The Statutory Instrument which sets out the transitional provisions for the new Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 (“Act”) has been published.
The Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 (Transitional Provisions) Order 2014 was laid before Parliament on 25 June 2014, and can be found here. The Gambling Commission has also published a further revised set of FAQs confirming the timeline for the transitional arrangements for operators seeking a licence to target the UK market.
The Act will come into force on 1 October 2014, one month later than originally anticipated by the Gambling Commission.
The Gambling Commission has started accepting applications from operators wishing to obtain a licence to target the UK market under the transitional arrangements.
The deadline for operators already providing facilities for gambling to customers in the UK under a licence from an EEA state or white listed jurisdiction to submit applications in order to be eligible for a continuation licence is midnight (GMT) on 16 September 2014.
Holding companies and wholly-owned subsidiaries of operators providing facilities for gambling to customers in the UK under a licence from an EEA state or white listed jurisdiction will also qualify for continuation licences.