Reduction in fixed odds betting terminal stakes is likely to lead closure of a significant number of betting shops, says specialist gambling solicitor

January 26th, 2018

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, has confirmed that the Government is intending to reduce maximum stakes on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBT), a move which Richard Williams –  Joint-Head of the Licensing, Gaming and Regulatory team at London law firm Joelson –  believes will seriously affect land-based betting operators’ profits. Addressing the Commons, Theresa May … Continue reading “Reduction in fixed odds betting terminal stakes is likely to lead closure of a significant number of betting shops, says specialist gambling solicitor”

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Moves to prohibit betting on EuroMillions draws could be challenged in the courts, says Joelson

December 1st, 2017

Richard Williams, Joint-Head of Licensing, Gaming & Regulatory law at leading London legal firm Joelson, believes that the Government’s stated intention to prohibit third-party betting on EuroMillions draws is likely to be challenged in the courts. Following a consultation period, which began in March 2017, the Government announced yesterday that it intends to introduce a … Continue reading “Moves to prohibit betting on EuroMillions draws could be challenged in the courts, says Joelson”

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Joelson says 888 £7.8m financial penalty package should act as a ‘wake-up call’ to the gambling industry

September 1st, 2017

A partner within Joelson’s highly-ranked Licensing, Gaming and Regulatory team is calling on gambling businesses to update their approach following 888’s social responsibility failings. It has been revealed that online gambling operator, 888 UK Limited, has agreed a financial penalty package of almost £8 million with the Gambling Commission, after the regulator found that it … Continue reading “Joelson says 888 £7.8m financial penalty package should act as a ‘wake-up call’ to the gambling industry”

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Joelson to share gaming expertise on ‘The Rock’

March 29th, 2017

Highly ranked boutique law firm Joelson have been invited by leading accountants KPMG to address guests at their annual gaming eSummit, due to be held in Gibraltar in March. The event, which focuses on the latest trends in the gaming industry, will take place on 23 March 2017 and will see specially invited delegates from … Continue reading “Joelson to share gaming expertise on ‘The Rock’”

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Top gaming consultant to speak at European Online Gaming Forum

January 23rd, 2017

A leading gaming and licensing consultant from well-established London law firm, Joelson, will be sharing his specialist knowledge with members of the sector at the European Online Gaming Forum. Joelson’s consultant Richard Williams will moderate a panel at the international industry event and share his knowledge of the use cryptocurrencies as payment for gambling transactions. … Continue reading “Top gaming consultant to speak at European Online Gaming Forum”

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