Gaming Law in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • C.H.T. Ltd v Ward
    • Court of Appeal
    • 07 Noviembre 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 Diciembre 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 Marzo 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 Junio 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 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.

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Legislation
  • Finance Act 2019
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2019
    ....... (2) Those amendments have effect in relation to the carriage of passengers beginning on or after 1 April 2020. Gaming Gaming . S-62 . Remote gaming duty: rate 62 Remote gaming duty: rate . . (1) In section 155(3) of FA 2014 (rate of remote gaming duty) for ......
  • Betting and Gaming Act 1960
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1960
  • 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 ......
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Books & Journal Articles
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Law Firm Commentaries
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Forms
  • Chapter GIM1040
    • HMRC Guidance manuals
    • Formularios de Derecho Civil, Mercantil y Registral
    • HM Revenue & Customs
    ......It is these objectives which distinguish insurance from gaming or wagering.’ . Case law relating to insurance has also established a general principle that the substance of the contract prevails over its form. ......
  • Chapter IHTM28130
    • HMRC Guidance manuals
    • Formularios de Derecho Civil, Mercantil y Registral
    • HM Revenue & Customs
    ......So, gambling debts of any kind that were incurred before this date are not valid deductions. Northern Ireland. In Northern Ireland gaming and wagering contracts are void under Article 170 of the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (NI) Order 1985, so they are not legally ......
  • Chapter ECP1500
    • HMRC Guidance manuals
    • Formularios de Derecho Civil, Mercantil y Registral
    • HM Revenue & Customs
    ...... The Hydrocarbon Oil Duties Act 1979 (HODA). The Tobacco Products Duty Act 1979 (TPDA). The Betting & Gaming Duties Act 1981 (BGDA). The Finance Act 1993 (Lottery Duty). For details of the contraventions liable to excise civil penalties, see ECP3000. ......
  • Chapter IDG51700
    • HMRC Guidance manuals
    • Formularios de Derecho Civil, Mercantil y Registral
    • HM Revenue & Customs
    ...... Act 2005 to regulate most commercial gambling in Britain including arcade operators, bookmakers (on and off course), bingo clubs, casinos, gaming machine and gambling software operators, lottery operators and British-based remote gambling operators. It does not regulate the National Lottery or ......
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