Game over for Asian gaming operators’ English football sponsorship?

    Published in: Latest IntelligenceThe implementation of controversial new legislation, which was expected to shake up the U.K. sports betting industry and threaten millions of dollars in sponsorship, has been delayed to November 1st following a challenge in the High Court this week.The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) was granted a judicial review of the rules, arguing that the regulations are “unlawful, because it is an illegitimate, disproportionate and discriminatory interference with the right to free movement of services guaranteed by…, and is irrational.”Mr Justice Green said he would be unable to deliver a verdict on the case by the original Oct. 1st deadline for the rules to come into effect.Dan Tench, a partner at law firm Olswang who is handling the litigation for the GBGA, said: “We welcome this extremely sensible step from the Government which at least holds the ring for a short period. It may...

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