Gaming & Betting Law
We are Ince. Clear thinking in a complex world.
The interests of today’s corporations, operators, investors and funds in the gaming and betting sector are truly international. This brings a lot of unique legal and regulatory issues, needing the attention and advice of expert legal advisers to help you plan, manage and achieve successful outcomes to regulatory, transactional and operational matters within the industry.
Our dynamic and personable team has a reputation for succeeding in some of the most complex and innovative commercial and regulatory areas of gaming and betting law. We do so through the delivery of rapid and effective strategies to meet our clients’ objectives, with creative-thinking aligned with commercial insight.
Our priority is always the successful representation of our clients; we partner with our clients at every step of the process. With offices in London and Gibralter and through a network of the foremost international gambling lawyers and regulators, the International Masters of Gaming Law, we can provide investors UK and global advice on all aspects of gaming and betting law, whether land-based or online.
Our team of experts, consistently ranked as the best in the sector in the legal directories, understands not only the law associated with betting, gaming and lotteries, but the businesses behind it.
Led by the leading regulatory and licensing lawyer, Philip Somarkis, together with Andrew Cotton (London) and AndrewTate (Gibraltar), both ranked as leading individuals in the sector, we anticipate our clients’ compliance needs and provide pragmatic, commercial advice informed by a deep understanding of the gambling industry and the legal, political and regulatory environment.
In the current climate, sanctions issues are affecting corporate operations in many sectors, including gaming and betting jurisdictions worldwide. This provides additional risks for those operating in the sector, including significant financial and reputational repercussions if you get it wrong. We can help, whether it’s a sanctions check or risk analysis that is needed or emergency help in the case of a suspected breach.
We can advise on the following:
– Transactions and deals
– Due diligence
– Sanctions compliance and law
– Reporting requirements/regulatory returns
– EU and UK GDPR compliance
– Anti-money laundering laws and regulations
– Entering, extending or exiting one or more gaming jurisdictions
– Dealing with the Gambling Commission and other regulators
– Licensing applications, appeals and procedures
– Compliance with consumer protection legislation
– Compliance assessments
– Software licences
– Gambling machine distribution arrangement
– Terms and conditions
– Payment processing
– Advertising and marketing strategies
– Tailored training on legal matters
– Risk management
– Advising on competitions/lotteries in relation to gambling regulations.
New industries present new opportunities. But they also pose risk and particularly the risk of regulatory intervention. The Gaming and Betting team at Ince have assisted clients in managing these risks in areas such as e-sports and the use of blockchain (and cryptocurrency) technology to provide security, privacy, efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Where regulatory intervention occurs, an opportunity arises to improve compliance structures whilst developing long-term beneficial relationships with relevant regulators.
With Ince, inward investors to the Gaming and Betting industry will be in the hands of one the world’s leading legal teams in this burgeoning field.
Ince is an international professional services firm, offering legal, financial, consultancy, corporate finance and technology-driven solutions to clients in a variety of complex, regulated sectors. We work alongside our clients, protecting their interests and simplifying the complex to give them the confidence to make informed decisions.
Building on our heritage, we offer a relationship-driven approach. We combine the skills, knowledge and experience of our global team and understanding of our clients’ businesses to evolve with their needs as markets develop and regulations change.
We continuously invest in our growth by adding new capabilities across jurisdictions and embracing new technologies to offer our clients the best support, where and when we are needed.
For further advice and assistance please contact:
2 Leman Street
Tel: +44 (0)20 7481 0010
Contact: Philip Somarakis
Email: PhilipSomarakis@incegd.com or SarahStewart@incegd.com
020 7993 4255