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 take steps so to post his men that crimes may be detected; and that honest citizens may go about their affairs in peace. 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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Legislation
  • 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 2018. ...(b) insert the following entries in the appropriate places—. (i) “Darts Regulation Authority”;. (ii) “English Table Tennis ......
  • Finance Act 2014
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2014
    ...... . . (b) at the appropriate places insert-. . "Bonaire",. . . "Cura‡ao",. . . ...Gaming duty Gaming duty . S-121 . Rates of gaming duty ... licence issued under Part 8 of the Gambling Act 2005 (see section 150(1)(c)) is in force in ......
  • 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 Gambling Act 2005 (Advertising of Foreign Gambling) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2008
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2008
    .... UNITED KINGDOM STATUTORY INSTRUMENT. 2008 No. 2829 . Betting, Gaming And Lotteries. The Gambling Act 2005 (Advertising of Foreign Gambling) ... of gambling taking place or originating from a non-EEA State3the places which are to be treated for the purposes of subsection (2) of that section ......
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Books & Journal Articles
  • Regulation and the Public Interest: Commercial Gambling and the National Lottery
    • Nbr. 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
    • Nbr. 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...
    ...... – Macao and USACarlos Siu LamGaming Teaching and Research Center, Macao Polytechnic ... type Technical paperMacao’s gambling liberalization and the introduction of some ... debts from patrons intheir designated places. The rules for qualications and ......
  • Internet Gambling and Crime
    • Nbr. 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 ......
  • Controversial and emerging issues associated with cybergambling (e‐casinos)
    • Nbr. 28-6, December 2004
    • Online Information Review
    • 435-443
    Technology that directly leverages the internet is rapidly changing how people interact with one another, especially in the entertainment industry. Industries that were once considered amoral and i...
    ......? Should governments treate-casinos similarly to regular casinos and gaming activities andtax the industry to aid society? The internationality of ...and Wilke, J.R. (2003), “FBI’s new focus places bigburden on local police”,Wall Street Journal, June,pp. ......
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Law Firm Commentaries
  • 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 ... to operate in new or specialist marketplaces. Even if gambling operators do not choose to ......
  • The Affordability Debate: Protection, Responsibility And The Right To Choose
    • Mondaq UK
    ......gambling industry is undeniable; they place a yet further ...Inevitably this, temporarily at. least, places them at a disadvantage to their competitors. The. ......
  • 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 ......
  • The Affordability Debate (2): Ambiguous Regulatory Requirements
    • Mondaq UK
    .... Following the closure of the Gambling Commission's (the. "Commission") ...Commission, but also places those licensees who are unlucky enough. to ......
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