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.
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