated requirements of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002...more

9/23/2014 - Anti-Money Laundering Gambling Gaming Commissions UK

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