Gaming and Gambling Places in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • R v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, ex parte Blackburn
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 29 Enero 1968

    He must decide whether or no suspected persons are to be prosecuted; and, if need be, bring the prosecution or see that it is brought. But in all these things he is not the servant of anyone, save of the law itself. No Minister of the Crown can tell him that he must, or must not, keep observation on this place or that; or that he must, or must not, prosecute this man or that one.

  • HM Revenue and Customs v The Rank Group
    • Chancery Division
    • 08 Junio 2009

    Like the Tribunal I would hold that the random generation of a number in a separate unit which serves various player terminals (which may themselves be running different games) is properly regarded as an external event and not one produced by the machine that the player is playing. Like the Tribunal I do not think it is possible to elaborate further.

  • Seay v Eastwood
    • House of Lords
    • 28 Julio 1976

    Legislation against, or controlling, gaming, wagering and betting is many centuries old in the United Kingdom. It is impossible to frame accurate definitions which can cover every such variety: attempts to do so may indeed be counter-productive, since each added precision merely provides an incentive to devise a variant which eludes it.

  • The Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customs v The Rank Group Plc
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 30 Octubre 2013

    If right so far, I also do not understand why the multi-terminal systems should be treated any differently. The fact that there is only one RNG serving several terminals cannot make a material difference. In substance, the systems are exactly the same as in both previous configurations. By like reasoning, I cannot see why each terminal and the single RNG do not together constitute a machine within section 26.

  • R William Hill Organization Ltd (Claimant) The Horserace Betting Levy Board (Defendant) The Association of British Bookmakers and Others (Interested Parties)
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 20 Julio 2012

    The question posed by the statute is not whether, in the course of a business, a person receives bets. The question is whether he carries on the business of receiving bets. Someone who operates a betting shop, or who has a stand at a race meeting, receives bets there. His business is that of receiving bets. The person who operates through a betting exchange may in the course of doing so find himself receiving a bet. But he does not carry on the business of receiving bets.

  • Associated Leisure Ltd (Phonographic Equipment Company Ltd) v Associated Newspapers Ltd
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 28 Mayo 1970

    But when the defendant seeks to plead justification at a late stage, his conduct will be closely enquired into. The Court will expect him to have shown due diligence in making his enquiries and investigations. The Court may well refuse him application if he has been guilty of delay or not made proper enquiries earlier. That case turned on its particular circumstances. That is why it was never reported. It is the case of O'Toole v. Chambers (unreported, 1924. O. No. 1743)

  • Shaw v Applegate
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 25 Febrero 1977

    So I do not, as at present advised, think it is clear that it is essential to find all the five tests set out by Mr. Justice Fry Literally applicable and satisfied in any particular case. The real test, as I say, I think must be whether upon the faster of the particular case the situation has become such that it would be dishonest, or unconceivable, for the plaintiff, of for the person having the right sought to be enforced, to continue to back to enforce it.

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  • The Gambling Act 2005 (Amendment of Schedule 6) Order 2018
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2018
    ...UNITED KINGDOM STATUTORY INSTRUMENT ... 2018 No. 211 ... Betting, Gaming And Lotteries ... The Gambling Act 2005 (Amendment of Schedule 6) Order ... (b) insert the following entries in the appropriate places— ... (i) “Darts Regulation Authority”; ... (ii) “English Table ... ...
  • The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2017
    ... ... (viii) art market participants;(d) the Gambling Commission is the supervisory authority for ... at the casino;(ii) payment for use of gaming machines (within the meaning of section 235 of ... Requirements Regulation”, in both places, substitute “ Capital Requirements Directive ... ...
  • The Horserace Betting Levy Regulations 2017
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2017
    ... ... 2017 No. 589 ... Betting, Gaming And Lotteries ... The Horserace Betting Levy ... the powers conferred by section 2 of the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 1 and ... (7), for “bookmaker” (in both places) substitute “person” ... (6) In subsection ... ...
  • The Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 2016 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2016
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2016
    ... ... -paragraph (1) , for “1985”, in both places where it occurs, substitute “2016”; and(ii) ... 1 ... (28) Gambling Act 2005(1) The Gambling Act 2005(57) is amended ... Schedule 10 (family entertainment centre gaming machine permits) , in sub-paragraph (1) (d) , for ... ...
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Books & Journal Articles
  • Digital displacement of youth offending: scoping and understanding the issue
    • No. 8-4, July 2022
    • Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice
    • 0000
    Purpose: Global evidence suggests that youth offending has reduced; however, this study aims to suggest a more complex picture, with youth crime potentially being displaced to the digital space. Hi...
    ... ... electronic intrusiveness malicious gaming online threats tolerable ... (2018), “Online gaming and gambling in children and adolescents –normalising ng incyber places”, available at: ... ...
  • Regulation and the Public Interest: Commercial Gambling and the National Lottery
    • No. 59-4, July 1996
    • The Modern Law Review
    ... ... for the regulation of commercial gambling (in particular, gaming); the impetus for and the distribution of the proceeds of the ... of games in the interest of revenue generation, places greater emphasis on the visibility and maintenance of ... ...
  • Casino money laundering regulations – Macao and USA
    • No. 20-1, January 2017
    • Journal of Money Laundering Control
    • 52-69
    Purpose: Apart from presenting an overview and background on anti-money laundering (AML) rules and procedures for casinos in both Macao and the USA, this paper aims to examine the differences in th...
    ... ... type Technical paperMacao’s gambling liberalization and the introduction of some ... more than 60per cent of its total casino gaming revenue (Siu Lam, 2013). The nature of these ... debts from patrons intheir designated places. The rules for qualications and ... ...
  • Internet Gambling and Crime
    • No. 73-1, January 2000
    • Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles
    ... ... which is ultimately the key to the survival of these virtual gaming sites. Just from these opening comments, it is clear that Internet ... Today's gambler can gamble in a variety of places including casinos, betting shops, amusement arcades and bingo ... ...
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Law Firm Commentaries
  • Gambling Comparative Guide
    • Mondaq UK
    ... ... , many forms of gambling were heavily controlled by reference to the places where they could take place or the nature of the participants. However, mbling has never been the subject of an outright ban and gaming houses and betting on horse racing was a common feature of aristocratic ... ...
  • Commercial And Dispute Resolution: Is It Time To Roll The Credits?
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...Carl Rohsler, head of the gambling team at Hammonds discusses an important feature ... ) have provoked significant debate: on-line gaming, the issue of super-casinos, gaming machines and ... Courts might prove to be one of the few places within the UK that offshore operators might feel ... ...
  • Fraud, shift and cousenage
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    When and how dishonesty needs to be shown following Ivey v. Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd t/a Crockfords [2017] UKSC 67 - The Gaming Act of 1664 imposed a forfeit on anyone who won a wager or prize, ...
    ... ... The Gaming Act of 1664 imposed a forfeit on anyone who won a ... Its 21st century equivalent, the Gambling Act 2005, creates a rather more prosaic offence ... The gambler places a bet on one of those positions, and if the total ... ...
  • UK Economic Crime Group: Enforcement Update
    • Mondaq UK
    ... ... Reporting Council (FRC), and the UK's Gambling ... Commission. We also report on proposed ... operators, 32Red and Platinum Gaming, with '7 million in ... combined fines, also ... the "failure to prevent" model that places the onus on ... the company to implement controls ... ...
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