Gaming Law in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Seay v Eastwood
    • House of Lords
    • 28 Jul 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.

  • HM Revenue and Customs v The Rank Group
    • Chancery Division
    • 08 Jun 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.

  • C.H.T. Ltd v Ward
    • Court of Appeal
    • 07 Nov 1963

    People do not game in order to win chips. They are mere counters or symbols used for the convenience of all concerned in the gaming. If actual money were lent to the defendant in order to game and the game were played for cash, the defendant would pay her own losses in cash and the plaintiffs would be under no obligation to pay anything to the winners.

  • R v Knightsbridge Crown Court, ex parte Marcrest Properties Ltd
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 20 Dic 1982

    However, as previously stated, the only lawful credit that the casino can give is to accept a cheque to enable the customer to take part in the gaming. Again, as previously stated, such a cheque must comply with Sections 16 (2) and 16 (3). Thus the only way in which a debt in respect of any loss incurred in gaming can lawfully arise is if that cheque is dishonoured.

  • R v Gaming Board for Great Britain, ex parte Benaim and Khaida
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 23 Mar 1970

    They can, and should, receive information from any other reliable source. If the Board were bound to disclose every detail, that might itself give the informer away and put him in peril, But, without disclosing every detail, I should have thought that the Board ought in every case to be able to give to the applicant sufficient indication of the objections raised against him such as to enable him to answer them. If they are not, these Courts will not hesitate to interfere.

  • Lipkin Gorman (A Firm)(Original Appellants and Cross-Respondents) v Karpnale Ltd (Formerly Playboy Club of London Ltd) (Original Respondents and Cross-Appellants)
    • House of Lords
    • 06 Jun 1991

    At present I do not wish to state the principle any less broadly than this: that the defence is available to a person whose position has so changed that it would be inequitable in all the circumstances to require him to make restitution, or alternatively to make restitution in full.

  • R v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, ex parte Blackburn
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 29 Ene 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.

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  • Gaming Act 1845
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1845
  • Gambling Act 2005
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2005
    ......licensing authorities. S-3 . Gambling 3 Gambling . . In this Act ‘gambling’ means— . . (a) gaming (within the meaning of section 6),. . . (b) betting (within the meaning of section 9), and. . . (c) participating in a lottery (within the ......
  • Betting Act 1853
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1853
    ......An Act for the Suppression of Betting Houses. (16 & 17 Vict.) C A P. CXIX. [20th August 1853]. 'WHEREAS a kind of Gaming has of late sprung up tending to the Injury and Demoralization of improvident Persons by the opening of Places called Betting Houses or Offices, and ......
  • Betting and Gaming Act 1960
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1960
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Books & Journal Articles
    • Núm. 2-2, Septiembre 1938
    • The Modern Law Review
    Book reviewed in this article: Restatement on Restitution. American Law Institute. See Article by D. W. Logan Constitutional Law of England. By Edward Wavell Ridges. Principles of the Law of Contra...
    ...... Pangloss to discover the razson suflsunte of the English Law of Gaming. English judges have been unsparing in their strictures on this most confusing and illogical branch of our law.’ According to ......
    • Núm. 46-1, Enero 1983
    • The Modern Law Review
    “Someone says to me: ‘Show the children a game.’ I teach them gaming with dice, and the other says, ‘I didn't mean that sort of game.’ Must the exclusion of the game with dice have come before his ...
    ...... FRUSTRATED CONTRACTS AND LEGAL FICTIONS “ Someone says to me: ‘ Show the children a game.’ I teach them gaming with dice, and the other says, ‘ I didn’t mean that sort of game.’ Must the exclusion of the game with dice have ......
  • Macau casinos and organised crime
    • Núm. 7-4, Octubre 2004
    • Journal of Money Laundering Control
    • 298-307
    Presents research into how casinos in Macau, the “Monte Carlo of the Orient”, link with organised crime. Outlines the research methodology, which includes 16 in‐depth interviews with staff from law...
    ......7 No. 4 Macau Casinos and Organised Crime Angela Veng Mei Leong INTRODUCTION Under Portuguese rule, gaming has been legalised in Macau since 1847 and this small former Asian overseas province of Portugal 1 has become known worldwide as the `Monte Carlo of ......
  • The Gambling Act 2005: Regulatory Containment and Market Control
    • Núm. 70-4, Julio 2007
    • The Modern Law Review
    The Act marks a fundamental shift from legislative to market control of gambling. While plans for Las Vegas style casinos and internet gambling sites in Britain have suffered setbacks, restrictions...
    ...... in Britai n ha ve su¡ered setbacks, restric- tions on the availability , advertising and stimulation of demand for gambling, enshrined in the Gaming Act 1 968, have been abandoned. In their place, a new regulatory bo dy, the Gambling Commission, has been established to take primary responsibility ......
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