New UK Gambling Act Pushed Back
The new UK Gambling Licensing and Advertising Act was supposed to go into force on the 1st of October 2014. However, a recent High Court case challenging the new act has led to them postponing it until the 1st of November.
The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association decided to take the UK Gambling Commission to High Court as they believe their new Act is “unlawful.” They believe it will cause discriminatory interference with the right to free movement of services guaranteed by Article 56 TFEU.
The court rejected the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association request to postpone the Act; however, the UK Gambling Commission decided they would postpone it until the matter has been resolved in court.