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UK LEGAL COMMENT


Brexit –


Northridge Law’s Melanie Ellis looks at the looming spectre of Brexit and how it will impact the UK casino industry


the final countdown


W 24 DECEMBER 2020


hile most of us will be glad to see the back of 2020, 1 January 2021 brings many new challenges in the shape of the end of the Brexit transition period. Here we summarise some of the main issues


which may be faced by UK gambling businesses and highlights some steps to take before the end of the year.


Licensing and regulation


One thing Brexit is unlikely to affect to a large degree is the licensing and regulation of gambling operators, either in the UK or elsewhere in Europe. Since 2014, operators based in EU jurisdictions have needed to hold a UK operating licence in order to advertise to and accept bets from British customers. In recent years, many EU


countries have also moved to a similar “point of consumption” licensing regime. However, it is worth noting that the freedom to provide


services from the UK to EU jurisdictions ends on 31 December 2020. In preparation for this, many remote gambling businesses have relocated to, or set up additional operations in, jurisdictions such as Malta or Ireland. However, for UK based operators there may remain some jurisdictions where they are currently relying on EU law arguments to justify their activities, whether that is advertising in that country or passively allowing local residents to place bets. Now is a good time to check the justifications for operating in each permitted jurisdiction, to ensure they will remain valid from 1 January.


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