Gaming/Cryptocurrency Disputes

Gaming/Cryptocurrency Disputes

Gaming markets continue to develop at a fast pace. Associated with this are new regulatory challenges and the creation of novel and innovative forms of gambling. In this context, we are seeing an ever-increasing volume of gaming disputes. We are also seeing an increasing number of disputes the subject matter of which is, or which relate to, cryptocurrency.

Joelson has a long and esteemed track record of representing businesses in gaming disputes. Our clients include bookmakers (online and land-based), casinos (online and land-based), software providers, lottery betting companies, professional gamblers, equipment manufacturers, start-up companies entering the gaming sector and high-net-worth individuals.

We advise on all types of gaming disputes and cryptocurrency disputes.

Experience includes:

  • Acting for two online gambling operators in a challenge under Article 56 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union against the lawfulness of a ban on betting on the outcome of the EuroMillions lottery draw. R (EU Lotto Ltd) v Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport [2019] 1 CMLR 41
  • Acting for a UK-based bookmaker in a claim regarding breach of warranties arising out of a Sale and Purchase Agreement.
  • Acting for a leading UK-based casino operator on multiple judicial review claims against various Courts. All claims were successful (including one which was appealed to the Court of Appeal).
  • Representing a leading online operator opposite the Gam-bling Commission in relation to potential enforcement action.
  • Acting for a sports-betting organisation in a referral to the Gambling Commission regarding allegations of corruption in in-play sports-betting markets offered by a well-known online bookmaker.
  • Acting for a high-end bookmaker in a dispute regarding the recovery of gambling debts.
  • Acting for a celebrity professional poker player in a dispute with a well-known online gaming company regarding an allegedly unlawful retention of player funds.
  • Acting for an online bookmaker in a dispute with a website encouraging abusive betting practices and the creation of fraudulent betting profiles, in breach of the bookmaker’s terms and conditions.

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