A new approach to casino licensing problems in the United Kingdom


The British Gaming Act 1968 is generally considered to be one of the strongest pieces of legislation that regulates and oversees a casino industry within its jurisdiction. The casino gaming industry in Great Britain is held to a very high standard, with potential for significant penalties if either the spirit or the letter of the law is violated. Such penalties have been invoked more than once in the past. The recent case involving London Clubs, the largest casino company operating in London, led to events that may have changed the underlying relationship of the review process among the Gaming Board, the Police, and the Courts. This article examines the details of that case, and the implications for the British casino industry and regulatory structure.

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