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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to gambling law in England Wales. It looks at the key definitions within the Gambling Act 2005 and the types of activities which fall within the remit of the gambling legislation. The licensing framework is discussed in detail, with information provided on the application process, the types of licences which are available and the obligations imposed on licensees. Consideration is also made of the key legislative changes effected by the Gambling Act 2005, including the important statutory principles, the role of the Gambling Commission, the regulation of remote gambling and the reasons for the introduction of these reforms. Finally, there is discussion of the regulation of gambling in the international context, including questions of jurisdiction and the impact of EU and WTO law.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the key definitions and issues arising out of the Gambling Act 2005;
  • Be familiar with which the activities falls inside and outside the scope of gambling legislation;
  • Understand the licensing framework for gambling;
  • Be familiar with the key practical changes implementing by the Gambling Act 2005;
  • Be aware of the system of regulation of gambling within the international sphere.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Introduction
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
  • Gambling Act 2005;
  • Gaming Act 1968;
  • Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976;
  • Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963.

This podcast provides an overview of the key definitions and issues in relation to gambling law in England and Wales. The meaning of betting, gaming and lotteries in this regime is discussed, and there is consideration of the activities falling within and outside the remit of gambling law. In-depth analysis is made of the licensing framework in force, both as regards the mechanisms for applying for a licence, the types of licences available and the obligations imposed on licensees. The key changes introduced by the Gambling Act 2005 are also examined, including the legislative principles made under the Act, the functions of the Gambling Commission and provisions relating to remote gambling. Attention is also paid to the regulation of gambling on the international sphere, as well as the effect of EU and WTO law on the law of gambling in England and Wales.

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-09-28

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