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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to outline the major considerations for advertisers and promoters of activities meeting the definition of 'gambling' under the Gambling Act 2005. It may be of interest to thoes working in consumer protection as well as the entertainment sectors.

It will address the many and varied activities that could be considered a lottery, a bet or a game and the consequences for thoes opperating or promoting such activities in not complying with the BCAP and CAP codes of practice.

After completing the course you will:
  • Know what is meant by the terms lottery, gaming and betting;
  • Know the exempt categories of activity that meet these definitions but which do not fall within the general licensing requirements;
  • Understand the role of the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) and Broadcasting Committee of Advertising Practice (BCAP);
  • Be familiar with the Gambling Act 2005's licensing objectives and understand how they fit within wider consumer protection law;
  • Know what types of advertising is prohibited under the legislation;
  • Know the criminal and civil penalties for breach of the advertising rules.
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Legal Principles
Legislative Updates
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Ss 1, 6, 9, 11, 14, 43, 46, 258, 252, 265, 330, 331 Gambling Act 2005;
  • Schedules 2, 11, Gambling Act 2005;
  • Financial Services and Markets Act 2000;
  • National Lottery Act 1993;
  • Amusements Act 1976;
  • Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Northern Ireland) Order 1985;
  • R v Interactive Telephone Services Ltd (1995) (The Telemillion's Case);
  • Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations (2008);
  • Camelot Group Plc, R (on the application of) v Director Of Public Prosecutions [1997] EWHC Admin 360;
  • Gambling Commission's 'Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice' (June 2007);
  • The British Code of Advertising, Sales Promotion and Direct Marketing (The CAP Code).

This podcast is about the implications for advertisers and promoters following the enactment of the Gambling Act 2005. This podcast looks at the definitions of lotteries, betting and gaming found in the legislation and the consequences for promoters of such activities, the rules governing their promotion and advertisement and the consequences for thoes who fail to abide by the CAP and BCAP regulations.

Podcast added: 14/07/09

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