NEW legislation regulating the licensing of online gambling in Great Britain has been delayed after a legal challenge from the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association.

The new Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act will be set back by at least a month.

Under the changes outlined, businesses wishing to advertise or provide remote gambling services to consumers in Great Britain will be required to obtain a licence from the Gambling Commission to do so.

The GBGA has challenged the government’s assertion, describing the proposals as ‘illegitimate, disproportionate, discriminatory and irrational’ and designed to ‘grant UK operators a competitive advantage over those from overseas’.

In the same week, online gambling site Bet365 announced they would be relocating to Gibraltar.