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.

  • 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 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.

  • Aspinalls Club Ltd v Revenue and Customs Commissioners
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 15 Noviembre 2013

    The value in money or money's worth of the stakes staked is the face value of the chip. The stake is the amount risked in connection with the game; it is the value of that stake which is put at risk in the game. The value put at risk in the game is not altered by reference to any commission the player receives under the Cash Chip Agreement.

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Legislation
  • Gaming Act 1845
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1845
  • 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 ... ...
  • Gaming Act 1968
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1968
  • Life Assurance Act 1774
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1774
    ... ... , that the making Insurances on Lives, or other Events, wherein the Assured shall have no Interest, hath introduced a mischievous Kind of Gaming:' For Remedy whereof, be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and ... ...
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Books & Journal Articles
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Law Firm Commentaries
  • IMG Masterclass at ICE Conference in London, England
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    The International Masters of Gaming Law is hosting a Masterclass at the ICE trade show and conference on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the ExCel London exhibition and co...
    ... The International Masters of Gaming Law is hosting a Masterclass at the ICE trade show and conference on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the ExCel London ... ...
  • Gaming Legal News: October 5, 2011 • Volume 4, Number 30
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    In this issue: 'Single-Sports Betting in Canada - Amendments Redux' In the February 17, 2011, edition of the Gaming Legal News, we reported that Joe Comartin, a Member of Parliament repr...
  • UK Data Protection Regulator ICO Flexes Power to Impose Fine - Sony Fined for Data Breach
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    Introduction - On 24 January 2013, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) served Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited (“Sony”) with a monetary penalty of £250,000 following a ser...
    ... ... This platform is the online element of Sonys PlayStation mobile gaming products andgaming console, allowing customers to chat and play against each other online as well as purchase gamesand rent films with credit cards ... ...
  • English Internet Casino Law
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...Introduction ... The principal law governing betting and gaming in England and Wales was the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963, (the Act) covering games of chance, and lotteries as well as betting. The part of ... ...
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