Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Tag: Law

Four decades on and Northern Ireland’s gaming legislation finally plans to enter the 21st century

Stormont Northern Ireland Assembly gambling laws
It’s been 36 years since any meaningful changes were made to Northern Ireland’s gambling laws. This week, though, the industry’s journey through that time tunnel is beginning.

FOBT stake reduction signed into law, but political pressure set to continue

FOBT, stake reduction, politics, law, gambling
The reduction of the maximum stake on FOBTS from £100 to £2 has finally been passed into law, presenting a welcome Christmas gift for the wider industry - but how long will the anti-gambling hangover last into the New Year? On Tuesday 18 December the motion to reduce the maximum stake on FOBTs was approved by the House of Lords,...

Glasgow struggles for legal means of B2 redress

Lawmakers in Scotland’s largest city wish to clamp down on FOBT stakes, but fear the litigious clout of the bookmaker. Glasgow City Council fears legal reprisal if it attempts to enforce its desired crackdown on maximum FOBT stakes, according to a new document put before local legislators last week. There are at present 800 of the machines distributed across the city’s...

Bacta adds TLT licensing services for Scottish members

UK law firm TLT has joined forces with Bacta to launch a bespoke licensing service for its Scottish members. The new legal service gives arcade and amusement operators who are members of Bacta access to the leading and most experienced gambling law practice in Scotland including partners Stephen McGowan and Caroline Loudon, legal director Niall Hassard and solicitor Michael McDougall. Members...

Derry’s local authority in disarray over permit

Coinslot - Derry's authority permit permit
After its decision to refuse Oasis Retail Services’ arcade permit was overturned in court, Derry City and Strabane District Council has decided to repeat its misdemeanour, rejecting another operator’s application. To top it all, the council is now considering appealing the court ruling, all at the local ratepayers’ expense. The battle for the right to trade is raging in...