eSports betting: the UK Gambling Commission provides some insight and flexes its muscles

Some months ago, we took a look at the rapid rise of the skin betting, the phenomenon by which players of online computer games win and trade in-game items, and then...

PASPA Repeal: What does it mean for the American sports betting market?

Background On 14 May 2018 the United States Supreme Court paved the way for individual states to introduce legislation permitting sports betting if they so wish, by striking down a federal law...

Advertising Sports Betting Products: Key Issues Part II

In Part I of this article, we covered some of the common issues facing gambling operators advertising sports betting products from an advertising-regulatory perspective. This mainly focused on compliance with the...

Online gambling on the rise: Is Slovakia getting it right?

In 2017, a new amendment to the Slovak Gambling Act was brought into force, introducing (among other restrictions) a black list and censorship of the websites of non-licensed gambling operators. Since...

The UK’s Committee of Advertising Practice requests the removal of gambling ads that appeal...

As the letter reminded gambling operators, under the CAP Code gambling ads must not "be likely to be of particular appeal to children or young persons, especially by reflecting or being...
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Czech gambling advertisement developments

Advertisement of licensed gambling was allowed in the Czech Republic before 1 January 2017 and this remains so. However, now the regulation around gambling advertising is divided into two categories: (1)...

UK’s Gambling Commission opens consultation on proposed changes to operators’ licence conditions

The GC has published its proposed changes to its standard Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP), to which all British licensed operators are subject, and has opened up the floor...

ECJ rules in favour of workers on holiday pay – implications for media sector?

Recent case law developments have led to an increase in the protection afforded to some individuals who work on a self-employed basis. Indeed, only last month the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld...

What’s Trending in Media and Sport

Change is constant within the media, entertainment and sport industries, and this process has only been accelerated by the influence of digital technologies. These technological advancements have given rise to new...

Will changes to the UK’s Immigration Rules impact the Media/Tech sectors?

The UK economy has recently been boosted by a number of media and technology businesses announcing that they will establish their main international headquarters in the UK. Indeed, Snap Inc, the...

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